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Michael Jaco

The Intuitive Warrior Author

United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Hannibal: A History of the Art of War among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 BC, with a Detailed Account of the Second Punic War

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Theodore Ayrault Dodge
    • Narrated By Bill Wallace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and a full baggage train. Descending into Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army at Lake Trasimeno and came close to conquering Rome itself.

    Michael Jaco says: "Top notch book from the past."
    "Top notch book from the past."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The detail in this book was amazing. I've found few books dealing with this subject that had the detail and insight provided by the author. Not only was the author a civil war veteran giving his insight to battle strategy but he had also studied the accounts of ancient authors and visited the battle sites. Because the book was written in the late 1800's the fog of time was not as thick as it is now. I also enjoyed the authors insights from his perspective as an officer and how different tactics from the American civil war were similar or different. Overall outstanding book to listen to and I wish all the books by this author were available on the audible format. If they were I'd buy them all because this book was that engrossing and informative.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hannibal?

    His strategy for crossing of the Alps.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The account of the famous strategic battle of Cannae. The author gave excellent insight into all the major characters involved in the action.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The tragic inability of Hannibal to receive the support from Carthage he needed to finish the Roman army and force a peace agreement.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope audible releases all the books of the author in Audible format

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What If...: A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Shirley MacLaine
    • Narrated By Shirley MacLaine
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Shirley MacLaine contemplates a wealth of subjects from the mundane to the esoteric in this all-new collection of musings that begin with two simple words: What if.... In this audiobook, she speculates on a wide range of matters both spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earth-bound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.

    Michael Jaco says: "What If..: I really enjoy this Book?"
    "What If..: I really enjoy this Book?"
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    What did you love best about What If...?

    Shirley is an excellent actress and it comes through in her audible books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Shirley tells her own life story in a fascinating and intriguing way.


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

    I have listened to three of Shirley's earlier works and this one was my favorite.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoy Shirley's candid insight into the behind the scenes look at the Hollywood elite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sage-ing While Age-ing

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Shirley MacLaine
    • Narrated By Shirley MacLaine
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Sparked by the experience of moving into a new house, she is inspired to look back across the remarkable professional and personal milestones she has experienced so far. Surrounded by the artifacts of a life well-lived, Shirley discovers the invisible threads that stitch together the seemingly random events of her days, adding meaning even to the mundane.

    lebluechien says: "Wonderful..."
    "Incredible"
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    I've always been a big fan of all her movies. I saw the made for TV mini-series "Out on a Limb" many years ago and had a spiritual awakening. This is one of her best books yet and I'm amazed at the level of information that came through on this one. Fantastic giver to humanity!! I hope she lives well past a hundred because she keeps getting better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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