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Troy

PLATTSMOUTH, NE, United States

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  • 6 reviews
  • 23 ratings
  • 53 titles in library
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  • The Modern Scholar: Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Kaler
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (89)

    As far as we can see there are countless other galaxies of all shapes and sizes set within an ever-expanding space that was created in a "Big Bang" nearly 14 billion years ago. Along with solutions to old puzzles, however, come new riddles, as most of our Universe appears to be in the form of some kind of unseen "dark matter" and incomprehensible "dark energy" whose natures and origins remain unfathomable.

    R. David Mintz says: "Absolutely awesome!"
    "Great Instruction"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great for those that have common high school education background to build on.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are any Astronomy enthusiast that wants to build on his or her understanding.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Stalkers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael J. Durant, Steven Hartov, Lt. Col (Ret) Robert L. Johnson
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (158)

    Here are thrilling, never-before-heard stories of the Army's elite aviation unit - the most daring and professional helicopter crews in the world. Special Operations pilots are notoriously reticent; they don't talk about their missions, at least not to anyone outside their small community. But now, with the publication of The Night Stalkers, Durant and Steven Hartov shed a fascinating light on these mysterious super commandos and take readers into a world they have only imagined.

    Robert says: "A book that does justice"
    "This book is a great read but not so great listen"
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    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Patrick Lawlor?

    I not so sure about the narrator, Pat Lawlor cause he is so deliberate in his reading and seems to be a loss of fluidity in his dialogue. He literally shouts in the mic when they are shouting I was distracted focusing on his reading then the dialogue at times.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick Lawlor?

    I enjoy many narrators so Ray Porter is one that has done well with military biographies.


    Was The Night Stalkers worth the listening time?

    Yes it was because I am interested in the story but just have to get use to the narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Viper Pilot: The Autobiography of One of America's Most Decorated Combat Pilots

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dan Hampton
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (223)

    Sure to rank as one of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, Viper Pilot is an Air Force legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare. From 1986 to 2006, Lt. Col. Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, the elite Air Force fighter squadrons whose mission is recognized as the most dangerous job in modern air combat. Weasels are the first planes sent into a war zone, flying deep behind enemy lines purposely seeking to draw fire from surface-to-air missiles and artillery. They must skillfully evade being shot down - and then return to destroy the threats, thereby making the skies safe for everyone else to follow.

    Frances says: "Fast and Furious"
    "Great Listen!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is great for those that enjoy military experiences.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed that the author shared his story as how he saw it was and used the language and acronyms he used. Instead of dumming it down for the readers he explains it.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed listening to his book because I will never be a fighter pilot, yet through this book I can gain a small understanding of what it takes to be one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35298)
    Performance
    (26343)
    Story
    (26720)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Great read"
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    If you could sum up The Hunger Games in three words, what would they be?

    The Human story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The human condition


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene in the staging room just before they enter the arena.


    Any additional comments?

    Read even if you have seen the movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brandon Webb, John David Mann
    • Narrated By Jon Bailey
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (488)

    Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

    Robert says: "Decent story, narration left a lot to be desired."
    "A must read story"
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    Would you listen to The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen again? Why?

    Yes, I will never know first hand what is means to serve as a USN SEAL. It is an honor to get a glimpse of what it was like for those that have. Besides his life's story their are many life lessons that are very prevalent for anyone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The commentary on what meant the most in helping someone be the best they can be.


    What about Jon Bailey’s performance did you like?

    I would recommend Jon's reading to others in that he captures to essence and subtext of the dialogue in this reading and tone.


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

    The moment when Brandon explains the meaning to the title of the book and what you can learn in terms of applying to your life.


    Any additional comments?

    Me favorite part of the format of this book is the short author's commentry before each chapter. It is great to hear a short, candid synopsis from the the man that went through it. I could relate to the author even though I have never met him. This is the first biography in heard in this format and I wish more were like this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30030)
    Performance
    (23140)
    Story
    (23314)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Great Read"
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    Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

    Yes,, compelling story and insight on human nature.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like the first book then you will wnat to know what happen next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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