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Don

United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 8 reviews
  • 34 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brandon Webb, John David Mann
    • Narrated By Jon Bailey
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (396)

    Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

    Robert says: "Decent story, narration left a lot to be desired."
    "Thank you for your service AND this book!"
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    Brandon Webb describes his life with just enough detail to keep the reader engaged without over doing it and loosing the reader. The extras in the audio book are priceless.

    And as Brandon says in the book, "Don't judge a book by it's cover.".

    Having read the work Chris Kyle and Marcus Lutrell, Brandon Webb fills in some of the blanks in the training that these incredible soldiers/heroes must undertake.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Out of the Ashes: Tom Clancy's Op-Center

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dick Couch, George Galdorisi, Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American people and protected the country from enemies. The charter was top secret and Director Paul Hood reported directly to the president. Op-Center used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to diffuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, in the interest of streamlining, OP-Center was disbanded - leaving the country in terrible danger.

    Jean says: "A new series"
    "Arrrgggg! I couldn't finish it."
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    I am very disappointed in this. Not the Tom Clancy I expected. Slow and monotonous. Where I needed less details, he went on forever. Where I wanted more, he cut it short.

    A real waste of time and money. He should have turned this book to ashes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jase Robertson, Mark Schlabach (contributor)
    • Narrated By Jase Robertson, Missy Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    The closer we look at the Robertson family, the more we discover the substance and authenticity below the surface of these well-known TV characters. In this enlightening audiobook, Jase Robertson gives us a deep look behind his funnyman exterior. In addition to stories of life in the Robertson family and epic tales of hunting of all kinds, listeners will get an inside look at Jase’s personal faith in the Creator of the outdoors he so dearly loves.

    Don says: "The title says it all. Faith and family."
    "The title says it all. Faith and family."
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    Faith and Family. This is an interesting story of the background that Duck Dynasty only hints to. It illustrates the foundation of the Robertson clan.

    It was well written and an easy listen. Be ready for tons of religion.

    It was funny to hear the evolution of Jase's narration of this book. It started very monotone and hard to listen to but after a few chapters, you could tell he was more comfortable reading. By the end, it was like sitting across from him at the dinner table... sans frog legs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3170)
    Performance
    (2483)
    Story
    (2475)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "Surprisingly a great listen!"
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    I heard Rob Lowe on Howard Stern and found him to be a very engaging person so I tried his book. I had a credit that was about to expire so why not. I am glad I did.

    This was very well written and I was pleased it was read by the author. I loved his imitations of those he wrote about. An easy listen.

    Being just a little older than he, I watched him in his many rolls and expected him to be different then his book describes. I am headed to get his new book. He is much more "human" than his persona makes him out to be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dan Bischoff
    • Narrated By John Ventimiglia
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano is the first biography of the actor, who died in June 2013 at age 51, widely recognized as one of the best - and most defining - actors of his generation. The audiobook, as performed by Gandolfini's Sopranos co-star John Ventimiglia (Artie Bucco), is informed by fresh interviews with Sopranos actors, HBO executives, the star’s acting teachers and coaches, his childhood friends, buddies from his days as a nightclub bouncer, and Hollywood figures including the directors of his posthumously released films.

    Susie says: "The Moving Story of a Man Who Touched Our Lives"
    "Well done with what was available to the author"
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    This was well written and well read. Poorly edited with repeating sentences.

    You can sense that the author had very little direct input and had to scrape up details where ever he could. I loved the insight into the character of Tony Soprano.

    To the "Amazon Customer" who said there was too much Tony Soprano... With a title like this, what did you expect?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Viper Pilot: The Autobiography of One of America's Most Decorated Combat Pilots

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dan Hampton
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (190)

    Sure to rank as one of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, Viper Pilot is an Air Force legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare. From 1986 to 2006, Lt. Col. Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, the elite Air Force fighter squadrons whose mission is recognized as the most dangerous job in modern air combat. Weasels are the first planes sent into a war zone, flying deep behind enemy lines purposely seeking to draw fire from surface-to-air missiles and artillery. They must skillfully evade being shot down - and then return to destroy the threats, thereby making the skies safe for everyone else to follow.

    Frances says: "Fast and Furious"
    "WOW!"
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    This book kept me listening. The adrenaline filled battle engagements were described with incredible detail.

    John Pruden’s narration rode the wave of emotion that Dan Hampton described.

    I particularly appreciated the educational beginning that evolved into full blown combat.

    Thank you Dan Hampton for your book but mostly for your service.

    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
    (3377)
    Performance
    (3027)
    Story
    (3055)

    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 author takes you there!"
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    "Mark Owen" takes the reader along with him on this mission as if you are a member of the team. Almost like looking over his shoulder as you climb the steps.

    I loved the backgound and insight into the training and personal build up to this heroic mission.

    The book had minimal politics so don't heed the media hype.

    A patriotic story from a true Patriot! Thank you "Mark" for your service and sacrific.

    1 of 2 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
    (1536)
    Performance
    (611)
    Story
    (607)

    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"
    "Engaging story of commitment to God and Country"
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    I was completely engrossed in this story of courage and commitment. It is a well written and narrated as if we were having a conversation.

    The author shared details where needed and spared us when not. The narrator's voice was Texan and carried the emotion of the story.

    I bought the audible version even after reading the reviews saying that there is too much religion, politics and slamming of the left wing media. I feel that it was a perfect mix and needed for the background of the actions taken during Operation Redwing. Five stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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