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  • Rules for Radicals

  • A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
  • By: Saul D. Alinsky
  • Narrated by: Scott Lange
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 519

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know "the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifying

  • By Doug on 09-27-15

Liberal's Party Playbook

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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: 07-06-18

while I don't agree with 75% of the tactics and the why behind it, it's very helpful with knowing why the Democrats act the way they do and initiatives they choose. This is their playbook for everything. A must read for every conservative Republican.

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 52 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Epic in Scope, Simplistic Characters

  • By Rich on 02-04-08

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: 01-30-18

the language used is a bit dated. would love to see someone make this into a televised mini series! so many good one's now days and this one would fit right in.

  • Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris

  • By: Ian Kershaw
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 28 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness. Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the character of the bizarre misfit in his thirty-year ascent from a Viennese shelter for the indigent to uncontested rule over the German nation that had tried and rejected democracy in the crippling aftermath of World War I.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The heart of evil

  • By Mike From Mesa on 01-20-14

facinating!

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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: 08-04-17

he navigated from a broken home, living in the street with no ambition, military evasion, 3-years in prison to chancellor with 98.1% votes with an evil platform! How can that happen!?

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  • An American Genocide

  • The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873
  • By: Benjamin Madley
  • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of an American genocide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint at heart

  • By Rebecca Lindroos on 03-20-17

I wanted to cry!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-23-17

very well written and narrated history!... we owe the Indians a LOT! while it was inevitable that Russia or Mexico would have taken the Indian land and probably did it the same way we did, I just cannot comprehend the savaragy of the whites! thank God for Abraham Lincoln to begin human rights for all man! just cannot believe it took so long... 😭

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,642

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Interesting!

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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: 06-04-17

I'm not much into fiction, but found this book to be original, creative, and thought provoking.

  • Isaac's Storm

  • A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau, failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over 6,000 people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful listen

  • By Greg Mefford on 09-16-05

Well Done!

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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: 05-18-17

I did not want this book to end! Well documented, narrated, written! This is a recommended book.

  • Still Surprised

  • A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
  • By: Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

If many of your organizations have become more democratic, more resilient, more adaptable, and more transparent, it is because Warren Bennis has provided much of the intellectual and ethical fuel over the past half-century to our most influential and successful leadership experts and practitioners. Still Surprised illuminates how the world-changing ideas of Bennis and his colleagues resulted from the searing crucible of their own encounters, events and experiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-16-17

Interesting!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-17

I found the book interesting, especially as he described aging and what that is like. The narrator was very difficult to tolerate because he was nasally and often added an extra sound when finishing words kind of like a half gurgle or [guh]. I increased the speed of narration to 150% which helped a little.