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Jw

Sahuarita, AZ, United States

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  • This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By T. R. Fehrenbach
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (116)

    This Kind of War is a monumental study of the conflict that began in June 1950. Successive generations of U.S. military officers have considered this book an indispensable part of their education. T. R. Fehrenbach's narrative brings to life the harrowing and bloody battles that were fought up and down the Korean Peninsula.

    Charles Fred Smith says: "Korean War Classic - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"
    "Outstanding!"
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    If you could sum up This Kind of War in three words, what would they be?

    At last a truly comprehensive study of the Korean War; Fehrenbach has an understanding of how the most powerful military force in the world of a few short years before was so badly mauled and who exactly was at fault, he pulls no punches.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Kind of War?

    The arrogance and ultimate futility of 'Task Force Smith


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

    Do not recall if I've listened to him before, his mispronouncing of some military terms was mildly annoying however, overall the performance was quite good.


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

    However impractical... yes, and I made a noble attempt too.


    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
    (3222)
    Performance
    (2901)
    Story
    (2924)

    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"
    "The Truth... not, 'The Official Truth'"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I have recommended this to many; the author is very matter of fact, he has a driving need to be the best, he is not an arrogant chest thumping jerk, he comes across as 'the quiet professional ' .


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog, AKA 'The Hair Missile'.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It is very bad luck to attract these peoples attention.


    Any additional comments?

    There are some really bad actors in the world... Thank God for the dedication of all the people involved in dealing with them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agincourt

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1412)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (545)

    Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a curse, haunted by what he has failed to do and banished for what he has done. A wanted man in England, he is driven to fight as a mercenary archer in France, where he finds two things he can love: his instincts as a fighting man, and a girl in trouble. Together they survive the notorious massacre at Soissons, an event that shocks all Christendom. With no options left, Hook heads home to England, where his capture means certain death.

    Andrew says: "Fantastic!"
    "Cornwell breaths life into a bit of history."
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    What did you love best about Agincourt?

    How Cornwell brings to life what it must have been like to be an English bowman in those times, they were a unique warrior type.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reader, Keating has a very good command of the voices, and it was a pleasure listening to him.


    Any additional comments?

    Cornwell creates a scoundrel, who gradually and through many trials becomes a man of great honor.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (238)

    Before he was anointed to carry on the legacy of Robert Ludlum's Janson Command series, and before he collaborated with Clive Cussler on the fan favorite Isaac Bell series, Justin Scott created this suspenseful adventure tale, a novel of love and revenge set on the high seas. Written in 1978, this is considered by many to be one of the best maritime thrillers of all time. As an expert in the world of ships and sailing, Justin Scott creates an authentic maritime world, making The Shipkiller all the more thrilling because it could be a true story.

    Alex says: "A great story- well written and performed"
    "Exquisitely Nautical"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shipkiller?

    When our Mr. Nice Guy goes all Nicolas Cage on 'The Evil Bad Guys'


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

    Yes but I tormented myself with rationing.


    Any additional comments?

    The author knows in exquisite detail the subject he is writing of.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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