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M Wakefield, United Kingdom Member Since 2012

I'm a singing songwriting postie living in Yorkshire. Sometimes I like to be challenged by a book, and sometimes I just want to lose myself.

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  • "To pay, or not to pay tax ...?"

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    To pay taxes, or not to pay taxes, that is the question ... To which the corporate, international financial and global criminal fraternity have answered with a resounding No. This is a wonderfully dark tale of money eating itself and spewing out more, on which it then feeds and grows, warping the laws and norms of civil society to their own needs to the point that all we can do is willingly, though blindly, throw ourselves into it to feed its relentless greed. A fascinating, inspiring and depressing book - brilliantly narrated, though poorly produced - that has left me angry and thoroughly intrigued. Read it. Then read it again.

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    Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nicholas Shaxson
    • Narrated By Tim Bentinck
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    Most people regard tax havens as being relevant only to celebrities, crooks and spivs, and mistakenly believe that the main offshore problems are money laundering and terrorist financing. These are only small parts of the whole picture. The offshore system has been (discreetly) responsible for the greatest ever shift of wealth from poor to rich. It also undermines our democracies by offering the wealthiest members of society escape routes from normal democratic controls.

    M says: "To pay, or not to pay tax ...?"
  • "On The Media ..."

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    As always, after finishing one of Alain de Botton's books, you look up with a fresh perspective on something that had seemed sorted and steady in your mind; the world seems to be a slightly brighter and more interesting place. Here he takes on that multi-headed behemoth, the Media, and slowly dissects it and its relationship with us so that we can better understand its motivations and faults. A very good read, though the production (the music, and the constant interruptive numbers) was slightly distracting.

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    The News: A User's Manual

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alain de Botton
    • Narrated By Nicholas Bell
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    We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. In his dazzling new book, de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories - including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal - and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age.

    Conrad says: "Great book. Essential listening/ reading"
  • "Guns, guns, guns ..."

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    As a European, I find it incomprehensible as to how the American public can justify allowing weapons to be a part of public life - but they do. Stephen King's take on the topic is honest and interesting. As a gun-owning liberal he manages to see beyond the hyperbole both sides of the battle hurl at each other, while grasping the reality of living in a society which is already drowning in more firearms than any army should ever need. An excellent and thought-provoking listen.

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    Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Jim Vaughan says: "Sane suggestions, but quite a rant"
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Neil LEEDS, United Kingdom 19/01/2013

While driving my car I enjoy listening to memoirs and business books. While running I like listening to books about running.

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  • "Dense. But enjoyable"

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    This is a really good book but incredibly long and at times the detail get in the way of the narrative. I also find the chronology skips about as different issues and projects are discussed which can be confusing.



    That said, the story is engaging and well read. I didn't know much about the oil industry and this was an eye opening account of the power players. At its best this is riveting stuff.

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    Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Steve Coll
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power. ExxonMobil's annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil's sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box.

    Neil says: "Dense. But enjoyable"

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  • 4.3 (88 ratings)
    Guns (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Christian Rummel

    Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Jim Vaughan says: "Sane suggestions, but quite a rant"
  • 4.5 (83 ratings)
    The Making of Modern Britain (






ABRIDGED) by Andrew Marr Narrated by Andrew Marr

    The Making of Modern Britain

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Andrew Marr
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr
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    In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising.

    Wil says: "History Retold"
  • 4.4 (53 ratings)
    Letter to a Christian Nation (






UNABRIDGED) by Sam Harris Narrated by Jordan Bridges

    Letter to a Christian Nation

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    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Jordan Bridges
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    "Forty-four percent of the American population is convinced that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead sometime in the next 50 years," writes Sam Harris. "Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the U.S. government actually believed that the world was about to end and that its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American population apparently believes this...should be considered a moral and intellectual emergency."

    Stephan says: "The middle ground of the extreme perspective"
  • 4.3 (45 ratings)
    Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael B. Oren Narrated by Robert Whitfield

    Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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    • By Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    Mark says: "A fascinating acoount of the politics of a war"
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  • 4.4 (37 ratings)
    Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Nicholas Shaxson Narrated by Tim Bentinck

    Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nicholas Shaxson
    • Narrated By Tim Bentinck
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    Most people regard tax havens as being relevant only to celebrities, crooks and spivs, and mistakenly believe that the main offshore problems are money laundering and terrorist financing. These are only small parts of the whole picture. The offshore system has been (discreetly) responsible for the greatest ever shift of wealth from poor to rich. It also undermines our democracies by offering the wealthiest members of society escape routes from normal democratic controls.

    M says: "To pay, or not to pay tax ...?"
  • 4.3 (35 ratings)
    Letters to a Young Contrarian (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Hitchens Narrated by James Adams

    Letters to a Young Contrarian

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    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By James Adams
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    In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.

    Christopher Wilton says: "Get God is Not Great"
  • 4.3 (24 ratings)
    The Benn Tapes 1  by Tony Benn Narrated by Tony Benn

    The Benn Tapes 1

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Tony Benn
    • Narrated By Tony Benn
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    Late each night for over 25 years, the Labour MP and former Secretary of State Tony Benn sat alone and dictated onto tape his account of the daily events at the heart of government. The immediacy, passion, and mood is striking as he unburdens himself of the pressure and stress, trials and tribulations of government and opposition, with accounts veering from anecdotal to almost confessional.

  • 4.5 (22 ratings)
    The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder (






UNABRIDGED) by Vincent Bugliosi Narrated by Marc Cashman

    The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Vincent Bugliosi
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
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    Best-selling author Vincent Bugliosi has written the most important and thought-provoking book of his prolific career. In a meticulously researched and clearly presented legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial for murder after he leaves his presidency, Bugliosi delivers a searing indictment of the president and his administration.

    Barbara says: "Enlightening"
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (






UNABRIDGED) by Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson Narrated by Dan Woren

    Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

    judith says: "History made science"
  • Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order (






ABRIDGED) by Niall Ferguson Narrated by Niall Ferguson

    Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Niall Ferguson
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    Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, this is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. Based on the Channel Four series that will be aired simultaneously with the book, it shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th century spearheaded real globalisation with steampower, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries, and millions of settlers.

    Mr. J. Fanning says: "Unexpected pleasure"
  • The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Feinstein Narrated by Gildart Jackson

    The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Andrew Feinstein
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    The downloadable audiobook edition of Andrew Feinstein's powerful exposé, The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, complete and unabridged and read by the actor Gildart Jackson.

    steve says: "What an eye-opener"
  • The News: A User's Manual (






UNABRIDGED) by Alain de Botton Narrated by Nicholas Bell

    The News: A User's Manual

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alain de Botton
    • Narrated By Nicholas Bell
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    (10)
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    (10)
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    We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. In his dazzling new book, de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories - including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal - and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age.

    Conrad says: "Great book. Essential listening/ reading"
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  • A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Goldschmidt, Lawrence Davidson Narrated by Tom Weiner

    A Concise History of the Middle East, Ninth Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Arthur Goldschmidt, Lawrence Davidson
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment.

    Margaret says: "clear, comprehensive and informative"
  • Guns (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Christian Rummel

    Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Jim Vaughan says: "Sane suggestions, but quite a rant"
  • Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness, Obama's Hate-America-First Political Platform, and Destroyed America (






UNABRIDGED) by Kent Clizbe Narrated by Douglas R. Pratt

    Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness, Obama's Hate-America-First Political Platform, and Destroyed America

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kent Clizbe
    • Narrated By Douglas R. Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    CIA case officer, Kent Clizbe, analyzes counter-intelligence details to demonstrate that KGB covert influence agents in American education and academia, Hollywood, and the media inserted the anti-American payload that became Political Correctness (PC). The KGB officers suffered death in Stalin's purges. Their American accomplices, not needing guidance, built the elite mindset of "reflexive loathing of the United States and its people," that defines PC.

    Roger says: "Interesting, but needs editing."
  • The Palestine-Israel Conflict (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Cohn-Sherlock, Dawoud El-Alami Narrated by Richard Aspel

    The Palestine-Israel Conflict

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dan Cohn-Sherlock, Dawoud El-Alami
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
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    The new audiobook edition of this best-selling book gives a thorough and accessible account of the history behind the Palestine-Israeli conflict, its roots, and the possibilities for the future. The audiobook is divided into two parts - the first by an American rabbi and Professor of Judaism, and the second by a Palestinian lecturer on Islam. The result is a real insight into the situation, with each author giving full vent to the emotions behind the two sides of the debate - Cohn-Sherbok and El-Amini come together at the audiobook's conclusion to debate the issues.

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  • A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth about Alien Contact (






UNABRIDGED) by Bryce Zabel, Richard M. Dolan Narrated by Kevin Foley

    A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth about Alien Contact

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bryce Zabel, Richard M. Dolan
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
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    This work of speculative nonfiction combines meticulous fact-finding from historian/researcher Richard M. Dolan and forward-leaning scenarios from journalist/screenwriter Bryce Zabel on the world's most mind-bending subject. The authors predict radical changes after official acknowledgment that at least some UFOs are intelligently controlled craft from somewhere other than Earth.

