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Scott

Mount Juliet, TN, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By Tim Jerome
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (278)

    Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit.

    Christopher says: "Greatest Generation"
    "High Expectations Met"
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    I've read this book several times and enjoyed the HBO series, so my expectations were quite high with this audiobook. Do not be put off by reviews that are dismissive of the narration. Tim Jerome's sober narration is entirely appropriate for this powerful work of nonfiction.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Fielding: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Chad Harbach
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (956)
    Story
    (957)

    At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

    S. says: "Not Quite ~"
    "Exceptional"
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    The characters in this book -- Mike, Owen, Pella et al -- are now among my favorites in all of literature. Holter Graham's narration is tremendous. Don't let the fact that it centers on baseball give you pause. The Paris Review had a nice line about that, saying "The Art of Fielding is a book about baseball the way Moby Dick is a book about whaling; it is and it isn't. For the first time since joining Audible last year, when I finished this book I immediately started it again. If you want a higher endorsement than that, call a freaking publicist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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