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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,021

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

we're doomed

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Lots of great information presented here through interesting stories and perspectives. The book could have been wrapped up a bit better and the latter part. Nonetheless it sounds a pertinent alarm that everyone must heed!!!

  • The Age of Sustainable Development

  • By: Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs' 14 years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and as special advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and a clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audible skips too much

  • By RI in Canada on 10-09-16

Critical Reading!

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Reviewed: 10-12-18

if you care about the survival of the human race in The Next Century you definitely need to listen to this book.

  • Misbehaving

  • The Making of Behavioral Economics
  • By: Richard Thaler
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,584

Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a lot smarter than I was before

  • By Barrie Bramley on 10-04-15

Some gems in here

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Reviewed: 09-19-18

Gets better as it progresses. Every sports team owner and politician should consume this. The art and science of "the nudge" is fascinating.

  • Dreams from My Father

  • A Story of Race and Inheritance
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,623
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,055

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Storyteller

  • By Eric V Ross on 03-05-09

Must read for obvious reasons...

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Reviewed: 08-12-18

Obama gives great insight on a subject that affects so many - parental abandonment. Sorting out the factors and situations that led to said scenario is never an easy task. Here, Obama is able to do it with clarity.

  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • By: John Perkins
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy the first "confessions. .." buy this one

  • By Bill Redfield on 02-24-16

Learn How Deep The Rabbit Hole goes

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Reviewed: 05-11-18

if you want to know what mankind is up against and it's fight for survival on this planet then read this book. Perkins destroys the notion of conspiracy " theories," and lays out the full-fledged conspiracies that power our globe.

  • How Democracies Die

  • By: Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang--in a revolution or military coup--but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connecting the Dots

  • By Sharon F on 02-06-18

Essential reading

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Great historical information presented that illuminates the likely path of America's downfall. Americans need to absorb this information as quickly as possible.

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  • DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans

  • No More Gangs in Government
  • By: Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans uncovers the truth about how corporations have bought the American electoral and legislative process through the power of lobbyists, campaign contributions, and political action committees. Using historical details, such as the development of the two-party system and the advent of third-party candidates throughout U.S. history, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans exposes how the two major parties have allowed corporations, businesses, and politically-motivated wealthy individuals to manipulate elections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • conspiracy fact

  • By Shaun on 10-29-12

Stay Woke!

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Reviewed: 03-28-18

If American listen to this audio book The Revolution would start tomorrow! if you're fed up with our government this book will give you every reason to understand why you should be even more Fed Up.

  • Stamped from the Beginning

  • The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • By: Ibram X. Kendi
  • Narrated by: Christopher Dontrell Piper
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 471

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America - more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read for Anyone Seeking to Understand American History

  • By Abram Guerra on 04-19-17

Game changer!

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Reviewed: 02-22-18

By examining the sickness that has plagued America since its Inception, this book gives us a blueprint for what needs to be done to save America from going off the cliff it is headed for. This is a must-read for all Americans.

  • End the Fed

  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Bob Craig
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Over 4,000 students gathered at the University of Michigan to hear Republican Party candidate Ron Paul speak. As he began to address the topics of monetary policy and the coming depression, a chant rose from the crowd, "End the Fed! End the Fed!" As dollar bills were lit on fire and thrown into the night skies, it became clear that the real problem, one that nobody in the media was talking about, was the central bank-an unconstitutional entity and a political, economic, and moral disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very clear and understandable

  • By Jonnie on 09-19-09

If you want to get free start here

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Reviewed: 01-05-18

One of the best books I've consumed that explains the government's true deception and faults.

  • Cryptoassets

  • The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
  • By: Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar
  • Narrated by: Dave Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world - and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Key to the a Future

  • By Fred R. on 12-30-17

$1 Billion dollars worth of game for $11.99

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Reviewed: 12-07-17

About to listen to it again... back to back! Essential listening for the new era in investment.

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