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Chris

Florence, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Apt Pupil

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (212)

    Todd Bowden is an apt pupil. Good grades, good family, a paper route. But he is about to meet a different kind of teacher: Mr. Dussander. Todd knows all about Dussander's darl past. The torture. The death. The decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to this day. Yet Todd doesn't want to turn him in. Todd wants to know more. Much more. He is about to learn the real meaning of power - and the seductive lure of evil.

    Parusski says: "Not for the squeamish!!"
    "Morbid, yet compelling"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    definitely. The movie adaptation left too much of the story out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to say exactly. All of them seemed a bit strange.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    They were all performed well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The sequence where the old Nazi is confronted by the Israeli Agent in the hospital.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is far more graphic than the movie adaptation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16059)
    Performance
    (14217)
    Story
    (14164)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "The most realistic time travel story yet!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book. Out of all of the fictional stories written about saving JFK, this one seems to be the most realistic and though provoking.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters raise a vital question most other time travel stories centered around saving JFK never explore; how does one go about saving Kennedy if we can't be sure about there having been a conspiracy?


    Have you listened to any of Craig Wasson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This is my first.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Everything from the point where Jake comes clean about being from the future up until the moment Kennedy is saved.


    Any additional comments?

    An alternate ending would've been nice. Just to see what would've happened if Jake had taken her back to 2011 with him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (414)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (251)

    Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly 50 years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now.

    Vidoloff says: "A must "read" in my opinion"
    "Very important Historical Document"
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    What did you love best about The Kennedy Detail?

    This audiobook is a record of historical importance and tells the listener things that only those closest to the assassination would know. Many of the lies and conspiracy theories people blindly accept are refuted here.


    What other book might you compare The Kennedy Detail to and why?

    Eichmann In My Hands, by Peter Malkin. The first hand accounts given in both books shed new light on two very important historical events.


    Which character – as performed by Alan Sklar – was your favorite?

    Clint Hill.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not too extreme. But I felt more sympathy for the Secret Service Agents who witnessed the assassination.


    Any additional comments?

    I would strongly recommend this book, as it dispels several lies that have been told in connection to JFK, his death, and his security detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eichmann Trial

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Deborah E Lipstadt
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960 and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem by an Israeli court electrified the world. The public debate it sparked on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice, and the international media coverage of the trial itself, was a watershed moment in how the civilized world in general and Holocaust survivors in particular found the means to deal with the legacy of genocide on a scale that had never been seen before.

    Elizabetrh Fontaine Stabler says: "Lots of poor pronunciation"
    "Original take on an old story"
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    If you could sum up The Eichmann Trial in three words, what would they be?

    fresh, new perspective.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This retelling of the Eichmann story mentions details and events often left out of other books written on the subject.


    Have you listened to any of Walter Dixon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Eichmann expressed sympathy for the interrogator's murdered father.


    Any additional comments?

    I think the other comments about this book are a bit harsh. It may not be the best book on the subject, but it offers a new perspective. Peter Malkin and Zvi Aharoni, two of the agents who captured Eichmann, have written about their experiences and those books should also be read by anybody who had read this one. Over all, I would say that this book is certainly worth reading. It also explores the issue of holocaust denial and the psychology behind Nazism. Although the narrator sounded inexperienced, it was still an enjoyable and educational audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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