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  • Things That Matter

  • Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
  • By: Charles Krauthammer
  • Narrated by: Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828

A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled audiences with his keen insight into politics and government. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition, and wit are collected in one volume. Things That Matter also features several of Krauthammer's major path-breaking essays - on bioethics, on Jewish destiny, and on America's role as the world's superpower - that have profoundly influenced the nation's thoughts and policies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, Intelligent, Don't miss this one

  • By Karen on 08-22-14

A Classic Must-Read

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Reviewed: 02-05-19

I’m hardly competent to review this book, however I feel that Dr. Krauthammer would disagree! His inclusive nature, wit and wisdom would welcome and encourage all to join in the dialogue stirred by his wordsmpthery. I thank the hosts of Special Report on Fox News for championing Charles’s book for their honest praise sealed the deal for me to know that I had to add his book to my Audible library. I’m forever grateful to have had the opportunity to know Charles through his writing and television appearances. The world is a far better place to have Dr Krauthammer intellect preserved in this volume. Thank goodness he shared himself with all of us!

  • Boys in the Trees

  • A Memoir
  • By: Carly Simon
  • Narrated by: Carly Simon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster; her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters, performing folk songs with her sister, Lucy, in Greenwich Village; to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the number-one song "You're So Vain".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeous and Sad

  • By Adele on 11-30-15

Lovely book

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Reviewed: 01-29-19

Rich background of her life, honest, detailed, intriguing, loving narrative. I recommend her book to her fans, students of rock, James Tailor fans, historians, and readers of all interests!

  • Three Days in Moscow

  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
  • By: Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
  • Narrated by: Bret Baier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 496

In Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today. On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable - yet now largely forgotten - speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Brian W. Barton on 05-20-18

Excellent research informative story

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Reviewed: 01-24-19

Behind the scenes narrative of a critical time in world history. I could not stop listening as the chapters unfolds... Bret’s narration adds intimacy and energy to the book. Bravo!

  • Betty Ford

  • First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer
  • By: Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Setting a precedent as first lady, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo - breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you don't know who Betty Ford was....You will!

  • By Debbie Spellecy on 09-16-18

Wonderful back story!

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Reviewed: 11-24-18

As an ‘88 album of the Betty Ford Center I’ve read Betty Ford’s books, and returned many times to BFC for the annual Anniversary Reunion Weekends. This lovely book provides me with a deeply moving view that I did not have of Mrs. Ford and her family that I did not have.
I was fortunate to know her personality as simply “Betty”, and her powerful role modeling made a profound difference in my recovery & life.
She kindly touched so many lives. The pebble she cast into the pond of history, by her life continues to send out ripples that gently rocks the boats of thousands of women diagnosed with breasts cancer, those with chronic pain, prescription medicine addiction, other drug addictions, and alcohol dependency.
Ironically my symbol for the many transformations in my life, for so many years has been a butterfly. What a surprise at the end of the book to find out why!
God blessed Betty, I love this book for revealing how and why.

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  • The Hundred-Year Marathon

  • China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
  • By: Michael Pillsbury
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

One of the US government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise - and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating perspective.

  • By Rocky Mackintosh on 01-05-17

Must read for understanding China today

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Reviewed: 09-02-18

Fascinating, intriguing, sometimes frightening narrative of what Chinese leadership is planning for it’s future; intentionally hidden from western eyes leading to current misunderstandings of the strategy & policy of China today. Invaluable contribution for awareness and understanding of what is and what is not a threat our future.

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  • The Smear

  • How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote
  • By: Sharyl Attkisson
  • Narrated by: Sharyl Attkisson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an agenda - an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and outside interests to destroy an idea or a person. The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly shape virtually every image you cross. Maybe you read that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist or saw someone on the news mocking the Bernie Sanders campaign. The trick of the Smear is that it is often based on some shred of truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cancer metastasizing...

  • By MJ on 08-05-17

Fascinating & enlightening for Democrats and Republicans

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Reviewed: 04-19-18

Must listening to stay current with modern journalism, political campaigns, and major players at the influencing table here & abroad. Painstaking researched, Attlisson reestablishes the standards of ethical journalism in the age of fakenews, superpacks, and mega-leakers.
Her book should be required reading for every undergraduate and graduate program in journalism.
In fact if it is ignored by a university’s department of journalism or political science send your kid elsewhere!
Brava Sharyl

  • Churchill's Secret War

  • The British Empire and the Ravaging of India During World War II
  • By: Madhusree Mukarjee
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
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    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

In 1943 Winston Churchill and the British Empire needed millions of Indian troops, all of India's industrial output, and tons of Indian grain to support the Allied war effort. Such massive contributions were certain to trigger famine in India. Because Churchill believed that the fate of the British Empire hung in the balance, he proceeded, sacrificing millions of Indian lives in order to preserve what he held most dear. The result: the Bengal Famine of 1943-44, in which millions of villagers starved to death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating narrative with a flawed narration

  • By scmathew on 06-25-14

History & why we repeat!

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Reviewed: 04-05-18

Unknown to me in detail, masterful narrative on the man I somewhat knew or so I thought.
Required reading for understanding WWI & WWII and India / Pakistan today.