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Black Flags audiobook cover art

strong narrative.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Very strong narrative, but lacks structural description of organization. would be cool to have an org chart and detailed map. Narrator is really good.

Lenin's Tomb audiobook cover art

A general feeling.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-18

This book gives less of a framework of the collapse, and more a sense or feeling of the emotion behind it.

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Can Intervention Work? audiobook cover art

Great Discussion, Prerequisites Required

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

These were both excellent discussions of the challenges facing any organization pursuing nationbuilding.

Although I was familiar with the background in Afghanistan, I did not have a strong background in the Balkan conflicts.

I would advise before jumping into this book to do some background reading on both the Afghan conflict in the '00s and the Balkans in the '90s.

23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism audiobook cover art

Both Fascinating and Boring at the Same Time

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I liked the book. It was fascinating, and delved into topics I feel strongly about. But, somehow, it felt like a slog to get through.

Overall I don't regret listening to it.

Naked Economics audiobook cover art

Decent Overview of Big Ideas

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Offered a thought-provoking overview of some of the big ideas in modern economic thought.

Maybe lacked some nuance regarding local political situations in trade discussion.

But, maybe that's a topic for another book entirely.

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A Macat Analysis of John Rawls's A Theory of Justice audiobook cover art

Good Overview and Context

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

This provided a great overview and context for the book as well as Rawls' second, which is at the moment the only one available on Audible. It doesn't go too deep in explaining the mechanics of Rawls' framework like a SparkNotes would, but it's a good jumping-off point for anyone interested in tackling A Theory of Justice.

One negative that I think must be related to Macat using this in their online courses is the titles that the narrator reads out at the beginning of every section/subsection. They probably make sense in the context of a syllabus or index, but are a little out of place in the audiobook.

Narrator was pretty legit.

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Advice Not Given audiobook cover art

Framework

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Although this book does not offer a formula for becoming aware of, and interacting with ones own ego, Mark does certainly offer a compelling framework for approaching ones own relationship with oneself, and from there, the world.

Law 101 audiobook cover art

Great Overview of the Legal Perspective

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

This book provides a great overview of how the American legal system works, and explanation for why it sometimes appears to work in counterproductive or unjust ways.

The audio version throws a lot at the listener, and this book really demands your attention. I would highly recommend the audio version as a first run-through of the book to be followed by a more thorough reading of the text. By the second time, the whole thing should click into place.

Huey Long audiobook cover art

Excellent overview of the man and his politics

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Very detailed overview. Possibly a little too generous towards the man, or possibly the author assumes his actions were self-explanatory.

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Street Without Joy audiobook cover art

Great Background to Subsequent Books

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-17

If you're interested in one of the later books on Vietnam such as Sheehan's or Karnow's, this is an excellent background on the French experience with colonial Vietnam before, during, and after WWII, and how it led to the transition to American involvement.The book is a little technical, and may seem obscure, but I would recommend powering through it before one of the later books on the U.S. in Vietnam, as it will lend excellent context.

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