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  • The Big Lie

  • Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,893

What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives - and President Donald Trump in particular - are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor." But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America - but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not his best.

  • By smarmer on 02-23-18

This is an amazing story of American Political His

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

This is an amazing amount of research showing the history of American political parties, processes, and ideologies. Everyone interested in American history, politics, and the truth needs to get this product.

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,042
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,532
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,520

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

One of the top 5 books I have read in my lifetime

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I recommend the audio version read by the author himself. This is one of the most brutally honest and inspirational books I have ever read. It takes us through the difficulties of finding the truth about Mohammad, his religion, and his Allah who hates 80% of the world. This is a great apologetic book for the truths of Christianity, and, sadly a brutally honest book about the truth of Islam. Once the brilliant author did the research he found that everything he had been taught about Islam and its Prophet was a lie!! He could not reject Christ and continue to live the lie of Islam, even at the personal cost of losing everything!!! Courage! I pray for the author, and his family, and I hope this is read by thousands of American Muslims.

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Life Among the Lowly
  • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615

Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Linda on 04-14-16

Anyone interested in the Civil War must read this!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

What made the experience of listening to Uncle Tom's Cabin the most enjoyable?

This is a book of genius. Lincoln looks at the Author and told her that she, and her book, was the cause of the Civil War. That may be a simplification, but it played a huge role in mobilizing the society against slavery.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Uncle Tom's Cabin?

Everything, from front to back

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Snowball

  • Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
  • By: Alice Schroeder
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 36 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,151

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2,220 well-invested minutes!

  • By BogKid on 01-07-09

Best Biographuy of a Great Investor

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

Reviewed: 06-22-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this guy has had an extraordinary life, he is smart, interesting, and everyone can learn something from him.

What other book might you compare The Snowball to and why?

Grant's Autobiography. Great men, sort of self made, but with a lot of help from friends and family, who have had an outsized impact on the Nation and world for different reasons. Both books are compelling reads.

Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no, but it was very well performed

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really, although I did feel sorry for Mr. Buffett when his wife left him for the tennis coach.

  • The Persian Expedition

  • By: Xenophon
  • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Xenophon, after being exiled from Athens, spent the last years of his life hunting, writing, and recalling in his books the great days of the Persian expedition. This record of one of the most famous marches in history contains an account of the day-to-day life of ordinary men and soldiers. Translated by Rex Warner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • did Stephen Hawking narrate this?

  • By Jack on 09-27-16

Better know something about the history first

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

Reviewed: 12-21-14

What did you like best about The Persian Expedition? What did you like least?

very detailed account of the wars and societies

What other book might you compare The Persian Expedition to and why?

Any additional comments?

Sort of tough lister due to the many Greek names that made it difficult to sort through

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Aeneid

  • By: Robert Fitzgerald (translator), Virgil
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ravenscroft
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Profoundly poetic yet gloriously accessible, this is the best way to experience a work that has remained a centerpiece of Western civilization for 2,000 years. Fitzgerald's rendering speaks directly to the modern listener, inviting us to share the excitement, adventure, and human tears as Aeneas, the warrior hero, escapes from the burning city of Troy, embarks on a long and perilous journey, and eventually, triumphantly establishes a new nation: Rome.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not complete

  • By Martin E Sargent on 04-16-16

The Roman Oddesy

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

Reviewed: 10-30-14

Would you listen to The Aeneid again? Why?

I wanted to listen to this Poem because it is a key part of the fabric of Western Civilization's world view. Along with Homer's epic tales and the Bible, perhaps this is one of the foundational pieces of literature that defines Rome, it's view of itself, the basis of Roman society, law, honor, civic duty, and patriotism. It is all a story, well told, but it helps us understand the Roman thought process that was spread through out the Western World. It was entertaining, and given time, i would listen to it again.

What did you like best about this story?

Shocking detail at how it accounted for the known history of the world at the time it was written and included the heroes and gods of the Greek legends.

What about Christopher Ravenscroft’s performance did you like?

Clear, steady pace. Nice voice, easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, not possible

Any additional comments?

If you want to understand the foundations of Western Civilization, and why we think the way we do, this is one of the important pieces of literature you should read.

  • Bolivar

  • American Liberator
  • By: Marie Arana
  • Narrated by: David Crommett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

It is astonishing that Simón Bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States. He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled more than 75,000 miles on horseback to do so, and became the greatest figure in Latin American history. His life is epic, heroic, straight out of Hollywood: he fought battle after battle in punishing terrain, forged uncertain coalitions of competing forces and races, lost his beautiful wife soon after they married and died relatively young, uncertain whether his achievements would endure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There will be blood.

