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  • Selections from the Writings of Cicero

  • By: Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote on a wide range of subjects, from Greek philosophy to moral duty to friendship. Though he considered philosophy secondary to politics and often used his writings for explicit political ends, his work has nevertheless been widely read for over two thousand years and has influenced everything from the culture of the Renaissance to the ideals of the founding fathers of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I've listened to.

  • By Edward on 09-25-17

The parts on friendship were the most interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-17

The parts on friendship were the most interesting. Its interesting how some insights to people are so old.

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  • David Copperfield [Naxos AudioBooks]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 36 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 257

The intensely personal David Copperfield (widely regarded to be the most autobiographical of the author’s novels) is one of Dickens’ greatest works. We follow David Copperfield from birth and miserable childhood to inevitable tragedies, until he finally finds happiness later in life. Full of some of the most memorable characters in literary history. Nicholas Boulton’s depiction of the oily Uriah Heep and David Copperfield’s sinister stepfather, Murdstone, do the novel full justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dickens would be proud

  • By ML on 03-22-12

Masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

It's easy to see why this book is considered a masterpiece. The characters come alive. The humanity of the protagonists shines through. You see how the perspective of David changes with age. I love how Dickens illustrates the relationships between the characters.
A notable theme for me was that hard work pays off, which comes back several times throughout the book. And also loyalty, and strength of character (conviction).
Finally, the narrator really brought this work to light helping to capture the ideas of the author.

  • Investing in Oil and Gas

  • By: Mike May P.E.
  • Narrated by: Dean Wendt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

Part I - Oil and Gas Operations covers oil and gas operations in the field. It includes historical and structural geology, seismic surveying, drilling a well, well logging, completions, production methods, reservoir drive mechanisms, selling oil and natural gas, and workovers. Part II - Oil and Gas Business delves deeply into the business side of oil and gas investments. Part III - 150 Questions to Consider Before You Invest - provides over 150 specific questions to ask before you invest in an oil and gas deal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book on Oil & Gas Investing

  • By Brent on 02-26-12

Interesting but narration a little dry.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-16

The author was very knowledgeable and framed the subject in a different way from how I had looked at it. Also, he highlighted why certain things are done and why certain numbers are calculated.

  • The Wealth of Nations

  • The Giants of Political Thought Series
  • By: Adam Smith
  • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

> An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is one of the most important and influential works ever published on economic theory and is the foundation of classical economics. In it, Adam Smith stresses the importance of the division of labor to economic progress. He criticizes the arguments for economic planning and offers a detailed theoretical and historical case for free trade. In this masterpiece of the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment, Smith develops a theory of social order arising from the unintended consequences of self-interested behavior.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating

  • By Alexander on 11-27-16

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-16

I come away with a deeper understanding of The Wealth of Nations, even more than if I had read it. This book illuminates the context that Adam Smith wrote his masterpiece in.

The most memorable section would be the discussion of his class lectures in Edinburgh.

  • Oil and Honey

  • The Education of an Unlikely Activist
  • By: Bill McKibben
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight - from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, historical and well written.

  • By Kyle on 09-19-13

Not what I was expecting

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-16

Authors personal story about his struggle with Keystone Excel and beyond.
I'm not sure what I was expecting but it was not this.