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  • Common Sense for the Common Good

  • Libertarianism as the End of Two-Party Tyranny
  • By: Gary E. Johnson
  • Narrated by: Gary E. Johnson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party candidate for president and former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, stakes his claim to the very center of the political spectrum. His new audiobook, Common Sense for the Common Good, offers his approach to how a member of a third party, acting as the chief arbiter of the US, can restore sanity and functionality to the highest office in the land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing voice in politics.

  • By Jason on 10-20-16

A refreshing voice in politics.

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Reviewed: 10-20-16

Gary Johnson is a voice of reason in an unreasonable political climate. It's great to hear a politician with positive and inclusive ideas. Somebody to vote for and stand with. Unlike our major party, lesser of two evil, vote against the candidate you hate modern politics. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a dose of hope for American politics.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

  • By: The Great Courses, Joshua N. Winn
  • Narrated by: Professor Joshua N. Winn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy. Thanks to advances in technology and clever new uses of existing data, now we know that planetary systems and possibly even a new Earth can be found throughout galaxies near and far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun across the universe

  • By Mark on 01-08-16

Just complex enough.

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Reviewed: 12-04-15

This is a great book. Don't be intimidated by the math. The formulas are given but only for the sake of a complete explanation. The ideas are clear even with my rather limited understanding of mathematics. Very up to date and interesting.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Unstoppable

  • Harnessing Science to Change the World
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116

Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future. In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The End is Nye

  • By Mark on 09-06-17

Uplifting and Interesting

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Reviewed: 11-14-15

I found this book to be enlightening. Bill Nye walks you through many ideas to solve climate change good and bad but leaves you thinking about your own impact and ways you can make a positive impact. I think everyone shod take the time to read this book. You will find yourself being much more thoughtful of the way you impact the environment. You will also have a brighter outlook on the situation than you may have been left with by other books, documentaries, and news reports on the subject.
Thanks Bill
"Now, let's change the world!"

  • The Blind Watchmaker

  • Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795

The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging textbook more than an enjoyable listen

  • By Eric on 01-15-12

A great update for Darwin's Origin of Species.

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Reviewed: 04-13-15

Dawkins dose an excellent job explaining some of the more complex ideas and arguments of evolution. This book gives modern answers to modern questions that did not exist in Darwin's time.