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  • The Diversity Delusion

  • How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture
  • By: Heather Mac Donald
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Heather Mac Donald - intro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

The Diversity Delusion argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has engendered a metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in society and academia. Diversity commissars denounce meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforce hiring quotas, and teach students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definition of the campus 'diversity' issue

  • By Wayne on 09-10-18

should be required reading

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Reviewed: 02-09-19

excellent book give great insight into the challenges of american education system and its flaws.
this book should be required reading for every high school senior before they go to college.
every taxpayer should be aware of how their dollars are misspent.

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism

  • By: Kevin D. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

Liberals scoff when conservatives denounce Obama and his policies as socialist. After all, they argue, Obama isn’t Stalin and America is nothing like the Soviet Union. But socialism doesn’t always resemble the Berlin Wall or the Iron Curtain, as National Review editor Kevin Williamson proves in his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very informative

  • By karl blau on 10-04-17

they will not teach you this in college

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Reviewed: 11-29-18

milk prices. The government sets milk prices who are they looking out for? not the guy staring down a dry bowl of count chocula ... 😁. my favorite quote in the book.
they will not teach you this in college Orr High School. this should be mandatory reading covers how the left has slowly socialize the schools medicine and the justifications that are used.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

  • By: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 738
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

Everything, well, almost everything, you know about American history is wrong because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But fear not; Professor Thomas Woods refutes the popular myths in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quotes Over Conjecture

  • By Patrick S. on 06-12-16

what they don't teach you in school.

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Reviewed: 11-17-18

overall excellent recap of the past American history that you were never taught.. great detail and research that was repressed or hidden by booze who will tell you what to think instead of encouraging you to think for yourself.
well worth the credit I cannot recommend it enough.

  • Dawn of the Code War

  • America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat
  • By: John P. Carlin, Garrett M. Graff
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The inside story of how America's enemies launched a cyberwar against us - and how we've learned to fight back. In this dramatic audiobook, former assistant attorney general John P. Carlin takes listeners to the front lines of a global but little-understood fight as the Justice Department and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorist recruiters, and spies. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Master class

  • By Robert ONeill on 10-20-18

very good info with just a little political bias

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Reviewed: 11-14-18

overall very good book, eye opening information about China and the amount of technology theft that has gone on over the past couple decades.
great insight into government policy and the attempts to deal with Internet security gets a bit partisan at the end kind of a FBI director Comey fanboy. the author criticizes Trump for using a cell phone but does not mention Hillary Clinton's use of private servers. however most of the book is unbiased and worth the credit.

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  • The Abbot's Tale

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

In the year 937, the new king of England, a grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to go to war in the north. His dream of a united kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field - on the passage of a single day. At his side is the priest Dunstan of Glastonbury, full of ambition and wit (perhaps enough to damn his soul). His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court, to the hills of Rome - from exile to exaltation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High quality fascinating story/performance

  • By MLB Pirate on 05-07-18

sooo good ..

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Reviewed: 11-06-18

much of the book is based on actual events.
excellent one of the top historical fictions I think I've ever heard. I found myself awake at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. almost every night I decided to listen to this while trying to go to bed.
probably better for driving in the car because the story kept me awake.
definitely worth the credit highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

  • The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
  • By: Adam Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away - until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has completely upended what we thought we knew about ourselves. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story - from 100,000 years ago to the present.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • too much politics and idealistic ranting

  • By Wanderlusting on 10-17-18

too much politics and idealistic ranting

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-17-18

most of the chapters are excellent however towards the second half of the book he starts getting a bit political and goes on a few rants. he also contradicts himself a couple times against things you said in the first half of the book.. lots of potential I really enjoyed the genetic milk drinking tolerance chapter and sections on Ancient DNA.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • King of Ashes

  • The Firemane Saga, Book One
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient covenant and betray the fifth: Ithrace, the Kingdom of Flames, ruled by Steveren Langene, known as "the Firemane" for his brilliant red hair. As war engulfs the world, Ithrace is destroyed, and the Greater Realms of Tembria are thrust into a dangerous struggle for supremacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feist takes his writing to the next level

  • By Kyle on 05-19-18

soooo good. .

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Reviewed: 06-20-18

finishing this book at 12:30 a.m... it's kept me up every night since I started listening to it. it's going to be hard to have to wait for the next book.. excellent series I'm definitely looking forward to it glad I found it. this is the first book from the author I have read I'm going back to look at some of the other books to hold me over.

  • Quillifer

  • Quillifer, Book 1
  • By: Walter Jon Williams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Quillifer is young, serially in love, studying law, and living each day keenly aware that his beloved homeport of Ethlebight risks closure due to silting of the harbor. His concerns for the future become much more immediate when he returns from a summery assignation to find his city attacked by Aekoi pirates, leading to brigands in the streets and his family and friends in chains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The opposite of George R R Martin (in a good way)

  • By A reader on 10-30-17

much deeper than preview suggest

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Reviewed: 06-12-18

surprised by how much I liked it. the characters were much deeper then the book first sounded on the preview. I never really knew what was going to happen next which is another reason I enjoyed the book. definitely worth of the credit. I really wish there was a sequel or a trilogy.. I'm going back to see what else the author has written. I'm finishing this book at almost 1 a.m.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hundred-Year Marathon

  • China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
  • By: Michael Pillsbury
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 469

One of the US government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise - and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important book to understand China

  • By pinelandfl on 09-15-18

Eye opening ,, changed my perspective completely

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Reviewed: 05-17-18

An eye opening account going back decades showing the deception and planning China has used to position itself for future dominance.
Should be required reading for all Military Officers State Department Personnel and businesses in the tech field.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Reign of Magic

  • Pentamuria Saga, Book 1
  • By: Wolf Awert
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

Pentamuria, the world of five kingdoms, is in a time of change. The power of the nobles and mages is threatened. War is upon them, although they do not know yet when or with whom. Thus, the mages are gathering in their capital, Ringwall, to prepare together against any possible enemy. At this time, the orphan boy Nill is found by the Druids. He possesses considerable magical skills. So he is taken to Ringwall, where he is to be trained in the magical arts alongside his fellow students. Nill, an outsider, shows no respect for the traditions of the magical world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Much too long for the story distance traveled

  • By Sailfish on 01-19-18

the story seems fractured

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

the story seems like a framework of a building that has not been completed. some parts have lots of detail others seem unfinished.. I don't really know how to put it not enough detail.. deeper characters would be better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful