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Harrodsburg, KY, United States
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  • Righteous Indignation

  • Excuse Me While I Save the World
  • By: Andrew Breitbart
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Guskin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235

Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way. In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please get this book!

  • By MacGregor on 07-09-11

Do yourself a favor...LISTEN!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-11

If I had started earlier in the day, I would have listened straight through! The book is excellent; the narration is great, as well.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Word of Promise Audio Bible - Old Testament NKJV

  • By: Thomas Nelson Inc.
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 77 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 123

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version® presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio-theater format. This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before, with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti ( Abba Pater), feature film-quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This REALLY needs to be indexed

  • By Ericka on 11-26-15

Addictive!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-11

I've completed the first two parts, and am enthralled. At first, the pace seemed plodding. I tried speeding it up, but it was a bit distorted. However, after an hour or so, I was happily engrossed in the production. I wasn't sure if I would like having music and background dramatization effects, but am loving it. I've been a Bible reader all my life. It's easy to forget that the histories of the OT involved real people living these events in real time. The dramatic effects in this production have reminded me of that fact.

The production quality is excellent. The background effects do not drown out the reading. Rather, they enhance it.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold War

  • A New History
  • By: John Lewis Gaddis
  • Narrated by: Jay Gregory, Alan Sklar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

Drawing on new and often startling information from newly opened Soviet, Eastern European, and Chinese archives, this thrilling account explores the strategic dynamics that drove the Cold War, provides illuminating portraits of its major personalities, and offers much fresh insight into its most crucial events. Riveting, revelatory, and wise, it tells a story whose lessons it is vitally necessary to understand as America once more faces an implacable ideological enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Cordell eddings on 10-13-07

My son recommended this book - He was right!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-10

My eldest son called me while listening to this book on a road trip. He was fascinated by it, and told me to see if Audible had it. The kid has right! This is a fascinating read. The author does a good job of connecting the flow of history from Stalin through Viet Nam through Reagan. Nothing happens in a vacuum. This excellent resource in connecting the dots.
The narration also was excellent. A winner on all fronts!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Witness

  • By: Whittaker Chambers
  • Narrated by: John MacDonald
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

First published in 1952, Witness came on the heals of America's trial of the century, in which Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss, a full-standing member of the political establishment, of spying for the Soviet Union. In this penetrating philosophical memoir, Chambers recounts the famous case as well as his own experiences as a Communist agent in the United States, his later renunciation of communism, and his conversion to Christianity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great history about Communism

  • By Susan on 03-04-10

I concur - One of the best on Audible!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-10

One of the reviews which sold me on this listen stated that this was perhaps the best book on Audible. I totally concur. Whittaker Chambers is an amazing writer with a compelling story to tell. The narration is excellent. The history of the Communist Party in the US explains some things about the political landscape today. Chambers is an engaging unassuming individual with insights one can only gain through personal turmoil. Pure excellence!

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Looming Tower

  • Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
  • By: Lawrence Wright
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

This is a sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans, and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting... Sobering... Chilling...

  • By John on 09-06-08

Grateful for such an excellent narrative.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-09

Such a comprehensive well-written narrative of the events leading to the 9/11 attacks is hard to find, but this book truly delivers! The insights of those whose beliefs and actions led to today's terror networks are thoroughly explored and extremely helpful.

Looking at the excellent reviews posted here, it is hard to find anything unique to say. Just add my voice to the choir of those who say, "Well done! Bravo!!!"

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Dumb Ox

  • By: G.K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Careless about dress and demeanor and other worldly fripperies, St. Thomas was a man who enjoyed banquets, conviviality, jokes and pranks. His inner certitude aboutreligious truth permitted him to accept the world and its freedom and it endowed him with a childlike innocence. In what many consider to be his best work, G.K. Chesterton portrays St. Thomas in a light that few have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delivers what he promises

  • By GLENN on 10-17-10

Great biography of St. Thomas

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-09

Chesterton is a delightful author, and this book is one of his greats. St. Thomas was an interesting character...a great mind. The combination of a memorable subject and Chersteron's rich writing make this a wonderful book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Hugh Mann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,360

This explosive new audiobook challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans and Nazis, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Somewhat Misleading Title

  • By J. Johnston on 05-15-09

A common sense approach

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-09

Another great book from Dr. Sowell! This one looks at race issues from all angles...history of populations, education issues, cultural attitudes. All subjects are handled with Dr. Sowell's usual analytical thorough manner, concisely spoken. The narration is excellent. An extremely helpful and interesting listen.

I thoroughly recommend any of Dr. Sowell's other titles. A particularly timely one is Housing Boom and Bust. Another favorite is Quest for Cosmic Justice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Against Medical Advice

  • One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
  • By: James Patterson, Hal Friedman
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to shake his head and his life was never the same again. From that day forward his life became a hell of uncontrollable tics, urges, and involuntary utterances. Eventually he is diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Cory embarks on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist, enduring countless combinations of medications in wildly varying doses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Nicole on 11-06-08

Wonderful insight

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-09

This book was a little difficult to listen to. It opened a window into a troubled mind and body in a very poignant way. It also was most helpful, especially if there is someone in your family or close circle of friends that suffers a similar affliction.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • America Alone

  • The End of the World as We Know It
  • By: Mark Steyn
  • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Talibanic enforcers burning books? The Supreme Court deciding that sharia law doesn't violate the "separation of church and state"? The Hollywood Left embracing polygamy? If you think these things can't happen, you haven't been paying attention, as the hilarious and provocative columnist Mark Steyn shows to devastating effect in this, his first book on American and global politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got to read more from Mark Steyn

  • By Dave on 04-18-07

Fascinating!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-09

I thought this would be another "Rah, Rah America" book. Wrong!!!! It is a fascinating study of demographics and the shift of populations. I pretty much listened straight through! I use earbuds, so it makes my ears ring, but it was worth it! Well done, Steyn!!!

The narration was fine. I had wished Steyn had read it himself, at first, but then fell right in with the narrator. Again, well done!

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Applied Economics

  • Thinking Beyond Stage One: Second Edition
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallace
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Applied Economics is an accessible guide to how our economic decisions develop. It explains the application of economics to major world problems, including housing, medical care, discrimination, and the economic development of nations. The book is based on an international view of economics, includes examples from around the world, and shows how certain incentives and constraints produce similar outcomes among disparate peoples and cultures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Look at the long term...it's important!

  • By Eunice on 07-20-09

Look at the long term...it's important!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-09

Look to the long term...that's the main message of Applied Economics. Dr. Sowell is a master of making the complex understandable. This book covers a number of topics such as rent control, land use restrictions, and corporate tax rates. He follows each through to its logical conclusion, pointing out that politicians often cast votes with an eye only on the current election cycle. We need to make wise decisions based on sound facts, not emotion or sound bytes. Dr. Sowell is a very wise man, and a wonderfully effective teacher! Any book he writes is worth reading! 100 percent!!!!

38 of 39 people found this review helpful