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James

James SEATTLE, WA, United States Member Since 2009
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  • "That's What Happens When You Fall A..."

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    There are been a lot of hilarious moments in these Great Blunders in History by The History Channel (even though the vast majority of them pertain to wars and other human atrocities), but this one has to be at the top of the list where Adolf Hitler’s officers were afraid to wake him and therefore the Panzers were able to be mobilized at all.

    Even though it is somewhat humorous, it’s still a very serious part of our history as the Allies position themselves to make one of the controlling and final attacks on the German military.

    Again, this is a great way to learn about history through these various snapshots in time.

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    Great Blunders in History: Hitler's Panzer Deployment

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    • By The History Channel
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    When Allied forces landed at France's beaches on June 6, 1944, commanders feared they might face the deadly German Panzer divisions.

    James says: "That's What Happens When You Fall Asleep On Job!"
  • "Thankfully Hitler Was Short Sighted..."

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    In this episode of Great Blunders in History, The History Channel, of which this wonderful series is based, details the “Blitzkrieg” strategy that Hitler implemented during World War II. Hitler put so much emphasis on the dive bombers, that he neglected to develop a long-range bomb attack. Much to his chagrin.

    Another wonderful account of history that I really enjoyed reading.

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    Great Blunders in History: Hitler's Flying Blunders

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    When Goering rebuilt the Luftwaffe in 1934, he based all his plans on "Blitzkrieg", the use of dive and medium bombers to support armored forces in a series of lightning wars.

    James says: "Thankfully Hitler Was Short Sighted On This One"
  • "It's Not Just The Polar Bears Feeli..."

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    I enjoyed this book in regards to it taking the reader to places of the world that aren't often reported on and reporting some of the global climate changes that are taking place right here and now.

    The report isn't one that is “hitting you over the head” with a lot of facts and figures, but reports in a way that is easy to grasp and understand, for everyone to understand.

    I think you’ll enjoy listening to this report and hopefully it’ll help you to make up your own mind as to what’s actually going on with our world that we all inhabit.

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    Reports from a Warming Planet

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    The early signs of climate change are showing up across vastly differing landscapes: from melting outposts near the Arctic Circle to disappearing glaciers high in the Andes; from the rising water in the deltas of Bangladesh to the "sinking" atolls of the Pacific.

    James says: "It's Not Just The Polar Bears Feeling The Heat"
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  • Biography: Satan

    "Dat gone Devil gon Git cha!"

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    Damn!!!!!!!! Whats up?!, super non-insightful Biography! If you have never heard of the Devil, and have lived in a hole your whole life, than by all means, buy this recording.
    But if you are a normal human, save your 66 Bean Pennies!
    Seriously, Most A&E Bios. all great! But this seems to just repeat the same facts everybody who has a vague idea of religion knows.
    I thought a Biography on Satan would have much deeper insight as to the myth of Satan and its creation, especially from other cultures. And another thing, the Bio. Seem to suggest that the majority of people actually believe in "The Devil" and his effect on mankind. which is non-sense, Everyone knows the reptilian over lords are our true masters, and we are their servents. I'm just saying this recording could have mentioned a blood orgy or two to spice things up.....

  • Biography: Pol Pot

    "Really Really Good!!!"

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    I saw this one in scrolling through the Biographies, and i said to myself,
    "Pol Pot?, why not" Reaaaaallly Good! Insightful and great production.

  • Biography: Attila The Hun

    "what a Guy!"

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    More like Attila The Sweetheart, it is said that on hot summer days when the tribes didnt really feel like fighting, Attila would make ice cold lemonade for both armies. And when his tride won a battle, Attila would buy everybody ice cream and provide them each a slave for foot and back rubs. That Attila, ...heck of a swell guy!

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    Hooray for whoever put this out in Book/Audio form! I had heard some of the individual entries, but it is truly exciting to see these short essays put together in one piece. There are wonderful glimpses of the individuals featured here. It's inspiring and encouraging to hear these short philosophies of famous and not-so-famous people.
    This is something different and fascinating. Easy listening in the best possible way!

