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  • Berlin Diary

  • The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934–1941
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

By the acclaimed journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal, utterly revealing journal of a great foreign correspondent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Real Rise and Fall

  • By Robert on 02-26-14

I could have listened forever

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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: 10-18-18

Excellent naration, but a drunk could read it and it’s still be fascinating. Live this book.

  • Sh*tshow!

  • The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great
  • By: Charlie LeDuff
  • Narrated by: Charlie LeDuff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

A daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy's ranch to Donald Trump's unstoppable campaign for President - at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and best-selling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Official Credentials!!

  • By SuZieCoyote on 06-21-18

Honesty in short supply

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Love that Charlie narrated this himself, I’d guess it sounds as it should from only his lips.
Fantastically honest and smart, we need much more of this sort.
In short - Excellent

  • Conservatives Without Conscience

  • By: John W. Dean
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

John Dean's last New York Times best seller, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush, offered the former White House insider's unique and telling perspective on George W. Bush's presidency. Once again, Dean employs his distinctive knowledge and understanding of Washington politics and process to examine the conservative movement's current inner circle of radical Republican leaders, from Capitol Hill to Pennsylvania Avenue to K Street and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book Every American Should Read

  • By savjk on 09-11-06

Fantastic, clearly researched, smart

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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: 03-16-18

Dovetail this with ‘How Democracies Die’ and you will scare yourself to death.
So well done, except that detailed cryptic “Personalities” section in Chapters 2 & 3 do not lend well to this audio format.
For me, this is the kind of well researched, fact packed, yet still ‘story interesting’ book I love.
Obviously extensively researched.

  • Bobby Kennedy

  • The Making of a Liberal Icon
  • By: Larry Tye
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy's enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For 11 brief shining hours Larry Tye brings RFK back to life with all warts and promise

  • By Rosemary on 07-20-16

Unfurnished, a bit long, but still good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-17

Author claims his account in this book is intended to be unfurnished like many that have been written before with lots of fluff and praise for Kennedy and I think that's generally what he's ended up with. Very factual lots of detail lots of quotes from others and digging for the story, and some places it might get a little long for some, but in the end it's a good story that ends in the bed story is that we all know, but it's a nice honest account of a complex man and his mixed personality and it reads well.

  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An accessible book on AI that left me optimistic

  • By catherine on 09-16-17

Some of the future think will blow your mind

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-17

Liked the book in general. Still trying to figure out tho why I didn't love it because it's well done. The start of the book could be misleading.

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  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,770

Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece

  • By Erez on 05-29-08

Don't quit early, finish this book!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-17

What about Jeremy Irons’s performance did you like?

Excellent

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

I almost quit this book because the subject and main character's early discussion of his sick affliction was sickening, I am so glad I went on to finish the story.
Far from what I expected would be the story.