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Ron Ruble

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  • Shadow of Freedom

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813

There are two sides to any quarrel... unless there are more. Queen Elizabeth of Manticore's first cousin and Honor Harrington's best friend Michelle Henke has just handed the "invincible" Solarian League Navy the most humiliating, one-sided defeat in its entire almost thousand-year history in defense of the people of the Star Empire's Talbott Quadrant. But the League is the most powerful star nation in the history of humanity. Its navy is going to be back – and this time with thousands of superdreadnoughts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Talbot Quadrant

  • By Jean on 05-26-13

Tremendous! All I want is more Honorverse!

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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: 11-18-17

More Mike Henke, more Cachat, more Zilwiki, more Honor,Nimitz, etc. Meanwhile, looking at other Honorverse books.

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  • Misbehaving

  • The Making of Behavioral Economics
  • By: Richard Thaler
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,581

Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a lot smarter than I was before

  • By Barrie Bramley on 10-04-15

fascinating 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: 11-02-16

I've been looking forward every day to listening while driving in my car. It's been interesting listening to the different aspects of Behavioral economics in each of the stories.

  • Bright Orange for the Shroud

  • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 6
  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Travis things he's in for a quiet summer until a walking zombie of a man, Arthur Wilkinson, stumbles aboard The Busted Flush. He's the latest victim of a fragile-looking blond sexpot who uses the blackest arts of love to lure unsuspecting suckers into a web of sordid schemes. Gone, suddenly, are the lazy, hazy days of summer as Travis becomes embroiled in one of the most dangerous, dirtiest cases of his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, unabridged!

  • By Marilyn on 04-20-12

A Winner

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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: 06-02-15

A villain, you can hate without reserve, a girl you can admire who lives, and a schlub who gets the girl away from the jerk boyfriend. What's not to like?

  • Triplanetary

  • Lensman Series
  • By: E. E. 'Doc' Smith
  • Narrated by: Reed McColm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

From the atomic age in Atlantis to a world remote in space and time, two incredible ancient races, the Arisians and the Eddorians, are in the midst of an interstellar war - with Earth as the prize.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lensman Series is Still Fun

  • By DJM on 03-18-09

Long time personal favorite.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Loved it. The Doc is classic, the whole lensman series; massive battle fleets evil villains and stalwart heroes.

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