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Robert

Dubuque, IA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By H. W. Brands
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (142)

    Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.

    Tad Davis says: "Underrated hero"
    "Excellent Book. Worth the money and time invested"
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    Where does The Man Who Saved the Union rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top of the books I have listened to so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best thing about the book is that the author relays a full picture of Grant as a person and what made him tick.


    What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

    The pace of the book was just right. It kept me engaged without moving too fast.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Grant, the man behind the myth.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended to anyone.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Locked On

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3716)
    Performance
    (3187)
    Story
    (3173)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Jackie says: "WHAT? WHEN? WHO? WHY? WHERE?"
    "Well written and captivating"
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    What did you love best about Locked On?

    It was in keeping with Clancy's high standards of providing factual detail without becoming stale.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Paul is second only to Jesus as the most important person in the birth of Christianity, and yet he continues to be controversial, even among Christians. How could the letters of Paul be used both to inspire radical grace and to endorse systems of oppression---condoning slavery, subordinating women, and condemning homosexual behavior?

    Deborah says: "A Must Read"
    "Insightful, factual and interesting."
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    Where does The First Paul rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well above average.


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

    No, was a bit to heavy for a single sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was educational and at the same time entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Play Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1177)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (443)

    Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and to save a dog's life - and his own - in the process.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant, Funny, a GREAT READ"
    "Fun but a little thin"
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    Story
    Would you listen to Play Dead again? Why?

    I would not listen to Play Dead again but then I almost never "re-read" a book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was satisfied with the book and would probably listen to another from the same author.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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