  • By Joselo on 08-02-13

EXCELLENT BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-14

What made the experience of listening to Bolivar the most enjoyable?

I am a student of Latin American history, and I have never read a better history of Bolivar, the man, his times and the events of the 20 year struggle for independence from Spain and trying to bring democratic order out of the chaos that resulted from the defeat of Spanish forces.

What other book might you compare Bolivar to and why?

Samuel E Morison's "Admiral of the Ocean Seas" about the life of Columbus is the very best biography I have ever read, and it won a Pulitzer. This history and biography of Bolivar was almost on par with that great biography. The author lets us understand the times, the life, the events, and the results of Bolivar's astonishing efforts. Great read, great book.

Have you listened to any of David Crommett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was a great listen. Easy to listen to and to understand. it is a great story well told.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The amazing life of Bolivar.

Any additional comments?

Recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand modern day Latin America. No one can understand the current conditions of Latin America without understanding its history, Bolivar was a big piece of the history of the land and its people.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Days of the Incas

  • By: Kim MacQuarrie
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

In 1532, the 54-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother, Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fact is more fascinating than fiction

  • By Paul Norwood on 05-02-08

Best history of the Conquest of the Inca Nation!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absoltely, and i have. This is the most detailed, interesting, and comprehensive history of the conquest of the Inca's I have ever read. I have been studying Latin America History for 30 years, and this is the best treatment of the subject i have found. Congratulations to the author.

What did you like best about this story?

The level of detail concerning both the Europeans and the Indian lives at the time of the Conquest was simply amazing. The author covers every important detail of political concerns for both sides, geography, economics, religious, and social factors that played in this amazing feat of conquest.

Have you listened to any of Norman Dietz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not heard this man before, but this was first class.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. How did 163 Spanish defeat the 80,000 Inca warriors in Caljamarca and capture the Inca? Simply, bold audacity. The Spanish were trapped, they could not go back, the only way forward was to attack the Inca and his guard and catch them off balance. Pizarro gave the order, the spanish attacked, and the rest is history.

Any additional comments?

Fantastic story well told. Everyone interested in human behavior should read this book, as well as those interested in the period or Latin American history. This is a book that is entertaining for everyone.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Conquistador

  • Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs
  • By: Buddy Levy
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

It was a moment unique in human history: the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart. In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico, determined not only to expand the Spanish empire but to convert the natives to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions is one of the most remarkable and tragic aspects of this unforgettable story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Book

  • By Victor on 02-27-11

Excellent description of the Conquest of Mexico!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-14

Where does Conquistador rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Really, this is one of the very best history books of the Mexican Conquest i have found. If you want to know the details of the amazing conquest of Meso America by the lawyer, Cortez, listen to this book.

What did you like best about this story?

The amazing detail of the lives of the key players, both European and Indian, the detail of the strategy, the detail of the nature of the Indian lives and how quickly so many accepted the Spanish as the superior tribe. Also, the detail of the politics, Spanish, and Indian, that Cortez had to contend with and manage.

What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The telling of the story is so rich. it gives a 3D feel to the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My extreme reaction is: OMG these men were men! They truly were conquistatores, and yet they lived according to the laws of the times. I do not know anyone that could have done what they did, the living with constant expectation of death or mutilation, the constant physical and mental hardships, the hope of riches ( that did not happen for most of them) and the sense of adventure.

Any additional comments?

If you are interested in Mexican or Central American, or Spanish history, buy the book. If you are interested in the class of civilizations, buy the book. If you are interested in the nature of human behavior, buy the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 2

  • Captain Cook and the Scientific Explorations
  • By: Paul Herrmann
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

As the 18th century approached its midpoint, commercial and military competition between the European states became fierce. And whoever obtained accurate information about distant lands would hold an advantage. Were there continental landmasses in the Pacific? Was there a Northwest Passage to Japan and China? What lay in the interior of Africa? Was it possible to cross the Sahara? Where did the rivers Nile and Congo originate?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and moving

  • By Aaron on 05-09-05

The history of discovery in the Pacific and Africa

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

Where does The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is one of the very best history books i have ever listened to. I knew very little about the discoveries that happened in the Pacific and Africa, and Hermann give it all to us in vivid detail.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 2?

The descriptions of the European explorers of the African Continent were amazing to me because i had never read anything about them before. What bravery, strength, determination these men had. There are none like them on the earth today.

Which scene was your favorite?

Stanley going down the upper regions of the Congo surrounded on both sides of river by man eating savages playing drums, shooting poisonous arrows, shouting that they promise to eat the white men soon! Can you imagine!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Courage beyond belief!

Any additional comments?

Great book, thank you for providing it to us in the audio format.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful