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A Fighting Chance audiobook cover art

I love Elizabeth Warren and everything she's about

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-06-16

If you could sum up A Fighting Chance in three words, what would they be?

Elizabeth Warren is a bright, articulate, gracefully unstoppable person and an inspiration. She makes me feel that my tiny voice and participation in politics and the affairs of this country matters. She cares about people, that's very clear. She is what a true leader ought to be - a servant of the people.
the only thing I don't understand is how such an intelligent, honest, clear, brave person survived in politics at all; not just survived, but made historical changes. How she didn't get assassinated. She must have tremendous protection, if bankers and the 'boys' club' of high politics are afraid of her.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to listening to her other books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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1 of best books on cyber security and crime

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-15

If you could sum up Future Crimes in three words, what would they be?

Wow. One of the best books on cyber security and cyber crime I've read so far. Tons of knowledge here, that is not in any other books I've listened to on the topic. Don't pass this book up. A must read for people in absolutely all professional fiends. Everyone has to know this.

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very useful material

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-28-15

I found the information very useful, thought provoking, and wish this lecture was much longer, because the speaker clearly had a great amount of knowledge.

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Enjoyed this book immensely

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-15

Well researched and written. Written from an authentic viewpoint. Also an excellent narrator, a pleasure to listen to.

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I didn't know it was THAT bad...

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

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I like this book. I knew that media manipulation was bad, very sinister and totally out of control. But I didn't realize just how manipulated even the independent media has become. I thought that the manipulation is happening from the top, and that most independent blog writers are as authentic as they can be; which is to say, that I thought they are as authentic as I am. I write what I believe is true. And I thought most others did the same.

But this book reveals that the majority, or at least a very large part of massive amorphous group of independent blog writers are basically full of shit on a consistent basis. He explains why, and how, its so.
I also think that the author himself, may not be aware of the even larger manipulations that go on from tiers above his.

This book was actually very useful in helping people to understand how toxic memes travel in the blogosphere, why some people spread malicious lies, and how they get away with it. The book answered some questions I had for a while. I've observed that the internet has become like the wild west. Anyone can say anything about anyone, and its not checked or verified. It just stays on the internet indefinitely. Any idiot, asshold, or jerk with a malicious intent, a desire to harm, deface or vandalize, can write a complete fabrication, a lie, about a business or person, and this blog is pretty much impossible to remove off the web. In some cases, this derogatory post will then be emphasized, and moved to the first page of google searches, to the very top of the list of searches. As if the web itself is manipulated to deliberately emphasize the most negative scummy blogs. So many business owners have complained about that, and have said that this is nothing but bullying and vandalism. Its the same as if someone just showed up at your home, or business and vandalized the place, and left, And there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. They might fabricate a video about you doing nasty things, and then tell you that if you don't want this video posted, that you should pay them money. And this literally happens, in one way or another! Its extortion and totally unfair, and its very easy to do apparently now, in the current blogosphere climate.

One malicious comment from one anonymous jerk can literally destroy a business that 1000's of people have built over decades of sweat and hard work. That is truly scary. Frankly I was idealistic in thinking that as long as people do good work, and put good stuff out on the internet and into the world, it will be recognized, they'll be recognized for their merit and all will be well. Wrong. Jealous competitors, disgruntled old employees, unhappy customers, could write a total fabrication, a total lie just out of spite, anger, jealousy, envy, revenge, or just to mess with someone out of a sick sense of fun, or sadistic pleasure, and deliberately attack a competing business, or a person they hold a grudge against, and that 'butterfly' can turn into 'a storm', that totally devastate the target of their attack. Meanwhile naive onlookers, totally unaware of what actually goes on. This is possible exactly because so many people just believe what is on the net, they don't fact check, they don't have time to think too deeply about what they read, and because first impressions have a tendency to stick, despite incontrovertible proof offered later.

The 'anonymous blogger' now has a gargantuan kind of power on the internet to destroy a reputation, or at least to seriously damage it, even when it comes to big powerful corporations like Apple or Microsoft. The author gave many examples in the book, of how this happened to various companies, and gave some back stories as to why, and how. Very insightful read. Definitely worth the time to read it.

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Deep reflections on sexuality and intimacy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-13

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It brought to light a lot of things I hadn't really thought about maybe ever, or didn't know about, or didn't really understand, and some things I had only partial knowledge of. Its enlightening to listen to someone who has so much vast knowledge about sexuality, coupling, intimacy and pleasure. I've listened to maybe 50 books on relationships in the last few years, and I want to give this one 7 stars.

35 of 38 people found this review helpful

Three Levels of Power and How to Use Them audiobook cover art

This woman is brilliant. in a league of her own

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-17-13

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I got a ton of value out of all of Caroline Myss's books. Some more, some less. But all together, they comprise a phenomenally brilliant body of work, that contributes to human evolution in Spirituality in ways that I can't quantify in human terms; its enormous. This book touches upon so many places where the rubber meets the road in terms of learning how to live a Spiritual life in a materialistic world; and more than that - how to live a Spiritually powerful life, a personally authentic life, a life of commitment to one's Spiritual calling/vocation/mission, while at the same time managing stress, deadlines, businesses, families, kids, etc. It answers the question how to be a (real) Mystic in the modern wester culture.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Study Guides in Astrology: Predictive Astrology audiobook cover art
  • Study Guides in Astrology: Predictive Astrology
  • Love and Relationships: Indicators of Togetherness and Separation
  • By: Lauren Delsack
  • Narrated by: Lauren Delsack

Very good information

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-17-13

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I've been into Astrology since around 2006, and use it in my work and personal life quite a lot. I found the info in this book very useful. Some of it, I already knew, some I did not, and some was a good reminder. Wish this book was a lot longer, as I really enjoyed this author's clear way of presenting information, her straightforward approach, and her knowledge of Astrology, which she clearly got not just from books but from having seen very many clients' charts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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interesting, and a turn on

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

Reviewed: 03-05-13

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

Yes. The many friends I have who are into pleasure, sex, passion and the history and herstory of romantic love

Any additional comments?

this book is definitely a turn on. though its not pornographic or vulgar at all. its about juicy and passionate love. Love that has one main purpose: personal pleasure.
The author describes the evolution and the many faces of this juicy and passionate love by analyzing French literature, documents (such as lover letters) and culture throughout the ages.
I have always found the French culture interesting, and attractive for many reasons, so I found the book interesting for many reasons. This book was more about literature than life, for my taste. But it had a good amount of psychology (which is what I really was after).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Dr Moody is a messenger of the divine

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-13

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For its time, the book was a major revelation, and a break away from the current knowledge of the time, which held several camps, one being material scientific view (consciousness dies along with the body, and after a person dies, there is simply nothing more) and the hyper religious view (heaven and hell, perhaps also purgatory, but knowledge of these was ideological, not experiential, and therefore flat).This book opened the floodgates of people's minds so that they could entertain the idea of life after death. That's why I believe Dr Moody is a God sent, for the purpose of opening that door.There have been 1000s of books published since then about life after death, or channelings of people who have passed on, etc. And for people who have read these books, you may not discover anything new for yourself. But if you are a skeptic, not sure what to believe, or want a scientist or doctor to validate this kind of information from a more scientific rather than Spiritual point of view, this book is perfect for you. Dr Moody, goes through a list of commonly asked questions and concerns and answers them all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful