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Robert

Liverpool NY United States | Member Since 2006

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  • The Yankee Years

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joe Torre, Tom Verducci
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Joe Torre is the most successful and most respected baseball manager of the modern era, steering the Yankees to six American League pennants and four World Series championships. When he left the team in 2007, it was front-page news around the country. Famously diplomatic during his tenure with the Yankees, Torre finally speaks out about what it was like building and managing the dynasty during those 12 glorious and tumultuous years.

    Lynn says: "Great listen"
    "All about Joe."
    Overall

    Joe continually based Yankees,the failures were the Yankees never his.Yankee fans should be glad he is gone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • They Killed Our President: 63 Facts That Prove a Conspiracy to Kill JFK

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 50 years, you're aware of the many hypotheses that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not done by one man. Whether you've listened to one or a dozen of the audiobooks on this topic, there's no way to fully grasp the depth of this conspiracy. For the first time ever, New York Times best-selling authors Jesse Ventura and Dick Russell have teamed up with some of the most respected and influential assassination researchers to put together the ultimate compendium that covers every angle - from the plot to the murder - of JFK.

    Sean M Cook says: "Truth has been out there, this consolidates the tr"
    "A Bigger Fantasy Than Global Warming"
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    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about They Killed Our President?

    I always thought Jesse Roids Ventura was a loon now I am sure. You know who Jesse says killed President Kennedy? EVERYBODY. If you are a conspiracy nut you will love the book . Cant wait for his next books on who killed Marilyn Monroe, Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa the Notorious BIG Tu Pac,
    And this guy was a governor!
    Has to give a one rating no lower.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Real fiction.


    What didn’t you like about Jason Culp’s performance?

    Performance was OK.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from They Killed Our President?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rebel-in-Chief: How George W. Bush Is Redefining the Conservative Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Fred Barnes
    • Narrated By Fred Barnes
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    With Rebel-in-Chief, veteran political reporter Fred Barnes provides the defining book on George W. Bush's presidency, giving an insider's view of how Bush's unique presidential style and bold reforms are dramatically remaking the country, and, indeed, the world. In the process, Barnes shows, the president is shaking up Washington and reshaping the conservative movement.

    Robert says: "A great book about a great President"
    "A great book about a great President"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Rebel-in-Chief rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Liberal will hate this book because it tells the truth about George W Bush ,what he accomplished and what his vision for America was. Finally somebody had the guts to write a book based on facts not name calling and untruths about a President that fought terrorism and protected America. Loved this book.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    How much President Bush did while in office unlike the current President.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Cure to Die For: A Medical Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Stephen G. Mitchell
    • Narrated By Chuck Driscoll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    A Cure to Die For is a medical thriller about a wonder drug, a miracle cure and a conspiracy to destroy it. A genetically engineered cure for the common cold - a simple, inexpensively grown plant - turns out to be a cure for cancer and threatens to make most other drugs obsolete. The discovery triggers a crisis of medical, corporate and political greed that sweeps the country as the government and the media conspire with Big Pharma to keep the miracle drug off the market.

    Satchel Bernardin says: "A Captivating and Exciting Medical Thriller"
    "Worst Book I Ever Listened To"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A liberal lunatic.


    What could Stephen G. Mitchell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Write a believable story not make a political statement. His characters broke countless laws which is OK as long as it is for a cause.
    I hated the woman lead character Cid.


    Did Chuck Driscoll do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    A good job of narration. The actors did a reasonable job.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None whatsoever.


    Any additional comments?

    Avoid anything written by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indispensable Party: Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Melissa F. Miller
    • Narrated By Karen Commins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In the name of science, an international team of researchers creates a deadly virus capable of killing untold millions. While the U.S. government quietly stockpiles a vaccine, a militaristic group of doomsday preppers begins to mobilize in response to the economic collapse they're convinced is coming. Then the Doomsday virus is stolen and a researcher is murdered.

    Robert says: "Don't Waste a Credit"
    "Don't Waste a Credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This was not a legal thriller. The 4th book in the series is the worst. What once was a good series only got worse with each book. This book showed the author's liberal view. The narrator made the main character Sasha McCandless sound 9 years old and her boyfriend 90. It as so painful to listen to her try to sound male. Don't waste a credit of your time on this one.


    Has Indispensable Party turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She can't do male voices.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3448)
    Performance
    (1166)
    Story
    (1186)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Just Awful!"
    Overall

    Listening to this liberal fantasy was indeed an execution,for the listener.I gave it one star ony because I had to.My last Grisham book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Funny Cide

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By The Funny Cide Team, Sally Jenkins
    • Narrated By Jamey Sheridan
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    They had no business being there. They were up against million-dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers. They were 10 regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race. Instead, they won the hearts of America.

    Frank says: "horse racing fan"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    Great small town success story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (896)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (189)

    Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace. Moving to Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues, including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy, offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to competent death investigation and modern technology.

    Bernie says: "Time to end the series"
    "My last Corwell novel"
    Overall

    Just awful!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Express: The Ernie Davis Story

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert Gallagher
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Ernie Davis was an All-American on the gridiron and a man of integrity off the field. A multi-sport high school star in Elmira, New York, Davis went on to Syracuse University, where as a sophomore he led his team to an undefeated season and a national championship in 1959, and earned his nickname: the Elmira Express. Two seasons later, Davis broke the legendary Jim Brown's rushing records and became the first black athlete to be awarded the Heisman Trophy.

    Robert says: "Why did it take so long?"
    "Why did it take so long?"
    Overall

    Why did it take so long for the Ernie Davis story to be told?He was a great player and a greater person. The book tells you the real story of Ernie Davis the movie is a distortion.Awful narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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