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  • How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

  • By: Paul B. Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Have you ever wanted to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and really understand what they're saying? Millions of others have, too. But getting a real understanding of the legal language of 200 years ago can be challenging - and as a result, few Americans know these important documents as well as they should. Recognizing this, Paul Skousen has written exactly the book you've been looking for. It's an easy step-by-step guide that makes these documents come alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simplicity

  • By Mr. Mitt on 07-01-16

Unbiased, Education, Essential

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Where does How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook is for the person who wishes to leave a better world than they received. The only other comparable audio-books I've heard are Bassam (also by Skousen) and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. This audio book is compelling because of its simplicity in its study of the most powerful documents ever drafted. No biased opinion, just simple and compelling. Worth the investment of time and money.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Coming out of this book, I have a deepened resolve and respect for The United States of America and its inspired founding documents. I realized how essential it is to have the Declaration of Independence side-by-side with the Constitution, when studying either. Those two documents speak to each-other.

Any additional comments?

I read the Declaration with my young kids and extended family on the 4th of July. This book will make that new tradition more meaningful...adding to the great legacy already left to us in the form of The United States of America.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Naked Communist

  • Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom
  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 292

The Naked Communist has sold almost two million copies. It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and the world. The Naked Communist contains a distillation of more than a hundred books and treatises on communism, many written by Marxist authors. We see the communist the way he sees himself - stripped of propaganda and pretense. Explained here is the amazing appeal of communism, its history, and its basic and unchanging concepts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The History of Communism

  • By Freedom on 11-16-15

John Galt is Ghost Writer for Skousen

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

If you could sum up The Naked Communist in three words, what would they be?

Communism: Revealed, Unraveled.

Who was your favorite character and why?

While listening to this book, I felt a profound respect for the author who distilled the complexities and trickeries of Communism into an easy and helpful playbook. My favorite character: The Author.

What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

He has a uniquely clear all-American wholesomeness to his sound. It is neither an easy task to accumulate and layout such a subject as Communisim, nor is it an easy task to vocally deliver such material, but both W. Cleon Skousen and Mark Deakins deliver superbly. Their product is a masterpiece.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I can't believe the 45 Communist goals were so plainly laid out when this book was first published, and yet their fulfillment continues in force today.

Any additional comments?

Thank you for The Naked Communist, a book which should display prominently on the bookshelf of every American!

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls

  • Bassam, Book 1
  • By: Paul B. Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

This is the story of the last holder of the scrolls, an old chief named Zafir. Worried that his life was nearly spent, Zafir chose young Bassam to be his heir to the scrolls. Was Bassam ready? To prove the young man Zafir took him on a caravan trek with the intent of teaching him the scrolls. And then, partway into the trip, a startling surprise changed everything. The scrolls are timeless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't get out of my car

  • By Freedom on 12-04-14

Touching, Inspiring, Magical.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

I read Bassam aloud to my 8 year old daughter. We loved it then. I just finished listening to the audio version by myself. Even better! I kept finding myself sitting in my truck, in the driveway or in front of work listening. I may listen again, this time with pen in hand as I listen to the wisdom of the Seven Secret Scrolls. Can't wait for book # 2!

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Story of Christmas

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

In an era when Christmas is often portrayed as little more than a celebration of consumerism, many Christians are searching for a way to offer a deeper appreciation of the holiday to their children and family. New York Times Best Selling Author W. Cleon Skousen's The Real Story of Christmas reconnects the reader with what Christmas is supposed to be about: peace, goodwill, and the story of Jesus Christ. Skousen breathes new life into the Nativity story, with ample political and historical context.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Christmas Spirit

  • By Mr. Mitt on 11-20-14

Best Story Ever!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Real Story of Christmas to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, though I don't think I will. This audiobook will be a Christmas tradition for my family while we sit around the lighted Christmas tree, listening to this remarkable event.

Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mark Deakin is a master reader. Everything he reads is more enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

The Real Story of Christmas brings all the scattered scriptures and history together to make an intriguing, gripping, and hallelujah-exclaiming story - AND, it all really happened! Great audio book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • True Stories from the Files of the FBI

  • By: W. Cleon Skousen
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Be the FBI Agent in training under J. Edgar Hoover and run the gauntlet of Machinegun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, and the Barker Karpis Gang. Step back into downtown Chicago of the 1930s and retrace the steps of some of America's most notorious mobsters. True Stories from the Files of the FBI was written by W. Cleon Skousen under the direct supervision of Mr. Hoover himself. These first-hand accounts of actual "do or die" situations were used for decades to train thousands of FBI agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and enlightening American history!

  • By Inspector on 08-27-14

Captivating and enlightening American history!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-14

What did you love best about True Stories from the Files of the FBI?

The stories kept me so captivated that I didn't realize I was learning American history!

What was one of the most memorable moments of True Stories from the Files of the FBI?

Every story (and there were many) had a different "flavor," but the one that stands out in my mind was how the FBI took out the 8 Nazi saboteurs so quickly, that the ink on their forged travel documents was probably still wet. Baby Face Nielsen was also good!

What about Corey M. Snow’s performance did you like?

Magnificent job. His voice matches the era of "the greatest generation," during which these stories take place. Excellent delivery.

If you could give True Stories from the Files of the FBI a new subtitle, what would it be?

American Exceptionalism - Fights and victories which demonstrate the reliability of the American form of government and its people.

Any additional comments?

Easy to listen to this audio book - about stories and information that I thought I knew, but realized I'd only heard names and vague references. This book gives the juicy details of the lives and stories about people larger than life, in American history, that we should know.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful