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Barry Frieder, MD

Denver, CO
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  • Still the Best Hope

  • Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph
  • By: Dennis Prager
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

In this visionary book, Dennis Prager, one of America's most original thinkers, contends that humanity confronts a monumental choice. The world must decide between American values and its two oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism. Prager makes the case for the American value system as the most viable program ever devised to produce a good society. Those values are explained here more clearly and persuasively than ever before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great new perspective

  • By Bradley on 07-31-12

at standing perspective<br />

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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: 03-01-19

book that offers outstanding perspective you may not find elsewhere, at least not easily. this book will change how you see the world and our place in it.

  • The Forbidden Door

  • (Jane Hawk, Book 4)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive, a happily married woman before becoming a devastated widow. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills - and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice - Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal. But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Koontz is always a good listen!

  • By Gwen on 10-02-18

Koontz is so much better than this.

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

his characters are bold and his writing is exquisite. The story itself takes me places I don't need to go.

  • Tom Clancy Under Fire

  • A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel
  • By: Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,099
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,101

On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory: an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Greaney is much better than Grant Blackwood

  • By Wayne on 06-19-15

not a dull moment!

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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: 08-29-18

a beautifully sculpted story, entertaining and suspenseful all the way through. you will enjoy this

  • Heroes

  • From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle
  • By: Paul Johnson
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

In this enlightening and entertaining work, Johnson presents heroism through examples in history. From Alexander to Joan of Arc and George Washington to Marilyn Monroe, here are men and women from every age and corner of the world who have inspired and transformed their cultures and the world itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good although somewhat puzzling

  • By Mike From Mesa on 12-06-08

wonderful presentation!

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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: 08-10-18

settle and richly textured descriptions of real people. don't miss it!.. moving and detailed descriptions let's. much to be learned here.

  • The Brain's Way of Healing

  • Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
  • By: Norman Doidge
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in 400 years: the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience - what we call neuroplasticity. His revolutionary new book shows, for the first time, how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. It describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the forms of energy around us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth waiting for!

  • By ANDRÉ on 06-04-15

stunning!

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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: 07-04-18

it is exciting to see how much more we can do for people with so many not obviously related problems, with technologies that are not yet will known to the General Public. this is a book you should not miss.

  • Without Remorse

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 27 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,997

His work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient, but who is he? In a harrowing tour de force, phenomenally best-selling author Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend known as Mr. Clark. It is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness, without mercy - without remorse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Start here if you are new to Jack Ryan.

  • By Daniel Beck on 02-07-12

wonderful story and wonderful performance,

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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: 05-19-18

loved it. Touching and complex, subtle. many unexpected twists and turns, keeping it interesting. raising issues that deserve reflection.

  • Shogun

  • The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 53 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,572

A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love - all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazingly well done!

  • By Ruby Dickson on 04-24-15

Terrific book.

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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: 05-03-18

a journey into a world that none of us will ever actually see. And that's a good thing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sons

  • By: Pearl S. Buck
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Sons begins where The Good Earth ended: revolution is sweeping through China. Wang Lung is on his deathbed in the house of his fathers, and his three sons stand ready to inherit his hard-won estate. One son has taken the family's wealth for granted and become a landlord; another is a thriving merchant and moneylender; and the youngest, an ambitious general, is destined to be a leader in the country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • it was very good!

  • By Jodie on 05-02-18

stunning and touching

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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: 01-19-18

as usual Pearl buck does not disappoint a wonderful study of Human nature. enjoy! beautiful.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near-future scenario: a new American Civil War. The American Empire has grown too fast, the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point, and the war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Says the Oracle

  • By Eddie D. Moore on 06-13-17

social and political commentary that entertains

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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: 10-10-17

remarkable storytelling combined with astute observation of human nature and social and political commentary that is very credible and has much applicability in the real world

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Prophet

  • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 2
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992

In this thrilling sequel to Seventh Son, Alvin Maker is awakening to many mysteries: his own strange powers, the magic of the American frontier, and the special virtues of its chosen people, the Native Americans. Alvin has discovered his own unique talent for making things whole again. Now he summons all his powers to prevent the tragic war between Native Americans and the white settlers of North America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who could believe

  • By Michele on 05-06-07

an extraordinary Tale

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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: 06-16-17


beautiful and touching. not always an easy read. well worth the trouble.? much to learn and enjoy.