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Huntington Beach, CA, USA
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  • The Overton Window

  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: James Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769

A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Could Happen Soon

  • By Cobra0435 on 12-16-11

Good Story, Bad ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-10

Like like that way he explained the concept of an Overton Window using an entertaining story. I just think I need a squeal or something to sum it up.

  • Ill Fares the Land

  • By: Tony Judt
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

In Ill Fares The Land, Tony Judt, one of our leading historians and thinkers, reveals how we have arrived at our present dangerously confused moment. Judt masterfully crystallizes what we've all been feeling into a way to think our way into, and thus out of, our great collective dis-ease about the current state of things.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, mediocrely narrated.

  • By Ray D. on 01-22-19

Blah, Blah, Blah.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-10

Read with a British accent, this book draws on historical reference and past famous economic/political works (Keynes, Von Mises, ect.) Upon reading the summary, I listened in hope that Judt would present some guidance to a workable solution to the worlds political, financial, and economic issues. Instead, it droned on stating the obvious in a unique but redoubling way. To listen would be tantamount to other political/economic books describing contemporary folly and the need for reform. Basically, we need new language and more participation. It's written in "expert English" making the restating of facts pretentious and somewhat impracticable for typical citizens. I'm not really sure what his point was, but he knows what he's talking about. The government screws us. I guess what I'm saying is the explanation/solution is just not simple enough. I'm betting can do better!

2 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • End the Fed

  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Bob Craig
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Over 4,000 students gathered at the University of Michigan to hear Republican Party candidate Ron Paul speak. As he began to address the topics of monetary policy and the coming depression, a chant rose from the crowd, "End the Fed! End the Fed!" As dollar bills were lit on fire and thrown into the night skies, it became clear that the real problem, one that nobody in the media was talking about, was the central bank-an unconstitutional entity and a political, economic, and moral disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very clear and understandable

  • By Jonnie on 09-19-09

ESSENTIAL knowledge for ANYBODY who uses money.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-09

ESSENTIAL knowledge for ANYBODY who uses money!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Liberty and Tyranny

  • A Conservative Manifesto
  • By: Mark R. Levin
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

Conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times best-selling phenomenon: the author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black, and the deeply personal dog lover's memoir Rescuing Sprite, Mark R. Levin now delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just. Wow.

  • By MonumenT on 04-09-15

Too much complaining

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-09

This book starts out great by highlighting the intellect of the founding fathers and their call for liberty for all. Unfortunately, the author spends the majority of the book putting down people who call for the provision of liberty to all through the reform of the economic system. Also, he puts down people who believe in reforming our sources of energy and who agree with maintaining the composition of the atmosphere. Then the book describes how migration has contributed to the modification of US culture from a democratic culture to a culture of concentrated oppressive power and how the nation has been infiltrated and damaged by illegal immigration. Overall, the concept of liberty is described well in that individuals should be free from arbitrary bureaucratic control but the concept of liberty is confused with specific views on modern issues such as the movement for clean energy which contributes to division among differing groups. There are many people who believe in clean energy harvested in a dispersed manner which contributes to liberty by providing freedom from concentrated and regulated dirty energy production. In closing, this book may both please you and frustrate you depending on your past experiences and it continues to confuse ideas regarding liberty and money, but the name of the book is Liberty and Tyranny so I suppose it delivers on both topics embarrassingly.

12 of 64 people found this review helpful