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The Age of Revolution cover art

A marathon of historical engrossment.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-19

Written with great enthusiasm and generous regard for the combined history of many peoples, orated superbly, and tremendously long.

The Great Democracies cover art

A marathon on historical engrossment.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-19

Written with great enthusiasm and generous regard for the combined history of many peoples, orated superbly, and tremendously long.

The Return of the King cover art

Fitting end to an epic story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-02

Very well performed, superbly written, a great story well told.

The appendices following the end of the book fill in some origins and fates that listeners may have.

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The Birth of Britain cover art

A lot of history, well told.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-13

I really enjoyed it, how much I will ever remember? Time will tell.

It clips along, emphasizing the overall narrative of 1500ish years of history. Churchill was a good writer, and it is well delivered.

The Road to Serfdom, the Definitive Edition cover art

Persuasive and highly relevant.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-26

This is a must read/listen for those interested in any of the social sciences. It is, at moments, prescient - and consistently sharp.

The narrator sounds a bit like Bob Odenkirk, which also liked.

Nudge cover art

Fascinating and informative!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-22

The premise is interesting, the range of subjects is satisfying, and the wit of the authors comes through. Nudge is an easy listen, but also quite stimulating. it has me thinking about all the ways my own behaviour is directed by "choice architecture", and how I may be unknowingly influencing people's choices myself. If you're on a "books by economists" kick like I am then this will be a good listen.

Moby Dick cover art

A very good story, I see why people like it.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-31

I now know more about 19th century whaling than I ever thought I would. But in addition to the many details, there is a profound story to be heard. It is a long journey, but whaling voyages are indeed long.

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The Coddling of the American Mind cover art

A Refreshing take on present cultural trends.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-17

Well resourced, evidence supported, and concisely articulated, this book delves into the characteristics, origins, trends and potential remedies to victimhood, outrage and call-out culture, as well as modern obsessions with fragility and safety. I will recommend this to anyone, especially young people and those who parent or work with young people.

I greatly appreciate the tone in which the author reads and presents this book; many similar books adopt a "gritted teeth" or arrogant tone - this book does not.

The Indispensable Milton Friedman cover art

A mix of the fascinating and odd topics.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-12

There are some very interesting essays in here for sure, but there are also some articles, editorials and eulogies that aren't of particular interest to the general public. If your interest is in Friedman's economic ideas, you would be better served by one of his books.

Knowledge and Decisions cover art

Both enlightening and devastating.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-23

Immensely challenging to contemporary political, social and ideological notions. The evidence is formidable and verifiable, the arguments and explanations are thorough.

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