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  • The Naked Communist

  • Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom
  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 292

The Naked Communist has sold almost two million copies. It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and the world. The Naked Communist contains a distillation of more than a hundred books and treatises on communism, many written by Marxist authors. We see the communist the way he sees himself - stripped of propaganda and pretense. Explained here is the amazing appeal of communism, its history, and its basic and unchanging concepts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The History of Communism

  • By Freedom on 11-16-15

Where is Freedom?

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

Where does The Naked Communist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is top five non-fiction political book that I have read or listened to.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The facts and how well researched the book is.

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

Yes. I love Mark. I loved Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham and The Maze Runner. Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls was also very well done.

If you could give The Naked Communist a new subtitle, what would it be?

Communism is at our doorstep.

Any additional comments?

All the facts of Communism are in this book. I can see why it has been a best seller and why it is still relevant today.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls

  • Bassam, Book 1
  • By: Paul B. Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

This is the story of the last holder of the scrolls, an old chief named Zafir. Worried that his life was nearly spent, Zafir chose young Bassam to be his heir to the scrolls. Was Bassam ready? To prove the young man Zafir took him on a caravan trek with the intent of teaching him the scrolls. And then, partway into the trip, a startling surprise changed everything. The scrolls are timeless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't get out of my car

  • By Freedom on 12-04-14

Adventure I wasn't expecting

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

Reviewed: 12-07-14

Would you listen to Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls again? Why?

I would listen to this again and I plan on buying codes for family so they can listen. This was amazing adventure book that I wasn't expecting. I am addicted now and reading through the other reviews, I understand that there will be three books in the series. I am excited to read the other books as well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls?

The knife scene.

Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

red beard, yellow beard, and black beard at the beginning of the story.

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

It is too long for one sitting, but I did finish it in less than a week. Considering this is almost a 20 hour book, I couldn't put it down.

Any additional comments?

This book surprised me since I didn't know the author. I look forward to any book by this author.

26 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Prophecy and Modern Times

  • Finding Hope and Encouragement in the Last Days
  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Prophecy and Modern Times is a delightfully arranged collection of prophecies from both ancient and modern prophets. A foreword by President Ezra Taft Benson sets the stage. Learn how to interpret and understand prophecy. Learn its purpose in your own life. Next, read about prophecies concerning America and Palestine, and see how those ancient men foresaw events that we are living through right now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

  • By Sam on 12-07-14

Great Book for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

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

Reviewed: 12-07-14

Where does Prophecy and Modern Times rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Prophecy and Modern Times would rate in the top 15 of the 100+ audiobooks I have listened to.

What other book might you compare Prophecy and Modern Times to and why?

The Cleansing of America as they are both wonderful books about the second coming of Jesus Christ.

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

Mark is an expert narrator. I love listening to his books. The spirit he brings to the book is amazing.

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

It made me think about the events of the second coming of Jesus Christ and what I need to do to prepare to meet him.

Any additional comments?

This will be an audiobook I keep and refer to often.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Story of Christmas

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

In an era when Christmas is often portrayed as little more than a celebration of consumerism, many Christians are searching for a way to offer a deeper appreciation of the holiday to their children and family. New York Times Best Selling Author W. Cleon Skousen's The Real Story of Christmas reconnects the reader with what Christmas is supposed to be about: peace, goodwill, and the story of Jesus Christ. Skousen breathes new life into the Nativity story, with ample political and historical context.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Christmas Spirit

  • By Mr. Mitt on 11-20-14

Great Listen for Christmas

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

Reviewed: 11-28-14

What did you love best about The Real Story of Christmas?

Everything is well said in 35 minutes. The history of Christmas was amazing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jesus. Christmas would not matter if it was not for Jesus and Mary.

Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

The entire book was performed to perfection. Mark is a top narrator.

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

It sure was.

Any additional comments?

This is the book for Christmas!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • True Stories from the Files of the FBI

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Be the FBI Agent in training under J. Edgar Hoover and run the gauntlet of Machinegun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, and the Barker Karpis Gang. Step back into downtown Chicago of the 1930s and retrace the steps of some of America's most notorious mobsters. True Stories from the Files of the FBI was written by W. Cleon Skousen under the direct supervision of Mr. Hoover himself. These first-hand accounts of actual "do or die" situations were used for decades to train thousands of FBI agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and enlightening American history!

  • By Inspector on 08-27-14

Great history of the FBI

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

If you could sum up True Stories from the Files of the FBI in three words, what would they be?

Best true crime book

What was one of the most memorable moments of True Stories from the Files of the FBI?

Being a fan of Dillinger, I appreciated the background and the new facts I learned regarding him.

Which character – as performed by Corey M. Snow – was your favorite?

Killer Kinnie Wagner

If you could give True Stories from the Files of the FBI a new subtitle, what would it be?

FBI Agent in training

Any additional comments?

Wonderful listen

2 of 2 people found this review helpful