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  • How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country
  • By: Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy
  • Narrated by: J D Jackson, John McLain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65

Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010 - as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives - they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love + Faith + Compassion = Lasting Friendships

  • By Mike on 07-03-18

Great Insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I became a fan of Trey Gowdy during the Benghazi hearings...This book introduced me to Tim Scott...Excellent short stories of their lives and backgrounds...I was sorry when the book ended...I'm sure that there has to be future books coming from these two down the road...I wish Trey was staying in Washington to fight our battles but at least we have Tim Scott there for us...

  • The Deep State

  • How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
  • By: Jason Chaffetz
  • Narrated by: Jason Chaffetz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 541

Former congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz explains how we ended up with a politicized federal bureaucracy that actively works to promote the Democratic Party's agenda and undermine Donald Trump. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By mary Trotter on 11-04-18

Disturbing Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Well written group of stories by Jason Chaffetz detailing the disgusting facts around what goes on in Washington...I hope Jeff Sessions reads it before he is asked to leave...Sorry that the Deep State handcuffed you and kept you from achieving your goals which would have helped America...Good Luck in the future...

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 13 Hours

  • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,314

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it THREE TIMES

  • By LTC R. on 04-14-16

Just the Facts

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Excellent Book and story...There were times I couldn't shut the book off...I appreciate getting the facts of this tragedy from the brave men who stood there fighting...Thank You for your Service and Bravery...I pray for the 4 who didn't survive and hope the rest of you can live a normal life...

  • The Russia Hoax

  • The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
  • By: Gregg Jarrett
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Gregg Jarrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,657

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election. This audiobook reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama’s Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If only our media at large was as thorough as this!

  • By Ruth on 01-13-19

Excellent Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Thanks for writing this book. It will be used as my "Reference Bible" when discussing these issues...Showing the chronological order of events greatly helped understand all that happened...Hope you write a follow-up book with the remaining facts once this Mueller circus comes to an end...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Younger Next Year

  • A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond
  • By: Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge M.D.
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

Younger Next Year is about how to turn back your biological clock. How to become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years, and continue to live with vitality and grace into your 80s and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!!

  • By Nathaniel on 06-08-05

Finally...Someone wrote us a guide book...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Excellent instruction guide for us Baby Boomers to travel through our third portion of our life...Most of us decay because we weren’t aware of the steps required to get younger and age gracefully...Great entertaining and laugh out loud book intertwined with knowledge and facts of what we are going through...

  • Chasing Hillary

  • Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling
  • By: Amy Chozick
  • Narrated by: Amy Chozick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

For nearly a decade, Amy Chozick chronicled Hillary Clinton's pursuit of the presidency. Chozick's front-row seat, initially at the Wall Street Journal covering Mrs. Clinton's imploding 2008 campaign, and then at the New York Times where she was assigned "The Hillary Beat", set off a years-long journey in which the formative years of her twenties and thirties became, both personally and professionally, intrinsically intertwined to Clinton's presidential ambitions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVED it ...

  • By Gail on 04-30-18

Fun to ReLive the election 2016...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Entertaining book...Great insight on the covered campaigns...Hope you write more books in the future, you have a very funny(HaHA) style...Good Luck with the family, Let us know what shower gift Hillary gets you...
PS...
Next book should be on Huma Abedin...

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,432

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Great Book...Amazing True Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Once I got used to the new style format the book was produced in, I really enjoyed the story and production...I highly recommend this book, very entertaining...I used it as a "filler" in between books and was actually sorry when it was over...The fact that it is a true story is remarkable ...

  • Clinton Cash

  • The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich
  • By: Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116

In his New York Times best-selling books Extortion and Throw Them All Out, Schweizer detailed patterns of official corruption in Washington that led to congressional resignations and new ethics laws. In Clinton Cash he follows the Clinton money trail, revealing the connection between their personal fortune, their close personal friends, the Clinton Foundation, foreign nations, and some of the highest ranks of government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read before you vote in Nov

  • By Maureen on 05-09-16

AFTER READING THIS...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Lock her up...and Bill Also...For good measure, throw in Chelsie ...Very thorough written book...Peter Schweizer did his homework...Can't wait for your next book...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hacks

  • The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
  • By: Donna Brazile
  • Narrated by: Donna Brazile
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 710

From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Donna is going to need protection after this....

  • By Kristen on 11-07-17

Put her out to pasture

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

YARD SIGNS...HaHaHa...like that would have Helped...Also...ALL Books should be narrated by professionals...Good story but hard to listen to...

  • The Truth about Retirement Plans and IRAs

  • All the Strategies You Need to Build Savings, Select the Right Investments, and Receive the Retirement Income You Want
  • By: Ric Edelman
  • Narrated by: Keith Spengel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Everyone knows that saving for your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That’s because all plans - including the 401(k), 403(b), 457, and even the IRA - are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees and has accumulated his advice in this audiobook.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Information, but the 2nd Half was Dry

  • By LE on 12-12-14

Disappointing recording quality

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-16

The recording would "drop" a word and make understanding the information difficult to understand...I actually had to go out and buy the paper version of the book to read along with so I could understand what was being taught when the words would drop out...very disappointed ...