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  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing dystopian preview of tidal wave

  • By smarmer on 11-10-17

Haunting, Sobering, and Essential

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

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

Davies does an excellent job at reading the subject matter. He delivers it in a very fitting tone and gravitas suitable to the material.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This entire book moved me. Mostly to anger and befuddlement.
There are many poignant and insightful ideas and topics of the book.

Any additional comments?

Douglas Murray takes an honest look at both the immediate effects that mass immigration and multiculturalism have brought to Europe and isn't afraid to talk about the devastating future waiting for Europe and European peoples if the course of the continent regarding immigration is not stopped and reversed.

Islam is a major issue, but it is only a branch of a much larger issue dealing with mass migration.
Mass importation of other peoples, multiculturalism, and the willful undermining of the native European peoples is the heart of the issue. The continent of Europe was already multicultural/multiethnic; a collection of nations with their own peoples, cultures, and rich histories. It's already an absurd objective of the European Union to bring together these eclectic groups and try to mix them into a multicultural stew. But to also bring in migrants from other continents by the millions is sewing the seeds of destruction for the European peoples and their posterity.

The argument for multiculturalism and multiethnicism in the US and Canada is one thing. But to argue this for Europe is completely different. European nations are wellsprings of their respective peoples, and if these nations become multiethnic, then the host people are the ones facing the threat of being conglomerated into an unrecognizable people. This is especially with the low birth-rates of native Europeans and a high birth-rate of migrants coupled with high birth rates of peoples on other continents that might want to come to Europe in the future.

Some of the reasons that Europe is at such risk, as covered in the book, are due to things like progressivism, postmodernism, and self-hatred (especially by the Germans). The cultural climate in Europe is one of self-flagellation and self-doubt, where Europeans are more apt to blame and punish themselves instead of putting any blame or negative light on other cultures and peoples - even as they are committing atrocities like murder and rape.

This is an essential book, and I think it should be required reading for Westerners. We have so much to lose and the time is now to do something about it.

  • The Disaster Artist

  • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
  • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
  • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,658

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" ( Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Have to Listen to This Book!

  • By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14

A funny, moving, and even dark true story.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-14

Where does The Disaster Artist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks amongst the top. It is incredibly engaging, entertaining, and fascinating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Disaster Artist?

Learning about the dark aspects of Tommy Wiseau and his absolutely bizarre and creepy personality.

What about Greg Sestero’s performance did you like?

He reads it very well and since it's a big part of his life, it sounds like he speaks from his heart.
And his impression of Tommy Wiseau is brilliant.

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

It's something that I could definitely sit all eleven hours through listening.

Any additional comments?

If you have seen The Room - that horrid thing that has the audacity to be called a movie - and want to know what Tommy Wiseau is and how this horrible thing was made, this is a must read.
And you get so much more than that. It's genuine, hilarious, and intriguing.

It's the polar opposite of The Room. And it also lends credence to the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction."

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