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  • The Secret Knowledge

  • On the Dismantling of American Culture
  • By: David Mamet
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

For the past 30 years, David Mamet has been a controversial and defining force in theater and film, championing the most cherished liberal values along the way. In some of the great movies and plays of our time, his characters have explored the ethics of the business world, embodied the struggles of the oppressed, and faced the flaws of the capitalist system. But in recent years Mamet has had a change of heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mamet's Rubicon

  • By Kirk on 08-13-11

Good, but not too autobiographical like I thought.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-11

I had expected to hear much more about Mamet himself.

I thought it was insightful. For example, he talks about why American Jews are usually liberal. I found that helpful.

Over all, a very good book.

6 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Righteous Indignation

  • Excuse Me While I Save the World
  • By: Andrew Breitbart
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Guskin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235

Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way. In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please get this book!

  • By MacGregor on 07-09-11

Listened to the whole book in one day.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-11

Breitbart is like a lot of us. Not caring at all about conservative politics until something just dawns on him. And poof! A political junky is born.

This book was very interesting for several reasons. Andrew and I got into conservatism roughly at the same time. As I read, I remembered just about every event.

However, Andrew actually became a player (unlike me) and played a significant role in shaping things.

This book tells how it happened. There is quite a good explanation of Saul Alinsky's tactics. It is also highly motivational.

Great book.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Unfit for Command

  • Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
  • By: John O'Neill, Jerome R. Corsi Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In their new book, Unfit for Command, John O'Neill and co-author Jerome Corsi bring together the words of more than 200 Navy veterans who served with John Kerry and who feel it their duty to tell why Kerry is unworthy of the presidency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unfit For Command

  • By Richard T. Betz on 09-29-04

Listen to this book FOR YOURSELF and then decide

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-04

After reading the negative reviews on Audible for "Unfit for Command," it's obvious that those who give the book one star are doing it for political reasons. That is fine. If one is going to vote for Kerry, one is inevitably going to hate the book.

Listen to the book for yourself and then decide whether O'Neill is credible or not.

I found the book very interesting and very credible. I listened to it in no time flat. Well, ok, 6 hours. :-)

6 of 9 people found this review helpful