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  • Empire of Guns

  • The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution
  • By: Priya Satia
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Priya Satia
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology. Empire of Guns, a rich and ambitious new book by award-winning historian Priya Satia, upends this conventional wisdom by placing war and Britain's prosperous gun trade at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the state's imperial expansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a comprehensive and complete historical narrative

  • By Mr. on 04-20-19

a comprehensive and complete historical narrative

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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: 04-20-19

despite being an advocate gun owner I concede that her points are all valid and her arguments are all logically sound. the Industrial Revolution at least in the British Empire wasn't that spurred on by the state sponsorship of this communal group project of perpetuating Warfare and imperialism throughout the world. photo fantastic and complete this is an outstanding book the amount of research she must have done for this is mind-boggling.

  • Oliver Cromwell

  • The Notorious Life and Legacy of the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Saethon Williams
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

For over 1,000 years England has had a monarchy, and though the line of succession did not always pass smoothly, it has almost always been continuous. England has more often been faced with the claims of competing kings and queens than with a period of no monarch at all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good but super brief summary of Cromwell's Life

  • By Gregory S. McCurdy on 11-25-16

absurdly juvenile biography

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

This is an absurd description of the life of Oliver Cromwell. The author openly describes Catholics as a barbarous people. The author openly agrees with the insane puritanical views and religious zealotry Cromwell and his ilk espoused. He doesn't mention any of the war crimes of Oliver Cromwell that have been historically proven until after the fact in like brief mentions that there were perhaps massacres. It's shocking to me that this kind of juvenile Narrative of historical character would receive any kind of academic Credence in modern society.

  • Starship Troopers

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,037
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,313

Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book ever

  • By Michael on 06-28-06

fascist fantasy

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

Starship Troopers is largely about a distant future in which the human race is colonizing and subjugating various species throughout the Galaxy through means of military imperialism. themes of moral philosophy homoeroticism and the glorification of corporal punishment prevale throughout.

  • Why Superman Doesn't Take Over the World

  • What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics
  • By: J. Brian O'Roark
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Economics and comic books seem to be a world apart. But in the hands of economics professor and comic hero aficionado J. Brian O'Roark, the two form a powerful alliance. With brilliant deadpan enthusiasm, he shows how the travails of superheroes can explain the building blocks of economics and how the laws of economics explain the mysteries of superhero behavior. Why Superman Doesn't Take Over the World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics probes the motivations of our favorite heroes and considers what it would look like if their stories played out in reality. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found it somewhat entertaining

  • By Mr. on 04-03-19

I found it somewhat entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

an interesting educational reference for a brief overview of economic theories. someone entertaining and amusing using superheroes as a lens to give an educational overview of economics.

  • God Is Disappointed in You

  • By: Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
  • Narrated by: James Urbaniak
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322

God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible...if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and interminable passages, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not disappointed in this book!

  • By Nicolas Paul Dunbar on 05-28-15

10/10

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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: 02-09-18

it's the whole story of the Bible told through snark and sarcasm also I love it

  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,151

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book.

  • By David Murphy on 06-11-17

Stephen King's magnum opus

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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: 11-12-17

Loosely interpreted from the poem childe Roland to The Dark Tower came Stephen King's magnum opus The Dark Tower series including its first book The Dark Tower the Gunslinger is a fantastic well written work of English literature one day I hope this is mandatory educational material.

  • 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons From a Veteran Patrolman

  • By: Adam Plantinga
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720

400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat - a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift. Written by veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, 400 Things Cops Know brings the listener into life the way cops experience it - a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Adam Plantinga!

  • By A.Ward on 05-30-16

subpar to bad advice for cops from a bitter cop

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

listen, this isn't the book for you. I'm sure this fellow did a good job as a cop in his day. As a writer, or trainer, not so much. Go read Goerge P. Thompson's Verbal Judo. Or even Left of Bang. If you don't have time to read, you can always download these fine titles and MORE from Audible. com. Thanks Audbile!

  • The True Jesus

  • Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels
  • By: David Limbaugh
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

David Limbaugh, the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus on Trial and The Emmaus Code, now approaches the question of Jesus Christ's divinity - In what sense was Jesus God? How do we know? - with the same precise, methodical form of enquiry he has employed in his career as lawyer and law professor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest overview of the Gospel, 10/10, S Rank

  • By Mr. on 04-29-17

An honest overview of the Gospel, 10/10, S Rank

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

David Limbaugh writes an honest, and very accurate overview of the Gospel. The Life, Works, Tribulations, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus who is Christ is laid out in the manner that is was intended to be understood. I would recommend this to anyone, not just believers, who wishes a better understanding of the Gospel. 10/10, Cool God, Very wow! Would Praise.

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