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The Euro audiobook cover art

Poorly constructed arguments, not worth your time

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who clearly supports socialism and government controlled markets.

Has The Euro turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just from this author.

What three words best describe Alex Hyde White’s performance?

Good given material.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment at the poorly constructed arguments. Lacked an objective analysis of the issues in Europe. This book was clearly an attempt to please Mr. Soros, who was praised in the acknowledgements. In the author's overzealous attempts to paint Greece as victim only he offered one sided and biased evidence. A great deal of this evidence was weak.

Any additional comments?

To sum this book up: The EU us failing because government isn't playing a big enough role. The markets of Europe would be better off as "controlled" markets instead of "free" markets.

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The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce audiobook cover art

Top 3 in my list of best books

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

What did you love best about The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce?

Author understands serious flaws in human nature and has an uncanny ability to convey his understanding to the reader.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce?

When the ghost allows the lizard on his shoulder to be killed and the transformation that comes over him once the decision has been made.

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

He very convincingly portrayed the various ghosts portrayed in the book.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Being consciously blind to our own shortcomings is what keeps us from making real progress as people. See what is holding you back from personal progress and fix it.

Any additional comments?

I have recommended this book to most of my close friends and family. I will come back to this book many times in the future.

You Are a Badass audiobook cover art
  • You Are a Badass
  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero

Don't waste the money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No idea.

What could Jen Sincero have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Nothing.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jen Sincero?

Doesn't matter, I wasn't excited by the content.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

Felt like she was trying just a little too hard to be "cool."

Visions of Glory audiobook cover art

Interesting but overly superlative descriptions

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

It was interesting. The descriptions of what Spencer saw became so repetitive they were cliche by the end of the book. Additionally the descriptions became overly superlative causing me to start to roll my eyes. Still worth listening to.