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    • The Road to Serfdom, the Definitive Edition

    • Text and Documents
    • By: F. A. Hayek, Bruce Caldwell - editor
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 160

    An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and the public for half a century. Originally published in 1944 - when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program - The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hayek's case for individualism over collectivism

    • By Wayne on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • NeuroTribes

    • The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
    • By: Steve Silberman
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

    What is autism: a lifelong disability or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is both of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Contrast to "In a Different Key"

    • By Gadget on 06-01-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Too Big to Fail

    • The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves
    • By: Andrew Ross Sorkin
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244

    A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America's financial history by an acclaimed New York Times reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Revealing

    • By Laura on 01-11-10
    • The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves
    • By: Andrew Ross Sorkin
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 10-30-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981 ratings

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Unacknowledged

    • An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret
    • By: Steven M. Greer MD
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    The biggest lie in history is about to be shattered. UFOs are real. In late June of 1947, three extraterrestrial craft were downed outside Roswell Air Force Base. Many more followed, revealing dozens of ET species and a Rosetta Stone to a new physics, an energy generation and propulsion system responsible for interstellar space travel. This new system could have easily replaced oil, gas, coal, and nuclear plants - and with them, the entire geopolitical and economic order on our planet. But a cabal of bankers, the military-industrial complex, and Big Oil stopped it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Of Those Must Buy Phenomenal Rare Books

    • By Vitaly on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Next 100 Years

    • A Forecast for the 21st Century
    • By: George Friedman
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,413
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 827
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 837

    In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Take with a few grains of salt

    • By Ryan on 10-16-11

    Regular price: $17.61

    • We the Corporations

    • How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
    • By: Adam Winkler
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal rights and transformed the Constitution to serve the ends of capital. Corporations - like minorities and women - have had a civil rights movement of their own and now possess nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Uncovering the deep historical roots of Citizens United, Adam Winkler shows how that controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a 200-year battle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many books in one, supporting vast insight

    • By Philo on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Tycoons

    • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings these men and their times to life. The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed. They were balanced by Morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and verve, they built an industrial behemoth - and a country of middle-class consumers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book wrong title

    • By Hectoris on 10-06-16
    • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
    • By: Charles R. Morris
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 12-16-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 139 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Superparenting for ADD

    • An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
    • By: Edward M. Hallowell M.D., Peter S. Jensen M.D.
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Dr. Edward Hallowell - a veteran pediatric psychiatric clinician, best-selling author, and himself a man with attention deficit disorder (ADD) - teams up with Peter S. Jensen, M.D., one of the country's foremost academics on ADD and the father of an ADD child, to present a specific and detailed program for parents to assist their ADD child in finding success, health, and joy. Sure to become an invaluable parenting resource and a classic in ADD literature, this book will help parents unlock the gifts of ADD.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some new information but not as comprehensive as expected

    • By pooneh on 02-19-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Slavery's Capitalism

    • A New History of American Economic Development
    • By: Sven Beckert - editor, Seth Rockman - editor
    • Narrated by: William Hughes, Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    During the 19th century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very enlightening

    • By Hungurr on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Washington's Immortals

    • The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution
    • By: Patrick K. O’Donnell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511

    In August 1776, a little over a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and disastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn, and it looked like there was no escape. But thanks to a series of desperate rear-guard attacks by a single heroic regiment, famously known as the Immortal 400, Washington was able to evacuate his men, and the nascent Continental Army lived to fight another day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular

    • By Robert Everman on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 745
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678

    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

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Boys of '67

    • Charlie Company's War in Vietnam
    • By: Andrew Wiest
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    When the 160 men of Charlie Company were drafted by the US Army in May 1966, they were part of the wave of conscription that would swell the American military to eighty thousand combat troops in Vietnam by the height of the war in 1968. In the spring of 1966 the war was still popular, and the draftees of Charlie Company saw their service as a rite of passage. But by December 1967, when the company returned home, only thirty men were not casualties.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Narration & Great Book

    • By JSK on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $20.76

    • The Rise and Fall of Nations

    • Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World
    • By: Ruchir Sharma
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    Shaped by his 25 years traveling the world and enlivened by encounters with tycoons, presidents, and villagers from Rio to Beijing, Ruchir Sharma's The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks the "dismal science" of economics as a practical art. Narrowing the thousands of factors that can shape a country's fortunes to 10 clear rules, Sharma explains how to spot political, economic, and social changes in real time. He shows how to read political headlines, black markets, the price of onions, and billionaire rankings as signals of booms, busts, and protests.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Journalistic overview book

    • By J Garner on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Last Stand at Khe Sanh

    • The US Marines’ Finest Hour in Vietnam
    • By: Gregg Jones
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    The vivid, fast-paced account of the siege of Khe Sanh told through the eyes of the men who lived it. For seventy-seven days in 1968, amid fears that America faced its own disastrous Dien Bien Phu, six thousand US Marines held off thirty thousand North Vietnamese Army regulars at the remote mountain stronghold called Khe Sanh. It was the biggest battle of the Vietnam War, with sharp ground engagements, devastating artillery duels, and massive US air strikes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Ronald F. Romancik on 04-26-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Brothers, Rivals, Victors

    • Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe
    • By: Jonathan W. Jordan
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler’s hold over Europe. But they also shared an intricate web of relationships going back decades. In the cauldron of World War II, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism, and ambition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best tri-hero book in years!!

    • By aaron on 04-17-11

    Regular price: $34.96

    • It's Even Worse Than It Looks

    • How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
    • By: Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    Congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein identify two overriding problems that have led Congress—and the United States—to the brink of institutional collapse. But they offer a panoply of useful ideas and reforms, endorsing some solutions, like greater public participation and institutional restructuring, while debunking others, like independent or third-party candidates. Above all, they call on the media as well as the public to focus on the true causes of dysfunction rather than just throwing the bums out every election cycle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A No-Nonsense Look at our Current Political Crisis

    • By Scott on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • FDR's Folly

    • How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
    • By: Jim Powell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    In the minds of historians and the American public alike, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents, not least because he supposedly saved America from the Great Depression. But as historian Jim Powell reveals in this groundbreaking book, Roosevelt's New Deal policies actually prolonged and exacerbated the economic disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Important

    • By David on 05-12-12
    • How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
    • By: Jim Powell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 02-04-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 289 ratings

    Regular price: $19.57

    • It’s Even Worse Than It Looks

    • How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
    • By: Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress' approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, Congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress - and the United States - to the brink of institutional failure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Dwayne on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today

    • By: Thomas E. Ricks
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    A widening gulf between performance and accountability has caused history to be kinder to the American generals of World War II than to those of later wars. In The Generals we meet leaders from World War II to the present who rose to the occasion - and those who failed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative

    • By Jean on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Great Deformation

    • The Corruption of Capitalism in America
    • By: David Stockman
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 36 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 246

    David Stockman was the architect of the Reagan Revolution that was meant to restore sound money principles to the U.S. government. It failed, derailed by politics, special interests, welfare, and warfare. Stockman describes how the working of free markets and democracy has long been under threat in America and provides a surprising, nonpartisan catalog of the corrupters and defenders. His analysis shows how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loads of Information but problematic writing

    • By Michael on 04-12-13

    Regular price: $34.96

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