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  • C Street

  • The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
  • By: Jeff Sharlet
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Guskin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, D.C., address. The house has lately been the scene of notorious political scandal, but more crucially, it is home to efforts to transform the very fabric of American democracy. And now, after laying bare its tenants' past in The Family, Sharlet reports from deep within fundamentalism in today's world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Much Of A Sequel

  • By Paul on 11-28-11

what is the trouble with Congress now? read!<br />

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Reviewed: 03-27-19

if you haven't read the family for a full background, I suggest it, although this. book is self explanatory. Jeff Sharlet is an excellent writer. this book explains how Cristian fundamentalism is destroying our government. it is frightening to see how many of our senators. congressmen, and judges now believe that God wants the USA to become a theocracy. this theocracy of course is run by the chosen elite, selected by the family. it reads almost like science fiction...but unfortunately it is reality.

  • Barracoon

  • The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469

In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview 86-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage 50 years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • skip the introduction!

  • By Earin on 10-16-18

very enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

The story is wonderful. Performance was amazing! I very much needed a little time away from my world. Thank you!

  • On Tyranny

  • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,569

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History does not repeat, but it does instruct.

  • By Darwin8u on 11-19-18

must reaf

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Reviewed: 06-05-17

on topic, on today, must read! Relevance is scary. we can learn from this book.

  • Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

  • By: Janna Levin
  • Narrated by: Janna Levin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

The authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves - by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist and award-winning writer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Story of Black Holes Colliding--Listen

  • By Linda on 07-06-16

quick study on interferometry and black holes

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Reviewed: 05-21-17

do not need to know more than intro to physics. shows the trials and tribulations of academia but that the quest for knowledge and the addiction of conviction overcome human frailty. knowledge on built in the shoulders of others who look like Giants because they are standing on those before them. collaboration is key in the scientific community.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It Can't Happen Here

  • By: Sinclair Lewis
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,195

Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, is dismayed to find that many of the people he knows support presidential candidate Berzelius Windrip. The suspiciously fascist Windrip is offering to save the nation from sex, crime, welfare cheats, and a liberal press. But after Windrip wins the election, dissent soon becomes dangerous for Jessup. Windrip forcibly gains control of Congress and the Supreme Court and, with the aid of his personal paramilitary storm troopers, turns the United States into a totalitarian state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, But Not In Order...

  • By Imagineallthepeople on 03-31-17

today in a nutshell

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Reviewed: 05-09-17

loved it...scary...makes you want to get to work!
recommend highly! better than brave New world.
should be mandatory reading.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

  • By: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and the persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and black unemployment. In this context she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raising the collective MIND!!

  • By Pizzo on 07-21-17

mandatory reading

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Reviewed: 08-27-16

if you think you are a progressive, you aren't until you have read this book!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Untold History of the United States

  • By: Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469

Aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and building on the research of the world’s best scholars, Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented "people’s history" of the American empire that challenges the notion of American exceptionalism. Stone and Kuznick will introduce listeners to a pantheon of heroes and villains as they show not only how far the United States has drifted from its democratic traditions but the powerful forces that have struggled to get us back on track.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book but felt biased...

  • By Anthony S. McComas on 06-06-16

scary true.

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Reviewed: 05-19-16

the USA was started by a bunch of self interested people, until we face that instead if teaching how wonderful we are, it will never change

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Brothers

  • The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
  • By: David Talbot
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

For decades, books about John or Robert Kennedy have woven either a shimmering tale of Camelot gallantry or a tawdry story of runaway ambition and reckless personal behavior. But the real story of the Kennedys in the 1960s has long been submerged - until now. In Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot sheds a dramatic new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its stunning aftermath. Talbot has written a gripping political history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very interesting and well written.

  • By sarah on 11-26-17

what we always thought,

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Reviewed: 04-25-16

well put together, well researched....we thought these things, now we know them. very unsettling indeed

  • War of Two

  • Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation
  • By: John Sedgwick
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

A provocative and penetrating investigation into the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the founding father dead and turned a sitting vice president into a fugitive. In the summer of 1804, two of America's most eminent statesmen squared off, pistols raised, on a bluff along the Hudson River. That two such men would risk not only their lives but the stability of the young country they helped forge is almost beyond comprehension. Yet we know that it happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Provocative

  • By Jean on 11-25-15

we have been taught a bunch of baloney!

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Reviewed: 04-08-16

what rascals we were and what rascal we are. it is like there are two species of humankind, those that can see outside themselves and those trapped inside and ready to do harm to " other"

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

  • By: Eamonn Gearon, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Eamonn Gearon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038

The Middle East is a critically important area of our world. And, with its current prominence in international affairs, media images of the Middle East reach us on a daily basis. Much media coverage, however, is incomplete at best, failing to take account of either the complexities or the historical background of this pivotal region. For most of us, the real story of the Middle East remains untold. What made this crucial geopolitical area what it is today?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Closest thing the GC has to a study of Ottomans

  • By L. Ritchie on 03-24-16

a lot of explaining about the middle East

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Reviewed: 03-22-16

well done...might listen again for the things i ay have missed. worth the listen. I knew nothing before... but have a better understanding now.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful