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  • The Shock Doctrine

  • The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

In her ground-breaking reporting, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism". Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment": losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!

  • By Joel L Posner on 02-11-09

Must read

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Reviewed: 08-10-18

In the age of trump a clearly defined neoconservative/ neoliberal agenda is critical to to the resistance movement! Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine is just that; the corporatist play book that we need to fight against. We don’t need to swing blindly in the dark. We know what they want to do and how they want to do it. Pair this with Angela Davis’ book Freedom is a Constant Struggle

  • White American Youth

  • My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement - and How I Got Out
  • By: Christian Picciolini
  • Narrated by: Joan Jett, Christian Picciolini
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

As he stumbled through high school, struggling to find a community among other fans of punk rock music, Christian Picciolini was recruited by a now notorious white power skinhead leader and encouraged to fight with the movement to "protect the white race from extinction." Soon, he had become an expert in racist philosophies, a terror who roamed the neighborhood, quick to throw fists. When his mentor was arrested and sentenced to 11 years in prison, 16-year-old Picciolini took over the man's role as the leader of an infamous neo-Nazi skinhead group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can I give this a 10?

  • By andrew dolski on 01-19-18

Important but hard

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Reviewed: 04-09-18

I think this is a really important story for everyone to hear! And it’s told really well but it hurts it really, really hurts to hear

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,284
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    5 out of 5 stars 25,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,275

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

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Reviewed: 12-10-17

Oh my god that was amazing!!! I just listened to the whole book in one sitting and now I’m sad that it’s over

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

  • And Other Conversations About Race
  • By: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Narrated by: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black, white, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magnificent tool for life.

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-17

Amazing!!

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Reviewed: 10-01-17

I had read parts of the original but the twentieth anniversary addition was particularly powerful. Me and my wife are look at fostering and there is a good chance that kids place with us will have a different race than our selves, this book was incredible helpful tool, preparing us to promote a positive racial identity for kids coming into our home irrespective of their race

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Gumption

  • Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
  • By: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,949

The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times best seller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights 21 figures from our nation's history, from her inception to present day - Nick's personal pantheon of "great Americans".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was just ok

  • By Charlie Kapuscinski on 11-10-16

Hoo Ra!

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Reviewed: 05-20-16

This America! I love this literary offering dearly nick has grabbed hold of and articulated the invisible essence of this great nation. Oh and it's funny too

  • The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6

  • By: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
  • Narrated by: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,675

An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A series that changed my life

  • By Lucas on 10-03-09

Thought provoking!!!

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Reviewed: 11-01-15

Agree or disagree with the perspective and positions held by Joseph Campbell but if you listen you can not help yourself but to be stirred to thought. Listening to the power of myth helped me deepen my own beliefs about the eternal and gave me new lenses to examine and interpret my experience of God.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slavery by Another Name

  • The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
  • By: Douglas A. Blackmon
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 884

In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an Age of Neoslavery that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful book!

  • By Kristi R. on 04-08-14

Must read

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Reviewed: 10-27-15

This book serves almost as a preamble to Michelle Alexander's the New Jimcrow, a fundamental chapter of our history for us to face. This book uncover the lies we have told ourselves about our past, and if read, serves as a stubble stone preventing from repeating our past

  • How to Win a Cosmic War

  • God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror
  • By: Reza Aslan
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

The hijackers who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting a cosmic war. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, by infusing the United States War on Terror with the same kind of religiously polarizing rhetoric and Manichean worldview, it is also fighting a cosmic war, a war that can't be won.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read but could have been better

  • By Sangho on 10-29-09

Love it

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Reviewed: 10-25-15

Just when I think I couldn't love Reza Aslan more I find a new book by him. I feel lifted up as a Muslim American knowing that my thoughts and beliefs about democracy Islam and international policy have such clear and powerful voice in brother Aslan. Read everything he writes!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave

  • By: Willie Lynch
  • Narrated by: Ronald Eastwood
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave is a study of slave making. It describes the rationale and the results of Anglo Saxon's ideas and methods of insuring the master/slave relationship. The infamous Willie Lynch letter gives both African and Caucasian students and teachers some insight, concerning the brutal and inhumane psychology behind the African slave trade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sancofa

  • By colin on 10-25-15

Sancofa

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Reviewed: 10-25-15

Very dark very important. Every one should read this in light of our systems of social controls employed today. The history we don't know we are probably repeating already. We can't move forward with out looking back. We must see even through red eyes

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Tattoos on the Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • By: Gregory Boyle
  • Narrated by: Gregory Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,791
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,562
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,558

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compassion is God

  • By Jay on 02-08-14

Beautifully honest

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Reviewed: 08-24-15

Beyond powerful this book takes the humanity of a people disempowered and puts them in front of your face showing you all of their beauty and rawness. Leaving you with no option but to accept the reality, which has always been; these young men and women, like all the other people, are your family sisters and brothers. This book is a look into America with red eyes. This is honesty in prose