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  • The Elite Charade of Changing the World
  • By: Anand Giridharadas
  • Narrated by: Anand Giridharadas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 843

Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profound.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-10-18

Good food for thought

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Reviewed: 03-18-19

This book was pretty good, and definitely worth a read/listen. It's got a lot of food for thought about how we got to where we are in society. My only problem with the book is that is offers a ton of criticism, even of people "doing good", and very few solutions. But, like I said, great information, background, and things to think about.

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,405

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

Long, but amazing!

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Reviewed: 02-20-19

Absolutely loved this book. It's super long, but very detailed. It sheds an unexpected amount of light on what was happening behind the scenes in Nazi Germany

  • The Storm of Steel

  • By: Ernst Jünger
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957

This classic war memoir, first published in 1920, is based on the author's extensive diaries describing hard combat experienced on the Western Front during World War I. It has been greatly admired by people as diverse as Bertolt Brecht and Andre Gide, and from every part of the political spectrum. Hypnotic, thrilling, and magnificent, The Storm of Steel is perhaps the most fascinating description of modern warfare ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • World War I from a German Viewpoint

  • By Charles Fred Smith on 08-11-10

Best war journal ever

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Reviewed: 06-08-17

Amazing book, very detailed description of life in the trenches of WWI. Performance is great as well.

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  • African Kaiser

  • General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
  • By: Robert Gaudi
  • Narrated by: Paul Hodgson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 552

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the continent of Africa was a hotbed of international trade, colonialism, and political gamesmanship. So when World War I broke out, the European powers were forced to contend with each other not just in the bloody trenches - but in the treacherous jungle. And it was in that unforgiving land that General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck would make history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written, Well Read, Well Done!

  • By Matthew on 02-25-17

Absolutely amazing book.

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Reviewed: 06-08-17

Give a great look into the man behind the German East African campaign. The audio book is also well produced, and performed. It keeps you engaged.