• Short Answers to the Tough Questions: How to Answer the Questions Libertarians Are Often Asked

  • By: Mary J. Ruwart
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 14-09-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listen and Think Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (2 ratings)


Do you have questions about the libertarian philosophy? Do you want to explain it to family and friends in a short but compelling way? Do you want examples of how liberty works in the real world rather than just an ivory-tower theory?
In Short Answers to the Tough Questions, Dr. Ruwart has compiled hundreds of questions and her short, succinct answers from her 15-year web column with The Advocates for Self-Government.
Short Answers is a great resource for libertarians, candidates, and those who are exploring what libertarianism is all about. Dr. Ruwart's award-winning book, Healing Our World, which is available on Amazon, makes a great complement to this audiobook.
©2012 SunStar Press (P)2015 Listen and Think Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By CFC on 16-05-16

A direct and honest approach for Libertarian answe

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if they wanted to know more about the Libertarian ideals, as I did.

What did you like best about this story?

The question and answer format works in terms of organizing the vast material (from animal rights to gun control and every issue in between.) The narrator, too, was an asset to the material.

What about Marie Rose’s performance did you like?

Her voice. Intelligent and warm. Her narration flows excellently with a smile in her tone. It's arresting to listen to and I never got tired of it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I listened in sections, on my morning commute.

Any additional comments?

A well done audiobook and I learned a lot. I didn't agree with all in it but I could see the reasonable theory behind almost all of the issue as discussed in the book. I'm glad I got it - it widened my understanding about what the word "Libertarian" really means.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jack on 28-09-15

A very well narratred primer of libertarian ideals

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, any of my politically-minded friends who are Independents, some Republicans, and Libertarians would find this to be an excellent audiobook. I would also recommend it to the political novice seeking more information about liberty and politics. I don't think Democrats would particularly agree with the vision in this work, however. The audiobook offers a wealth of information and good insights on virtually all topics as to how we could approach our lives, civic relationships, and government with a libertarian This audiobook lays out very clear, very accessible information about what Libertarians actually believe, from the source, with grace and even some humor. There are also roadmaps offered for how to practice more libertarian lifestyles, although some of it seems difficult to achieve unless EVERYONE is on board with this philosophy.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed listening to the Questions and Answers at a good pace, not to slow and not to fast. The narrator's voice is perfect for this and she kept my attention throughout the listen. I was a little sorry when it was over because her tones are soothing and also interesting to the ear.

What does Marie Rose bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I have listened to this narrator in other books and this is a departure for her in terms of the non-fiction subject matter. But Marie Rose's inflection was spot on and gave off just the right vibe - friendly, knowledgeable, not preachy, not hard sell. She conveyed the subject matter in a sensible, light and pleasant way that didn't come off as bossy or argumentative. When people discuss politics they can be sometimes condescending, but the narrator thankfully avoided being heavy-handed with the political opinions in the book.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I learned a lot more about Libertarianism from listening than I ever thought I would. The notions that Libertarians have on animal rights and animal conservation, for example, was not something I had thought about before. I'm still digesting all of the thoughts and information in this book; it definitely gave me not just food, but a whole banquet for thought.

Any additional comments?

I was given this audiobook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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