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  • Don't Vote - It Just Encourages the Bastards

  • By: P. J. O'Rourke
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

In Don't Vote - It Just Encourages the Bastards, best-selling humorist P. J. O’Rourke delivers a hilarious theory of politics.

America’s most subversive conservative, O’Rourke describes government as a devil’s bargain between power, freedom, and responsibility, and goes on to hilariously skewer the politicians who have bargained with us to consolidate power, and the many mini-bargains and evasions that citizens have made with the consequences of their choices.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would be much funnier with a different narrator

  • By Fernando on 11-05-12

Opportunity

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-10

What a tremendous Objectivist PJ could be............

Audible requires 15 words, if I fully explained, it would require 15,000

  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

  • By: Mike Brown
  • Narrated by: Ryan Gesell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a 10th planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of its resulting in one more planet being added to our solar system, Brown's find ignited a firestorm of controversy that riled the usually sedate world of astronomy and launched him into the public eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and fun

  • By Rickapolis on 12-21-10

EXCELLENT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-10

If you've ever had a fantasy about being a great astronomer this book will give you ample fodder for your imagination.

  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,381

Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, light read

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-27-12

bad philosophy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-09

Well written and narrated. The author's ability to articulate naval tactics is without peer in this genre. However, it is unfortunate that the author is an obvious advocate of "Just War" theory. No warrior could possibly understand or consider the moral qualms contemplated by the protagonist. When a free people go to war in order to protect their liberty, the price the enemy pays is irrelevant.

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  • Little Pink House

  • A True Story of Defiance and Courage
  • By: Jeff Benedict
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a broken-down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it into a home that was important to her, a home that represented her new found independence. Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and the others like it that sat along the waterfront.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • essential

  • By Anonymous User on 02-16-09

essential

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-09

A "must read" for anyone who believes that the the only moral purpose of government is to protect individual rights.In other words, for anyone who believes in the founding principles of the United States.
Ms. Kelo is a hero and the author does a fantastic job of telling her story.The reader is also worthy of praise.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful