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  • Who Rules the World?

  • By: Noam Chomsky
  • Narrated by: Brian Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why this narrator was a poor choice

  • By A Green on 03-24-17

This book should be called 'An Ode to Victimhood'

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Or a story on how victims should claim for more entitlements while taking no responsibility. The Greek debt analysis was a great example, The writer discussed how they (Greeks) are being exploited but provided no word on how they got there - ignoring loads of corruption, very little workload, and almost no productivity.
He should come up with a Ted talk on how to become a faux intellectual- or how to develop theories on strong opinions with shallow analysis and little foundation on facts.
Please save your money.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

  • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
  • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
  • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,647

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy final volume in a great biography

  • By Mike From Mesa on 11-27-12

Narration was disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

For some reason, the 'producers' of this audiobook decided to give the first part of the narration to its new author, who took over after the original one had health issues - it was a horrible decision. He has an American accent and it become extremely anticlimactic considering one gets used to the first 80 hours of the British narration ! And then, after several hours, a British narrator picks up again! So bad that I skipped part one altogether! I'm actually considering requesting my money back.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory 1874-1932

  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 41 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

  • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

Best narration AND narrative

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Narration is usually a let down for audiobooks, but in this case quite the opposite. It really added richness to an amazing biography.

  • Demian

  • By: Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth is a Bildungsroman by Hermann Hesse, first published in 1919; a prologue was added in 1960. Demian was first published under the pseudonym "Emil Sinclair", the name of the narrator of the story, but Hesse was later revealed to be the author.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A pre-Great War, gnostic, Jungian bildungsroman.

  • By Darwin8u on 07-13-12

Read by Seinfeld.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

My favorite book, ruined by narration. Sounded like Seinfeld reading with a valley girl accent. I couldn't even take five minutes of it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful