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Derald

PENSACOLA, FL, United States

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  • Tactics of Mistake: Dorsai Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gordon R. Dickson
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (31)

    It's obvious that Cletus Graeme - limping, mild-mannered scholarly - doesn't belong on a battle field, but instead at a desk working on his fourth book on battle strategy and tactics. But Bakhalla has more battlefields than libraries, and Graeme sees his small force of Dorsai - soldiers of fortune - as the perfect opportunity to test his theories. But if his theories or his belief in the Dorsai lead him astray, he's a dead man.

    Professor says: "Childe Cycle or Dorsai series"
    "EXCITING AND WELL CONSTRUCTED RATIONAL"
    Overall

    I was totally surprised by Dickson. I had never heard of him or his series but the combination of action and deductive reasoning kept me eager to get to the next sequence of events throughout the the book. Always careful of honor, loyality and leadership to win the hearts of those around him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Path of Daggers: Book Eight of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    Overall
    (2775)
    Performance
    (1892)
    Story
    (1909)

    The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan. In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness are appearing among the Asha'man.

    Paul says: "the best of the best"
    "I' M STARTING TO PULL FOR THE DARKSIDE"
    Overall

    From book 5 on the women are depicted as becoming more and more selfish, deceitful and basically intolerable. The men are mechanical, boring and insane. To applaud a hero they must have some redeeming qualities like respect for honor , loyality, sensitivity to the suffering of the the weak. I think with Jordan gone the purpose of character has been lost. I don't care who wins out there are no worthy choices

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Ambler Warning: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (922)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (144)

    On Parrish Island, a restricted island off the coast of Virginia, is a little-known and never-visited psychiatric facility. There, the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric states make them a danger to their own government, people whose ramblings might endanger ongoing operations or prove dangerously inconvenient. One of these employees, agent Hal Ambler, is kept heavily medicated and closely watched. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients, Hal isn't crazy.

    Patsy Bailey says: "What Were They Thinking?"
    "BEST OF LUDLUM'S BOOKS TO DATE"
    Overall

    Ludlum's books always have imaginative storylines with sophisticated,historical references in the dialog but usually the action scenes are amateurish.Minor flaws but the very best of ludlum series

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • A Line in the Sand

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Gerald Seymour
    • Narrated By Anthony Head
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    In a village on the Suffolk coast, Frank Perry waits for his past to arrive. He believed it would never catch up with him, that he was safe. A decade before, he spied for the government on the Iranian chemical and biological weapons installations. He had privileged access and his information damaged their killing capacity for years. Now, Iran will have its revenge and has dispatched its most deadly assassin to fulfill the task.

    Ellen says: "Well written, timely thriller with a message"
    "CHILDISH PREMISE"
    Overall

    Seymour must have a biased (EU) view OF Americans, the main character American, when told Iranian terrorist are coming to destroy him chooses to stay among his family and friends and not warn them of the danger. THE ENTIRE STORY IS BUILT AROUND A CHILDISH ILLOGICAL PSYCHOLGY. NO CHARACTER WAS WORTH SAVING UNFORTUNATLY SOME DID

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Founding Father: The Story of Joseph P. Kennedy

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Richard Whalen
    • Narrated By Richard Whalen
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Boldly original and fully documented, this unauthorized yet definitive biography tells the almost incredible story of Joseph P. Kennedy, grandson of a poor Irish immigrant, controversial founder of a great American fortune, and father of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

    Boston Harbor says: "Read the book, don't listen to it."
    "I Never New Joe Had Such Global Prominence"
    Overall

    How has joe's reach not be more visible to people like myself. It was like Forrest Gump, he touched nations history from the shadows and we never saw his fingerprints. He was near achieving greatness that would exceed Jack's until he was ruined by his desperate fear of war that could take his sons from him. His influence over pres./pm /wallstreet/ newspaper barons ,even parliment is hard to believe

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Studio 360: Moby Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Kurt Andersen
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This week in Studio 360, we set sail in search of the White Whale. Herman Melville's Moby Dick survived his battle with Captain Ahab only to surface in the works of contemporary filmmakers, painters, playwrights, and musicians. Kurt Anderson explores the influence of this American icon, with the help of Ray Bradbury, Laurie Anderson, Tony Kushner, and Frank Stella, among others.

    Derald says: "Renewed interest in"
    "Renewed interest in"
    Overall

    Much like my efforts at enjoying the Russian classics with to much intricate detail of how the simple minded ladies dressed and thought, the golden nuggets in "MOBY DICK" required to much refining to reap the metaphoric rewards. This series of ideas from devoted critics makes sure I need to be more patient and enjoy the prospecting as well as the gold.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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