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  • A Young People's History of the United States

  • By: Rebecca Stefoff, Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the 19th and 20th centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds listeners that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inclusive History for Young People

  • By Susie on 03-17-14

Tiresome in its presentation!

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Reviewed: 08-14-17

Marxist analysis of America and its history! I had expected something more...but no reductionist views! Prepackaged conclusions which always leads to the oppressed needing to rally about to defeat the bad elites.... really boring 😩

16 of 40 people found this review helpful

  • Thieves of State

  • Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
  • By: Sarah Chayes
  • Narrated by: Sarah Chayes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government's oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force. Thieves of State argues that corruption is not just a nuisance; it is a major source of geopolitical turmoil. Since the late 1990s, corruption has grown such that some governments now resemble criminal gangs, provoking extreme reactions ranging from revolution to militant puritanical religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic insight

  • By Keefer on 05-25-15

A brilliantly clearheaded description of corruption in the World!!

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Reviewed: 04-28-16

I recommend all read this clearly written book to help join the dots in why extremism of whatever religious type exists.

  • Bigger Leaner Stronger

  • The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
  • By: Michael Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeff Justus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135

Michael Matthews' number one best-selling natural bodybuilding book with more than 400,000 copies sold. If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... regardless of your age ... then you want to listen to this book. Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to Basics: Lift Heavy, Eat Well..it will come

  • By S. White on 05-29-15

Very practical and informative!!

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Reviewed: 03-04-15

I have been weight lifting for 6 six and done a lot of the thing Matt describes which have led to periods of stagnation. Matt's emphasis on progressive overloading best describes the way I have achieved what I have. However the whole package of knowledge with practical methods to achieve growth in strength is a great confirmation of my intuitions and knowledge that I've gained to achieve strength. I recommend this no nonsense straight talking approach to serious seekers after strength and power!!! Good on you Matt!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones (Part Two) Part 2

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

This is Part Two of Book 1 of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. This first volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE is unabridged and split into two parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent production!!!

  • By John on 01-21-15

Excellent production!!!

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Reviewed: 01-21-15

The story and narrator are both fantastic!!!! I recommend the story and especially read this narrator.... Can't wait till the next book

  • A Game of Thrones Part 2

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully read!!

  • By John on 01-16-15

Beautifully read!!

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Reviewed: 01-16-15

Excellent narration! I'll recommend this version to all I know. The narrator is wonderful! His ability to bring the various characters to life is inspiring.....

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century Part 3

  • By: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ambitious Work

  • By Christine L. Chu on 01-11-15

Comprehensive and thought provoking!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Piketty more than picquet my interest with his thorough exposition. I think that his work will help towards a democratisation of Capital that great challenge of any true freedom loving person. The unfettered allowance of private interests will result in a new type of medieval world where certain private individuals with untold amounts of capital will determine events solely from backroom deals. This is why we need to discuss and control capital and its influence.