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  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,925

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

entertaining gossip when it first came out

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I don't know how well it's aged since I read it but it was entertaining gossip when it first came out. there's something about it that seems truthy a lot of the time and overall, even as you wonder which specific details might be less than true. it's fascinating as a modern day equivalent to Medieval historical chroniclers

  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

  • Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
  • By: Samin Nosrat
  • Narrated by: Samin Nosrat
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 364

A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared "America's next great cooking teacher" by Alice Waters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights : But Please include the recipes!!

  • By Daniel on 11-13-17

changed the way I cook for the better

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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: 01-04-19

a phenomenal book. as a family cook it's changed the way I cook in my kitchen and made a better chef out of me while being fun to read

  • The Changeling

  • A Novel
  • By: Victor LaValle
  • Narrated by: Victor LaValle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000

When Apollo Kagwa's father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word improbabilia. Now Apollo is a father himself - and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo's old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fractured Fairytale

  • By Diane on 08-07-17

ultimately all-consuming

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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: 01-04-19

an excellent take on urban fantasy and Fractured Fairy Tales. it's slow at first, but ultimately you can't put it down once it gets moving. I look forward to reading more of the author's work and hope that he narrates it himself again

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,362
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100,877

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • On and On and On and On

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-17

don't come for more of The Daily Show

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

a very Charming book about the life of Trevor Noah, but if you are here for the humor style The Daily Show look elsewhere. this work really is Trevor's but despite not being what I first imagined I nevertheless enjoyed it

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  • The Borgias

  • The Hidden History
  • By: G. J. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Enn Reitel
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 345

The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous !

  • By Cinders on 08-02-13

long and fantastic every minute

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

an enthralling and exhaustive work on the Borgia family and its history that will teach you a great deal about Rome, Italy, and the Vatican

  • Reality Is Plastic: The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis

  • By: Anthony Jacquin
  • Narrated by: Anthony Jacquin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

This audiobook is about hypnosis and how to use it effectively. It will teach you what hypnosis is and how to hypnotize both individuals and groups of people anytime and anywhere you choose. No prior experience of hypnosis is required to understand and apply the knowledge in this book. The techniques are deceptively simple yet incredibly powerful. They are entirely practical and have been road tested over many years, with thousands of people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real Deal

  • By G. Bledsoe on 03-09-16

an interesting first look at hypnosis

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

this is the first time I've ever learned about hypnosis. I found it to be a pretty good primer , and may read it again, but I feel like reading it once has left me wanting more guidance still

  • Flow

  • Living at the Peak of Your Abilities
  • By: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,004

In flow, everyday experience becomes a moment by moment opportunity for joy and self-fulfillment. Flow is the brain-child of a fascinating psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a renowned social scientist who has devoted his life's work to the study of what makes people truly happy, satisfied and fulfilled. While much of the study of psychology investigates disorders of the human mind, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi takes a different route.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissappointed!

  • By Sami on 07-08-15

simply unremarkable

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

as somebody already familiar with the topic of the book there was a great deal of information on flow in it but I didn't find most of the information to be that interesting or useful

  • The Coddling of the American Mind

  • How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
  • By: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056

The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enrich Understanding

  • By Lee Gilner on 09-22-18

hard to read but worth it

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

in a world where we have to keep out of our bubble it's hard to find people whom we frequently agree and disagree with while by and large respecting their ideas. the authors, though I disagree with many of their positions, raise a great number of good points that I also do happen to agree with, and so although at times I found this book frustrating to read I feel that it was well written, their ideas are mostly well explained and defended and that in agreeing with some of it and disagreeing with some of it it taught me a great deal and I hope it teaches you too

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,191

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

just get a summary

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

it's a fine book, but really all of the ideas in it are quite simple and expressed very clearly on the internet already. It was a tremendously phenomenal book when it first came out but it's been disseminated into the collective consciousness since then and put up more succinctly and for free online

  • Why Liberalism Failed

  • By: Patrick J. Deneen
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Of the three dominant ideologies of the 20th century - fascism, communism, and liberalism - only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism's proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Smart man w/ a grim view, but insufficient support

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-18

find an interview with Patrick instead

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

the performer was dreadful, constantly sounding like a cross between a movie trailer voice and a pundit. the author's ideas are better expressed in his interview with Ezra Klein, without someone to ask him why he thinks what he does or to challenge his views he can't express his ideas and support them with an actual argument