  • The Making of Modern Britain (






ABRIDGED) by Andrew Marr Narrated by Andrew Marr

    The Making of Modern Britain

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Andrew Marr
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr
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    (83)
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    (16)
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    In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising.

    Wil says: "History Retold"
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Spencer Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach

    The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Spencer
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
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    You think you know about Islam. But, did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states, or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine? These and other "politically incorrect" facts are revealed by Robert Spencer in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).

    Amazon Customer says: "An eight hour rant"
  • No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (






UNABRIDGED) by Glenn Greenwald Narrated by L. J. Ganser

    No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Glenn Greenwald
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency's widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security....

  • What Women Really Want (






UNABRIDGED) by Ann-Marie Murrell, Morgan Brittany, Dr. Gina Loudon Narrated by Eleanor Shaw

    What Women Really Want

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ann-Marie Murrell, Morgan Brittany, Dr. Gina Loudon
    • Narrated By Eleanor Shaw
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    In the 1950s women were seen as docile homemakers due to the propaganda of the vocal but few feminazis of the 1960s. The 1970s through the 1990s women experienced the fallout of the so-called liberation of women with a rise of angst and self-consciousness that led to depression, image issues, and guilt. Today the traditional woman, the new lady, is standing up to the lies of the culture and media and proclaiming, enough! Women don't want to be enslaved, patronized, labeled, or invaded.

  • Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies  by Noam Chomsky Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

    Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    In his 1988 CBC Massey Lecture, Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the U.S. media primarily but also media in other societies.

  • Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert E. Mutch Narrated by Fleet Cooper

    Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert E. Mutch
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Buying the Vote analyzes the rise and decline of campaign finance reform by tracking the evolution of both the ways in which presidential campaigns have been funded since the late nineteenth century. Through close examinations of major Supreme Court decisions, Mutch shows how the Court has fashioned a new and profoundly inegalitarian definition of American democracy.

  • The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonetta Barras Narrated by Ronald Clarkson

    The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jonetta Barras
    • Narrated By Ronald Clarkson
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    A gripping, informative, and balanced assessment of a commanding and perplexing American politician - the first by a black journalist.

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  • More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues (






UNABRIDGED) by Joel Best Narrated by Kaleo Griffith

    More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joel Best
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
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    More Damned Lies and Statistics encourages all of us to think in a more sophisticated and skeptical manner about how statistics are used to promote causes, create fear, and advance particular points of view. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues: missing numbers are relevant but overlooked; confusing numbers bewilder when they should inform; scary numbers play to our fears about the present and the future.

  • Agenda 21, an Analysis: The UN Global Program for Sustainable Development (






UNABRIDGED) by Julian Chitta Narrated by Ruth Golding

    Agenda 21, an Analysis: The UN Global Program for Sustainable Development

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julian Chitta
    • Narrated By Ruth Golding
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    This is a short but comprehensive analysis of the UN's controversial program established in 1992 as a "sustainable development plan" for the entire world, for the 21st century. Its main points are coincidental to the "Communist Manifesto", issued by Karl Marx in 1848. It includes the abolition of all private property, banning inheritances, reducing the population, and the transfer of all resources into the hands of UN bureaucrats.

  • No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (






UNABRIDGED) by Glenn Greenwald Narrated by L. J. Ganser

    No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Glenn Greenwald
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency's widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security....

  • Libya: Murder in Benghazi and the Fall of Gaddafi (






UNABRIDGED) by Martin Chulov, Luke Harding Narrated by Philip Rose

    Libya: Murder in Benghazi and the Fall of Gaddafi

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Martin Chulov, Luke Harding
    • Narrated By Philip Rose
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    The end for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi when it came, after 42 years of dictatorial power, was ignominious and violent. After months of bloody fighting, the Libyan revolutionary forces had driven their former leader from Tripoli before capturing him in a drainpipe in the city of Sirte. The gory images captured on the mobile phones of the victors were reproduced on newspaper front pages around the world, marking the end of a cruel regime. In the capital, ordinary Libyans explored the once forbidden compound that housed Gaddafi and his family.

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  • The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Ryan Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Paul Ryan
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election - including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics - Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges the country to certain ruin. Culminating in a plan for the future, The Way Forward argues that the Republican Party is and must remain a conservative party, emphasizing going forward.