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  • A Perfect America

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: John Eastman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Phil Tarsus is a dreadful instrument of State justice. He's an Inquisitor, a man who makes a living rooting out and executing those people who have been charged with treason. Guilt or innocence mean little to him - he has quotas to fill after all. Yet when he unwittingly stumbles upon a secret involving someone high up in the new American government, he becomes a target himself. Unfortunately for Phil, there's nowhere to run that the government can't find him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST READ!!!

  • By Chris on 11-16-15

I tried to like it.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I wanted to like this story. I really did. I too am a Christian thus although I can quibble about some points of theology that part did not trouble me. What I found offensive was the short shrift he gave the genocide visited on native Americans and it appears that anyone who is left of his political views is a communist. Be warned.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,529

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Not Normal!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Just about finished this. One of the few books I have ever binged listened to. Woodward is a excellent respected and a respected person in his field. One can be sure that what he presented is as factual as he could be. That is what makes this a frightening warning. I put this challenge to this who support this president. How can this be normal or even acceptable?

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,473

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

A must listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

A great review of just how important NOAA and the NWS is to our nation, they provide vital services without fanfare or even the expectation of a thank you. Also a look at what the current administration is trying to do to it. A must on your playlist.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Last Stand of the Legion: Rift

  • Blood War, Book 1
  • By: Rod Carstens
  • Narrated by: Alexander Edward Trefethen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

This is the story of the men and women on the Swift Boats, destroyers and battleships; the Legion pilots; the Anjin assassin from Rift; the Legionnaires of the newly formed Armored Infantry; the Von Fleet Corporation's executives; and so many more who must find a way to hold Rift against overwhelming odds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Potential!

  • By Chiefkent on 12-01-14

Simply awesome!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-17

Was not really sure what to expect when I started. What I got was a great examination of duty and honor in a military setting. I you like military science fiction, even if it is not actually you usual fare, do not hesitate to get this one.

  • On Tyranny

  • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,538

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important read/listen

  • By Kathryn on 04-17-17

A must read for our time!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-17

I doubt I can add anything new to what has been said already. He put into words what I have been seeing and fearing. My one regret is that those who need to read/hear this audiobook are the very supporters of our Tyrant wannabe. Even if the did I have no doubt they would just reject it as the wining of a loser snowflake. For the rest of us, we have been warned and armed.

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,483

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not my favorite scalzi

  • By pat on 03-25-17

Great!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I saw the negative reviews and in this case have to take exception. I throughly appreciated the humor in this story. After going through a few things I needed it and am looking forward to a sequel.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Destruction

  • Galactic Empire Wars, Book 1
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: David Rheinstrom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

To the Kleese, the Earth is nothing more than a planet full of conscripts to fight in their numerous wars of aggression. The Kleese are one of three large Galactic Empires that control the majority of the galaxy. To them, Earth is an extremely dangerous planet due to the aggressiveness of the humanoid species that inhabits it. The humans that inhabit Earth will make excellent conscripts, but something must be done to prevent them from expanding out into the galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid story with great voices, read too fast.

  • By Philip D. Mann on 03-20-15

Good Start

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-15

Good start. Not a intricate plot or deep character development but a fun listen nonetheless. Hesitated after reading several reviews talking about the "speed reading". I did not find the narrator did duct to follow.

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,487

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please let this all be fiction.

  • By B.J. on 08-08-14

Sherlock with a dark side

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-15

I picked this up on sale not knowing anything about this author. This is not even my usual kind of story. All I can say is wow. I was hooked from the beginning and stayed that way throughout. His pacing and timing is spot on and he made this story seem all to real. Beware. You will want to allow time to listen and do not miss anything. Everything ties in!

  • The Years of Rice and Salt

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 25 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 560

It is the 14th century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur - the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been - a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By dm on 09-07-15

Fulfilled every expectation!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-15

After having read this novel some time ago I was somewhat hesitant to lesson to this audio version. Do not be afraid. The narrator is spot on. Especially thrilling is that his narration brought out plot development I missed in the first reading. Highly recommended!!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching

  • By: Anthony Esolen
  • Narrated by: John Haynes Walker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Many claim that Catholic Social Teaching implies the existence of a vast welfare state. In these pages, Anthony Esolen pulls back the curtain on these false philosophers, showing how they've undermined the authentic social teachings of the Church in order to neutralize the biggest threat to their plans for secularization the Catholic Church.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read

  • By John on 07-17-15

A must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-15

I only thought I had a understanding of Catholic Social Teaching. Now I know how much I did not know. For example I never really realized how much Pope Leo XIII contributed to this rich teaching. I also am now convinced he either was a man gifted with great understanding of what was coming or a time machine. Either way he knew where western civilization would be 110+ years from now. This is the goto book to get a clearer understanding of the Social Teaching of our blessed Church.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful