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Joe

Atlanta, GA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Amy Stewart
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (197)

    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes - creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures

    Paul says: "fascinating and creepy"
    "Bad, Bad."
    Overall

    After the first sction, this is like having a dictionary read to you. It also seems repetative.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Latter Days at Colditz

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By P.R. Reid
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    In 'The Colditz Story', Pat Reid told the story of the escape academy that sprang up inside the most impregnable German POW camp of the Second World War, ending appropriately with his own incredible escape from Colditz. But Reid’s own break-out was by no means the last. In this enthralling sequel, he follows the fortunes of the escape academy right up until the arrival of the allied forces in April 1945. Here are the tales of fantastic bravery and stunning ingenuity every bit as mesmerising as the original.

    Joe says: "Odd for an Amrerican"
    "Odd for an Amrerican"
    Overall

    The British author continues to use odd analogies that have no meaning or relevance to American life. This makes for difficulty understanding the emotional parts of the story. What could have been a great threaded story becomes a transcript of uninteresting events.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ben Karlin (editor), Stephen Colbert, Will Forte, and others
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (73)

    The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned.

    Tracy says: "Bitter maybe, BUT bitter is funny."
    "not interesting or funny"
    Overall

    booooooring

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Old Man's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3735)
    Performance
    (2698)
    Story
    (2720)

    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

    Michael says: "As good as Heinlein"
    "a good read"
    Overall

    Odd syntax in some areas but a very entertaining story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • American Soldier

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By General Tommy R. Franks, Malcolm McConnell
    • Narrated By General Tommy R. Franks
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command from July 2000 through July 2003, General Tommy Franks made history leading American and Coalition forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq, the decisive battles that launched the war on terrorism.

    Theodore says: "More accurate, better written than Woodward"
    "Not a great story"
    Overall

    This is not the most inspiring story, but a good understanding of the man's life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (1561)
    Performance
    (632)
    Story
    (628)

    In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

    Michael says: "Great listen"
    "Outstanding"
    Overall

    Ths book is one of a kind. It gave me chills and brings tears of pride to my eyes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing's Sacred

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lewis Black
    • Narrated By Lewis Black
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (99)

    You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now Lewis Black's volcanic eruptions can be found in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.

    Adam says: "Nothing's creative in this clunker"
    "You have to love Lewis"
    Overall

    I can only take so much of Lewis. This did not have me LOL. It was interesting, but not amusing.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge
    • Narrated By Don Leslie, Rick Adamson
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (148)

    Younger Next Year is about how to turn back your biological clock. How to become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years, and continue to live with vitality and grace into your 80s and beyond.

    A. Stephens says: "Excellent information"
    "A good book"
    Overall

    I good reminder of why it is smart to care for yourself.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James Megellas
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    In mid-1943 James Megellas, known as "Maggie" to his fellow paratroopers, joined the 82nd Airborne Division, his new "home" for the duration. His first taste of combat was in the rugged mountains outside Naples.

    Joe says: "Pass on it"
    "Pass on it"
    Overall

    Not enough story to the book. It sound like a travel itinerary.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Diary of an Airborne Ranger: An LRRP's Year in the Combat Zone

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Frank Johnson
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When Frank Johnson arrived in Vietnam in 1969, he was 19, a young soldier untested in combat like thousands of others - but with two important differences: Johnson volunteered for the elite L. Company Rangers of the 101st Airborne Division, a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) unit, and he kept a secret diary, a practice forbidden by the military to protect the security of LRRP operations.

    Joe says: "Pass on it"
    "Pass on it"
    Overall

    The is just someone reading a diary. Too many days when nothing occured. Try something else.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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