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Jeff Greene

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  • Springtime for Snowflakes

  • 'Social Justice' and Its Postmodern Parentage
  • By: Michael Rectenwald
  • Narrated by: Shawn Milochik
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Springtime for Snowflakes: 'Social Justice' and Its Postmodern Parentage is a daring and candid memoir. NYU Professor Michael Rectenwald - the notorious @AntiPCNYUProf - illuminates the obscurity of postmodern theory to track down the ideas and beliefs that spawned the contemporary social justice creed and movement. In fast-paced creative non-fiction, Rectenwald begins by recounting how his Twitter capers and media exposure met with the swift and punitive response of NYU administrators and fellow faculty members.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative But Horribly Delivered

  • By Jeff Greene on 02-21-19

Informative But Horribly Delivered

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-19

I have not yet finished listening to this book and I may not finish it. The narration is very wooden and the sentences are so choppy it makes some of them almost incoherent. Nothing personal against Shawn Milochick but he reads like a robot. I've heard Text-to-speech narrations that have better flow. It makes it difficult to follow the narrative when the reader continually adds periods and commas where, I doubt that, there are any.

I listened to Mr. Rectenwald on the Tom Woods' Show and enjoyed his conversation with Dr. Woods a great deal. However, I would highly recommend getting a hard copy or the Kindle version.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Lincoln

  • A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
  • By: Thomas J. Dilorenzo
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books, a national holiday, and a monument in Washington, D.C., extol his heroism and martyrdom. But what if most everything you knew about Lincoln were false? What if, instead of an American hero who sought to free the slaves, Lincoln were in fact a calculating politician who waged the bloodiest war in American history in order to build an empire that rivaled Great Britain's?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth about Abraham Lincoln

  • By Martha A. on 01-15-19

The tyrannical centralization of US revealed<br /><br />

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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: 11-25-17

Absolute must- read for those who want to know the truth about when and how the US "went off the rails"

4 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Problem with Socialism

  • By: Thomas DiLorenzo
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 316

Remember when socialism was a dirty word? Now students at America's elite universities are parroting socialist talking points and "sure thing" Hillary Clinton is struggling to win the Democratic nomination against a 74-year-old avowed socialist who promises to make the nation more like Europe. What's happened? Do Americans need a reminder about the dangers of socialist ideology and practices?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DiLorenzo is spot on about Socialism

  • By Stella2 on 08-16-16

Great book - Very Relevant

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

It's very annoying when the narrator doesn't take the time to learn correct name pronunciations

  • The Big Fat Surprise

  • Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
  • By: Nina Teicholz
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010

Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Challenges your belief system.

  • By Ted on 07-08-14

Critical information to avoid Critical Care

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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: 03-17-17

An excellent work showing, once again, the fallibility of mainstream Dogma and the immeasurable damage it often causes. Eat fat and live well my friend and by all means read or listen to this book.

  • A Spontaneous Order

  • The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society
  • By: Chase Rachels
  • Narrated by: Graham Wright
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society is an astonishingly concise, rigorous, and accessible presentation of anarcho-capitalist ideals. It covers a wide range of topics including: money and banking, monopolies and cartels, insurance, health care, law, security, poverty, education, environmentalism, and more! To enjoy this compelling listen requires no previous political, philosophical, or economic knowledge as all uncommon concepts are defined and explained

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, shame about sleep-inducing audio

  • By Mike Blain on 10-23-16

Fantastic read - Sound quality terrible

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-16

Content was so good I had to finish it but the narration was almost unbarable

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Short History of Man

  • Progress and Decline
  • By: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  • Narrated by: Millian Quinteros
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline represents nothing less than a sweeping revisionist history of mankind, in a concise and listenable volume. Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe skillfully weaves history, sociology, ethics, and Misesian praxeology to present an alternative - and highly challenging - view of human economic development over the ages. As always, Dr. Hoppe addresses the fundamental questions as only he can.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad narration for a pretty good book

  • By Jarrod James on 01-17-17

Prehistoric Fairytale

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

Author's creation of prehistoric societies with no proof of ever having existed is very annoying.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful