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  • Decline and Fall

  • The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America
  • By: John Michael Greer
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

The decline and fall of America's global empire is the central feature of today's geopolitical landscape, and the nature of our response to it will determine much of our future trajectory, with implications that reach far beyond the limits of one nation's borders. Decline and Fall: The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America challenges the conventional wisdom of empire, using a wealth of historical examples combined with groundbreaking original analysis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will insist friends & family read this book

  • By Paul on 05-14-16

A great look at the USA through a new set of eyes

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

For the audio book the worst part of the book as the voice actor. He went full old man wizard voice, never go full old man wizard. He let up after a while, it was probably killing his voice right a long with my ears.
The book it self is a deep dive into a very different perspective on the challenges facing our current times but if you are ready to swim then jump right in!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sphere

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Edward Asner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

An astonishing discovery is made in the South Pacific, 1,000 feet below the surface of the water. A spaceship has been found resting on the ocean floor - a spaceship at least 300 years old. Four scientists rush to the scene - but what they find there only raises more - and increasingly ominous - questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A decent book ruined by abridgement

  • By Aaron on 01-06-04

One of my favorite audio books

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Loved this book. Always been one of my favorites. Thought the performance was good and the storyline has a lot of action at the same time as it makes you think.

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,919

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

An amazing look inside the Third Reich

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

An amazing look at Nazi Germany from the perspective of the people's own documentation (journal, records, etc...). The author wonderfully interconnected all of this into a fantastic story told from the many different perspectives.

The audio book (though long) was very engaging and the narration was very well done.

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,088

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long listen but worth the effort and patience

  • By Emily on 05-04-13

Too long for an audiobook read

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

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

Good book with some interesting points but better to read a paper back as 63 hours of audio book was a heck of a lot of audio booki

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Galt, because John Galt

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

The shear length of the book made me cry

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  • The Art and Practice of Geomancy

  • Divination, Magic, and Earth Wisdom of the Renaissance
  • By: John Michael Greer
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Art and Practice of Geomancy teaches readers how to divine the answers to life's everyday questions about health, luck, new jobs, and love, as well as finding buried treasure, predicting the weather, and identifying secret enemies. Greer delivers to readers an ancient system of divination in an easy-to-use form requiring little more than a pen and a piece of paper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book not a good audio book

  • By David on 02-15-13

Good book not a good audio book

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

Reviewed: 02-15-13

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

The book is interesting and worth a read (if you are interested in divination). You'll learn where Geomancy came from (from arabic countries and picked up by Medieval Europe). ...but beyond the introduction portion containing the history you'll need the book in paper form. If you are actually interested in divining a few questions you'll need the charts and various other tables in the book and it becomes very inconvient to have to write down dozens and dozens of meanings for different symboles. The audio book references an accompanying PDF file with much of the information you'd need but the PDF file is not actually listed on the Audible website anywhere I could find (perhaps Audible will post the PDF, but until then you'll still need the paperback to make use of the information in the book).

If you want this book either buy the paper version or be prepared to buy the paper back version once you've hit a wall on taking notes from the Audiobook.

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