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    This I Believe

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    • By Jay Allison, Dan Gediman
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    Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

    A User says: "interesting and enjoyable"

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    Fry's English Delight: Series 5

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    A fifth series from BBC Radio 4, in which Stephen Fry examines, with the help of experts, the highways and byways of the English language. In these four episodes he tells 'The Story of X': a letter holy and profane, sexy and chaste; discusses intonation, the "song" of English, and how cadence affects meaning; muses on the art and craft of conversation - and whether true conversation can happen on TV and radio - and ponders the meaning of meaning and the gap between brain and mouth that means language can never truly represent thought.

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    The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6  by Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers Narrated by Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

    The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6

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    • By Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
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    An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.

    Lucas says: "A series that changed my life"
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    There Is No God: A 'This I Believe' Essay (






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    There Is No God: A 'This I Believe' Essay

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    Penn Jillette explains his absolute atheism and why it makes him hopeful and optimistic.

    Tom Barnett says: "Too Much Intro"
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    Speeches by Ronald Reagan: The Ultimate Collection  by Ronald Reagan Narrated by Ronald Reagan

    Speeches by Ronald Reagan: The Ultimate Collection

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    Introducing… Ronald Reagan Live! Listen to live radio broadcast recordings of former President Ronald Reagan at his political best. Spanning several historical decades, Reagan's 1,000+ radio deliveries offered commentary on the spectrum of domestic, national, and international events that occurred throughout his lifetime, both prior to and during his unprecedented three-term presidency.

    Slater says: "This Audio Book is a collection of speeches."
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    Fry's English Delight: Series 4  by Stephen Fry Narrated by Stephen Fry

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    Project: Who? goes exclusively behind the scenes of Doctor Who to discover how the action-packed new BBC1 series was made, with award-winning writer and executive producer Russell T Davies at the helm.

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    This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

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    The complete second BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, featuring all 20 episodes about some of the strangest insects and creatures from around the world. One of the nation’s most popular presenters examines 20 marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. How did Sir David track down a giant earthworm? Why does he respect rats? What was the first bribe in nature? Why do well known foods often have two names?

  • The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6  by Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers Narrated by Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

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    An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.

    Lucas says: "A series that changed my life"
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    The Occult:: The Truth Behind the Word

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    What is the Occult? Is it a dark and sinister practice developed by mankind over the millennia in order to manipulate others? Or is it simply that which is not seen by the naked eye? In this program, OH Krill, Brian Allan and James Earnshaw come together to unlock the mystery, and for the first time definitively explain this enigmatic realm of hidden wisdom, exploring the mysticism of a deeper reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences, the "inner" nature to all things.

  • Speeches by Ronald Reagan: The Ultimate Collection  by Ronald Reagan Narrated by Ronald Reagan

    Speeches by Ronald Reagan: The Ultimate Collection

    • ORIGINAL (20 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ronald Reagan
    • Narrated By Ronald Reagan
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    Introducing… Ronald Reagan Live! Listen to live radio broadcast recordings of former President Ronald Reagan at his political best. Spanning several historical decades, Reagan's 1,000+ radio deliveries offered commentary on the spectrum of domestic, national, and international events that occurred throughout his lifetime, both prior to and during his unprecedented three-term presidency.

    Slater says: "This Audio Book is a collection of speeches."
  • White House Tapes: The President Calling  by American RadioWorks

    White House Tapes: The President Calling

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    • By American RadioWorks
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    Three of America's most compelling presidents, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones. They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from momentous to mundane. In this documentary project, American RadioWorks eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.

    Brian says: "Good Concept But Very Little Content"
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  • Making Magic in the World  by Maya Angelou Narrated by Michael Toms

    Making Magic in the World

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    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Michael Toms
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    This gifted storyteller poignantly shares the memories of those mentors and teachers who profoundly influenced her life. She speaks of her voluntary muteness as a child. Even in this silence, "Mama" (Angelou's grandmother) spoke prophetically to the child's unbelieving ears: "You'll speak about the glorious nature of the human spirit and what we can be striving for."

    Paula says: "Nice"
  • Biography: Nostradamus (






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    Biography: Nostradamus

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    He lived in an age of superstition and magic, and believed that he could foretell the future. Here is an in-depth look at the prophetic visions of Nostradamus. Some believe that he predicted the French Revolution, the rise of Hitler and WWII, the moon landing, and the space shuttle Challenger disaster, among other events.

    Jamie says: "Biography"
  • Biography: Satan (






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    Biography: Satan

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    • By A&E Television Networks
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    From the dawn of the universe to this very day, Satan is believed to roam the earth, vowing to destroy man. Where there is light, Satan brings darkness. Where there is peace, he wages war. Where he finds love, he ushers in hate. This program tells the story of the fallen angel Lucifer, the light bearer, who became keeper of darkness.

    Kevin says: "Dogma attack"
  • Gettysburg: A Radio Dramatization  by Jerry Robbins Narrated by Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players

    Gettysburg: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
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    Anna says: "Could have been better without the cursing..."
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  • Biography: Confucius (






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    Biography: Confucius

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    Chronicles the life of the Chinese sage renowned for his serenity and wisdom, but whose life was filled with turmoil. Born into chaotic times (551 to 479 BC), K'ung Fu-tzu (K'ung the Master) developed a radical plan to end the Chinese people's suffering.

    Rio Delta Wild says: "yields historical understanding"
  • Biography: Marquis de Sade (






UNABRIDGED) by A&E Television Networks Narrated by uncredited

    Biography: Marquis de Sade

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    A portrait of the 18th-century French writer and connoisseur of sex. De Sade was imprisoned numerous times for his scandalous novels, plays, and sexual crimes.

    steve says: "Interesting...."
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    Hawaiian Maritime Culture

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    Audio journalist Jessica Spain is in Hawaii exploring the Maritime Culture as she sails in a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe.

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    Words at War: World War II Radio Drama

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By C.S. Forester, Robert St. John, Gwen Dew, and others
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    Wartime radio at its most provocative - that's "Words at War"! The Office of War Information, in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, brought listeners journalistic accounts of battle, first-person narratives, and novels inspired by actual events. Each story was adapted for radio…and for maximum emotional impact.

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    Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge: South Dakota

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    Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge north of Aberdeen South Dakota, is one of be best places for bird watching in the USA and has been designated an area of international importance. Patricia Lawrence explores and gets up close to the prairie ecosystems with park managers.

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    Performing Animal Welfare Society: Galt, California

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  • Information Please (






UNABRIDGED) by Martin Grams Jr. Narrated by Frank Settipani

    Information Please

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    Information Please, the popular radio quiz program that played experts for fall guys, was capital, dependable, adult radio fun for more than a decade (1938-1952). The fast-cracking experts John Kieran, omniscient sports columnist for the New York Times; Franklin Pierce Adams, New York Post columnist; Oscar Levant, composer, pianist, gag-stacked Broadway farer were acknowledged by listeners as the most knowing of know-it-alls.

  • Infinite Monkey Cage, Series 6, 7, 8, and 9  by Brian Cox, Robin Ince Narrated by Brian Cox, Robin Ince

    Infinite Monkey Cage, Series 6, 7, 8, and 9

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    Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a witty, irreverent look at the world according to science. The Infinite Monkey Cage has become one of BBC Radio 4’s most popular science-based programmes. In each episode physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince delve into a particular field of science, with the help of guests from the worlds of science, academia, and entertainment.

  • D-Day: The Road to Normandy: Voices from the BBC Archive  by Mark Jones Narrated by Jonathan Keeble

    D-Day: The Road to Normandy: Voices from the BBC Archive

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    Firsthand accounts by those who planned and took part in the Normandy landings, and eyewitness reports from BBC correspondents travelling with the troops on 6 June, 1944. In 1940, after the evacuation of the British army from Dunkirk, Winston Churchill vowed that Allied Forces would return to "cleanse Europe of the Nazi Pestilence". The logistics of Operation Overlord were daunting, but an inspired campaign of deception successfully diverted Hitler’s attention away from the Normandy beaches until it was too late.