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Jack

Macon, GA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Those Who Save Us

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jenna Blum
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    Trudy, a college history professor, is collecting oral histories from World War II survivors (both German and Jewish). Her mother, Anna, refuses to talk to her, but Anna's story is revealed in flashback. She conducted an affair with a Jewish baker who was summarily killed. Afterward, Anna caught the eye of a high-ranking Nazi officer.

    Taryn says: "engaging"
    "Novel approach to feelings of Nazi collaborators"
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    Would you listen to Those Who Save Us again? Why?

    No.I was dissapointed at the ending, which was unanticipated and left you hanging.


    What other book might you compare Those Who Save Us to and why?

    Don't have one.


    What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

    She handled the cahracters welll.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    In The Revenge of Geography, Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands.

    C. Telfair says: "Why Don't They Teach This Stuff?"
    "Geography in an entirely new light."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is a fascinating history of the importance of geography in shaping world events.


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

    no


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • They Called Him Stonewall: A Life of Lieutenant General T. J. Jackson, C.S.A.

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Burke Davis
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    Stonewall Jackson was a military genius, at once peculiar and perfect, a fearless soldier in battle but a God-fearing man who hesitated to kill on Sunday. He broke the rules of war to win, and yet his tactics are studied in military academies the world over. Burke Davis brings the color, vivid characterization, and immediacy of the best fiction to this fascinating biography.

    Pamkf says: "A Great General"
    "True Military Genius"
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    What did you love best about They Called Him Stonewall?

    The book revealed the mystery and ability that characterized this amazing man.


    What other book might you compare They Called Him Stonewall to and why?

    THAT DEVIL FORREST, about another military genius


    What does Christopher Hurt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His "rendition" of Jackson's voice.


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

    Behold- pure military genius!


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Edmund Morris
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (311)

    Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001, marked the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.

    Darwin8u says: "A biography of a DYNAMO of force and energy."
    "Theodore Roosevelt-A Truly Amazing Man!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It clearly shows why he was successful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The enormous energy and ability of this man


    Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

    Theodore Roosevelt.


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

    A great and honorable president.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David M. Kennedy
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (101)

    Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. This Pulitzer Prize–winning history tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities. The Depression was both a disaster and an opportunity. As David Kennedy vividly demonstrates, the economic crisis of the 1930s was far more than a simple reaction to the alleged excesses of the 1920s.

    Ray says: "Good summary of a pivotal time."
    "Fascinating, history of Americe 1919-1945"
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    Would you listen to Freedom from Fear again? Why?

    Yes, because there is so much detail it will bear a second listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the dominant politician of that era.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

    See above


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It is history


    Any additional comments?

    This ia an excellent volume of the Oxford History of the United States.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution: 1763-1789

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs)
    • By Robert Middlekauff
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (158)

    The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically-acclaimed volume - a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic.

    John says: "Strong History Rich With Behind The Scenes Details"
    "Evcellent Historical Perspective"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If the friend is interested in an in-depth study of American History-Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is the story of my country.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Fass – was your favorite?

    not applicable


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is a part of the Oxford history of the Unites States series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Berlin Wall

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frederick Taylor
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    The appearance of a hastily constructed barbed wire entanglement through the heart of Berlin during the night of 12-13 August 1961 was both dramatic and unexpected. Within days, it had started to metamorphose into a structure that would come to symbolise the brutal insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. A city of almost four million was cut ruthlessly in two, unleashing a potentially catastrophic East-West crisis and plunging the entire world for the first time into the fear of imminent missile-borne apocalypse.

    Michael says: "Marred only by the Narrator's Affectations"
    "Excellent narrative about a dismal era."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Berlin Wall the most enjoyable?

    The compelling stupidity about the Cold War.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It didn't really have a "character".


    What does Daniel Philpott bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He helps focus the events.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, it was all very sad.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1269)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (583)

    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    A User says: "The Mountains of Spain"
    "This is a classic adverture/romance done well."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is excellent fiction that carries a moral message.about how terrible war is.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pilar- She had to be strong and wise for everyone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end-when Roberto is telling Maria why she has to go on.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me teary in one or two places.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a candidate for " The Great American Novel " of the 20th century.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What It Is Like to Go to War

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (238)

    In 1969, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience.

    Lynn says: "Destined to become a Classic"
    "The tribulations of a brave combat veteran"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is.in a sense, a companion piece to his novel Matterhorn. In this book, the author tries to bring understanding to the realities of combat, the post traumatic stress disorder, and how to prepare our troops for this.It is a good read, and I recommend Matterhorn also.


    What other book might you compare What It Is Like to Go to War to and why?

    I don't know of another book on this topic.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    I thought has did very well. He appeared to understand what he was talking about.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It brought sharply to mind the futility of war, especially all the imperial wars our country has fought since WW2.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Animal Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1214)
    Performance
    (634)
    Story
    (640)

    George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words! This must-read is also a must-listen!

    Dusty says: "If you hate spoilers, save the intro for last."
    "Animal Farm is the best Ant-communist book."
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    If you could sum up Animal Farm in three words, what would they be?

    Witty Ant-communism


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Squealer- He was tasked with doing the mental gymnastics to hew to the Party Line.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene at the end when the pigs were dancing on two feet.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, I was more impressed by the author's fidelity o the true picture of Communism.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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