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  • Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

"The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror..."  So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders". It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entrancing, I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-04-18

BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ/LISTENED TO

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Where to start this book was great. In a world of terrible journalism this is a masterpiece. Very well researched and hooked me from the get go. Now, that being said I am a studier of crime psychology and psychology in general. Though this book covers a very sad and terrible event the author does an amazing job at being respectful and stern with the topic at hand. The only way to learn is to understand from all angles. This book was very well written and researched that is obvious. The narrater was also great.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • FREE: Ponzi Supernova

  • By: Steve Fishman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,959

Free for a limited time. Ponzi Supernova is an original audio series that profiles Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street financier sent to prison for orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history. The series, hosted by journalist Steve Fishman, includes hours of unheard conversations with Madoff behind bars, as well as interviews with law enforcement and the victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow the story is a deep one

  • By Josh on 04-19-17

Very Entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-17

What did you love best about FREE: Ponzi Supernova?

It was free, however this is one of the best audio books/stories I have listened to in a while. Thank You Audible!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The narrator was very good at telling the story.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator was very good with his information. He had done his homework and the editing was excellent.

Any additional comments?

Great Listen

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,563

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Short and GREAT!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

He is such a great man. This is a short book but is so encouraging and inspiring.

What did you like best about this story?

Little things make the difference and here is a man who can show you why.

Which scene was your favorite?

The making your bed story is great and is so true. Also the story of the "sugar cookie".

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

Very Inspiring

Any additional comments?

I have read some awful self help books lately...this is a GREAT BOOK!!!

  • Radical

  • My Journey out of Islamist Extremism
  • By: Maajid Nawaz
  • Narrated by: David Linski
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in the 1980s and '90s. At 16, he was already a ranking member in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a top recruiter, a charismatic spokesman for the cause of uniting Islam's political power across the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and Enlightening. Blown Away by Radical

  • By oneofmanymonkeys on 04-29-16

Good but not great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-17

What did you like best about Radical? What did you like least?

Pro:
I liked the narrator. His voice was very easy to follow and expression was great. It was also inspiring to hear how someone so gripped in a bad habit could change their ways.


Cons:
The story was a good story. However it was very hard to follow and at times I found myself confused as to what they were even talking about. When I finished the book I felt as if I was more confused then when I started

Would you ever listen to anything by Maajid Nawaz again?

Possibly

What does David Linski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A very solid voice for narration.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

This books is best suited fort a person who has deep understanding in Middle eastern affairs. This is not a book for someone trying to learn about them. That may have ben my pitfall with this book. However, I do credit the author with being brave enough to tell his story.

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,874

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

Change Your life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Would you listen to The Obstacle Is the Way again? Why?

I have listened to this book twice now. It is excellent and has changed my life. I have rad hundreds of books and articles on self development and this book is now in my top 2!

What did you like best about this story?

The author does a great job of explaining Stoicism for someone who may be new to the topic. He makes it very applicable to everyday life even in modern times.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Finished it in one day, which is rare for me. I could'nt stop listening.

Any additional comments?

Every man, woman, and child should read this book.

  • On Killing

  • The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
  • By: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Narrated by: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838

The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More to it than I knew.

  • By Larsen on 09-12-11

Excellent read for anyone

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Where does On Killing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have read this book in print and also now in audio. Dave was a very good narrator as well as author. This book provides excellent perspective on many aspects of both life and war.

What did you like best about this story?

Even as a 35 yom it gave me a different view of every war conflict the united states has ever been involved in. The way we treated veterans especially from Vietnam was disgusting and shameful. It gives me hope that we will look back at how we treat police officers in 2016 and people will be ashamed with themselves for how they acted as well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was glues it took me a few days to finish this book.

Any additional comments?

Dave did a great job all around. Though some of his views may be a little zoned in for some. He is still a very smart and insightful man. I encourage anyone to read, anyone.