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don

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  • The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Craig L. Symonds
    • Narrated By James Lurie
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (152)

    There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely riveting account of a key moment in the history of World War II, one of America's leading naval historians, Craig L. Symonds, paints an unforgettable portrait of ingenuity, courage, and sacrifice.

    Jeremy says: "A unique tale of tactical wars"
    "Sorry, I can't stand listening to this guy."
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A narrator that didn't sound condescending and half asleep. This is without doubt the most important battle of the Pacific, maybe of the entire 2nd World War and this narrator makes the listener go to sleep!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The history!! I am obsessed by the facts of history.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of James Lurie?

    Someone who wasn't so self absorbed in his own voice.


    What character would you cut from The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)?

    Absolutely none.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to exchange this for another WWII history book til someone else is able to be the narrator.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Colonel's Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Mayland
    • Narrated By Richard Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    In Baku, Azerbaijan, CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham is arrested for a heinous crime. Her former boss, retired CIA station chief Mark Sava, is sure she’s innocent and tries to help her out - landing him in the middle of the new Great Game, an espionage war over oil that has China, Iran, and the United States clawing at each other’s throats. Back in Washington, DC, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation.

    MARRILEE says: "Just Wasn't A Good Audiobook"
    "Terrible narrator!!"
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A narrator who doesn't sound like he's reading to 3rd grade Sunday school class.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Good story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Providence Rag: A Liam Mulligan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (102)

    Edgar Award-winner Bruce DeSilva returns with Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, Rhode Island. Mulligan knows every street and alley, every priest and prostitute, every cop and street thug. He knows the mobsters and politicians - who are pretty much one and the same. Inspired by a true story, Providence Rag finds Mulligan, his pal Mason, and the newspaper they both work for at an ethical crossroad.

    Paula says: "Third Book in a Terrific Series - Love Them All"
    "I expected much more from DeSilva"
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    What would have made Providence Rag better?

    Would have been much better if he could keep his stupid liberal political comments to himself.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator is fine.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Heroes: A Men at War Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Michael Russotto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    June, 1941. Determined that the United States will be prepared for war, Franklin D. Roosevelt and "Wild Bill" Donovan orchestrate the most complex espionage organization in history, the Office of Strategic Services. Young and daring, the OSS assemble under a thin camouflage of diplomacy and then disperse throughout the world to conduct their operations. And no operation is more critical than the one being conducted by hotshot pilot Richard Canidy and his half-German friend Eric Fulmar: to secure the rare ore that will power a top-secret weapon....

    Scott says: "Horrible acting job by the narator."
    "Narrator stinks"
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    What disappointed you about The Last Heroes?

    This narrator is terrible! I want my money back!
    I love this author but can't even get through Part 1. Can I exchange it for one of W.E.B Griffin's books that has a different performer? Anyone but Russotto!!!


    What didn’t you like about Michael Russotto’s performance?

    His tone and rhythm sound like a spoiled 10 year old whining at his parents


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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