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  • Mere Anarchy

  • By: Woody Allen
  • Narrated by: Woody Allen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 312

For the first time ever, hear Woody Allen’s Mere Anarchy in the author’s own distinctive and hilarious voice. Here, in his first short-story collection since his three classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Allen has managed to write a book that answers the most profound questions of human existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What can I say…?

  • By Diane on 07-03-12

Woody Allen, undiluted.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

I've read some bad reviews. I'm confused. If you need a laugh track to play while you listen to humor, why choose Woody Allen?
This is him, Allen at his absurd, dry best.

  • Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

  • By: John Fea
  • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

“Believe me” may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump’s lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting the Christian heritage, the refrain is constant. And to the surprise of many, about 80 percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump. Historian John Fea is not surprised - and in Believe Me he explains how we have arrived at this unprecedented moment in American politics. In this audiobook, Fea challenges his fellow believers to replace fear with hope, the pursuit of power with humility, and nostalgia with history.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, challenging work

  • By HBBC on 07-21-18

The Surprising History of American Christianity.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

Since 2016, it's been in a confusing cyclone of grief & horror: evangelicals elected Trump and shoved a blade through the heart of Christian charity. I haven't gone to church after Trump altered statutes stopping pastors endorsing candidates from the pulpit. Thank you John Fea for grabbing the confusion from my head, research it then expressing my turmoil in a calm, cogent way. Whew. Now I knew other Christians feel the disparity between Christian teachings & current Christian behaviors like...well...rabid anger? The author displays the larger picture yet details American Christian history, explaining America's wild ride with religion.

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  • What Is Populism?

  • By: Jan-Werner Müller
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chávez - populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Should everyone who criticizes Wall Street or Washington be called a populist? What precisely is the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism? Does populism bring government closer to the people or is it a threat to democracy? Who are "the people" anyway and who can speak in their name? In this groundbreaking volume, Jan-Werner Müller argues that at populism's core is a rejection of pluralism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely

  • By Caroline Pufalt on 06-24-17

Everything on populism and its relatives.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

The word is overused, misused. Although no single definition owns it, the label 'populism' desperately needs the solid, specific references in this book to grasp its meaning. Also, it explains tons of political terminology, especially their definitions in the U.S. as compared to Europe. I've never learned so much from a single book, much less enjoyed it.

  • From Stillness to Presence

  • Discovering Our Identity Beyond the Personal
  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

When you discover that who you really are has nothing to do with what your thoughts tell you, something incredible happens: a vast space opens up. From that spaciousness comes a deeper intelligence that Eckhart Tolle calls “alert stillness”—or our essential nature beyond form. From Stillness to Presence explores our role in the evolution of human consciousness and how we can each begin to invite the arising of awareness in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life, minus the fear, panic and worry.

  • By saidshe on 10-15-15

Life, minus the fear, panic and worry.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-15

Mr. Tolle introduced us to living in the, the present, 'The Now'. He opened the door to it so we could walk around in that moment. But just for a moment.

Then he invited us to live there.

For me, the realization that neither the past nor the future actually exist, was profound & enlightening. So, when I downloaded this book, I didn't think it could rival his other work.

However,

I just finished From Stillness to Presence & my mind is blown all over again. Eckhart Tolle succinctly presents a completely new level of peace. A simple way to lift out of life's daily burdens by shifting how we experience our minds. How to witness the constant running commentary going on in our heads, so that we can quiet it. And to see how much power we've been giving that narrator, who is often unkind to us.


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