You no longer follow Hal

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Hal

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Hal

Stewartsville, New Jersey, United States | Member Since 2011

6
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 5 reviews
  • 64 ratings
  • 178 titles in library
  • 36 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
2
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know About America's Greatest Conflict but Never Learned

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated By Dick Estell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Millions of Americans, bored by dull textbooks, are in the dark about the most significant event in our history. Now New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes to the rescue, deftly sorting out the players, the politics, and the key events—Emancipation and Reconstruction, Shiloh and Gettysburg, Generals Grant and Lee, Harriet Beecher Stowe—and much more.

    Steven says: "Good Civil War book"
    "Needs more Civil War info"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Don't Know Much About the Civil War?

    It's more about an anti-slavery rant by author than Civil war History


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kenneth C. Davis again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes. Was a spokesperson for anti-slavery,anti-founding fathers,etc...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Too much off topic history of slavery vs. Civil War History


    Any additional comments?

    Can I get my money back and get a real Civil War History book?

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James R. Gaines
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    On April 18, 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in the French city of Dijon. That night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find and kicked it into a gallop. So began what have been called the "sister revolutions" of France and America. In a single, thrilling narrative, this audiobook tells the story of those revolutions and shows just how deeply intertwined they actually were.

    Hal says: "Excellent presentation"
    "Excellent presentation"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to For Liberty and Glory the most enjoyable?

    More insight into Lafayette and also the more detailed involvement of the French involvement in the American Revolution .


    What other book might you compare For Liberty and Glory to and why?

    A Glorious Cause . Also get insight into how the French got involved other than the standard Ben Franklin credit.


    What about Norman Dietz’s performance did you like?

    Excellent presentation. You get the good and the bad,as well as the information on how the French had aspirations of unseating Washington and taking over the war effort against England.


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

    Gave me the feeling of being proud of individauls like Washington and Lafayette, that they had the guts to put their own lives and repoutations on the line for a new nation.


    Any additional comments?

    Easy read/listen despite many intimate details.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The American Heritage History of World War I

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By S. L. A. Marshall
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Drawing on a lifetime of military experience, Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall, "one of our most distinguished military writers" (New York Times), delivers this unflinching history of the war that was supposed to end all wars. From the perspective of more than half a century, Marshall examines the blunders and complacency that turned what everyone thought would be a brief campaign and an easy victory into a relentless four-year slaughter that left 10 million dead and 20 million wounded.

    Jean says: "WW1 from American point of view"
    "Good basic information"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The American Heritage History of World War I? What did you like least?

    Some minutia slowed the progress


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Best part was the drama created by the steamrolling Germans from the first few years of the war,with questionable ristance from the allies.


    Do you think The American Heritage History of World War I needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. A condensed version(this one was 15 discs) would really be a much easier read.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Macbeth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1398)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1159)

    Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

    Beverly says: "Narrator choice inspired"
    "Awesome"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Macbeth: A Novel?

    The story and narration .


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brings a classic story to the masses.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All scenes with the 3 sisters.


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

    When Lady McBeth met her end.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were more modern versions of these classic stories. I recently read Stephem Mitchell's modern version of The ILLIAD that was excellent also. Any suggestions for others?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Russia: Part One: From Rulers to Revolutions

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated By Martin Sixsmith
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    The first 25 episodes from the landmark BBC Radio series. Martin Sixsmith brings his first-hand experience of reporting from Russia to this fascinating narrative, witnessing the critical moment when the Soviet Union finally lost its grip on power. Power struggles have a constant presence in his story, from the Mongol hordes that invaded in the 13th century, through the iron autocratic fists of successive Tsars.

    Hal says: "Excellent introduction!!"
    "Excellent introduction!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Russia: Part One: From Rulers to Revolutions rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top level,great insight from a reporter that covered Russia.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great insight,easily understandable


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

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Read the Part 2 to this, also excellent !!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.