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  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,589

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Simple yet profound

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

This is a great book that gives 10 simple, practical, practices. Regardless of your political perspective. I think you will find good advice to live by.

  • Lady Death

  • The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper
  • By: Lyudmila Pavlichenko, David Foreman, Martin Pelger, and others
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, Lyudmila Pavlichenko left her university studies and ignored the offer of a position as a nurse to become one of Soviet Russia's 2,000 female snipers. Less than a year later, she had 309 recorded kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills. She was withdrawn from active duty after being injured. She was also regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By History is awsome on 10-14-18

The story of a young woman who fought faschism.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, dispatched over 300 Nazis during her WWII tour of duty. She waa a living example of rhe power of women to destroy life as well as create it when their Homeland is threatened.

  • Small Unit Leadership

  • A Commonsense Approach
  • By: Dandridge M. Malone
  • Narrated by: Alan Bomar Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

What does it take to get the job done? How do you get the men in your unit to do what you say? To follow you into battle and shoot to kill? How do you build the confidence that spurs men on to do their jobs, to stand by their leaders and each other? Find the answers to these questions and more, in this classic for those who have to get the job done---military or not.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator

  • By Barrett Breland on 11-13-17

Great instruction in basic leadership.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-25-18

leasership skills that can ve applied in any job situation not just the military. IT managers would do well to read this book.

  • 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 21,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,033

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

Dishes the Dirt.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Is it the truth? Probably not, but what it mean? Lets just say it is as true as the stuff that the Donald says on a daily basis. Is it a hit piece? Yeah. Is it a Dem/lib hit piece? Hell no. Seems more like Bannon's version of the last year. Definitely worth reading/listening

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  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,301
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,219

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

Powerful, but Baldwin he is not

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Would you listen to Between the World and Me again? Why?

Yes, I would listen again. His views are worth digesting a second time. People like to compare him to James Baldwin, but I think that kind of comparison is unfair to both authors.

  • Unspeakable

  • By: Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by: Chris Hedges, Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest days as a radical journalist. He is an intellectual bomb-thrower who continues to confront American empire in the most incisive, challenging ways. The kinds of insights he provides into the deeply troubled state of our democracy cannot be found anywhere else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complexity of corporate neoliberalism explained

  • By Dwayne on 11-09-16

Chris Hedges in Realtime

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

Hedges is always engaging and controversial. He is a very accomplished writer and well worth reading. This is essentially an interview. It seems that he is actually reading from a manuscript. For an audio book, next time get a omore professional narrator.

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  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,276

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

A must read to understand what just happened

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-16

Essential for understanding the "Trump Revolution". J.D. delivers a panoramic view of poor working class whites and why they may feel left behind.

Summary: The Art of the Deal audiobook cover art
  • Summary: The Art of the Deal

  • By: Book Summary
  • Narrated by: Kelly Rhodes
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

This audiobook is an insightful journey about a man's life and how he achieved great success in his career up until that point. Donald Trump was a young entrepreneur entwined in many controversies, but knew (and still knows) how to use these controversies to his own benefit. He has always been skilled at living large and doesn't take no for an answer. This audiobook gives you inside knowledge and inspiration on how to make a deal successfully.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By HTS on 05-23-16

let Trump be trump

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

what more can you say? Kinda like the autobiography of the high school football captain.

  • The Seventh Sense

  • Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
  • By: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 588

The digital age we live in is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution, and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive. If you find yourself longing for a disconnected world where information is not always at your fingertips, you may eventually be as useful as the carriage maker post-Henry Ford. It's practically impossible to know where the marriage of imagination and technology will take us (sorry, Betamax and Kodak), and the only certainty is that in the networked world we will only become more intertwined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Relevant

  • By Abhinav on 05-21-16

Brave New World

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-16

This book just came out and I am shocked in how it seems to put into context, the events unfolding right now in the world (June 2016). Hacking, Massacres, Political upheavals in the US and UK. Not so sure about his solution at the end, but definitely worth reading and contemplating. Act. Now.

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