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  • Chasm City

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160

The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enter Revelation Space HERE

  • By Tango on 10-11-13

Always a sure thing with Reynolds

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

second in the series and just as compelling, I accidently skipped this book in the order it was intended, I suggest you not repeat my mistake. though the story could be construed as superfluous to the main story arch the introduction of nonliving characters like pleauge and maggots help in later stories.

  • Unspeakable

  • By: Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by: Chris Hedges, Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest days as a radical journalist. He is an intellectual bomb-thrower who continues to confront American empire in the most incisive, challenging ways. The kinds of insights he provides into the deeply troubled state of our democracy cannot be found anywhere else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complexity of corporate neoliberalism explained

  • By Dwayne on 11-09-16

honesty is almost always painful

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

it's hard to remain hopeful and it's heavy but I don't think I should have children...it's the responsibility of the parent to provide for a child and as bleek as it is I can't do that. should humanity even exist?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Black Flags

  • The Rise of ISIS
  • By: Joby Warrick
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903

Pulitzer Prize, General nonfiction, 2016. When Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Black Flags, an unprecedented account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So much learned

  • By mike flavin on 02-11-16

not enough everyday ppl understand this issue

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

This read like a great long form article. It explained in detail the events in a way that someone with basic knowledge of the subject could understand and benefit from its intended message/lessons. It married the testimony of key players with events in harmony. Everyone who wants to have an opinion on what America's role in going after ISIS should read this book before deciding their opinions.

  • Lies, Incorporated

  • The World of Post-Truth Politics
  • By: Ari Rabin-Havt, Media Matters for America
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

In today's post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America present a revelatory history of this industry - which they've dubbed Lies, Incorporated - and show how it has crippled legislative progress on issues including tobacco regulation, public health care, climate change, gun control, immigration, abortion, and same-sex marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fundamental to understanding politics today.

  • By Scott on 08-17-16

definitely good and important info

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

i personally would have liked more fleshing out but ultimately the info and the overall point of the work was imperative to our current society. we are literally paralyzed in the country and in an effort to cope we willingly inguage in group delusion that we are somehow THE shinning example of a democratic western nation. If we don't have authors that are willing to talk sense when it's not easy is priceless to our nation.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Warrior Cop

  • The Militarization of America’s Police Forces
  • By: Radley Balko
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695

Rise of the Warrior Cop traces the arc of US law enforcement from the constables and private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops. Today relentless "war on drugs" and "war on terror" pronouncements from politicians, along with battle-clad police forces with tanks and machine guns, have dangerously blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. Balko's fascinating, frightening narrative shows how martial rhetoric and reactionary policies have put modern law enforcement on a collision course with the values of a free society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not all police are bad.

  • By A User on 09-29-16

very detailed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-16

no one is listening and no one cares about other ppl, we have an "us vs everybody else" mentality in society as a whole...great book tho

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Battle

  • When US and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
  • By: Stephen Harding
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue 14 prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It's a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Maddening Book

  • By Reggie on 09-23-17

pronunciations were amazing and great research

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

Reviewed: 06-24-16

good book what the title above said..I .would definitely recoment to ppl who have already read a lot about ww2 but r looking for a story that hasn't already been told a 100 times