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Randolph Mccormack

EDMONDS, WA | Member Since 2003

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  • 5 reviews
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  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10805)
    Performance
    (6833)
    Story
    (6864)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "What an inspiration"
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    I was impressed with each of the instances of pain, torture and disappointment detailed in this book. It is truly an inspiration to hear this account. The men and women who got us through that terrible war have some outstanding stories. This is one of the best. You are mad at the short-sighted people who equipped the survival kits in the early bombers (what were they thinking?) and then it only gets worse. But he keeps on keeping on. Worth every minute you spend with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Taken: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (506)

    When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only “that boy,” and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong....

    R. Conley says: "One of the best"
    "Good story"
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    Starts with a different twist on the illegal immigration issue and then develops from there. Well read, intense drama. I recommend this to anyone.j

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (11249)
    Performance
    (9777)
    Story
    (9809)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "Disappointing after enjoying his other books"
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    Like most followers of Martin I waited impatiently for the next installment. It was not up to the standard of previous books in the series in my opinion. The magic has now been broken.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The New American Story

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bill Bradley
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Bill Bradley believes that America is at a crossroads, a "teachable moment" in which we are compelled to reevaluate our political system and leadership. With clarity and urgency, Bradley outlines the story we are being told now about who we are and what is possible for our nation. He then offers a new story, including what changes need to be made, and suggests that the party that chooses to embrace this new story will be in power for a generation.

    Kathleen says: "Outstanding"
    "A near miss"
    Overall

    Mr Bradley has some interesting ideas and critiques. The problem comes when he resorts to his own sound bite Bush bashing. It took the book down one star. Had he stuck to expressing where we should go and how to get there it could have been a positive and worthwhile book. As it is, he clouds the direction we should take with old school bashing. He is quick to criticize all Republicans and slow to acknowledge failures of Democrats. I think he has some great ideas that deserve consideration. I also believe it is time for competing ideas to be heard, not shouted down or their proponents demonized. How do we rally the country to do that? I want all the ideas out there to stand and fall on their merits and our leaders to lead and not be led by the polls. That is why I read the book and why others should also.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6622)
    Performance
    (2441)
    Story
    (2453)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "Fascinating"
    Overall

    I liked it so much I bought two copies of the book to pass on to friends and family. This is one of the best books I have ever listened to. I will listen again just to try to remember more of the facts in it. If nothing else it will make you a delight at a cocktail party with all of the information you get from the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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