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Ed

Live Oak, FL, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ethan Rarick
    • Narrated By Christopher Prince
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (288)

    In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival.

    Roger says: "I REALLY enjoyed this book"
    "Captivating"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Desperate Passage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


    Top 10.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Makes me appreciate life more & more every time I think of the story.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4612)
    Performance
    (2376)
    Story
    (2412)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Left wing nut"
    Overall

    If you're a left wing, business bashing, why can't we all just live in harmony type person, you'll love the book. I found the content nauseating...cannot believe I actually finished it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Larry Schweikart
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    Every schoolchild is taught the great turning points in American history, such as Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, and 9/11. But other, equally significant events have altered our destiny without being understood---or even widely noticed. Acclaimed conservative historian Larry Schweikart now takes an in-depth look at seven such episodes and reveals the profound ways they have shaped America.

    Russell says: "WOW!! an eye opener"
    "able to see histroy unfolded"
    Overall

    I really enjoy history explained by Larry Schweikart. He brings detail and history together that makes an enjoyable read/listen. I recommend this book to anybody interested in history and anybody that is interested in the Founding Father principles.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Madden
    • Narrated By Kerin McCue
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    No owner has changed the landscape of sports more than New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. From the moment he bought the team in 1973 for $10 million, Steinbrenner's monomaniacal pursuit was to restore the most fabled franchise in baseball history to its former glory. Today the New York Yankees are worth more than $1 billion and are once again world champions.

    Terence says: "Very Entertaining Book For ALL Fans of Baseball"
    "Just a rant!"
    Overall

    This will be the first book in years that I will not finish. This is not a biography of Steinbrenner. This is a rant by the author. It is choke full of Steinbrenner's horrible communications skills. Every turn is a Steinbrenner rage. Perhaps, that is all Steinbrenner ever did. But, an individual reaches fame & fortune by some means of good decisions. The first 2/3 of this book explains none of that. I am not a Yankees fan. As a matter of fact, I always root against them. I simply like biographies about what made successful people successful. You will not find it here.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Alamo

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Frank Thompson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Although The Alamo fell in the early morning of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. The memories of James Bowie, Davy Crockett, and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texan Army routed Santa Anna to the cry "Remember the Alamo!" This book is more than a tribute to those who fell defending the mission.

    Ed says: "Great Listen"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall

    I could hardly wait for the CD to begin every time I got in the car. Then my wife did the same when she listened to it. The historical characters and scenes were enhanced that gives otherwise mundane events real life and feeling. I did not feel that historical events were altered with the author’s enhancements. The Alamo felt a bit like listening to a novel. Very enjoyable.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Often Wrong, Never in Doubt: Unleash the Business Rebel Within

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Donny Deutsch, Peter Knobler
    • Narrated By Peter Knobler
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Often Wrong, Never in Doubt is an inspirational book from one of America's most colorful and exciting entrepreneurs. Donny Deutsch lays out the core principles that propelled him to create tremendous wealth, build a huge and influential business, and become a national personality.

    Michael says: "Deutsch is cool!"
    "could have been"
    Overall

    Donny Deutsch has a wonderful story to tell and for the most part does a good job except for the foul language. The crude language was not necessary and takes away from any inspiration that could have been communicated. I am a fan of great people and leaders. Donny's insecurities illustrate that he is not one of them.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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