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Dan

Littleton, CO, United States

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  • The Number: A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lee Eisenberg
    • Narrated By Lee Eisenberg
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    The often-avoided, anxiety-riddled discussion about financial planning for a secure and fulfilling future has been given a new starting point in The Number by Lee Eisenberg. The buzz of professionals and financial industry insiders everywhere, the Number represents the amount of money and resources people will need to enjoy the active life they desire, especially post-career.

    Layla says: "Lots of stories, not much useful info"
    "Not Much Here of Value"
    Overall

    There is not much in this book that hasn't already been said before. I got the impression that the author simply gathered together information from other sources and pulled together a book with little original thought.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1763)
    Performance
    (857)
    Story
    (862)

    Here begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days, Second Manassas to Antietam, and Perryville in the fall of 1862, but so are the smaller and often equally important engagements on both land and sea: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, Monitor versus Merimac, and Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, to mention only a few.

    Jeanne says: "The best"
    "I liked the narrative style"
    Overall

    For an excellent, informative, and easy to read history of the American Civil War, this three-volume series can't be beat. I have read a lot about the War, visited battlefields, etc., but this narrative put things in perspective by connecting all the pieces chronologically. I know it's long, but well worth the effort. You do miss something in the audio version by not having the maps that are in the books, but I didn't find that to be a major issue.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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