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  • The Last Jews of Kerala

  • The Two Thousand Year History of India’s Forgotten Jewish Community
  • By: Edna Fernandes
  • Narrated by: Leslie Bellair
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

When a people die out, can their story survive?Two thousand years ago, trade routes and the fall of Jerusalem took Jewish settlers seeking sanctuary across Europe and Asia. One little-known group settled in Kerala, in tropical southwestern India. Eventually numbering in the thousands, with eight synagogues, they prospered. Some came to possess vast estates and plantations, and many enjoyed economic privilege and political influence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good to learn the history, but slow moving story

  • By Jeff A. Goldberg on 02-01-15

Interesting

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

An eye-opening story about Jews in India - and the unfortunate prejudice that exists among light skinned Jews toward Jews with darker skin. The narrator speaks too quickly. A good narrator does not rush. Overall, an interesting history.

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Great Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-19

A thorough and understandable history on how the banking cabal took control of the economic system. This is a heroic work.

  • The Land Across

  • By: Gene Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86

An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give the man a (dead) hand

  • By Tango on 11-29-13

Very Clever

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

The author has quite an imagination. This book was engaging and funny. Well narrated. 5 stars.

  • Unacknowledged

  • An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret
  • By: Steven M. Greer MD
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

The biggest lie in history is about to be shattered. UFOs are real. In late June of 1947, three extraterrestrial craft were downed outside Roswell Air Force Base. Many more followed, revealing dozens of ET species and a Rosetta Stone to a new physics, an energy generation and propulsion system responsible for interstellar space travel. This new system could have easily replaced oil, gas, coal, and nuclear plants - and with them, the entire geopolitical and economic order on our planet. But a cabal of bankers, the military-industrial complex, and Big Oil stopped it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Of Those Must Buy Phenomenal Rare Books

  • By Vitaly on 11-09-17

Impressive and Credible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

These eyewitness testimonials have the ring of truth. The information is amazing. Most of the stories are also decades old. I'm glad we got the chance to hear this audiobook. It's an impressive achievement and a courageous accomplishment by Dr. Greer. Still, one can't help but wonder, what "classified" technological wonders are being engineered currently? Regardless, the truth is obvious - the government is working to suppress scientific advancement - and to keep the public uninformed.

  • Nailed

  • Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All
  • By: David Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: David Fitzgerald
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

Nailed sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus - in short, a purely mythic Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great primer for the Christ-Myth theory

  • By Jst on 08-25-15

Fascinating

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

A very stimulating book. There was much food for thought. The author should have let a professional narrator read the book. He spoke too quickly and had poor enunciation. I played the book at 3/4 speed - which is an option on my Audible phone ap. The slower speed helped. Regardless, I found the book to be of real value.

  • A Scanner Darkly

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Paul Giamatti
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D, which Arctor takes in massive doses, gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drugs are bad

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

Engaging

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Very inventive, as one would expect from Philip K. Dick. Lots of dark humor is included. This guy was definitely ahead of his time. Brilliantly narrated.

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  • The CIA as Organized Crime

  • How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World
  • By: Douglas Valentine
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

The author of three books on CIA operations, Douglas Valentine began his research into the agency's activities when CIA director William Colby gave him free access to interview agency officials who had been involved in various aspects of the Phoenix program in South Vietnam. It was a permission Colby was to regret. The CIA would eventually rescind it and made every effort to impede publication of The Phoenix Program, which documented an elaborate system of population surveillance, control, entrapment, imprisonment, torture, and assassination in Vietnam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everything you need to know

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-03-17

The Ugly Truth

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-18

This book wasn't easy to listen to. However, the author did his homework and wrote a courageous and revealing report. Dare I say, if it were any more revealing, "they" wouldn't let us hear it. Crime is a business - and so is Big Intelligence. As such, we shouldn't be surprised to learn that a business merger has taken place.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Me and the Orgone

  • By: Orson Bean
  • Narrated by: Orson Bean
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

After spending 10 years and thousands of dollars for psychoanalysis, actor Orson Bean was divorced, depressed, and dissatisfied with life. Then he discovered medical orgone therapy, a unique method of treatment developed by Wilhelm Reich, M.D. This therapy is centered on the concept that sexual feelings must be integrated with tender feelings of love for an individual in order to achieve complete sexual satisfaction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • nothing to do with orgone energy or devices

  • By Jedperks on 07-28-18

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

OK. So now I understand the essence of the teachings of William Reich and orgone therapy. Thank you, Mr. Bean.

  • Gather ‘Round the Sound

  • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
  • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5,836
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,128
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5,126

2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!

  • By Phillip on 12-12-17

I enjoyed the Dickens story

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-18

This free offering was worth every penny of the purchase price. Nothing against improv musical theater, but would it've hurt to mix in a traditional holiday carol or two?

  • The Key

  • A True Encounter
  • By: Whitley Strieber
  • Narrated by: Gregory Itzin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

From the best-selling author of Communion comes the mysterious true story of how an unknown visitor barged into Streiber's hotel room late one night - and imparted extraordinary lessons in personal development and man's fate that challenge us to rethink every assumption about the meaning of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Key Unlocks the Mystery Of Who We Are

  • By KD on 04-30-12

A Recipe for Good -- or Evil?

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Sorry to sound harsh. I've liked and admired some of the author's other work - and I think that he's furthered the cause of disclosure. However, some of the "wise advice" from "The Master" includes ideas such as we should take charge of our own evolution, find ways to communicate with the dead, and build machines that are smarter than we are. Huh? Build superior artificial intelligence that will help us solve problems? Has the author not seen the Matrix or Terminator movies? I suppose this is another example of how we have to listen to voices of authority and advice with a discerning ear and a healthy dose of skepticism.