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  • Next Level Thinking

  • 10 Powerful Thoughts for a Successful and Abundant Life
  • By: Joel Osteen
  • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 486

Many of us have let our minds become conditioned to thinking we've reached our limits; we've made too many mistakes; we'll never do anything great. The good news is that people don't determine our destiny - God does. And he has already taken into account every detail of our lives and factored them all into his plan. In his new book, Next Level Thinking, Joel Osteen teaches us that we weren't created to go through life weighed down by the past. God has destined us to rise higher - to the next level. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-12-18

Meh

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Listening to this book was like taking a graduate level class, but received an undergraduate curriculum. Very underwhelming and not "Next Level".

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,866

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Sigh

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This would have been wonderful if it were fiction. Unfortunately this story is reality and scary.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Collusion

  • Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win
  • By: Luke Harding
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

Russia expert Luke Harding lays out the most in-depth look to date at the Trump campaign's dealings with Russia. Beginning with a meeting with Christopher Steele, the man behind the shattering dossier that first brought the allegations to light, Harding probes the histories of key Russian and American players with striking clarity and insight. Harding exposes the disquieting details of the Trump-Russia story - a saga so huge it involves international espionage, offshore banks, sketchy real estate deals, mobsters, money laundering, disappeared dissidents, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superior to 'Fire/Fury' in Depth & in Making Case

  • By W Perry Hall on 03-01-18

Sobering

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

OMG, I kept reading reviews that the author provided no new information. Then why are we in this mess if everyone knew. Very detailed but should be required reading.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trumpocracy

  • The Corruption of the American Republic
  • By: David Frum
  • Narrated by: David Frum, James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879

Best-selling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America's future. Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a liberal, buuuut.....

  • By EbonKrowne on 04-02-18

Sobering expose of the current Presidency

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-18

What did you love best about Trumpocracy?

Well written and verifiable facts. Not as fun as Fire and Fury, but is a good assessment of what is going on and the effects that will be us for a long time.

If you could give Trumpocracy a new subtitle, what would it be?

We are screwed.

Any additional comments?

Very well written, but am tired of hearing why a bunch of people are upset and voted for a guy who is ill-suited to be on the job. Basically, it is because they actually have to go through what many in this country have lived with forever. Then even more insulting is what will happen if they are not dominant again though demographically that is not going to happen.

However, if you want a fact-based account of our current Presidency and our country, this book is a must-read.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • 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 21,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,108

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

Wow! Where's the movie?!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

The narrator was great..so glad he did not parody Trump's voice. Writing was superb. If it wasn't completely true, it's the Administration's fault for being so crazy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Extraordinary Union

  • By: Alyssa Cole
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South - to spy for the Union Army. Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he's facing his deadliest mission yet - risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just a good story...A Great Story

  • By Anonymous User on 05-08-17

Trying to finish, but must give first impressions

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

If you could sum up An Extraordinary Union in three words, what would they be?

When I the plot, I was so excited. I admit that I am a mystery/detective genre fan, not romance. I keep thinking, this would be so great if they didn't keep talking about their feelings. If it were a true detective/mystery I would be thrilled.

Would you be willing to try another book from Alyssa Cole? Why or why not?

I am going to finish this tedious romance, but I doubt it because I can't sit through the tedium of will their love last.

Which character – as performed by Karen Chilton – was your favorite?

It was good

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was intrigued with the history of the spying in the Civil War era.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • What's the Matter with White People?

  • Finding Our Way in the Next America
  • By: Joan Walsh
  • Narrated by: Joan Walsh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The size and stability of the American middle class were once the envy of the world. But changes unleashed in the 1960s pitted Americans against one another politically in new and destructive ways. These battles continued to rage from that day to now, while everyone has fallen behind economically except the wealthy. Right-wing culture warriors blamed the decline on the moral shortcomings of "other" Americans - black people, feminists, gays, immigrants, union members - to court a fearful white working- and middle-class base with ever more bitter "us vs. them" politics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Frustration

  • By Camp Diva on 01-23-17

Frustration

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-17

If you could sum up What's the Matter with White People? in three words, what would they be?

White conservatives feelings are hurt because we did not listen to them. Liberals aren't nice to them. It is okay for them to treat POC with impunity but we have to be nice to them because they are not used to not getting the rewards with little effort. Tired of hearing this to explain why they vote again their self interest.

What about Joan Walsh’s performance did you like?

I can listen to her performance without drifting off. Did not distract from the content.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

We hurt the white man's fee fee. Now we all pay.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • World Gone By

  • A Novel
  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 533

Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe's son, Tomas, is growing up. Now the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fabulous

  • By Carol on 03-16-15

Lehane is my go to author

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

Love every minute of this book. He hit so many themes in a gangster story, no less! As usual I end the book wanting more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Trash

  • The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
  • By: Nancy Isenberg
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,009
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,703
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,675

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early 19th century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 400 Year Head Start Squandered

  • By Virgil on 10-11-16

Illuminating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-16

I was drawn to this book because I wanted to know why this group keep voting against their own interest. The author took me on this journey. Though I don't get the phenomenon, I understand it better .

49 of 68 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of I AM and the Law of Attraction

  • By: R. J. Banks
  • Narrated by: R. J. Banks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

A fascinating and unique look into the extraordinary word of power "I AM". This audiobook is a manual on the mental, spiritual and physical power of the mantra, which can be used to create wealth, promote healing, bring about extreme happiness and higher states of consciousness. As you learn to use your own "I AM" Power in this easy-to-follow manner, with suggested writings, simple keys to magnify The Law of Attraction in your life and detailed explanations of esoteric meanings, you will become more powerful than you ever knew you could become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am fabulous!

  • By ~AW on 03-18-15

Worth your time to listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-16

He took an overly discussed topic and made it practical to apply for the reader. He performance reflected his passion about this topic.