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  • The Road to Unfreedom

  • Russia, Europe, America
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of power. In the last six years, it has creeped from east to west as nationalism inflames Europe, abetted by Russian propaganda and cyberwarfare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Exploration of Current Events

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-14-18

scary

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

its scary how well this breaks down our current situation. started a bit slow but got hooked after some time. well put together and great reader

  • Once a King, Always a King

  • The Unmaking of a Latin King
  • By: Reymundo Sanchez
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

This riveting sequel to My Bloody Life traces Reymundo Sanchez's struggle to create a "normal" life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto "once a king, always a king" rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life behind. Filled with heart-pounding scenes of his backslide into drugs, sex, and violence, Once a King, Always a King recounts how Sanchez wound up in prison and provides an engrossing firsthand account of the Latin Kings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better

  • By Andres on 04-05-18

Better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

the narrator was a lot better. The voices were still a little too fake and the spanish was still bad, but there was a lot less characters or spanish than the first book, so it helped. The story was remarkable and I am glad I listened to both books back to back.

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  • My Bloody Life

  • The Making of a Latin King
  • By: Reymundo Sanchez
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life. This is a raw and powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new Mafia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I keep mulling it over and what it means

  • By Greeny on 02-17-17

Great book but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

narration was not the best. Spanish parts were horrible and could not really be understood, a little practice would have gone a long way. also some of the voices 'mocked' or quoted felt very fake and could have been better performed.

  • Cartel Wives

  • A True Story of Deadly Decisions, Steadfast Love, and Bringing Down El Chapo
  • By: Mia Flores
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash, Sylvia Gonzalez
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Olivia and Mia Flores are married to the highest level drug traffickers ever to become US informants. Their husbands worked with - and then brought down - El Chapo as well as dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels. They had everything money could buy - luxury cars, huge houses, and expensive jewelry - but they chose to give it all up when they cooperated with the US government. They knew that life was about more than wealth; it was about love, family, and doing what's right.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17

overall great but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-17

the story was great but I can't help but wish they were more creative about the person switch instead of saying their name after a long pause every switch off characters. especially when they were telling a continued story. Also felt they could did better than the terrible man voice faking.