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  • Every Day Is Extra

  • By: John Kerry
  • Narrated by: John Kerry
  • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Every Day Is Extra is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life. Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington. Few books convey as convincingly as this one the life of public service like that which John Kerry has lived for 50 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well-written, and a completely engaged performance

  • By S.R. on 09-05-18

We can solve our problems

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Reviewed: 01-02-19

great story. filled with facts.filled with hope. filled with the details of the Halls of power.

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  • Facts and Fears

  • Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence
  • By: Trey Brown, James R. Clapper
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 18 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama's senior intelligence advisor for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the US Intelligence Community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia's influence operation on the 2016 US election.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Speaking Straight, Unbiased Truth to Power

  • By Cynthia on 05-29-18

an insight to the capabilities and limitations of

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

James Clapper is yet another faithful servant to the nation. We should be grateful for the service of so many.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,068
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,060
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,966

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

Listen to be objective - two sides to every story

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Reviewed: 06-30-18

I enjoyed learning about the challenges the FBI faced as they tried to enforce the legal system as bad actors in previous administrations were trying to get around the law.

  • A History of India

  • By: Michael H. Fisher, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael H. Fisher
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

Over 5,000 years, India has been home to a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures. Two of the world's great religions - Hinduism and Buddhism - have their origins in South Asia, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a central hub for trade, migration, and cultural exchange. Today the subcontinent contains 20 percent of the world's population and is a thriving center for global business, making this region one of most significant economic powerhouses in the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For beginners only

  • By Lams63 on 02-10-17

Good Overview

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Reviewed: 11-26-17

This is a great book for learning and provides a foundation for go deeper. I found the reader to pause often but I found that helpful.