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  • Witness

  • By: Whittaker Chambers
  • Narrated by: John MacDonald
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

First published in 1952, Witness came on the heals of America's trial of the century, in which Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss, a full-standing member of the political establishment, of spying for the Soviet Union. In this penetrating philosophical memoir, Chambers recounts the famous case as well as his own experiences as a Communist agent in the United States, his later renunciation of communism, and his conversion to Christianity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great history about Communism

  • By Susan on 03-04-10

why

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-02-18

kind of heavy in certain spots but pushing through that - it's really enlightening !

  • Gettysburg

  • By: Stephen Sears
  • Narrated by: Ed Sala
  • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640

Best-selling author and acclaimed Civil War expert Stephen W. Sears, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “arguably the preeminent living historian of the war’s eastern theater,” crafts what will stand the test of time as the definitive history of the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Drawing on years of research, Sears focuses on the big picture, capturing the entire essence of the momentous three day struggle while offering fresh insights that will surprise even the best versed Civil War buffs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator's Craft and the Scholar's Care

  • By John on 02-18-17

A true picture of the mechanics of Gettysburg -

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

if you ever wanted a in depth look and a snapshot of American history this one is very good almost overwhelming to keep a grasp upon times in the end you really have a great picture you really have a great picture

  • Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher: Banned from the Bible

  • By: Joseph B. Lumpkin
  • Narrated by: Dennis Logan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Three of the most popular and sought after apocryphal books are now presented in a single volume. The Book of Enoch is quoted by Jude, cited by Peter, and read by the apostles, Enoch (1 Enoch) informs our ideas of angels and demons. The book describes the fall of a group of angels called the Watchers, who took the daughters of men as wives and fathered the Nephilim (Genesis 6: 1-2). Enoch goes on to record amazing visions of heaven and the workings thereof. Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative

  • By Anonymous User on 07-12-18

Loooong

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Reviewed: 06-02-18

Great info.adds insights into the Holy BIBLE
but the end is the same Jesus !

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Ezekiel : A Commentary

  • By: Chuck Missler
  • Narrated by: Chuck Missler
  • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47

The book of Ezekiel contains some of the most incredible prophecies in the Bible, including detailed description of a nuclear war and the cleanup afterward. Ezekiel ministered to a nation experiencing judgment for its sins, and may have some lessons for us today. Ezekiel's name means "God strengthens, or God will strengthen". Ezekiel is one of the three that were called Captivity Prophets (the other two are Jeremiah and Daniel). Ezekiel never mentions Jeremiah in his writings, but he does mention Daniel three times. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chuck is the best!

  • By Jake on 10-13-18

Talks to quick

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

A lot of questionable theories at extremely high rate lots of thought provoking information ok

  • The World Remade

  • America in World War I
  • By: G. J. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

After years of bitter debate, the United States declared war on Imperial Germany on April 6, 1917, plunging the country into the savage European conflict that would redraw the map of the continent - and the globe. The World Remade is an engrossing chronicle of America's pivotal, still controversial intervention into World War I, encompassing the tumultuous politics and towering historical figures that defined the era and forged the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "100% America" - a disturbing place to be

  • By DPM on 04-01-17

after this you will look at the world Wilson creat

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Reviewed: 09-02-17

Worth every penny... well done historically and audio quality definitely worth your time every minute

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fountainhead

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,133

One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Fountainhead

  • By Zachary on 06-04-10

Raw naked snapshot of yesterday's view

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Reviewed: 08-26-17

very well written definitely a gem for the era and the larger social ramifications of various viewpoints

  • Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

  • By: David Brakke, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Brakke
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

This fascinating 24-lecture course is a richly detailed guide to the theology, sacred writings, rituals, and outstanding human figures of the Gnostic movements. What we call "Gnosticism" comprised a number of related religious ideologies and movements, all of which sought " gnosis," or immediate, direct, and intimate knowledge of God. The Gnostics had many scriptures, but unlike the holy texts of other religions, Gnostic scriptures were often modified over time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A excellent overview of early Gnostic traditions

  • By Jacobus on 03-07-15

Yep a good overview

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Reviewed: 08-09-17

what can I say better to listen to than falling asleep reading peace to all

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten Soldier

  • By: Guy Sajer
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463

When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautifully Written Heartrending Tragedy

  • By Gillian on 03-31-17

it's quite realistic

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Reviewed: 07-26-17

for someone who's been to the military even in peace times much can be related to in this over those who never gone through boot camp and the rest of the gig this is a very good read an interesting Viewpoint from the other side of the line it just reminds me that we are all humans

  • The Pursuit of Power

  • Europe: 1815-1914
  • By: Richard J. Evans
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 41 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Richard J. Evans's gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the listener a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific comprehensive history

  • By Awake Tex on 02-02-17

History...learn or suffer again!

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Reviewed: 06-06-17

A looong study. very thorough we need
this understanding internlised in American
conscience today.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Superintelligence

  • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • By: Nick Bostrom
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,942
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,574

Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project is coming

  • By Gary on 09-12-14

It will Goggle your mind

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Reviewed: 03-21-17

Really need to overcome the rabbitholes
Very well done... with Logical theorys...God us all.Peace 2all.