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  • Game of Thorns

  • The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton's Failed Campaign and Donald Trump's Winning Strategy
  • By: Doug Wead
  • Narrated by: Doug Wead
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Here is the first insider account of the precipitous fall of Hillary Clinton. How the scandals of a lifetime finally reached critical mass. How, in the last few days of the campaign, some on her staff saw the ghostly shroud of defeat creeping over them but were helpless to act, frozen by the self-denial of the group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So well done!

  • By Smitty on 04-06-17

An eye-opening, MUST read for American voters.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

This was an excellent historical account of the current political climate. it contained insights and reminders to the backgrounds of our political leadership.

  • Drinking in America

  • Our Secret History
  • By: Susan Cheever
  • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin Creel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

In Drinking in America, best-selling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the 17th to the 20th century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By C. Trunek on 05-16-17

Some what liberal interpretation of history.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

Taking drinking in context to historical events, this author opens reader's eyes to a part of history not taught in schools...but it should be.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

  • The Forgotten War That Changed American History
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting history - terrible narrator

  • By School Nurse Cindy on 12-08-15

Information that SHOULD BE taught in schools.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

The lessons of history are only learned if schools include them in the curriculum. the Many muslim nations have been at war with America since it's inception, and those nations are not to be trusted.

  • Clinton Cash

  • The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich
  • By: Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046

In his New York Times best-selling books Extortion and Throw Them All Out, Schweizer detailed patterns of official corruption in Washington that led to congressional resignations and new ethics laws. In Clinton Cash he follows the Clinton money trail, revealing the connection between their personal fortune, their close personal friends, the Clinton Foundation, foreign nations, and some of the highest ranks of government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read before you vote in Nov

  • By Maureen on 05-09-16

A MUST read for any voter.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

Every American voter should be aware of these facts as presented. Transparency, ethics, integrity, judgement, and honesty are what voters should demand in every candidate. Unfortunately for America, the Clintons have none of these.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Most Wanted Man

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

New spies with new loyalties, old spies with old ones; terror as the new mantra; decent people wanting to do good but caught in the moral maze; all the sound, rational reasons for doing the inhuman thing; the recognition that we cannot safely love or pity and remain good "patriots" -- this is the fabric of John le Carré's fiercely compelling audiobook A Most Wanted Man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average story. Unimaginative ending.

  • By Gary on 05-05-15

Average story. Unimaginative ending.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

Perhaps it would be better as a screen play, but the story dragged and seemed incomplete.

  • Injustice

  • Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department
  • By: J. Christian Adams
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Justice is supposed to be blind, especially to race and politics. Yet as Department of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower J. Christian Adams divulges in his shocking exposé, Injustice, justice under the Obama administration is anything but blind. Here, Adams reveals the never-before-published truth about the corrupt, racist, and politicized inner workings of the Obama Justice Department, as well as the untold story of the DOJ’s corrupt handling of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eric Holder belongs in a jail cell.

  • By Michael Stephenson on 11-12-11

Justifying Injustice

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

Adams opens our eyes with a scathing report on how our nation's "free elections", aren't. "Civil Rights" is clearly an oxymoron.
I was shocked to learn how often and how easy it has been for elections to be slanted or outright stolen, right in front of us. The primary right and responsibility of all Americans has been corrupted by a liberal, race-prejudiced administration, and the DOJ has made us powerless to stop it.
Adams should be rewarded the Nobel for bravely bringing this information to our attention. At the least, he would be deserving of it.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Muzzled

  • The Assault on Honest Debate
  • By: Juan Williams
  • Narrated by: Juan Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Prize-winning Washington journalist Juan Williams was dismissed by NPR for speaking his mind and saying what many Americans feel - that he gets nervous when boarding airplanes with passengers dressed in Muslim garb. NPR banished the veteran journalist in an act of political correctness that ultimately sparked nationwide outrage. Muzzled is a hard-hitting critique of the topics and concerns we can't talk about without suffering retaliation at the hands of the political correctness police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should Be Required Reading

  • By Flavius on 10-07-11

Confuzzing

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

Reviewed: 11-05-11

Juan Williams, is obviously a man filled with some rage after his unjustified firing from NPR. He does a fine job of explaining that the true racism in our nation is mostly from the intolerant far Left, and not from the "racist Right" as the Left constantly screams.
Juan also does a fine job of exposing how our nation has become too polarized and too "politically correct" to the point that most real debates on the issues are limited to only superficial attention by the media. We've been effectively stifled to the extreme, thus leaving the real problems of our economy and society unfixed.
However, Juan also spends a good portion of the book pointing out the nearly infinite failures of Liberal thinking and policies, while also proudly wearing the same label. I found it particularly insightful that Juan admitted to being brought up under the belief that the fictional TV character, Archie Bunker, was the stereotypical bigoted Republican - to be protested against. Juan Williams explains that his community upbringing cemented this prejudice, and has thus dedicated his career to refuting and rejecting conservative beliefs. His book further proves that the Left are the bigger hypocrites, and pose a far greater danger to the "muzzling" of American thinking.

-- GM

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • No One Would Listen

  • A True Financial Thriller
  • By: Harry Markopolos
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776

No One Would Listen is the exclusive story of the Harry Markopolos-lead investigation into Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. While a lot has been written about Madoff's scam, few actually know how Markopolos and his team - affectionately called "the Fox Hounds" by Markopolos himself - uncovered what Madoff was doing years before this financial disaster reached its pinnacle. Unfortunately, no one listened, until the damage of the world's largest financial fraud ever was irreversible.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the story, but not the author

  • By Brock on 05-08-13

Been there, done that.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-10

Having also been a whistleblower in a multi-billion dollar Wall Street fraud, I believe Harry has perfectly caught the essence of the internal frustration and personal conflict of the story.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Day of Reckoning

  • How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed are Tearing America Apart
  • By: Patrick J. Buchanan
  • Narrated by: Patrick J. Buchanan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In Day of Recokoning, the author explicates the current existential crisis in the United States. President Bush's conversion to an ideology of "democratism" after 9/11, Buchanan says, has led the country to the edge of strategic disaster while creating fierce divisions among Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sure Enough "Eye Opener"!

  • By James on 11-13-11

Scary

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-08

A frightening and pessimistic depiction of the eventual collapse of American society. Backed by a combination of facts and opinions, the conclusions reached are a scare tactic incentive for America to change its essence as free and compassionate society, in order to survive.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Made to Stick

  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827

Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better The Second Time

  • By Jeremy on 09-05-09

Made to Stick

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-07

Excellent, especially for anyone working in the services or "selling intangibles" business.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful