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Noah Weisz

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  • The Lost Book of Moses

  • The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible
  • By: Chanan Tigay
  • Narrated by: Chanan Tigay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira - archaeological treasure hunter and denizen of Jerusalem's bustling marketplace - arrived unannounced in London claiming to have discovered the world's oldest Bible scroll. When news of the discovery leaked to the excited English press, Shapira became a household name. But before the British Museum could acquire them, Shapira's nemesis, French archaeologist Charles Clermont-Ganneau, denounced his find as a fraud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating!

  • By Deborah on 07-27-17

kol hakavod chanan tigay!

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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: 08-03-16

great story and amazing detective work by the author, can't wait til they make a movie about the lost book of Moses!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Money

  • The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  • By: Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fact attack

  • By Mark on 05-29-16

Good but biased

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-16

The book was particularly enlightening but also unabashedly biased which makes it difficult to differentiate between facts and speculation.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The New Tycoons

  • Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything
  • By: Jason Kelly
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 443

What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything takes the listener behind the scenes of these firms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping stories of their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions that led a group of clever bankers from small shops into powerhouse titans of capital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Modern day Wizards of Oz"

  • By liza on 11-13-13

Informative but...

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-16

I don't come from a finance background so the general overview was informative. However, it was sometimes hard to keep track of the flow of all the private equity companies and founders.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful