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  • Law School for Everyone

  • By: The Great Courses, Edward K. Cheng, Joseph L. Hoffmann, and others
  • Narrated by: Edward K. Cheng, Joseph L. Hoffmann, Molly Bishop Shadel, and others
  • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767

Over the span of 48 lectures, four experienced lawyers and teachers recreate key parts of the first-year law student experience, introducing you to main areas of law most every beginning student studies. Enriched with famous cases from the annals of American law and powerful arguments by some of history's most successful lawyers, these lectures offer access to an often intimidating, surprisingly accessible, and civically important field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opener

  • By Dustin Wilson on 04-15-18

excellent overview + very contemporary

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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: 05-13-18

1. unlike some other great courses books, this book covered cases from as recent 2017.
2. Almost each lecture explained the larger-picture trade offs behind specific cases that a good judge must recognize.
3. the book made me want to read actual legal cases referenced (and I am not a lawyer).

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Richard Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 37 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720

Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16

Contents is unbelievably good

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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: 07-22-16

The only negative was the narrator, who indeed mispronounced a few foreign names, but it didn't distract me from the book.

One important aspect of this book, which is often overlooked in books about science during wars, was really well covered. This aspect is the ability of humans to dehumanize opponents during the war, little by little, step after step, so as to end up **cheering** for 100s of thousands killed opponents, civilians or soldiers, adults or children.

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Hugh Mann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,787

This explosive new audiobook challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans and Nazis, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Somewhat Misleading Title

  • By J. Johnston on 05-15-09

Utterly unexpected, worldview-shattering

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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: 01-11-15

Very different from common sense, yet this book has the references to back its claims up.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Knowledge and Decisions

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

This reissue of Thomas Sowell’s classic study of decision making, which includes a preface by the author, updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Anointed. Sowell, one of America’s most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and disseminated throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-widening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making—a gap that threatens not only our economic and political efficiency but our very freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas Sowell's Greatest Work

  • By Doug on 12-08-12

Read at least first half

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

The most important and foundational of Sowell's book. The first part is superb, while the second is boring at times. I enjoyed second part too because it is 30 years old and gives contemporary account, which is different than reading history books now.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Oligarchs

  • Wealth and Power in the New Russia
  • By: David Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 22 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

A brilliant investigative marrative: How six average Soviet men rose to the pinnacle of Russia's battered economy. David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post, sheds light onto the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men Hoffman reveals how a few players managed to take over Russia's cash-strapped economy and then divvy it up in loans-for-shares deals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Supreme Chronicle of Murky Times

  • By ivan on 03-01-14

No judgment by the author for any side is great

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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: 01-01-15

no emotions for any side for such a book is very hard, but the author made it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook)

  • A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
  • By: The Writers of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jon Stewart
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,229

Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Runs hot and cold..but when it's hot...it's hot

  • By Connie on 09-06-04

Very fun, but too short

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

Reviewed: 06-11-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's a good laugh.

Have you listened to any of Jon Stewart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Very similar in style to the newer book of the same authors - A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race . Both give a good laugh.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh, surely, although the book is so close to reality that one may as well cry.