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George H. Blumel

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  • Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

  • An International Perspective
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847

In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A paradigm shift on the subject of equality

  • By Steven Schardein on 10-02-15

A Great Teacher

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

Reading Sowell’s books can be the equivalent of an advanced degree in economics. His clear writing and extensive historical research makes learning very interesting.

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,023
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,362
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,363

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Putin's Enemy

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Bill Browder is indeed Putin's enemy --the book is more timely than ever now that the ruthless dictator of Russia mentioned his name at the conference with President Trump. Browder's story tells it like it is in Russia today from personal experience. The first part of the book is a history of Browder's life leading to his prominence in Russia as a major investor there. Then, almost day-by-day he tells how the corrupt Putin and his oligarchs stole it all and murdered his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky which provoked the Magnitsky Act in Congress. Well-written, easy-to-read.

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The Unsung Hero
    Troubleshooters, Book 1
    
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    Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    911 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • The Unsung Hero

  • Troubleshooters, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 513

After a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the Navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings. In a desperate effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorist team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton - the sweet girl next door who has grown into a remarkable woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Hero to the Very End!

  • By Maria on 04-22-13

The unsung hero got short shrift

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-11

There was a plot in there somewhere but most of the time the author spent on sexual fantasies and sexual acts --the book should have been classified under pornography.

  • Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

  • Political Doublespeak Through Philosophy & Jokes
  • By: Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

In Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington, our two favorite philosopher-comedians return just in time to save us from the doublespeak and flim-flam of politics in America.

Deploying jokes as well as the occasional insight from Aristotle and his peers, Cathcart and Klein explain what politicos are up to when they state: "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence"; "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is"; or even, "We hold these truths to be self-evident...."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny political fallacies

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-11

Jokes and Philosopy --Neither!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-11

I expected humor by the title and discussing philosophy is usually interesting and educational --this book was neither one. The jokes (as far as I got into it) were old and what the authors called philosophy, I would call ad hominem political attacks and just plain bias. Not that I didn't agree with some of the criticism of those being attacked here --it was just done poorly and without style.

  • Pursuit of Honor

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,436
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,695

The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Outstandung Vince Flynn Book

  • By Jason J Preston on 10-21-09

The way it should be...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-09

After fighting the self-serving, entrenched, arrogant politicians for so many years it is a fantasy escape to read a story where they get slapped down and truth and justice prevail even if it is the hard way. The ACLU, whacky enviro and pseudo human rights groups and the like are exposed for what they are by Flynn through his patriotic characters. I think that is a major appeal of this and other Flynn books. The plots are interesting, too. I liked this book also because many of the characters are identifiable in today's congress. Flynn shows with examples that relate to current problems in the country today like political correctness and the negative influence of lawyers our overly litigious society. It is a good read, or should I say listen. The narrator is excellent, too.

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  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism)

  • By: Christopher C. Horner
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

The big media have spoken on the question of global warming, and the debate is officially over. "Be afraid, be very afraid", warns Time magazine. But have Al Gore and his environmentalist allies really proven their case? Not even close, says Christopher C. Horner.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not great for Audio

  • By Jay M. on 09-14-07

Watermelons

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-07

Excellent, common sense, well-documented book about the real reason so many otherwise obviously sane and intelligent people claim to believe the incredible apocalyptic claims of global warming. It is their way of pushing for total government after the Communist plans for world domination didn't work out for them. The forces now at the forefront of this world-wide effort to destroy free market capitalism and put all power in government dictatorships are the former Communists who now call themselves "Greens" --hence watermelons, green on the outside and red on the inside. The author knows these people and their organizations and tactics and he tells about them in this book in an entertaining way for such a serious subject.

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