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  • The Naked Communist

  • Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom
  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 293

The Naked Communist has sold almost two million copies. It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and the world. The Naked Communist contains a distillation of more than a hundred books and treatises on communism, many written by Marxist authors. We see the communist the way he sees himself - stripped of propaganda and pretense. Explained here is the amazing appeal of communism, its history, and its basic and unchanging concepts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The History of Communism

  • By Freedom on 11-16-15

This would be an awesome movie!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-15

What did you love best about The Naked Communist?

This book exposes Communism/socialism for what it really is, and gives the reader all of the information so they can determine if they can support this cause or stand and fight it. Communism/socialism is alive and well today. Just look at our own government. Bernie Sanders for example. He says he is a socialist.
Nobody talks about the dark oppressive evil that it really is. So this is refreshing that Cleon calls a wolf a wolf. This was the best part.

What other book might you compare The Naked Communist to and why?

This book is in a class by its own. I can't think of a book that I can compare it with.

What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

Mark did an excellent job of orating.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I was amazed that Carl Marx even though he ruined his life and his family still pushed his cause of communism and succeeded even though he shouldn't have.

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  • Prophecy and Modern Times

  • Finding Hope and Encouragement in the Last Days
  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Prophecy and Modern Times is a delightfully arranged collection of prophecies from both ancient and modern prophets. A foreword by President Ezra Taft Benson sets the stage. Learn how to interpret and understand prophecy. Learn its purpose in your own life. Next, read about prophecies concerning America and Palestine, and see how those ancient men foresaw events that we are living through right now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

  • By Sam on 12-07-14

Amazing book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-15

What made the experience of listening to Prophecy and Modern Times the most enjoyable?

This is not a doom and gloom book out there that talk about the last days. This is the best book I have read about the last days, In fact it gives you a hope for future things and knowing that God has his hand in our lives..

What was one of the most memorable moments of Prophecy and Modern Times?

the Most memorable moment that I read was listening to the prophecies of the American continent, It was thought provoking for the different opportunities that we all have.

What does Mark Deakins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mark does a great job of reading. He made it captivating and hard to stop listening.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Last days.

Any additional comments?

This book was thought provoking and eye opening from the prophecies This is a perfect read for Christians and people that believe in Prophets.

  • Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls

  • Bassam, Book 1
  • By: Paul B. Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

This is the story of the last holder of the scrolls, an old chief named Zafir. Worried that his life was nearly spent, Zafir chose young Bassam to be his heir to the scrolls. Was Bassam ready? To prove the young man Zafir took him on a caravan trek with the intent of teaching him the scrolls. And then, partway into the trip, a startling surprise changed everything. The scrolls are timeless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't get out of my car

  • By Freedom on 12-04-14

If this was a movie I would go see it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-15

Where does Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was easily in the top ten audio books that I have listened too.

What other book might you compare Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls to and why?

It is really hard to compare a book like this to another book. I have never read or listened to a book like this.

What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

Mr. Deakins is fabulous. He seemed to draw the listener into the story. It was really hard to stop. He used inflection and tone quite a bit in the book, but the best part was that he could change his voice and accent between the characters That was really amazing.

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

I laughed at the awkward show of love between Bassam and Rasha as the caravan was getting ready to leave and the teasing of the riders that Bassam had to deal with.

Any additional comments?

This is a good example of a book that actually has something to teach a person that will carry on longer than just reading the book. The book was long but I never felt like it was a burden, in fact I had a hard time stopping.

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  • The Real Story of Christmas

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

In an era when Christmas is often portrayed as little more than a celebration of consumerism, many Christians are searching for a way to offer a deeper appreciation of the holiday to their children and family. New York Times Best Selling Author W. Cleon Skousen's The Real Story of Christmas reconnects the reader with what Christmas is supposed to be about: peace, goodwill, and the story of Jesus Christ. Skousen breathes new life into the Nativity story, with ample political and historical context.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Christmas Spirit

  • By Mr. Mitt on 11-20-14

Awesome story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-14

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

Yes I would it was a good history of Christmas and very in depth view of what we know of the birth of Christ.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the in depth history. it went further than most of the books that talk about Christ. It also turned Christmas back to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

There wasn't a specific character that Mark Deakins performed. He did however make the reading very interesting and easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to it in one sitting. it is shorter so its really easy to do.

Any additional comments?

This book was an easy one sitting listen. because of how the narrator did his job and because the book was short. It is a perfect holiday season read.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • True Stories from the Files of the FBI

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Be the FBI Agent in training under J. Edgar Hoover and run the gauntlet of Machinegun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, and the Barker Karpis Gang. Step back into downtown Chicago of the 1930s and retrace the steps of some of America's most notorious mobsters. True Stories from the Files of the FBI was written by W. Cleon Skousen under the direct supervision of Mr. Hoover himself. These first-hand accounts of actual "do or die" situations were used for decades to train thousands of FBI agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and enlightening American history!

  • By Inspector on 08-27-14

This is a really good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-14

Where does True Stories from the Files of the FBI rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this book is in the top 10 of all the audiobooks I have listened to so far.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

These stories are true stories from someone that worked for the FBI

Which character – as performed by Corey M. Snow – was your favorite?

Corey M. Snow. read true stories from the FBI files.so there was no character but the story of Kenny Wagner was really interesting

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

the stories kept me very interested.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful