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Onewanderer

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  • Give Me Tomorrow: The Korean War’s Greatest Untold Story - The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Patrick K. O’Donnell
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (95)

    “If I were God, what would you want for Christmas?” With a thousand-yard stare, a haggard and bloodied marine looked incredulously at the war correspondent who asked him this question. In an answer that took “almost forever,” the marine responded, “Give me tomorrow." After nearly four months of continuous and bloody combat in Korea, such a wish seemed impossible.

    James says: "The boys of Summer Camp….Amazing!!"
    "Powerful and Gripping"
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    From start to finish Patrick O'Donnell had me hooked. I normally only listen to books on the drive to and from work. This history of the Marines of G company was so gripping that I listened all the way through.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Coolidge

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Amity Shlaes
    • Narrated By Terence Aselford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
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    (191)
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    Calvin Coolidge, president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls, and history has remembered the decade in which he served as an extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes provides a fresh look at the 1920s and its elusive president, showing that the mid-1920s was in fact a triumphant period that established our modern way of life: The nation electrified, Americans drove their first cars, and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus.

    Jean says: "Silent Cal"
    "History Comes Alive - A Great Listen"
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    Amity Shlaes captures who Calvin Coolidge was and brings him and his wife to life. This determined man did what no President before or after has ever done - reduce the debt (by almost a third!). The denizens of Washington DC hated him because he did what they said was impossible.

    A good listen and performance; it is worth your time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dakota Meyer, Bing West
    • Narrated By Zach McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
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    (169)
    Story
    (171)

    In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out 100 men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind with the vehicles, 21 year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.

    Joseph says: "War! What is it good for?"
    "Powerful - Heart Breaking - Infuriating & Damning"
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    The performance was excellent. I thought the performer caught the essences of who he was portraying.

    The content powerfully caught the sense of brotherhood felt by those who are in combat. The battle scenes were heart breaking as brave men tried to overcome impossible odds against remote commands indifference to their plight. The behavior of remote and high command during and after the battle was most infuriating and damning.

    A great story of brotherhood and bravery - well worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Road to Serfdom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Friedrich A. Hayek
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    Overall
    (539)
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    (370)
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    Originally published in 1944, The Road to Serfdom has profoundly influenced many of the world's great leaders, from Orwell and Churchill in the mid-'40s, to Reagan and Thatcher in the '80s. The book offers persuasive warnings against the dangers of central planning, along with what Orwell described as "an eloquent defense of laissez-faire capitalism".

    Scott says: "Classic"
    "Powerfull and Still Timely"
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    Even after 60 plus years this book has a powerful message that resonates. F.A. Hayek's projections of what a socialist society inadvertently leads to is dead bang on. Thoughtful readers on the left and right will be able to recognize how accurate Mr. Hayek's by reading today's news stories.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By David Barton
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
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    Overall
    (127)
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    (120)
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    America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again. In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Stolen History"
    "Stolen History"
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    Barton used primary sources to back up his assertions. Upon further research of those sources- Barton nailed it. His critics both inside and outside of Amazon do not debunk this well foot-noted and accurate work. Read it yourself. If you have the time, research it yourself. In my opinion, you will come to one conclusion concerning Thomas Jefferson - He was indeed a brilliant Christian President. And another conclusions concerning the critics of this book - they are either ignorant of history, or willfully ignorant of primary source history.

    In conclusion,some time during the last half of the past century, the history of Thomas Jefferson was stolen. Stolen, in my opinion, by "academicians" who during a more genteel time would have been labeled what the are - charlatans.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2158)
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    (1235)
    Story
    (1242)

    One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

    Sasha L. Stowers says: "An Even-Handed Look At Talent"
    "Thought Provoking Implication for Persanl Growth"
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    If you could sum up Talent Is Overrated in three words, what would they be?

    Nurture Not Nature!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It laid out its argument for nurture vs. nature by using Natures example of the uber talent Mozart.


    What about David Drummond’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Drummond read this with conviction and clarity.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Talent Is Overrated?

    I will apply this if I demonstrate the discipline.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Fall: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (185)

    Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiance, Mark Thurman, is a decorated L.A. cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble - the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can help him out of.

    robert says: "CPC all you'll ever need (Crais, Pike, Cole)"
    "As usual a great "read""
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    If you could sum up Free Fall in three words, what would they be?

    Noir Elvis Style


    What did you like best about this story?

    The wise-cracking P.I. Elvis Cole and his deadly side kick Joe Pike


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

    This is my first listen to Mel - He pegged Elvis Cole and the tone of the book.


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

    You could break this one up or listen all the way through and come away satisfied.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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