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  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,564

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

Insightful and important

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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: 02-02-18

Important insights to help one understand but not to accept the unfathomable and unacceptable. A call to arms for any defender of democracy that wrongs need to be righted and much remains to be done.

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,805

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Truly engaging and inspirational

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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: 05-31-17

A truly engaging ordeal. Breathtaking and riveting despite the often slow and meticulous account of daily trivialities. A remarkable telling of the depths of human courage and tenacity to fight, and persevere against insurmountable odds. It gives you courage and make whatever hardships you encounter seem trivial by comparison.

The narrator Aimon Prebble has great pace and command of different accents and breathes life into the oddball characters.

Towards the end, I found myself stirred to tears again and again. I warmly recommend that you take the time to truly take in the enormity of what Shackleton and his men endured and I feel certain you will keep it with you for a lifetime and find it inspiring.

  • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

  • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,682

No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Material Different Title

  • By rkeinc on 09-21-14

Ok summary

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

For me personally, nothing really new here. Listening to podcasts from Sam Harris and "you are not so smart" will more than adequately cover the subject but in and of itself it is a good collection of ideas that one is well served to listen to if you have not spent much time looking into this domain before.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful