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Jack Frasier

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  • Linux

  • Advanced Strategies to Learn and Execute Linux Programming
  • By: Daniel Jones
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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Through the course of this audiobook, you’re going to learn strategies to think like a programmer. You’ll learn how to program in Python and Java, as well as how to write scripts for the Linux command line. By the end, you’re going to have a masterful grip on how to write efficient and strong programs.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good intro to bash python and java

  • By Jack Frasier on 12-08-18

very good intro to bash python and java

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Reviewed: 12-08-18

this book has a lot of great info for the beginner linux programmer. get the kindle too for examples though

  • Free Market Revolution

  • How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government
  • By: Yaron Brook, Don Watkins
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election results revealed that tens of millions of Americans are alarmed by big government but skeptical that anything can or will be done to stop the growth of the state. In Free Market Revolution, the keepers of Ayn Rand’s legacy argue that the answer lies in Rand’s pioneering philosophy of capitalism and self-interest—a philosophy that more and more people are turning to for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ayn Rand is relevant today

  • By John on 02-09-13

excellent modern adaptation of ayn rand ideals

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Reviewed: 11-29-18

this is a great audiobook to summarize and modernize conservative economic understanding to today's political culture. read it and share it!

  • How to Win an Argument

  • An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion
  • By: Marcus Tullius Cicero, James May
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
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All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct - and often failing as a result - we'd win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, or rhetoric.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent invaluable resource

  • By bruttino on 07-27-17

essential information for everyone!

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Reviewed: 11-25-18

this information recorded by cicero 2000 years ago is an important fundamental for all self learning and communicating with other people. I'm listening to it 3 times!

  • Candide (Gildan Media Edition)

  • By: Voltaire
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
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Candide, is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. One of the finest satires ever written, this lively tale follows the absurdly melodramatic adventures of the youthful Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunégonde, and tortured by the Inquisition. As Candide witnesses calamity upon calamity, he becomes disillusioned and discovers that all is not always for the best....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing, a favorite, well read

  • By Philo on 02-24-12

great unabridged version

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Reviewed: 11-25-18

after the strange choice in intro music, the rest is a well narrated and unabridged version of candide by voltaire. I liked it. very well done.

  • Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market - Scholar's Edition

  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
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Murray N. Rothbard's great treatise, Man, Economy, and State, and its complementary text, Power and Market, are here combined into a single audiobook edition as they were written to be. It provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austrian Economics

  • By Greek Samiotis on 04-13-16

the greatest treatise on economics ever!

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Reviewed: 11-24-18

fully defined in great detail, the libertarian perspective on economics. rothbard is the wisest author on economics! very long, 5 parts! be ready for a big audiobook!

  • Robot Dreams

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Lost Robot"; a woman’s talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered … and seventeen more future visions from the grand master of science fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 3 Laws of Robotics

  • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-26-14

cool tales of futurism by the master asimov

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Reviewed: 11-13-18

very good collection of issac asimov's stories. not just robots, some aliens, human augmentation and space as well. great to add to your collection if it's not there already

  • The Case Against Education

  • Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money
  • By: Bryan Caplan
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
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Despite being immensely popular - and immensely lucrative - education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity - in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, someone says what needs to be said about education

  • By Brandon B. on 05-17-18

confirms that school sucks

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Reviewed: 11-02-18

this is probably one of the greatest books I've ever audio books on the education system. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Trump: The Art of the Deal

  • By: Donald J. Trump, Tony Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Donald J. Trump
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Insight!

  • By JennRem on 10-10-18

great stories from the master of win-win deals

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Reviewed: 10-30-18

Trump shows long before he was president how he made win-win deals with even the most difficult of partners. government and city bureaucrats, political opponents, and everyone ends up profiting even when they give him a hard time. unless they push him too far. then he wins and they dont!

  • The Myth of the Rational Voter

  • Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies
  • By: Bryan Caplan
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing

  • By Lyle Wincentsen on 05-12-11

excellent topic. insightful and relevent

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Reviewed: 10-28-18

this book brilliantly explains through economic terms why voting and voters only believe themselves to be moral and correct

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

great book about the mad genius businessman

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Reviewed: 10-25-18

this was a really great book about Elon Musk in about his history probably the best one already written