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Sluss

Chicago, IL, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1054)
    Performance
    (856)
    Story
    (857)

    One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

    David says: "Gripping novel, excellent production"
    "Great story and performance"
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    I highly recommend this book. The narrators were top notch. There is wealth of details about Victorian England. After reading this I wanted more just like it. I already got The Moonstone which was also wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David E. Hoffman
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (138)

    During the Cold War, world superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals containing the explosive power of one million Hiroshimas. The Soviet Union secretly plotted to create the "Dead Hand," a system designed to launch an automatic retaliatory nuclear strike on the United States, and developed a fearsome biological warfare machine. President Ronald Reagan, hoping to awe the Soviets into submission, pushed hard for the creation of space-based missile defenses.

    Andrew says: "Credible study into Russia's weapons programmes"
    "Interesting and Scary"
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    I lived through these times but purposely did not read the paper or listen to the news. I knew I had no control over events and I did not want to think about them. As I child of the 60's who went to a school which had a sign with an arrow to the "Fall Out Shelter" I assumed that nuclear war was a matter of when. I half heard the news through th 80's through osmosis.

    This book was great. Now the greatest danger is past it is great to read about it. I think the author gives Reagen far too much credit. Gorbachev truly deserves credit for really trying a new way. Maybe Reagen deserves credit for realizing Gorbachev was a truly different leader.

    Anyways we were lucky that a nuclear war didn't happen by accident.

    There is still a lot of scary stuff in existence in the world - pathogens and chemicals and nuclear materials. But somehow it feels a lot more under control.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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