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  • Beyond Mars and Venus

  • Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World
  • By: John Gray
  • Narrated by: John Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

As the roles of men and women evolve, relationships must evolve as well. To meet our new needs, we require a new kind of relationship.

In Beyond Mars and Venus, Gray takes the Mars-Venus framework to the next level, helping listeners to grow together in love. Through real-life examples and simple exercises, Beyond Mars and Venus shows you how to bring you and your partner closer than ever before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but great advice

  • By Angus on 11-09-17

Informative

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Narrator was fine. Lots of medical information. Did get bogged down at certain points. The discussions regarding older women and hormones was interesting, but I felt it was overgeneralized.

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are we turning the corner....

  • By jaga on 06-07-18

Not what I thought. I tried to like this book.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

The narrator was fine. Uninteresting otherwise. Topic was important, so I tried to like this publication. It failed me.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • American Radical

  • Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
  • By: Tamer Elnoury, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,268

It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad global war against terror. But, for the first time, in this memoir, an active Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. Due to his ongoing work for the FBI, Elnoury writes under a pseudonym. An Arabic-speaking Muslim American, a patriot, a hero: To many Americans, it will be a revelation that he and his team even exist, let alone the vital and dangerous work they do keeping all Americans safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Mike on 10-31-17

Great Read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-17

I couldn't put this book down. It read like a good detective story. It helped me understand the difference between extremists and believers of Islam.

  • We Were Eight Years in Power

  • An American Tragedy
  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,375

"We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repackaged Atlantic Articles, but worth reading

  • By Adam Shields on 10-04-17

An Extremely Gifted Author

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Mr. Coates explains in detail the similarities between post reconstruction America and today, after the Presidency of Barack Obama. He demonstrates how both the Republicans and Democrats use Identity politics when they want to win; while labeling it abominable when used by Black people. Mr. Coates is spot -on through out, and I too as an African American, have come through this period of history with a new knowledge of what the major issue dividing this country is - race.

  • God Help the Child

  • A Novel
  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 804

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child - the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment - weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape and misshape the life of the adult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You're a better human for listening

  • By Aperio on 04-27-15

Excellente! Ms. Morrison

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-17

We can always depend on a complex analysis of the issues of race, gender and relationships when we read anything by Toni Morrison. Well developed characters I actually felt that I'd met. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  • White Trash

  • The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
  • By: Nancy Isenberg
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,836
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,523

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early 19th century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 400 Year Head Start Squandered

  • By Virgil on 10-11-16

Explains Everything

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this comprehensive history lesson on class in America. For me it clarified a number of issues, and demonstrated the repetitive nature of politics. Nothing I see today is new, and we have made progress in some areas; but there is quite a lot that has stayed the same, and even gotten worse.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unspeakable

  • By: Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by: Chris Hedges, Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest days as a radical journalist. He is an intellectual bomb-thrower who continues to confront American empire in the most incisive, challenging ways. The kinds of insights he provides into the deeply troubled state of our democracy cannot be found anywhere else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complexity of corporate neoliberalism explained

  • By Dwayne on 11-09-16

Unsurprisingly spectacular

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-16

My favorite author does it again. I own everything Mr. Hedges has published. His voice sustains me in these dire times.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • American Fascists

  • The Christian Right and the War on America
  • By: Chris Hedges, Eunice Wong
  • Narrated by: Chris Hedges, Eunice Wong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other televangelists first spoke of the United States being a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, such language no longer sounds like hyperbole but poses, instead, a very real threat to our freedoms and our way of life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still rings frighteningly true 10 years later.

  • By Adrian on 07-19-17

Enlightening!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Another good read from one of my favorite authors. Mr. Hedges' observations about the dangers of any type of fanaticism have helped me tremendiusly in understanding this mess that is the United States.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wages of Rebellion

  • By: Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges - who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class - investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, important book

  • By Eric L, Montreal on 09-06-15

Very Informative, Perfect For the Times

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-16

I was searching for a book that would help me understand how change occurs- I believe Ive found it.

  • Godless

  • How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
  • By: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins - foreword
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Dan Barker
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

Part 1 of Godless, "Rejecting God", tells the story of how I moved from devout preacher to atheist and beyond. Part 2, "Why I Am an Atheist", presents my philosophical reasons for unbelief. Part 3, "What's Wrong with Christianity", critiques the bible (its reliability as well as its morality) and the historical evidence for Jesus. Part 4, "Life Is Good!", comes back to my personal story, taking a case to the United States Supreme Court, dealing with personal trauma, and experiencing the excitement of Adventures in Atheism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Never Too Late To Embrace Reason

  • By B. Bobberstein on 03-02-16

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-16

Timely and logical helping me move past my fears of letting go of the myths.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful