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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

17 ratings

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Drawing upon her 40-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation's leading midwife, shows the benefits and joys of physiological childbirth by showing women how to trust the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based upon the midwifery model of care that recognizes that spontaneous labor in healthy women cannot be improved upon, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention-as well as how to know when such intervention is necessary. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes: Reducing the pain of labor without drugs and the amazing role that touch and free movement play. What really happens during labor. Orgasmic birth-testimonies from those who experienced it. And much more...

©2003, 2019 Ina May Gaskin (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

15 ratings

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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor.... Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Intelligent Investor: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 31 mins
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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Suze Orman's the Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+

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In The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+, personal finance guru and best-selling author Suze Orman lays out the steps that people in their 50s, 60s, and beyond need to take to enjoy financial and emotional security in their retirement. What does this Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review include? Summary of the original book Easily digestible takeaways distilling the main ideas Practical tips to downsize, save, and invest more for retirement How to create guaranteed sources of income to last you through retirement Editorial review and analysis Background on Suze Orman About the original book: Retiring today is a lot harder than it was a few decades ago. With the right planning, however, retirement can still be another exciting phase of life to look forward to. Leveraging decades of experience as a world-renowned financial advisor, Suze Orman offers detailed advice for cutting expenses, saving more in the right accounts, investing in low-cost funds, paying off debt, getting insurance, and setting up the right end-of life documents. Anyone approaching retirement will find this book an invaluable guide. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+. Start Publishing Notes is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

©2020 Start Publishing Notes LLC (P)2020 Start Publishing Notes LLC

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 31 mins
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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck: An Action Steps Summary and Analysis

6 ratings

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Your Quick and Simple Summary and Analysis of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, PhD. Inside, you'll find: An introduction to Dweck's main concepts A 30-second summary of the entire book Time-saving chapter summaries Discussion questions and commentary A guide to additional resources About Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: No two people think alike. Some of us are optimists by nature; others are pessimists. Some are unfailingly happy and outgoing while others may seem depressed and shy. Philosophers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and a wide range of scientists have been working for centuries to shed light on why we are the way we are. In modern times, Dr. Carol Dweck is one of the most influential scientific minds when it comes to human thought. Her work over many decades has led to what she calls "mindset theory" - that all people have either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. Her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, explores what it means to have either a fixed or growth mindset; how your mindset affects your work, relationships, and success in general; whether organizations can also be said to have mindsets; and how you can change your mindset if you don't like your current one. Please note that this summary is NOT the original book and is meant to be heard as a supplement to the original. About SpeedReader Summaries Thanks so much for your interest in SpeedReader Summaries! We strive to save what is your most precious and limited resource: time.

©2015 SpeedReader Summaries (P)2016 SpeedReader Summaries

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni

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Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 21 mins
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Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the United States Navy's Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) to business. At the center of the strategies that Willink and Babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved.... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of Extreme Ownership: Overview of the book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 30 mins
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The Secret: Rhonda Byrne: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

3 ratings

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The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a book in the New Thought tradition that theorizes thought is the most powerful force in the universe.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Secret: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals. The modern fixation on multitasking and having it all has paradoxically resulted in accomplished, motivated people doing many relatively unimportant things poorly while neglecting their true goals because they are afraid of refusing any request.... Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of Essentialism: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler's The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis, and review of the book and not the original book. In The Future Is Faster Than You Think, authors Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler explore how the convergence of different technologies will revolutionize the way we eat, work, play, and live. What does this Start Publishing Notes' summary, analysis, and review include? Summary of the original book Easily digestible takeaways distilling the main ideas The key forces that are merging to amplify and accelerate the advancement of tech The ways technologies are converging to revolutionize business and life Editorial review and analysis Background on Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler About the original book: We know that technology is advancing faster every day. But what we don’t realize is the amazing opportunities that open up when two or more technologies are combined. This is the underlying argument that Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler make in The Future is Faster Than You Think. The two tech entrepreneurs paint a clear picture of what the world will look like when AI, quantum computing, 3-D printing, virtual reality, and even biotechnology converge and support each another. There is no field of humanity that won’t be untouched, whether its food production, education, real estate, health care, and even advertising. Anyone who wants to know what the next decade will look like will find this work an invaluable resource. DISCLAIMER: This audiobook is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Future Is Faster Than You Think. Start Publishing Notes is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.

©2020 Start Publishing Notes LLC (P)2020 Start Publishing Notes LLC

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 37 mins
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Summary of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis Preview: Born to Run is a book about the natural virtues of running, based on Christopher McDougall's own experiences, research, and training. It is centered on the Tarahumara, an indigenous Mexican tribe known for their feats of long-distance running. McDougall, a journalist, is a low-key hobbyist runner himself, but he experiences numerous injuries that threaten to force him to stop. Given the high injury rate among runners, McDougall is fascinated by stories of the Mexican Tarahumara. These native people live in the rugged, hot Copper Canyo, and are known for running more than 100-mile races over broken ground at amazing speeds. More amazingly still, the Tarahumara wear flat sandals rather than running shoes.... Please note: There are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Born to Run: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 28 mins
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Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman: An Action Steps Summary and Analysis

8 ratings

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Your Quick and Simple Summary and Analysis of Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman In this audiobook, you'll find: An introduction to Kahneman's main concepts A 30-second summary of the entire book Time-saving chapter summaries An action steps recap and commentary A guide to additional resources, including helpful articles, books, podcasts, printables, and videos About Thinking Fast and Slow: Best-selling author and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman's purpose in his book, Thinking Fast and Slow, is to bring within the grasp of everyday understanding the power of psychology, perception, illogical thinking, irrationality, and behavioral economics. Arguably Kahneman's most famous publication, the book summarizes research that he has conducted over decades and decades. Inside, Kahneman explains how we, as humans, often think and behave irrationally due to faulty intuition, biases, and erroneous mental shortcuts and how these patterns of thought can hold us back. Please note that this summary is not the original book and is meant to be heard as a supplement to the original. About SpeedReader Summaries: Thanks so much for your interest in SpeedReader Summaries! We strive to save what is your most precious and limited resource - time. Do you ever feel like you just want your favorite nonfiction books to get to the point? Are you tired of wasting time weeding through fluff and anecdotes to get to the meat of the material? SpeedReader Summaries carefully distill and analyze the key points of your favorite books and provide additional commentary and resources to supplement your understanding of the material. In every SpeedReader summary, you'll find a 30-second overall summary of the book, brief summaries of the key points of each chapter, a custom analysis, and more.

©2015 SpeedReader Summaries (P)2016 SpeedReader Summaries

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 32 mins
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The Glass Castle, a Memoir by Jeannette Walls: Summary & Analysis

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Please note: this is a summary and analysis of The Glass Castle and not the original book. Preview: Jeannette Walls chronicles all the heartbreak, deprivation, humor, and love of her childhood in The Glass Castle, a memoir of growing up dirt-poor on a cross-country odyssey with her charismatic, but alcoholic, father and her codependent mother. Jeannette began thinking of her childhood after spotting her mother, Rose Mary, rummaging through trash in New York City. Her parents were basically living on the street, but offers of help were always rejected. Jeannette went home to her husband's apartment on Park Avenue. She arranged to have lunch with her mom, who advised her to stop feeling guilty, accept her parents as they were, and stop hiding the truth about them. Taking this advice, Jeannette started writing her story. Her first memory went back to a trailer park in Arizona. At the age of three, she spent six weeks in a hospital after her pink tutu caught fire while she was boiling hot dogs with no supervision.... Inside this Instaread summary and analysis of The Glass Castle: Summary of book Introduction to the important people in the book Analysis of the themes and author's style

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 30 mins
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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Steven R. Gundry's The Plant Paradox

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Please note: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the audiobook and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Steven R. Gundry's The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain includes a summary of the audiobook, a review, analysis & key takeaways, and a detailed "About the Author" section. Preview: Steven Gundry's The Plant Paradox is a diet book, which argues that many fruits and vegetables are dangerous to your health. Gundry says that a plant protein called lectin is responsible for obesity, and many autoimmune disorders. Gundry offers a diet that eliminates lectins, GMOs, and other toxins. This diet will allow people to reduce weight, improve health, and eliminate a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, lupus, and more. Lectins are plant toxins. Plants evolved lectins as poisons to discourage insects from eating plant seeds or other parts of the plant. Lectins are in most plants, and can cause sickness in humans. Eating good plants is vital for health, but many plants we typically think of as "healthy," are actually full of lectins, which cause damage to the body.

©2017 Start Publishing Notes (P)2017 Start Publishing Notes LLC

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 27 mins
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Hell's Super

4 ratings

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"If you like Christopher Moore or Tom Holt, read Hell's Super.... Hilarious!" How can one damned handyman keep all of hell running when everything's always breaking, devils and demons plot against him...and he's terrible at fixing things? Steve is hell's super, its handyman. Being Mr. Fixit to the underworld keeps him and his assistant, Orson Welles (yes, that Orson Welles), pretty busy, since things go on the blink all the time down there. No malfunction has ever created so much inconvenience, though, as the malfunction of hell's escalator, which leads from the pearly gates to the depths of Hades. What's worse: The breakdown appears to be sabotage. Satan calls in Steve to investigate. But Steve is distracted these days. He's in love with Flo, a gorgeous, almost saintly figure who has come to hell by choice to ease the suffering of the damned. What's more, she seems to like him, but romance in hell? That could never be. Still, solving the mystery of the escalator could earn him some points with Satan, maybe even a chance with Flo. Or maybe not. Hell's Super is the first volume in the satire/fantasy comedy series Circles in Hell. It has been compared to other works of "hell fiction" including The Screwtape Letters and Good Omens and to the paranormal humor of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams.

©2013 Mark E. Cain (P)2015 Mark E. Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Beelzebub: A Memoir

1 rating

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"Do you know me? I am Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies, Prince of Hell, second only to Satan in the infernal hierarchy. The Devil, you say? Yes, I'm one of those too."  Here in one laugh-out-loud volume is the life of Beezy, Satan's BFF, and one of the most popular characters in the Circles in Hell universe. Over 14 billion years in the making, Beelzebub: A Memoir is the ultimate backstory.  Beelzebub is the latest novel in the best-selling fantasy comedy series, Circles in Hell. CIH has been compared to other comic works of "Hell fiction", such as The Screwtape Letters and Good Omens, and to the paranormal humor of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams.  For listeners new to Circles in Hell, Beelzebub: A Memoir is an excellent introduction. For those who have listened to other titles in the series, here is a chance to spend quality time with some of your favorite devils, demons, saints, and sinners. And one big bat!

©2019 Mark Cain (P)2019 Mark Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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I'm No Angel

3 ratings

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Following the lead of Florence Nightingale, Steve’s partner in Eternity, he has returned to Hell to ease the suffering of the Damned. Yet Steve is faced with a dilemma. What can he do that will offer more than a brief respite from everlasting torment? And how can he make it funny at the same time? In Steve’s search for meaningful employment in the Afterlife, he has one comic misadventure after another. Along the way, he meets a few new angels and a couple of saints. He even learns what may be one of the great secrets of the universe...or maybe not. And all the while, something’s bothering him. Too many people who have been consigned to Hell just don’t seem to belong there. Steve is determined to find out why, whether Satan likes it or not. Especially if Satan doesn’t like it. After all, Steve is no angel. He’s a little bit good, a little bit bad, and a whole lot of trouble! I’m No Angel Is the fifth volume in the satire/fantasy comedy series, Circles in Hell. It has been compared to other works of "hell fiction" including The Screwtape Letters and Good Omens and to the paranormal humor of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams.

©2018 Mark Cain (P)2018 Mark Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

2 ratings

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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox describes a process by which an unprofitable manufacturing operation can be made profitable. It conveys proven factory turnaround principles through a fictional story.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Goal: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 23 mins
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The League of Unusual Denizens

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The only thing worse than the end of the universe is...Casual Day. Six denizens of Hell, one saint and a small blue alien join forces to stop the ultimate catastrophe: The destruction of the cosmos. That most of them are dead is of little consequence, for they possess great powers. Halos and horns, strength and sarcasm, courage and comedy, oh, and a management textbook: This team has them all. They are The League of Unusual Denizens. LOUD: A superhero team par excellence on the ultimate voyage through what is truly the final frontier. LOUD: A stupid acronym, though it fits well on a T-shirt. And this team of misfit heroes will need every advantage if they hope to save the heavens and the earth from returning to Chaos. Here they go, into the breach. Get loud! The League of Unusual Denizens Is the eighth volume in the satire/fantasy comedy series, Circles in Hell. It has been compared to other works of “Hell Fiction” including The Screwtape Lettersand Good Omens and to the paranormal humor of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams.

©2020 Mark Cain (P)2020 Mark Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Working Stiff

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Back from the dead - and back on the case! Even being murdered doesn't keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter - inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud!) in the night - a zombie PI fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, aka "Shamble", solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer.

©2015 WordFire Press (P)2015 WordFire Press

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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Deal with the Devil

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A kidnapping, a dangerous new devil: Steve and Orson confront another mystery, involving their closest friends, while Satan tries to recruit Steve to the Demon Corps. Steve, Hell's Super, and Orson, his trusty assistant, are back in another comic romp through the Underworld! The Lord of Hell has a staffing shortage; there aren't enough devils and demons to torment the ever-swelling ranks of the eternally damned. Satan thinks Steve is an ideal candidate for the Demon Corps. He's smart, tenacious and able to dish out punishment when the need arises. But as Old Nick tries to recruit Hell's handyman in chief, Steve gets distracted by a more pressing issue: Florence Nightingale, his on-again, off-again girlfriend, is missing, possibly kidnapped. With a little help from his friends, like BOOH, the storied Bat out of Hell, Steve must solve the mystery of her disappearance, manage Hell's unending flow of maintenance requests, while fending off an aggressive devil chief of police ...not to mention a succubus who is determined to steal Hell's Mr. Fixit away from Flo. Deal with the Devil is the third volume in the fantasy comedy series, Circles in Hell. It has been compared to other works of "Hell Fiction", including The Screwtape Letters and Good Omens and to the paranormal humor of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams.

©2015 Mark Cain (P)2016 Mark Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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American Legends: The Life of Brigham Young

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"I know just as well what to teach this people and just what to say to them and what to do in order to bring them into the celestial kingdom.... I have never yet preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call Scripture. Let me have the privilege of correcting a sermon, and it is as good Scripture as they deserve. The people have the oracles of God continually." - Brigham Young A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Next to Joseph Smith, Brigham Young is one of the best known Mormon leaders and perhaps the most important. After Smith's death, it was Young who led Mormon pioneers westward in a journey that the Latter Day Saints often likened to the Exodus, and Young became popular as "American Moses". At the same time, Young and his group were involved in a seemingly never ending list of controversies, both of their own making and the misconceptions of so many Americans who were unfamiliar with the religion. As Young's prominence and fame grew, people came from all over the world to meet the Mormon leader. And when they did, they met, by most accounts, an unremarkable man. He was handsome, of six feet height and a continual growth-of-girth over 200 pounds.

©2012 Charles River Editors (P)2015 Charles River Editors

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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Circles in Hell, Books 1-4

4 ratings

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Travel with Steve, doomed for eternity to serve as hell’s Mr. Fixit, on a wild ride through the circles of hell in this best-selling, humorous fantasy series. The box set includes a complete story arc originally published in:   Hell’s Super   A Cold Day in Hell   Deal with the Devil   The Reluctant Demon   Circles in Hell has been variously described as satire and humor, comedy fantasy, or paranormal humor in the spirit of Christopher Moore, Tom Holt, Douglas Adams, and Gary Larson. The series takes the everyday frustrations of modern life and expands them to hellish proportions.  You never know who you will run into in Cain's cracked inferno. You might encounter a great inventor, a movie star, a mythological being, a very large bat, and, of course, more than the occasional devil and demon.

©2018 Mark Cain (P)2018 Mark Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Jen Sincero's You Are a Badass

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Please Note: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Jen Sincero's You Are a Badass includes: Summary of the book A review Analysis & key takeaways A detailed "About the Author" section Preview: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero is a loose set of instructions about how to be happy. There was a time when Sincero felt dissatisfied with her choices and her financial situation, but she managed to turn things around by examining different areas of her life with an open mind. She knows that you can, too. There's one prerequisite: belief. You need to sincerely believe that you have the power to change everything in your life with positive thoughts. You must also believe in God. This God doesn't need to be a formal religious figure; in fact, Sincero prefers to think of God using the vague spiritual term "Source Energy." To access Source Energy, you must think positive thoughts. Good thoughts attract good things; negative thoughts accomplish exactly the opposite.

©2017 Start Publishing Notes (P)2017 Start Publishing Notes LLC

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 26 mins
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Legends of Hollywood: The Life of Claudette Colbert

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"I know what's best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody." - Claudette Colbert The 1930s were the height of the classical Hollywood era, known for lavish studio productions by heavyweights like MGM, RKO, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox, which were operating at the height of their powers. Every major studio possessed a long roster of contract players, and films were released at such a rapid pace that it made for an especially competitive environment within the industry. Even while America remained in the throes of the Great Depression, the film industry continued to flourish, and movies easily supplanted the theater as the main attraction for American entertainment. Indeed, it would be no exaggeration to claim that the film industry reached its zenith during the decade precisely because it offered an affordable (if very temporary) escape from the anxieties of the economic woes of the era. Despite that competition, Hollywood's biggest star at the box office in 1938 was French actress Claudette Colbert, who had already won an Oscar for Best Actress in It Happened One Night (1934) and used her Broadway experience from the previous decade to become perhaps the industry's most famous screwball comedienne. The fact that Colbert had gotten that far was impressive, given that Hollywood loved to cast foreign actresses in stereotypical roles, and she once noted, "In the very beginning, they wanted to give me French roles...That's why I used to say my name Col-bert just as it is spelled instead of Col-baire. I did not want to be typed as 'that French girl.'"

©2012 Charles River Editors (P)2016 Charles River Editors

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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100% Commission Brokerage and Death of the Big Box Realty

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Big-box franchise realties are slowly dying. The new disruptive 100 percent commission brokerage model has rocked the real-estate industry and allowed homebuyers, investors, real-estate agents, and brokers to make thousands of dollars. You will receive step-by-step coaching from Aram Shah, who built one of the largest 100 percent commission brokerages across the country, with over 500 real-estate agents. This proven, step-by-step guide will teach you how to: Use a 100 percent brokerage to save thousands on your next home purchase Start and scale a 100 percent commission brokerage from the ground up Recruit 1,000 agents within 36 months, with proven scripts Achieve seven streams of income using the 100 percent commission model Pick the perfect 100 percent commission realty firm Double dip on your listing and buyer leads with the cash-rebate model Purchase homes at a discount and receive cash rebates at closing Truth is, 100 percent commission is the new agent-centric disruptive brokerage model. The slowly dying big-box realties are struggling to fight off the 100 percenters in the new brokerage arena. This book reveals all the insider secrets to help you make more money and change your financial future, whether you're a homebuyer, investor, real-estate agent, or broker. Are you ready to capitalize on the 100 percent commission brokerage model?

©2015 Aarambh Shah (P)2015 Aarambh Shah

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Aram Shah
Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, and not the original book. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives, and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two "Littlepeople" named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the "Littlepeople", cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy - their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C.... Inside this Instaread of Who Moved My Cheese?: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 19 mins
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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Daniel Levitin's Successful Aging

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Daniel Levitin’s Successful Aging is a relatable and expertly written guide to the scientific, social, and emotional process of aging, buoyed by the latest research into what we can do to increase not just our lifespan, but our active, healthy years. What does this Start Publishing Notes' summary, analysis, and review include? Summary of the original book Easily digestible takeaways distilling the main ideas A detailed look at the process of aging and what it does to our brains Helpful, actionable advice to help you delay the aging process and stay healthy as long as possible Editorial review and analysis Background on Daniel Levitin About the original book: Daniel Levitin’s Successful Aging is an incredibly detailed, highly technical look at the process of aging from a neurological standpoint, including everything we know about the causes of aging and potential “cures”. The book doesn’t just provide helpful tips on how to best counteract the aging process, but rather guides you through the underlying causes for a more comprehensive understanding of the myriad factors at play. Whether you're interested in learning about the intricate neurological processes behind how we develop and age or looking for evidence-based solutions to help slow down or reverse the process, Levitin's book is a wealth of accessible knowledge. Disclaimer: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Successful Aging. Start Publishing Notes is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please note: This is a summary, analysis, and review of the book, and not the original book.

©2020 Start Publishing Notes (P)2020 Start Publishing Notes LLC

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A Cold Day in Hell

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"Madcap lunacy!" Steve and Orson are back in this cracked sequel to Hell's Super, book two in the new satire and humor series, Circles in Hell. This time, the guys must fix Hell's heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, which has failed. Hell is getting progressively colder, and things are a lot more serious than devils and demons needing to put on some sweaters. If you've ever used the expression, "It will be a cold day in Hell before...", then you know that there are metaphysical ramifications involved. The HVAC system must be fixed before all Hell freezes over, which is an even worse state than just a bit of frigid weather. Still, anything can happen on a cold day in Hell...even a paranormal comedy romance that becomes a whacky love triangle. A Cold Day in Hell is the second volume in the fantasy comedy series, Circles in Hell. It has been compared to other works of paranormal humor and Hell fiction including The Screwtape Letters and Good Omens and to the writings of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams.

©2015 Mark Cain (P)2016 Mark Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Erik Larson's The Splendid and the Vile

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis, and review of The Splendid and the Vile and not the original book.  With a firm grasp of the British struggle under German aggression, Larson crafts a story of epic proportions, taking the listener on a journey of novel insight and unexpected emotion. It’s not about Churchill so much as his preservation of all that Britain valued as a civilization at the height of the Second World War.  What Does this Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review Include? Summary of the original book Easily digestible takeaways distilling the main ideas An overview of key events in Germany's campaign against Britain A look at how Churchill's leadership saved the free world Editorial review & analysis Background on Erik Larson About the Original Book: Who knew that so much could happen over the course of twenty months in Great Britain? Erik Larson has managed to extrapolate a poignant rendition of 1940 to 1941, as the British Isles took a final stand for Europe, and the United States deliberated about whether to enter the war. It’s a little bit of history under a mountain of inspiration, where the leadership of heroes was only eclipsed by the bravery of those who followed them. You’ll laugh and cry, and you’ll certainly learn something about what it means to be human. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Splendid and the Vile. Start Publishing Notes is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.

©2020 Start Publishing Notes LLC (P)2020 Start Publishing Notes LLC

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 37 mins
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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success is a book of parenting advice. The author, Julie Lythcott-Haims, is a former freshman dean at Stanford University and the mother of two teenagers.... Please note: This is key takeaways, analysis, and review of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread key takeaways, analysis, and review of How to Raise an Adult: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, analysis, and review of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize, and analyze it for your convenience.

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

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Mayapan: The History of the Mayan Capital

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Many ancient civilizations have influenced and inspired people in the 21st century, like the Greeks and the Romans, but of all the world's civilizations, none have intrigued people more than the Mayans, whose culture, astronomy, language, and mysterious disappearance all continue to captivate people. At the heart of the fascination is Chichén Itzá, the most visited Mayan site, but Chichén Itzá's prominence lasted for less than 200 years and was eventually succeeded by Mayapán, which lasted as the capital of the Maya for nearly 225 years until the middle of the 15th century. The Mayans are still remembered and celebrated for their culture and their contributions to astronomy, language, and sports, and many of their advancements came with Mayapán as their capital. Early Mayapán was closely connected to the overshadowing power of the region at the time: the mighty trading city of Chichén Itzá. Mayapán emerged first as a minor settlement in the orbit of Chichén, but it slowly came to replace it after the larger city's trade connections with the Toltecs of Tula crumbled and it suffered a staggering defeat by Mayapán's armies. The building styles and art in their city show both admiring references to the great Chichén Itzá as well as an attempt to position Mayapán as a more orthodox heir of Maya tradition. At the same time, they emulated many features and could not escape the tremendous influences - especially in religion - of Chichén. This is seen in the fact that many of the most important buildings in the new city appear to be small-scale reproductions of ones in Chichén.

©2012 Charles River Editors (P)2015 Charles River Editors

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow | Summary & Highlights

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Alexander Hamilton by Jon Meacham | Summary & Highlights - Not Original Book This story of Alexander Hamilton details a true story of an American Revolutionary war hero who was a true founding father. Hamilton was born in disarray in the British West Indies. He escaped a life of meaninglessness and moved to New York as a teenager where he set his feet in political and military prowess. Over the years, he worked with the greatest leaders in American history. He was the chief of staff to General Washington in the Revolutionary War and his Secretary of the Treasury in his two presidential terms. Hamilton was a man who deeply cared for his family and his duty. Even into his death, he maintained a sense of responsibility future generations should take note of. Inside this Summary Reads summary and highlights of Alexander Hamilton: Summary of each chapter Best quotes (highlights) Bonus: Report about Vladimir Putin (find out about the mysterious deaths of his enemies - sixfigureteen.com/summaryreads)

©2015 Level Press (P)2016 Level Press

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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Mr. Ballpoint

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In 1945, Milton Reynolds introduced the ballpoint to the United States and triggered the biggest single-day shopping riot in history at Gimbels in Manhattan. The Reynolds International Pen Company made $5 million in eight weeks during the first non-wartime Christmas season. Thereafter, increasing competition from established companies such as Eversharp triggered several years of the "Pen Wars". An exuberant entrepreneur who had already made and lost several fortunes, Reynolds bragged that he "stole it fair and square". This novel is told from Jim's, his mild-mannered son's, point of view about coping with Milton's outrageous schemes then their sudden success.

©2014 Gerald Everett Jones (P)2015 Gerald Everett Jones

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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The Reluctant Demon

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Satan has made a new demon, and he's a doozy, maybe the most powerful ever created. There's just one problem: this freshly-minted hellion isn't sure he wants the job. In the wacky final volume of the Circles in Hell series, Steve Minion attends Beast Barracks, where he learns both the arcane and mundane arts of being a servant of the Devil. Strength, speed, and endurance are all part of a demon's physical makeup, but he must be taught to be sneaky, cruel, and ruthless and of course to ignore personal hygiene. As Steve begins work as a full-fledged bad guy, he must confront the inevitable: demons exist to torment the damned, and Hell's former handyman-in-chief doesn't seem to have the stomach for the work. Still, there's no alternative for our hero. Once a demon, always a demon, as the saying goes. Steve's stuck in his new role, but really, what good to anyone is a reluctant demon?

©2015 Mark Cain (P)2016 Mark Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 9 hrs
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Drama Queen

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It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky's huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant... and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting "bravo" for Joe Cosentino's fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!

©2015 Joe Cosentino (P)2015 Lethe Press

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Category: LGBTQ+
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas

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Bubba Snoddy's got some problems. His family has descended for the Christmas holidays and not in a good way. His cousin wants to own the Snoddy Mansion, decrepit, falling down columns, termites, wood rot and all and isn't above using manipulative behavior to achieve his ends. Miz Demetrice is up to nefarious and illegal activities while trying to entertain relatives. His cousin's 10-year-old son is the personification of a demon and has hobbies of looking at medical photographs, making stun guns from scratch, and causing havoc wherever he roams. The woman of Bubba's dreams, Deputy Willodean Gray, is still evading his romantic pursuits. Patients from the local mental institute are wandering over the town, ostensibly assisting with the Christmas Festival thanks to a program established by the mayor to cut costs. And Bubba has just found the dead body of a man dressed as Santa in the Christmas scene at City Hall. Oh, Pegramville, Texas is just the best place to be at Christmas if a fella has a bullet proof vest and a linebacker's helmet. All the folks think Bubba might have done did it again, even though it was proven that he didn't done did it the first time, and Bubba has to move quickly in order to catch a murderer.

©2011 Caren L. Bevill (P)2016 Caren L. Bevill

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: C. L. Bevill
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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American Legends: The Life of Gary Cooper

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"I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don't mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy." (Gary Cooper) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Hollywood has never had a shortage of actors who thrived in one genre, whether it was John Wayne in Westerns or James Cagney in gangster films, but few had success across the entire spectrum like Gary Cooper, who managed to earn five Academy Award nominations despite an untimely death that cut short his career. Those nominations came for comedies, Westerns, and dramas, with wins for High Noon and the World War I film Sergeant York. Given his accolades, a career that included roles in over 100 movies, and his immense popularity in the 1940s and 1950s, it's no wonder the American Film Institute ranked him the 11th greatest actor of the 20th century. In his typical manner, Cooper was often dismissive of his success and acting as a craft in general, but few represented the idea of understated masculinity and heroism quite like him. In his most famous role, as marshal Will Kane in the iconic Western movie High Noon, Cooper's understated style personified the notion that a hero was made of deeds, not words. Cooper became the beau ideal in other films, whether playing Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees or Alvin York in Sergeant York.

©2012 Charles River Editors (P)2015 Charles River Editors

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Preview: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl is a memoir of Frankl's imprisonment in concentration camps during World War II and a brief description of the principles of logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy that he founded. Frankl and his family were imprisoned in concentration camps during the war. Frankl was held in several camps before he was liberated from the last in 1945. During his time in the camps, Frankl witnessed the extreme cruelty of camp guards and the prisoners who were given special status by them, also known as Capos. He also witnessed the cruelty of the prisoners to each other as they underwent the three stages of reaction to their imprisonment. These stages are denial, acceptance, and adjustment after their release. Frankl discovered that although the prisoners seemed completely powerless, they had the freedom to choose their reactions to their circumstances. Those prisoners who were most resilient were those who had something to live for.... Inside this Instaread of Man's Search for Meaning: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 33 mins
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Saint Peter Takes a Holiday, or It's About Time

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What happens when Heaven’s hardest working saint is forced to take a vacation? In Saint Peter Takes a Holiday, or It's About Time, a reluctant Simon Peter heads for Aruba and a week in the sun. There, he encounters danger, romance, intrigue...and of course comedy. Magic, miracles, sunbathing, and golf, they all happen in this tropical adventure. Saint Peter Takes a Holiday is the latest novella in the best-selling fantasy comedy series, Circles In Hell. CIH has been compared to other comic works of “Hell Fiction”, such as The Screwtape Letters and Good Omens, and to the paranormal humor of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.

©2019 Mark Cain (P)2019 Mark Cain

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Mark Cain
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

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In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51 percent certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God. Genuine curiosity as disciplined by a sound scientific method is far more useful than religions. Religion is all too often based on superstition. An in-depth investigation of the intellectual bankruptcies of polytheism and monotheism, the secular beliefs of the Founding Fathers, and the Galton and Stannard prayer experiments underscore this idea. In contrast, the argument for natural selection shows it can account for the whole of human life, rather than the idea that there is one divine creator - a statement that in itself leads to more questions, such as the origins of that single creator.... Please note: this is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The God Delusion: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 28 mins
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