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Wisconsin, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By John Lescault
    Overall
    (633)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (286)

    Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity.

    Sam says: "Worth the price, worth the time"
    "The Iliad"
    Overall

    This is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the Greek Mythology. You'll get much more out of this book if you have a base knowledge of the gods, people, geography and events. Going into this book without such a base knowledge and you'll find yourself getting lost with all the names: So & so, son of that guy... Thus he spoke.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Living with Honor: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sal Giunta
    • Narrated By Keith Nobbs, Sal Giunta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (65)

    Sal Giunta was just a regular kid from Iowa when he enlisted in the army to figure out what to do with his life. He never thought that a few tours of duty later, he would be the first living person since the Vietnam War to be awarded the esteemed Medal of Honor.

    Terry says: "Thank You Sgt Giunta"
    "Just another guy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Living with Honor?

    The down-to-earth personality of the author. Like many MOH recipients he does not consider himself or his actions to be heroic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When the describing the situation that ended up getting Sgt Giunta the Medal of Honor no introduction of the battle was made. It was described as another patrol or action and found themselves in a world of hurt. Being retired military I know several people who would have done the same exact thing Sgt Giunta did.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Ritland, Gary Brozek
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (140)

    As a SEAL on combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he found his true calling. While the SEAL teams had used dogs in the past, they never had dogs trained specifically by SEALs, for SEALs. To fill this void, Ritland started his own company after he retired, training and supplying dogs for the West Coast SEAL teams. He knew that less than 1% of all working dogs had what it takes to contribute to the success of our nation’s elite combat units. He searched the globe for animals who fit this specific profile.

    asa says: "A unique story written and read very well"
    "Incredible book!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What made the experience of listening to Trident K9 Warriors the most enjoyable?

    The knowledge and thoughtfulness and attention to detail of the author.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trident K9 Warriors?

    Descriptions of some of the training the dogs go through. I didn't realize they do aerobics and lift weights (for lack of a better term) to build their endurance. Makes sense, I was just surprised to hear it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The MWD that chases down an Insurgent trying to get away on a moped.


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

    To me it was fascinating from cover to cover, but no, not all in one sitting. I like breaking it up.


    Any additional comments?

    If not the best book I've listened to it is certainly in my top 3. If you like dogs, and the military, this is your book. Most of it covers selection of the dogs, training them and what is expected of the handlers and team mates. The last 1/3 or so is stories about events that take place down range.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3498)
    Performance
    (3133)
    Story
    (3162)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "Well done"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Excellent story how the author got from enlisting, to the mission that got Bin Laden.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The details of the assault as can be told only by someone who was there. Also, it was just another day at work for the author and his teammates.


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

    I don't think I've listened to any of Holter's other books. I'm not sure I want to. His voice tails off too often at the end of sentences. That makes it hard to hear or understand the narrative while driving my car, with windows open. I do easily 95% of my listening in the car, so that was a problem for me. However, I buy books for what they are, not by who is narrating.


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

    The only reaction I had was being extremely proud of our intelligence efforts and the US Navy SEALS who's team efforts removed this cancer of society from the face of the earth.


    Any additional comments?

    If the author revealed trade or operational secrets in the book I sure don't know what they were. I don't understand what all the negative press was all about when the book was released. I enjoyed listening and may well buy the paper copy to read again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • WAR

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Sebastian Junger
    Overall
    (900)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (398)

    Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat - the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

    Jeffrey Dame says: "Why we fight re-visited"
    "Incredible"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was recommended to me by a veteran I met at the dog park. It parallels the video documentary "Restrepo" which is also done by Junger. He narrates his own book which gives it more emphasis and drama. This book is very well written and Junger describes the war fighters and their own personal battles, the psychology of war, what the soldiers do and why they do it. I was doubly interested in this story as it takes place in the Korrengal Valley, Paktika Province. A coworker's son was seriously injured in an ambush in Paktika a couple years ago and my Son-In-Law was the target of a suicide bomber a year ago. I'm happy to report both survived their injuries.

    I found it to be a very engaging listen and highly recommend this to anyone looking for a story about the current war in Afghanistan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Susannah Charleson
    • Narrated By Susannah Charleson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (129)

    After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Susannah Charleson was so impressed by the newspaper photo of an exhausted handler and his search-and-rescue dog that she decided to train a dog of her own. A dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, Charleson got Puzzle, a strong, bright Golden Retriever, who from the start, exhibited a unique aptitude for search-and-rescue work. But the puppy’s willfulness challenged even Susannah, who had raised dogs for years.

    #24 fan says: "Fascinating"
    "Fascinating"
    Overall

    This was one of those books I couldn't wait to get back to every time I had to stop listening. I was sad when I had reached the end. This is definitely one I'll listen to again.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Patricia B McConnell
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (238)

    Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we differ. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new book about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings, including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love.

    L. Adams says: "needs photos"
    "Incredible"
    Overall

    Trisha has an extremely down-to-earth way of presenting her information. Any layman can connect with what she's saying. Very informative and entertaining book. I highly recommend this book and any other authored my McConnell if you're interested in animal and dog behavior, how to train them and how to talk to them non-verbally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Craig Mullaney
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    A fascinating account of an Army captain's unusual path through some of the most legendary seats of learning straight into a brutal fight with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, The Unforgiving Minute is, above all, an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of his hard-earned knowledge while coming to grips with becoming a man.

    John says: "The Unforgiving Son"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I expected so much more from this book after reading the description and other reviews. I kept waiting for something to happen. I guess I expected more battle and war stories. What action that was described was little and far between and followed with substantial self guilt & pity because he blames himself for an alleged poor performance. The author can't seem to get over that. Too bad, it could have been a much better story and book. I spent 20 years in the Army myself so maybe that is why I was hoping for more than this book delivered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels and Demons

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (6289)
    Performance
    (1867)
    Story
    (1893)

    World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.

    Phillip says: "I couldn't put it down...5 STARS"
    "riveting"
    Overall

    Excellent excellent book. I augmented my listening enjoyment with Google Earth, looking at the area being described in the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • All-Audio German

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Living Language
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Learn German Anywhere
    If you have trouble finding time to fit in language lessons, All-Audio German is the perfect solution. Developed by the experts at Living Language, this program is designed for people on the move. You can learn German as you drive, work around the house, or exercise at the gym.

    A User says: "Great Intro to German"
    "sehr gut!"
    Overall

    This book is as good as any other I've tried to use to get a grasp on the German language. It teaches words, phrases and word useage. The drawback with this and any foreign language audio book is that it cannot teach you how to read or write the language. This is a good start though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Get Motivated!: Overcome Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal and Accelerate Your Success with Motivational DNA

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tamara Lowe
    • Narrated By Tamara Lowe
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    Grounded in eight years of research with more than 100,000 people, this title reveals how to decode your Motivational DNA for maximum achievement. Whether you are an individual seeking to realize your personal goals or a leader looking to motivate your team, Get Motivated! will show you how to overcome any obstacle, achieve any goal, and accelerate your success.

    Martha Humphreys says: "Out of date"
    "wow"
    Overall

    I tapped into a vein of information with this book. I've listened to it twice. Don't just think about getting this book, DO IT! Awesome information.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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