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  • The Death of Expertise

  • The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters
  • By: Tom Nichols
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything and all voices demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By iKlick on 09-10-17

I'm no expert...

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

well done, great book! Checking now for a similar listen. This book really set the bar.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,435

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

  • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

Anxiously waiting for the next book!<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18


Keep up the truly great writing, this is book was a great listen!
thank you!

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,644
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,466

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

very contemporary, great listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

hurry and write a sequel! the best audible book of the summer.
loved it! thanx!

  • The Assault on Intelligence

  • American National Security in an Age of Lies
  • By: Michael V. Hayden
  • Narrated by: Michael V. Hayden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

In the face of a president who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, truth tellers are under attack. Meanwhile, the world order is teetering on the brink. North Korea is on the verge of having a nuclear weapon that could reach all of the United States, Russians have mastered a new form of information warfare that undercuts democracy, and the role of China in the global community remains unclear. There will always be value to experience and expertise, devotion to facts, humility in the face of complexity, and a respect for ideas, but in this moment they seem more important, and more endangered, than they've ever been.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edifying

  • By Jean on 07-13-18

a great listen..informative !

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

thank you ...a great narrator ! the book is going be part of our countries history!

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  • Flash Boys

  • A Wall Street Revolt
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,838

Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely A Worthwhile Learning Experience

  • By T Spencer on 07-14-15

money, money, money

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

another great audible book by Michael Lewis!!
captivating and never boring!
audible you're the best.

  • The Divide

  • American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
  • By: Matt Taibbi
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196

Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail. In search of a solution, journalist Matt Taibbi discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where our two most troubling trends - growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration - come together, driven by a dramatic shift in American citizenship: Our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Capitalism and Democracy Collide

  • By Michael on 04-20-14

this is a must listen, it sure is easy to forget..

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

Reviewed: 05-09-14

What made the experience of listening to The Divide the most enjoyable?

very well done..this is a treasure trove of facts that should be required listening / reading.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too numerous to mention. just an amazing story.

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

not yet.

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

the year 2008!

Any additional comments?

keep up the good work.

  • The Tin Roof Blowdown

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542

Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, and bodies float through the streets and hang from trees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How Does One Manage?

  • By Deborah on 07-20-07

First time for Burke

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

worth the time, very descriptive, a few chapters in, I was right there!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tin Roof Blowdown?

The ending by far, I did not see that coming...

What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

captivating...

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

hurricane again.

Any additional comments?

keep up the great work....love Audible.

  • Retirement Heist

  • How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers
  • By: Ellen E. Schultz
  • Narrated by: Nicole Vilencia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

It’s no secret that hundreds of companies have been slashing pensions and health coverage earned by millions of retirees. Employers blame an aging workforce, stock market losses, and spiraling costs - a perfect storm of external forces that has forced them to take drastic measures. But this so-called retirement crisis is no accident. Award-winning investigative reporter Ellen E. Schultz reveals how large companies and the retirement industry - benefits consultants, insurance companies, and banks - have all played a huge, hidden role in the death spiral of American pensions and benefits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding the next financial crisis

  • By Michael on 05-28-12

Where's the beef?

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

Reviewed: 10-28-12

What did you love best about Retirement Heist?

This book is a must. Should be a required reading for anyone who wants to work. The fact that companies are allowed to touch the funds in a retirement fund is wrong!

What other book might you compare Retirement Heist to and why?

still looking.

Which character – as performed by Nicole Vilencia – was your favorite?

The naive folks in Congress.

If you could give Retirement Heist a new subtitle, what would it be?

Money burns a hole…Don’t trust anyone.

Any additional comments?

great work a must listen...Purchased the hard copy..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Judy Franklin
  • Length: 35 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

It tells of the love affair between Anna and Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia, faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange recording

  • By Kim on 07-21-10

Harley Man on Anna Karenina....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-09

This is truly a fine written book as you listen; the narrator puts one at the events &#8230;the best!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • VangoNotes for Understanding Psychology, 8/e

  • By: Charles Morris, Albert Maisto
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland, Maria Hickey
  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

You're busy. We get it. With VangoNotes you can study "in between" all the other things you need to get done. VangoNotes gives you the confidence you need to succeed in the classroom. They're flexible; just download and go. And, they're efficient. Use them in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever. Get yours today and start studying.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Major Drawback - Inaccurate Answer

  • By Gotham on 04-21-09

very well done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-09

Truly a job well done.keep up the good work!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful