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  • LikeWar

  • The Weaponization of Social Media
  • By: P. W. Singer, Emerson T. Brooking
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, where the most important battles are now only a click away. Through the weaponization of social media, the Internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the Internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our smartphones.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deep analysis of the Social Media revolution

  • By Ross J. Patti on 10-29-18

For the non-computer folks among us!

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Reviewed: 12-06-18

Fantastic book! A well reasoned handling of the impact of social media on our day-to-day lives. This was delivered in a non-judge mental tone with excellent historic background

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yellowstone: Inferno: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • The Yellowstone Series, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

The Yellowstone Series, a new disaster thriller from critically acclaimed author Bobby Akart, takes the listener on a thrill ride as a cataclysmic event of extinction-level proportions ticks away like a time bomb, awaiting its moment. Millions of people visit the Yellowstone National Park every year, blissfully unaware they are on top of the greatest killer man has ever known - the Yellowstone supervolcano. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yellowstone Inferno

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-21-18

Yellowstone #2

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-21-18

Very slow story progress, but good character development . Perhaps #3 will be a little more swift.

  • The Tango War

  • The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II
  • By: Mary Jo McConahay
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
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    4 out of 5 stars 11
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    4 out of 5 stars 11

 The Tango War by Mary Jo McConahay fills an important gap in World War II history. Beginning in the '30s, both sides were well aware of the need to control not just the hearts and minds but also the resources of Latin America. The fight was often dirty: Residents were captured to exchange for US prisoners of war and rival spy networks shadowed each other across the continent. At all times, it was a Tango War, in which each side closely shadowed the other's steps. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Forrest J. on 10-15-18

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Reviewed: 10-15-18

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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,103

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

D E Taylor is back

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Reviewed: 10-12-18

As if the Bobs in the Bobaverse he goes and out does himself. Great science fiction !

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  • Apocalypse Coming

  • The Tears of Ephraim, Book 1
  • By: William Dunaway, Cindy Dunaway
  • Narrated by: Ben Clark
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Vince and Kim Johnson live on a farm 40 miles to the southeast of Kansas City, Missouri. After serving 17 years in the army, due to an injury, Vince had to take an early medical retirement. Now, the most he thinks he must fight is cabin fever. Little does he know that a chain of events is about to take place that will test all his training and leadership skills. They are reunited with family, a unique group of inexperienced friends, plus four of the men Vince served with while in the army, to prepare for what might be the real apocalypse. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Apocalypse Buff

  • By Joseph T Garica on 01-11-18

Surprisingly good!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Ok, not bad for first effort. Coherent story line, interesting character development. Defiantly good enough to read the next book

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Siege

  • Arisen, Book 13
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,134

In the north, the collapsed section of the Wall is defended only by the decimated remains of 2 PARA. Even reinforced by Jameson and the exhausted Royal Marines of One Troop, it's a doomed delaying action at best - and the last choke point in the entire ZA faces an incoming tide of dead stretching to the ends of the Earth. Meanwhile, hunkered down at CentCom, the unified ranks of our heroes, led by Ali and Fick, work furiously to fortify and reinforce what will be humanity's final fallback position - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frick & Pred

  • By J. Gordon on 03-08-18

Best zombie series ever!

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Reviewed: 03-11-18

Been with this series from book 1. Excellent writing and very well researched background Xyz

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,182

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Nail bitter

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Reviewed: 12-30-17

Fantastic read absolutely non-stop action with great character development I'll be watching out for this author.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Valley of Vengeance

  • The Borrowed World Series, Book 5
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,205

In this fifth installment in The Borrowed World Series, human resources manager Alice Watkins is finally making it home. In her journey across Virginia, she experiences a country disintegrating and collapsing in on itself in the wake of a nationwide terror attack. Her trip home is agonizing; her experiences indescribable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alice you changed...

  • By Chrisbrow on 07-13-17

Book #5

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Reviewed: 10-15-17

Great book which could have been titled "some folks just need killing". Xxxx zzz cxcc.

  • The Way of Men

  • By: Jack Donovan
  • Narrated by: Jack Donovan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,735

What is masculinity? Ask ten men and you'll get ten vague, conflicting answers. Unlike any book of its kind, The Way of Men offers a simple, straightforward answer - without getting bogged down in religion, morality, or politics. It's a guide for understanding who men have been and the challenges men face today. The Way of Men captures the silent, stifling rage of men everywhere who find themselves at odds with the overregulated, overcivilized, politically correct modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needs to be re-recorded

  • By Avid Reader on 05-19-17

Unexpected pleasure

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Reviewed: 03-24-17

The interesting quick listen that this very thought provoking in today's world. Worth a listen for anyone who can see clearly.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Democide

  • Charlie's Requiem, Book 1
  • By: A. American, Walt Browning
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

Charlie finds herself caught in the city as it degenerates into chaos following an EMP attack. Charlie, a successful pharmaceutical sales rep, has no background in prepping or survival. Thrust into a do or die situation, she quickly learns that leaders in Washington are working to change the country as she knows it. Her world has become a race to freedom while attempting to avoid capture by the new government's agents.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book a little hard to follow

  • By Kristy Rieman on 02-19-17

Wow sign me up for the next one!

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Reviewed: 02-17-17

First book was a bit slow and small. This book developed the characters much more completely. Now looking forward to next installment. It may be fiction, but it's happened before.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful