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  • The Making of a Dream

  • How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American
  • By: Laura Wides-Muñoz
  • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

A journalist chronicles the next chapter in civil rights - the story of a movement and a nation, witnessed through the poignant and inspiring experiences of five young undocumented activists who are transforming society's attitudes toward one of the most contentious political matters roiling America today: immigration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Eugene on 07-22-18

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Another great book on Audible. Finished it in about 3 days. I really enjoyed it. This book tells a story and it doesn’t have an agenda. Some things towards the end of the book with terminology (Latinx) is not exactly my cup of tea, however, a small portion of what’s not pleasant to me does not tarnish the quality of this book. I never even knew the march from Miami to D.C. , on foot nevertheless! Anyways, great great great book.

  • Dreamers

  • An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream
  • By: Eileen Truax
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Of the approximately 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, but can't - in most states - receive financial aid for college and they're unable to be legally employed. In 2001, US senator Dick Durbin introduced the DREAM Act to Congress, an initiative that would allow these young people to become legal residents if they met certain requirements. Now, more than 10 years later, in the face of congressional inertia and furious opposition from some, the DREAM Act has yet to be passed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Awesome Book

  • By Eugene on 07-17-18

Awesome Awesome Book

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Reviewed: 07-17-18

This is a great great book. I’ve listened to some books before where the authors view was completely slanted one way, mostly left, but this author does an excellent job of staying neutral and conveying the experience of the people stuck in these situations. At times the author conveys facts from both sides. It was actually refreshing to hear a counter argument for once. As someone who leans more towards the right, this book was mostly balanced and remained mostly neutral. I wish it was longer. Time flew by listening to this book. Very much recommend it.

  • A Thousand Lives

  • The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown
  • By: Julia Scheeres
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

In A Thousand Lives, the New York Times best-selling memoirist Julia Scheeres traces the fates of five individuals who followed Jim Jones to South America as they struggled to first build their paradise, and then survive it. Each went for different reasons - some were drawn to Jones for his progressive attitudes towards racial equality, others were dazzled by his claims to be a faith healer. But once in Guyana, Jones' drug addiction, mental decay, and sexual depredations quickly eroded the idealistic community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Experiencing a New Emotion at the End of a Book

  • By Russell on 12-15-11

Awesome on every level

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Reviewed: 04-30-18

This book is so great. I could listen to it on repeat non stop. I’ve been fascinated with this subject, how good honest people were brainwashed and deceived by a monster. And this book is about those people and their lives in Jonestown. Great great great book.

  • Immigration and the American Backlash

  • By: John Tirman
  • Narrated by: Jim Sartor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Illegal immigration continues to roil American politics. The right-wing media stir up panic over "anchor babies", job stealing, welfare dependence, bilingualism, al-Qaeda terrorists disguised as Latinos, even a conspiracy by Latinos to "retake" the Southwest. State and local governments have passed more than 300 laws that attempt to restrict undocumented immigrants' access to hospitals, schools, food stamps, and driver's licenses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and Interesting

  • By Daman on 03-17-17

Disappointed

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

This book is very one sided. Author’s got an opinion just like everyone’s got an @$$hole. All the author does is rip on the right and praises left like its some kind of deity. I was interested in hearing arguments from both sides not someone bashing conservatives for 9 hours. The performance of the book was good, the performer is not the author. The books title does say Backlash and I guess I should’ve known it would’ve been one sided.

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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,936

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will re shape your finance mind

  • By Kevin P. on 08-29-17

I want my time back

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Reviewed: 02-21-18

If you have a friend who raves about this book then your friend is an idiot and he likely heard it from someone else and it’s a cycle. This book is stupid. Can’t get brain cells and time back. The author stops short of saying he will say anything to get a reaction because he is a best selling author and his goal is to sell books.

Garbage garbage garbage

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,058

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

  • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

48 Laws of Garbage

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Reviewed: 11-28-17

Waist of time. Book is pure garbage. Performance is fine but crap can only sound so good. The author continuously cherry picks his examples and then tells you why his previous example can/will backfire. This sums up to nothing. Literally cancels out his own laws. I can sum this book like this: You want power? Stab someone in the back, take credit for their work, and lie lie lie.

Don’t waist your money on this flaming crap.

  • The Spy Who Couldn't Spell

  • A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets
  • By: Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. His name is Brian Regan, but he came to be known as the Spy Who Couldn't Spell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Great Great Story Telling, What a Great Book!

  • By Eugene on 11-09-16

Great Great Great Story Telling, What a Great Book!

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Reviewed: 11-09-16

Soon as I read an excerpt online about this book I marked my calendar with the book's release data. On the date it came out, November 1st, I ordered it on Audible and finished listening to it in 8 days. It's an amazing book. The story telling is suspenseful and I could not get enough of it. Get this book, you won't regret it! A+++++++

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