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Lady Pamela

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  • James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Richard Labunski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    Richard Labunski offers a dramatic account of a time when the entire American experiment hung in the balance, only to be saved by the most unlikely of heroes, the diminutive and exceedingly shy James Madison. Here is a vividly written account of not one, but several major political struggles that changed the course of American history.

    James says: "American History is All of a Sudden Interesting!"
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    A hard slog...page by page. Finally finished. Dinky (5'4") Madison was known for his compromising personality. The book outlines a detailed exposition of the enactment of the Bill of Rights and credits completion to Madison. Patrick Henry and Madison were political enemies as Hemry was a strong opponent of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on the basis of states rights...an issue not solved until the completion of the civil war. Read/listen to this book only if you are a complete fanatic about political issues in the USA's formative years.

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  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7401)
    Performance
    (6849)
    Story
    (6811)

    Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

    Lynnett says: "Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l"
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    Mitch Rapp has just gotten old and tired in my head... He just does the same thing over and over and over. Ragheads are always the enemy and the Director CIA is always on his side. Read, repeat, read, repeat. so, I gave up in the middle of this one. Maybe I'll take up Mitch Rapp in a year or so and finish the series...maybe not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American General: The Life and Times of William Tecumseh Sherman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John S.D. Eisenhower
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    Overall
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    (15)
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    From respected historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a surprising portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War general whose path of destruction cut the Confederacy in two, broke the will of the Southern population, and earned him a place in history as "the first modern general". Yet behind his reputation as a fierce warrior was a sympathetic man of complex character. A century and a half after the Civil War, Sherman remains one of its most controversial figures...

    Lady Pamela says: "This Review Needs A Title...So, I Gave it One"
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    Excelllent biography of W. T. Sherman. Eisenhower covers the subject such that the average reader gets a good idea of the guy's military life. Author does not cover much more than the civil war experience--Sherman served many more years after the wa and has quite a history with the "Indian Wars." . If you want more detail, read another book. This one was fine for me. Any more detail and I'd be mired in mud up to my knees.

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  • The Day After Roswell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William J. Birnes, Philip Corso
    • Narrated By William J. Birnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (297)

    Now on audio! The best-selling exposé that ends the decades-old controversy surrounding the infamous and mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

    Frank R. Rogala says: "It all makes sense..."
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    Most reviewers wonder if Corso is telling the truth. Where one stands on that, probably depends upon one's preconceived notions about the subject. Corso really has nothing to gain by lying, therefore it must be. His book is written based on a 2 year assignment in the Pentagon during the early 1960s. That alone would indicate that there were others who held this position before and since...wondering why they have not come forward? That said, this is likely the most credible book on the subject or the Roswell "crash." A fascinating Cold War memoir. The reader must dig through tons of self aggrandizement.

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  • Kilo Class

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Silent at under 5 knots and capable of a massive nuclear punch, the 240-foot-long Russian Kilo Class submarine is one of the stealthiest, most dangerous underwater warships ever built. Every Third World dictator covets the Kilo, and Russia has already fulfilled a fifth of a 10-vessel deal with China. Now it's up to the President's new national security advisor, the irascible Texan Admiral Arnold Morgan, to foil delivery of the other 8 Kilos.

    Lady Pamela says: "This Review Needs A Title...So, I Gave it One"
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    Kilo Class' by all means is a very specific military (Navy) action-thriller that catered to that very reader(ship) group. As the title suggests, it's about submarines. I listened to the 2.5 hour version instead of the 16.5 hour version and enjoyed it very much. I imagine that I obviated all the submarine detail and clutter that obfuscates the plot with minutiae. Looking forward to continuing the story.

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  • The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1583)
    Performance
    (1444)
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    (1447)

    In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. On February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, were in the same horrifying predicament. Built with “dirty steel,” and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy.

    mtkto says: "Everyone should read this."
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    My history dose for the month-- a fascinating look at the heroic efforts of Coast Guard rescuers in a deadly Nor'easter. Four separate Coast Guard lifeboats attack 2 oil tankers off Cape Cod--both broken in half. When ordinary men do what has to be done at great peril, their heroism can be spectacular. Of particular interest, what happened to the Coasties after the events that shaped these young men? However, as much as I DID like it, I had a hard time keeping the various names (both of people and of boats) straight in a listen...maybe it would be easier with a read?

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  • The Warriors

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tom Young
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Lt. Col. Michael Parson couldn’t be happier about his new assignment on a Kyrgyzstan air base. But after taking what he expected to be an easy job, a drug-laden C-27 crashes on the runway - drawing Parson into a deadly game of intrigue that could end in an international conflagration.

    Steve says: "Good continuation of characters."
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    Our heroes, Gold and Parsons work together again. The book described a good break down of the Balkan Wars and the mindsets of the different sides involved. As an interesting aside, Young uses an RC-135 Rivet Joint ((RJ) as an integral part of the story. Author admits to lack of experience with it--in my humble opinion, RJ would never be employed as he describes, nor are it's security procedures so lax that it could be bomb damaged in flight. Logistics? Not even close. Further, I thought that the author's perspective parochially Air Force; almost as bad as Robinson and Brown (Don) are with their Navy stories. Additionally, Parsons and his new Air Guard boss got off track from their Manas mission quite a lot...not may bosses would stand for that. That said, the story was, again, gripping and exciting. The characters were well portrayed.. Introduced this time, an OSI agent, an Air Guard Colonel/lawyer and a linguist. We understand Parsons and Gold pretty well after this, the fourth book in the series.

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  • Orphan X

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14605)
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    (13472)
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    (13442)

    Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

    A. Musser says: "An Excellent Distraction"
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    My first Hurwitz experience and I was not overwhelmed. An off the books program trained Evan as an assassin and the plot revolves around killing him. Good idea. Then, he goes rogue. It just seemed to drag a bit. I'll give this one a "meh" and maybe go on to book #2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1329)
    Performance
    (1186)
    Story
    (1187)

    The recipient of Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box has won almost every honor in his field. In Breaking Point, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is glad to catch up with old friend Lyle Pendergast, but then the man goes missing and is named a suspect in the death of two EPA employees. All signs point to Lyle’s guilt, but the more Joe digs into the case, the more he realizes he’s stepped into the middle of a deadly power play.

    karen says: "Darn near a true story..."
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    Clearly a rant against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a gone wild bureaucrat with abuse of power syndrome. As Dana Stabenow said: "No one born and raised west of the Mississippi River hasn't had a justifiable mad on at the federal government a time or two." Joe Pickett is on the side of the EPA as he goes out to find a guy who allegedly murdered a couple of their agents. It's all about the chase and the adventures that ensue. Great book, one of Box's best. Where's the next one, #14?

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  • Force of Nature: A Joe Pickett Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1364)
    Performance
    (1217)
    Story
    (1215)

    New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box delivers a novel starring Joe Pickett’s sidekick: fan favorite Nate Romanowski.

    In Force of Nature, trouble comes calling from Nate’s past in the Special Forces, and the colleague he once called a friend won’t stop until those who know a deadly secret are silenced. Everyone close to Nate is at risk, including Joe and his family. To save them, Nate will have to convince law-abiding Joe to finally break a few rules along the way.

    Byron says: "Best mystery series ever----great performance of t"
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    "Force of Nature", a Joe Pickett novel from author CJ Box, finally gives us the back story on series regular Nate Romanowski.. Sheriff McClanahan is back as only politically motivated taking credit for the good events and trying to blame Joe for everything bad. Bravo, great story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Wind: A Joe Pickett Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1546)
    Performance
    (1321)
    Story
    (1309)

    When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, it's his wife, Missy, who is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his mother-in- law, a woman he dislikes heartily, and now he doesn't know what to do-especially when the early signs point to her being guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up? He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, his estranged friend Nate on a lethal mission of his own, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck.

    Dennis says: "Excellent, edge of my seat the whole time"
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    This book kept me up at night! Joe's mother in law is accused of murdering her rich hubby and Nate is back and on his own mission. There are ancillary issues, like wind power, sleazy lawyers, Sheridan's move to college and local politics. Box has created multi-dimensional characters, complete with imperfections, who grow and change from book to book. I can't wait for book #12.

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