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Christopher

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  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,601
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,398
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,290

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!

  • By tracy on 08-17-14

Good Insights

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Reviewed: 05-01-19

A concise, yet informative look at how shame can interfere with your life and steps to overcome it.

  • JFK's War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated

  • By: Douglas Horne
  • Narrated by: Larry Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    5 out of 5 stars 41

Ever since researchers and commentators began questioning the conclusions of the Warren Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the response has been: Why would the US national-security establishment - that is, the military and the CIA - kill Kennedy? As Douglas P. Horne details in this audiobook, JFK's War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated, the answer is because Kennedy's ideas about foreign policy collided with those of the US national-security establishment during the height of the Cold War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY THE TRUTH!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-28-16

Very Well-Researched & Informative

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Reviewed: 05-08-18

The author thoroughly documents the rising tensions between JFK and both the military and intelligence establishment leading up to his assassination. One also learns the courage he must have possessed and how he most certainly averted nuclear war with the USSR.

  • Civil Government

  • Its Origin, Mission, and Destiny, and the Christian's Relation to It
  • By: David Lipscomb
  • Narrated by: Daniel Polonka
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10

Anticipating the arguments of modern libertarian political philosophers, Lipscomb presents a biblical view of a voluntary society. He questions the idea that governments are created for the public good and argues that peaceful civilization is not dependent on the state. Christians should not participate in politics but should attempt to persuade people to follow the laws of God rather than using force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely great book

  • By jessie on 07-16-18

Interesting Perspective, but I disagree

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

The author does a good job of making a biblical case for no civil government. My opposition to his perspective is that he asserts Christians are to submit, and not resist, civil government. I think countless other biblical scholars have refuted this claim. Still, it is important to be knowledgeable about all points of view.

  • Healing Our World

  • The Compassion of Libertarianism
  • By: Dr. Mary J. Ruwart
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Godwin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
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    5 out of 5 stars 16
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    5 out of 5 stars 17

Through its win-win approach, Healing Our World illustrates how the rules of social interaction which we learned as children hold the secret to universal harmony and abundance. Visit Ruwart.com to sign up for Dr. Ruwart's blog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best book on libertarianism

  • By Drake on 12-12-16

Very Good Book!

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Reviewed: 12-29-17

This book offers a full explanation of the libertarian philosophy that will benefit everyone from those newly interested in the ideas, to those that think they’ve heard all the arguments. I’d recommend this to all friends and family.

  • Money, Sound, & Unsound

  • By: Joseph T. Salerno
  • Narrated by: Philip D. Moore
  • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

Ludwig von Mises said there can never be too much of a good theory. Salerno proves it in this sweeping and nearly comprehensive audiobook on applied Austrian monetary theory. He uses the Mises/Rothbard theory of money to reinterpret historical episodes, reevaluate the history of thought, closely examine the Federal Reserve policy, seek out cause and effect in business cycles, provide a new understanding of war and social unrest, and clarify the relationship between the state and the central bank.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, but dry

  • By Christopher on 10-12-17

Informative, but dry

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Reviewed: 10-12-17

This book is a thorough defense of Austrian economics, but so thorough that it is not for a beginner. Many of the chapters were written with an academic audience so some terms, such as arbitrage are used without being defined.

I would recommend the hard copy of the book, but the combination of the very monotone narration, coupled with inability to highlight and return to parts not immediately understood made it difficult to get lasting value as an audiobook.

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  • Me & Lee

  • How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald
  • By: Judyth Vary Baker
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Godwin
  • Length: 23 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Judyth Vary was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; this exposé is her account of how she strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Me and Lee solves and explains JFK Assassination

  • By Pam Dennis on 10-18-14

Perspective Changing Story

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Reviewed: 02-23-17

An extremely compelling story, told with a level of detail that could not have been made up. The narrator also did an amazing job of not just reading, but conveying the emotion of the words that made it sound as if told by the author herself.

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  • Bankruptcy of Our Nation

  • Revised and Expanded
  • By: Jerry Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

It's no secret that the U.S. national debt is in the tens of trillions. But did you know that America also has future unfunded obligations of over $118 trillion? Unfortunately, America's politicians have no plan to solve our mounting fiscal and monetary crisis. But you don't have to watch this unfold in fear of your financial future. The time for debate is over... It's time to prepare!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE COMPLEX MADE SIMPLE - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • By Theo Tsourdalakis on 06-16-15

Very informative

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Reviewed: 10-21-16

This book offers a great explanation of the current state of our money and economy, and finishes by giving the reader ideas of how to protect against the next financial crisis.

  • Short Answers to the Tough Questions: How to Answer the Questions Libertarians Are Often Asked

  • By: Mary J. Ruwart
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In Short Answers to the Tough Questions, Dr. Ruwart has compiled hundreds of questions and her short, succinct answers from her 15-year web column with The Advocates for Self-Government. Short Answers is a great resource for libertarians, candidates, and those who are exploring what libertarianism is all about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A direct and honest approach for Libertarian answe

  • By CFC on 05-16-16

Great guide for spreading the ideas of liberty!

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Reviewed: 09-15-16

After finishing this book you will be better prepared to confidently respond to challenges to libertarianism in a well reasoned manner.

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  • The War State

  • The Cold War Origins Of The Military-Industrial Complex And The Power Elite, 1945-1963
  • By: Michael Swanson
  • Narrated by: Larry Wayne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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Today when you factor in the interest on the national debt from past wars and total defense expenditures the United States spends almost 40% of its federal budget on the military. It accounts for over 46% of total world arms spending. Before World War II it spent almost nothing on defense and hardly anyone paid any income taxes. You can't have big wars without big government. Such big expenditures are now threatening to harm the national economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By ohmie on 04-22-14

Cold War Origins

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Reviewed: 08-18-16

Great, in-depth explanation of the origins of the Cold War. I really appreciated all the time devoted to The Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, as they were events I was aware of, but didn't really know what happened.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Money Bubble

  • By: James Turk, John Rubino
  • Narrated by: Larry Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Turk and Rubino are back to say that history is about to repeat. Instead of addressing the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the world's governments have continued along the same path, accumulating even more debt and inflating even bigger financial bubbles. So another - even bigger - crisis is coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Vince on 05-18-15

Read this to preserve your wealth!

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Reviewed: 08-04-16

Not only a great history and description of what's wrong with our financial system, but it gives detailed steps of how to preserve and increase your wealth leading up to the coming crash.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful