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K. Lange

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  • Truth Bombs

  • Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise)
  • By: Steve Deace
  • Narrated by: Steve Deace
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

Why do conservatives always seem to lose, even when Republicans win? With considerable firsthand experience in politics and an engaging, analytical perspective, Steve Deace provides the answer. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Jon Hoffman on 04-01-19

O.K., ultimately uninspired

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-19

Meh. Makes some good points, but no new ones. Author focuses a bit too much on his own experiences, comes off braggy.

  • Blood in the Water

  • The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
  • By: Heather Ann Thompson
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed. On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed 39 men - hostages as well as prisoners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tragic Events, Well-Told

  • By David on 10-27-17

Too Aplogetic for the Prisoners

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

There's lots of room to be understanding of the prisoner's perspective, and even their plight. But to call the prisoners honorable just because they declined to take negotiators hostage is over the line. Especially when it is obvious that when they did that the next step by the authorities would be the coming in with the tear gas and Tommie guns.

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  • The Empress of Mars

  • By: Kage Baker
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

When the British Arean Company founded its Martian colony, it welcomed any settlers it could get. Outcasts, misfits, and dreamers emigrated in droves to undertake the grueling task of terraforming the cold red planet - only to be abandoned when the BAC discovered it couldn't turn a profit on Mars. Mary Griffith and her struggles and triumphs are at the center of it all, in her bar, the Empress of Mars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book.

  • By Dave on 07-29-12

I never learned why I was supposed to care.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I never learned why I was supposed to care about the protagonist. I assume the protagonist was the title character, I never even got involved enough to know that for sure.

  • Farewell

  • The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century
  • By: Sergei Kostin, Eric Raynaud, Catherine Cauvin-Higgins (translator)
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 187

1981: Ronald Reagan’s inauguration marks a new escalation in the United States’ Cold War with the USSR. Months later, François Mitterrand is elected president of France with the support of the French Communist Party. The predicted tension between these two men, however, is immediately defused when Mitterrand gives Reagan the Farewell dossier, a file he would later call "one of the greatest spy cases of the 20th century".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ESPIONAGE GEEKS TAKE NOTICE

  • By DS on 12-28-12

Not so much the Greatest Spy Story

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I have read several "true Spy" stories. I enjoy them very much. This one has an air of and is presented in its introduction of being a rather light-weight one. I didn't finish the story but it had the distinct feeling of he biography of Charles "Pete" Conrad. "Who is he?" you ask? The Commander of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to walk on the moon.

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,311

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader

  • By Sires on 04-13-14

Too much R-Rated sex

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

The Sci-fi part of this is story is sound, and the premise is well developed. But just as you are getting in to the meat of the plot, first the protagonist fights of an an opportunistic rapist, and then begins a love affair that provides several r-rated sex scenes, using gentile euphemisms to describe body parts, sensations and...resolutions. Too bad, because the sci-fi had potential.

  • The Demon Under The Microscope

  • By: Thomas Hager
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201

The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book

  • By Sara on 09-02-08

Fascinating History of Medicines

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

This story shows how every science rally needs 50-100 years really mature. Every one really requires at least a couple of wrong turns and a couple of lucky mistakes.

  • Scalia Dissents

  • Writings of the Supreme Court's Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice
  • By: Antonin Scalia
  • Narrated by: Wyntner Woody
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Brilliant. Colorful. Visionary. Tenacious. Witty. Since his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has been described as all of these things, and for good reason.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting insight into Justice Scalia

  • By Jean on 06-10-14

Most underappreciated American

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

This book demonstrates the power of a principled minority. How to form an effective legal framework from a series of legal defeats.

  • A Slobbering Love Affair

  • The Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media
  • By: Bernard Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

According to Bernard Goldberg, the media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from their usual unthinking liberal bias to crass partisanship of the crudest kind, practically acting as spin doctors for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In A Slobbering Love Affair, his most provocative book yet, Goldberg demonstrates how the media launched an unparalleled effort to ensure the election of the man they regarded as the One.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spot on!

  • By Eunice on 05-28-09

Informative and Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Love Affair is right. Good historical, political info with Bernie Goldberg's wry humorous style. A winning combination.

  • The Anglo Files

  • A Field Guide to the British
  • By: Sarah Lyall
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97

Sarah Lyall, a reporter for the New York Times, moved to London in the mid-1990s and soon became known for her amusing and incisive dispatches on her adopted country. As she came to terms with its eccentric inhabitants, she found that she had a ringside seat at a singular transitional era in British life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An American in the U.K.

  • By MT on 03-13-09

Everything you wanted to know, but Afraid toask

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

If you think you might have been born on the wrong continent, you'll enjoy this book. Its informative and brutally honest.

  • Badass

  • By: Ben Thompson
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Throughout history - from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era - there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all Badass!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The name says it all

  • By Scott on 12-07-09

If you aren't a wimp this, is a solid 4 star book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

One of the funnest history books I have ever read. The author has fun telling his stories, and the reader [should] have fun reading them. If you read a lot of (usually stuffy, formal) history books, this one will be a refreshing change.