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  • The Stones, the Crows, the Grass, the Moon

  • By: Walter Kirn
  • Narrated by: Walter Kirn
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

The New York Times bestselling author of Up in the Air and Blood Will Out embarks on a journey that begins with the death of his mother - and ends in an inexplicable spiritual awakening. After the utter grief of taking his mother off life support, Walter Kirn is compelled to understand his recurring visions of a Native American holy site. With his children and girlfriend, he follows them. In opening himself up to the mysticism he sees in religion, music, and nature, Walter discovers something magical and transcendent: solidarity and solace in the world around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely use of language

  • By missdawes on 02-21-19

interesting short story - Abrupt ending.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-18

like the title says it was an interesting short story but ended very abruptly I feel like there should have been more to it.

  • The Globalization Paradox

  • Democracy and the Future of the World Economy
  • By: Dani Rodrik
  • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence. Combining history with insight, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik’s case for a customizable globalization supported by a light frame of international rules shows the way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today’s global challenges in trade, finance, and labor markets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A remarkable perspective

  • By Brad R Elledge on 02-11-18

informative

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

informative, yet a single perspective on a complicated topic. made good use of specific examples which helped make it feel much more relevant.

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