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  • Resistance Is Futile!

  • How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 626

Since the day Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, the left has waged a demented war against him. Liberals used to pride themselves on their ultra-hipness, but Trump has turned them into weeping little girls in pink party dresses. The very people who once mocked right-wingers for (allegedly) overreacting to every little thing are now the ones hyperventilating and hatching insane conspiracy theories. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and rational

  • By Nancy J. Brown on 09-07-18

Pretty Fun

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

as usual I really enjoyed Ann coulter's smarmy sarcasm. my only gripe with most of her books is sometimes when proving a point she goes on with too many examples after 5 or 6 will do. at these moments in the book it's like somebody to keep saying the same joke over and over again thinking it will increase laughs. I love Ann Coulter she's a great American and this is who the founders meant when they meant the Press should be watching the Watchers.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,897

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

I wish Dinesh was the reader.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I wish Dinesh was the reader. However the book was very informative and I have some things to look up for myself now.

I remember about 10 years ago, I was trying to figure out the definition of fascism and Fascism. To my dismay, there was so much crappy information that all I could figure out was 'some sticks bundled together' to make something stronger. Like rope is a bunch of strings. Politically, I came to imagine it started out like Be Pluribus Unum. When I asked 'well informed people' I would get blank stare, or, 'It's terrible', or That was Mouselinni, not Hitler.

But a couple years ago I saw AntiFA come on the scene, I thought it was supposed to mean Anti First Amendment. When I found out it was supposed to be Anti Fascism, I could not believe it. I thought to myself "this is the exact conduct I learned about in WW2 history, black shirts and brown shirts."

Of course it is pretty easy to see how all kinds of people have been changing history and changing word meanings all along mankind. For example if you are anything about individual freedoms, then that means you are now a RIGHT WING NATIONALIST, homophobe, bigot, rascist, bla, bla, bla.

It also occurred to me that the left is using playground 'girl rules' that change during the game. But the older I get the more I see that the left has been using 'girl rules' as long as I've been alive.

When cable TV was new, I watched CSPAN and saw the house debate first hand and it became obvious that I've never seen it before. Someone else has been telling me what to think about the congressional deliberations. And more importantly, the news has been telling me what to think all my life.

This was the moment when it sank it. Freedom is about free individuals. And the convoluted Constitution may be more genious and perfect than anything written so far. They flipped it around. Here is what the goverment MAY NOT DO. It's brilliant. Yet the most power hungry seem to find their way in mock these protections of the individual liberty as old fashioned silliness. For the left, this is not a war of ideas. It is a war for power. I feel sad for good hearted liberals that have to find out their leaders are fallible humans and sometimes flat evil.

When I listen to this book I fully understand how so many people don't really want to know everything. It's painful. We are monkeys with a glimmer of hope. And this is the best glimmer so far. When I listen to his book I wonder how have we lasted so long with freedom. I pray to God that we can keep freedom alive.

On this 75th anniversary of the WW2, I am 53 years old and history gets closer and closer. At my age now ... WW2 just happened a little while ago. When I was a child WW2 was just old time movie stuff from a million years ago. We need to be careful with this precious gift of freedom and guard it very deliberately against the muddy waters of changing history and changing the meaning of words.

Excellent digging and thesis on Dinesh's part. Maybe God needed him to be in jail for 8 months of night, so he could get his head clear and then continue on with his challenges to the big lies all around us. Go Dinesh. Congratulations on the full pardon. You can vote again. And keep on writing.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,620

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book.

  • By Dallas Booher on 12-17-18

Stand Up Straight with Your Shoulders Back!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Challenging, thought provoking, engaging, inspiring, now and again painfully dark, and sometimes laugh out loud funny. I was so pleased to find this book. And more pleased at the audio version. (I am well heard more than read). And I was triply delighted that Jordan read the audio himself. His voice is magnetically charismatic with the slight high pitch that makes him more accessible and sincere. I am considering all the rules. I've embraced rule one whole hearted, and I can feel better, and see than most everyone I look at feels better too.

God made me 6' 7” and it's part of my job to make the world know that I am not intending evil, but I am certainly dangerous too, especially if you are a bully. Great Book!

  • Building a StoryBrand

  • Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,574

Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts to Feel Like One Big Ad for Authors Product

  • By ManBearPig on 12-06-17

Good Stuff.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

This is the best marketing book I've read so far. And I've read a lot. Visit the website first, and you can tell if it would be in your interest.

  • How to Answer Interview Questions

  • By: Peggy McKee
  • Narrated by: Scott Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Can you explain why you're the person they need to hire? Employers ask you 100 different interview questions...but what they really want to know is, "Why should we hire you?" If you get interviews but you don't get the job, you have not explained that to them.This is the audiobook that will show you how to use your answers to get the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By corey shields on 03-12-18

Good Things to Ponder

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

Good book but starts to repeat. Some good examples of tripping you up questions. read it.

  • The Jesus Incident

  • The Pandora Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited on Pandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt to establish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more trouble arises. Their sentient ship - backed up by an impressive array of armaments - has decided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So what's happening here?

  • By ErikI on 04-15-16

This book is so sci-fi.

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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: 03-16-17

I really love this book. It's elegant literature. It has great sweeping scene changes and different slices of perspectives. It has tons of really really sci-fi concepts mixed with economics, human natures, empathy and Maciavalian agendas crashing together. Great stuff.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ping

  • A Frog in Search of a New Pond
  • By: Stuart Avery Gold
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

This is the mystical story of Ping, a frog with a proud heritage who's ignored the signs of his pond drying up around him, and is stuck in the mud. Forced to leave his home, he makes a leap into the unknown, unprepared for what lies ahead. He's saved by the elderly, wise Owl, who teaches him physical and mental skills, enabling him to set goals and pursue his dreams despite many setbacks along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • short but inspiring

  • By Anonymous User on 09-07-17

Fun Composition, yet heavily borrowed.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

I enjoyed this fun story, but it does need work. Much of the borrowed materials do need always no out very elegantly.

  • 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 2,071
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874

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

Good listen for a history book.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

I did learn some things. And now I know why the name Decatur holds so much honor. Hat's off to the Navy and The Marines.

  • The Design of Everyday Things

  • By: Donald A. Norman
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 879
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came science. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new frontier. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how - and why - some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Badly needs updating

  • By Sean on 10-29-11

Great stuff. Very entertaining. Needs an update.

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

this is a very good book. I wish the author was actually the reader. He is very karizmatik down-to-earth and Charming.

  • Book Summary: Crucial Conversations: 45 Minutes - Key Points Summary/Refresher with Crib Sheet Infographic

  • By: Executive Reads
  • Narrated by: Michael Stadler
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Thinking of picking up Crucial Conversations and spending several hours reading it, or did you already do that and need a refresher? Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler's guide for conducting conversations when they matter most is valuable in your personal and professional areas of life. Crucial Conversations explains how to identify these important moments and how to successfully navigate them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good short version. But still need the full boook.

  • By Ken Wells on 07-23-16

Good short version. But still need the full boook.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-16

Good start. But you still need t get the full book. So go get 'em tiger.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful