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  • Overdiagnosed

  • Making People Sick in Pursuit of Health
  • By: Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz, Dr. Steven Woloshin
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read for All!

  • By J. D. Portnoy on 12-07-12

Excellent 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: 12-21-17

This book provides clear arguments and gives everyone much needed information on the process of diagnoses. The authors are also careful not to talk negatively about people, but instead provide their opinions and feel that people should understand all of the risks that goes into different tests they might be asked to complete.

  • Why They Do It

  • Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal
  • By: Eugene Soltes
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Eugene Soltes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

Rarely does a week go by without a well-known executive being indicted for engaging in a white-collar crime. Perplexed as to what drives successful, wealthy people to risk it all, Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes spent seven years in the company of the men behind the largest corporate crimes in history - from the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the Ponzi schemers Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • insight into the slippery slope of fraud

  • By Kevin on 10-22-16

Overall an informative look at white collar crime

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

The best thing that this book provided me with was a better understanding of the complexities and issues with studying white collar crime. The only issue I found with the book was the harsh characterization of other forms of crime.

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  • Ninety Percent of Everything

  • Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate
  • By: Rose George
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Rose George, acclaimed chronicler of what we would rather ignore, sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore on ships the length of football fields and the height of Niagara Falls; she patrols the Indian Ocean with an anti-piracy task force; she joins seafaring chaplains and investigates the harm that ships inflict on endangered whales. Sharply informative and entertaining, Ninety Percent of Everything reveals the workings and perils of an unseen world that holds the key to our economy, our environment, and our very civilization.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I was quite mislead by the title.....

  • By Steve on 10-20-17

Comprehensive and Entertaining

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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: 09-18-17

This is a comprehensive look at this industry that has such a large impact on our lives. This book does not simply focus on one aspect, but a multitude of what affects this industry has on the climate, people, and the oceans themselves. I learned a lot, and enjoyed this audio book.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,688
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,807
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,761

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding story told brilliantly

  • By mckobnzzc on 09-21-18

Great Book and Amazing Reading

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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: 05-30-17

I could not stop listening once I started this audible. Daley does an amazing job bringing the characters to life.

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