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Ann Scott Jobe

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  • Blitzed

  • Drugs in the Third Reich
  • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator, Claire Bloom - director
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs. On the eve of World War II, Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, to be consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another side of WWII history

  • By Tracey Freiberg on 04-13-18

Why did drugs become such a big deal in the 20th century

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Reviewed: 11-04-18

Amazing to hear this and connect one more evil to the Nazis having to do with stimulant drug use. We are still trying to shake this one off.

  • The Naval War in the Baltic

  • 1939-1945
  • By: Poul Grooss
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

From the shelling of the fort at Westerplatte on the Polish coast on September 1, 1939, to the loss of thousands of German refugees at sea in May 1945, the Baltic witnessed continuous and ferocious fighting throughout World War II. In this new audiobook, Poul Grooss chronicles naval warfare in the region and covers such major events as the siege of Leningrad, the Soviet campaign against Sweden in 1942, the three wars in Finland (1939-44), the Soviet liberation of the Baltic states, and the German evacuation of two million people from the East.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great history and information. Delivery and organization could be improved.

  • By AGFF on 11-23-17

Don't get much of this in popular history

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Reviewed: 02-19-18

This is not American central Hollywood view of how the war was fought and won. Really interesting and it lets us ER how the Cold War shaped up.

  • A Sailor of Austria

  • The Otto Prohaska Novels, Book 1
  • By: John Biggins
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

In the spring of 1915, a young Austro-Czech naval lieutenant Ottokar Prohaska finds himself posted to the minuscule Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Submarine Service in the Adriatic port of Pola. In some trepidation at first, because he has no experience whatever of submarines, his fears are soon set at rest when he discovers that nobody else has either: least of all his superiors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CNO Reading List -- GREAT Choice

  • By Masonic Kindler on 08-17-17

Well narrated/good story

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Reviewed: 09-12-17

This is an entertaining book and the British narrator enhances the telling with the accent - giving it a European sound.

  • The Irrational Atheist

  • Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens
  • By: Vox Day
  • Narrated by: Jon Mollison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

On one side of the argument is a collection of godless academics with doctorates from the finest universities in England, France, and the United States. On the other is Irrational Atheist author Vox Day, armed with nothing more than historical and statistical facts. Presenting a compelling argument (but not for the side one might expect), Day strips away the pseudo-scientific pretentions of New Atheism with his intelligent application of logic, history, military science, political economy, and well-documented research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Snarky, hilarious and insightful

  • By Anonymous User on 12-20-18

Atheism is presented as incomplete and weak thought

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Reviewed: 05-18-17

Engaging and well presented. Easy to follow and gives point by point refutations of popular atheists writings.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Soldiers of Reason

  • The Rand Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire
  • By: Alex Abella
  • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The first-ever popular history of the RAND Corporation, written with full access to its archives, Soldiers of Reason is a page-turning chronicle of the rise of the secretive think tank that has been the driving force behind American government for 60 years

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Alliance of Geniuses and Generals

  • By Doug on 04-10-11

20th Century history effecting us now

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Reviewed: 05-01-17

This is a large portion of why we are in our current state and this book describes what has affected most of current geopolitical thought in the U.S.

  • Ghost Empire

  • By: Richard Fidler
  • Narrated by: Richard Fidler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Ghost Empire is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller. In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilisations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Wendy on 03-30-18

Great presentation

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Reviewed: 03-24-17

The journalist Fidler does a really wonderful and entertaining presentation both in content and narration. Like an excellent song sung by the songwriter, Fidler imparts emotion at the level the text demands. There may be new things for Byzantine history buffs but mostly is is enjoyable the way he put it together. Everyone who loves history whether you care for Byzantine history or not should listen. It will grab you from the start.

  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Jung's Life Would Make A Good Movie

  • By M. Clarke on 05-17-16

A nice one work to get a handle on Jung

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Reviewed: 10-09-16

This book had Jung's direct involvement in the creation and he is a very reflective thinker. It goes in broad categories through his young life and the shaping and influences his experiences and his reflections had on his writings and thought and gives one a map of the development of psychology and to some degree psychiatry in the 20th century. The narration is perfect and fits this perfectly for an English speaker.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • American Psychosis

  • How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System
  • By: E. Fuller Torrey
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

E. Fuller Torrey's audiobook provides an inside perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program. On staff at the National Institute of Mental Health when the program was being developed and implemented, Torrey draws on his own first-hand account of the creation and launch of the program, extensive research, one-on-one interviews with people involved, and recently unearthed audiotapes of interviews with major figures involved in the legislation. As such, this book provides historical material previously unavailable to the public.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devastating analysis on US mental health policy!

  • By Kevin on 07-13-14

Very important book for America

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Reviewed: 07-31-16

The book details the reason that mental healthcare in America is so dismal. This is a major reason for high costs for such poor return on healthcare dollars and it affects so many things like the acts of violence committed by some of the most seriously mentally ill. The world we live in is a dystopic future brought on in part by decisions made regarding the care of the mentally ill in this country and the ongoing poor utilization of our resources.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hidden Half of Nature

  • The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
  • By: David R. Montgomery, Anne Bikle
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

A riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves - and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine. Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. Good health - for people and for plants - depends on Earth's smallest creatures. The Hidden Half of Nature tells the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their potential to revolutionize agriculture and medicine, from garden to gut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect introduction to microbiology

  • By Ary Shalizi on 02-17-17

Probably the secret to most of our chronic disease

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Reviewed: 03-23-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes- I believe most people will benefit from realizing what big business agriculture has done to us as a result of industrialization on a massive scale in the 20th Century and that there is something that can be done about it in the backyard

What other book might you compare The Hidden Half of Nature to and why?

The One Straw Revolution is a book that discusses no till farming and not putting chemical industry fertilizers in soil written by a Japanese Soil Scientist - Masanobu Fukuoka

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

I have not

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes that would have been nice but not practical

Any additional comments?

Important that we begin to educate ourselves to improve our health and step away from industrialized healthcare and agriculture and this would also help our climate because it would restore the natural cycle

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Grammar of God

  • A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible
  • By: Aviya Kushner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

In this eye-opening chronicle, Kushner tells the story of her vibrant relationship to the Bible and along the way illustrates how the differences in translation affect our understanding of our culture's most important written work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a sobering read

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-28-17

Conversational and warm/personal

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Reviewed: 03-12-16

Conversational narration that is realistic and warm and really makes the text a personal journey from the author to the listener. Important information about Bible meaning and translation and about the Holocaust.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful