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  • The Apprentice

  • Trump, Russia, and the Subversion of American Democracy
  • By: Greg Miller
  • Narrated by: Greg Miller, Charles Constant
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

It has been called the political crime of the century: a foreign government, led by a brutal authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice. Now, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller investigates the truth about the Kremlin’s covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, Trump’s steadfast allegiance to Vladimir Putin, and Robert Mueller’s ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good review of the crimes so far

  • By J. Kamron Dirks on 10-14-18

well documented book

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

No one is innocent whether it be Trump, Comey, or Clinton. The author does a thorough job of historical timeline of the Russia probe facts. I didn't see the part discussed where Steele sold the dossier to the media. The Cohen visit to Europe is still a mystery.

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  • Black Edge

  • Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
  • By: Sheelah Kolhatkar
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

The rise over the last two decades of a powerful new class of billionaire financiers marks a singular shift in the American economic and political landscape. Their vast reserves of concentrated wealth have allowed a small group of big winners to write their own rules of capitalism and public policy. How did we get here? Through meticulous reporting and powerful storytelling, New Yorker staff writer Sheelah Kolhatkar shows how Steve Cohen became one of the richest and most influential figures in finance—and what happened when the Justice Department put him in its crosshairs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story, if at times redundant

  • By Christopher Wesdock on 05-01-17

much depth in the insider trading scandals

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I like the book. I thought the author did well done research into the other trading scandals and walked us through a timeline of how the events occur and the pressures the stock Traders felt. It's unfortunate that Steve Cohen did not comment on the book but that is understandable. The atmosphere with the attorneys is exactly like I see it all the time. Nobody wants to lose a case and everybody wants to appear tough.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,527
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,440

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

great history lesson since 9/11/2001

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I was surprised to see the book The Well on a lot of the history of the early decade after 9/11. It was well thought out and clear and gave insight to many of the decisions that happened during the bush and Obama as a residency. the Trump portion is a small portion of the book. It doesn't reveal much that has not already been in the Press.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Russian Level 2 Lessons 11-15

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Russian Level 2, Units 11-15 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite language learning program

  • By Stacy Anderson on 02-13-15

too much on time

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

today everyone has a cellphone. not ever ask times. just one o'clock etc. could be better

  • 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 20,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,342

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

good read

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

the book was exceptionally fun to read and I enjoy the narrator. They may not be hundred percent accurate but that's okay it feels in a lot of ideas of what actually happened which seem to make sense.

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  • Winter Is Coming

  • Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped
  • By: Garry Kasparov
  • Narrated by: George Backman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

The ascension of Vladimir Putin - a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB - to the presidency of Russia in 1999 should have been a signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years - as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him - Putin has grown into not only a dictator but a global threat. With his vast resources and nuclear weapons, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • skip the first chapter (the intro read by Garry)

  • By I am No Expert on 10-19-16

good analysis

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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: 10-15-17

the author lays out how Putin came to power, the crimes, and how he is a mafia godfather.

  • When You Find out the World Is Against You

  • And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments
  • By: Kelly Oxford
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

The famed Internet personality - named one of Rolling Stone's Funniest People on Twitter and creator of the viral #notokay for women to share their stories of sexual assault - and best-selling author of Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar turns her laser-like wit to anxiety, parenthood (or "the sheer insanity of being in charge of the safety and livelihood of three people besides myself"), popular culture, and more in this razor sharp essay collection.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh....

  • By 70saN on 11-20-17

last chapter was chilling

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I found the book after reading her tweets. Her story inspired many woman to tell there story of abuse.

  • Russian Level 1 Lessons 16-20

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

Russian Level 1 Lessons 16-20 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The best

  • By Acidosulfurico50 on 05-16-15

better than the rest

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

got the guy still mumbles. The woman has perfect voice. The story is better. It'll help you more out in the country.

  • Russian Level 1 Lessons 6-10

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Russian Level 1 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation,and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great language learning tool.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-29-15

woman always does not know

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

so stereotypical indecisiveness by her gets old. the man mumbles to much making it wearisome. pace is good. story good.

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  • Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Each lesson in Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Effective

  • By Justin on 03-28-13

the woman speaks cleat

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

the guy mumbles at times. this could be better. the pace was slow on chapter 1-4. too fat on chapter 5.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful