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George Edwards

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  • D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
    • Narrated By Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and others
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick, here are the stories of the immortals of Olympus - the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece - as freshly described as if they were alive today. Mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot....

    Beverley says: "The best way to read the Book of Greek Myths!"
    "Overview of the Classics"
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    Where does D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Effectively concise summaries of the Major Greek Myths with Scripts read by Poitier, Turner, Newman and Broderick, the American classical artist. It can be listened to in about two settings since the reading is about 4 hours. My take away was pure enjoyment! There is about fifty stories and Each story is read in about 2 to 9 minutes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Threat Vector

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3445)
    Performance
    (3012)
    Story
    (3026)

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
    "Disappointing Ending"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Persons who are not critical of Foreign Policy: For example, China has never fought an offensive war in its history. It has been exploited by the British (Opium Wars) and the Japanese (WW II) and now we are to assume it will "attack" the US. in addition, China is doing very well exploiting the Capitalistic System: they have jobs and a favorable balance of trade,why would they want to pursue their objectives militarily. Finally, only one character dies in the story: Trash's wingman= everyone else kils all the bad guys and live on to fight another day. This is beyond preposterous.


    Has Threat Vector turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I just wish that a person with Clancy's mind and resources would try to be more balanced. In my view, he has the Chinese leader practically begging the President for forgiveness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Author has a solid knowledge of the technical features of the internet and grasp the potential threat from CyberWarfare.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Threat Vector?

    The last three chapters need to be rethought. Trash's flight and rescue by Jr. was not credible. No "force" is that dumb. The villagers would have killed both the pilot and Jr.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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