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B. Elliott

Bruce

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  • John Adams

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2003)
    Performance
    (937)
    Story
    (951)

    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    Davis says: "An outstanding biography"
    "boring"
    Overall

    I only made it through the first three hours and had enough. The writing was fine it was the subject matter that I found boring. John Adams was a lawyer, intelligent , was in the right place, said the right things at the right time and was a hard worker...the end

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12357)
    Performance
    (9169)
    Story
    (9171)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "loved it hated it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Storm Front rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ranks up in the top 100 books I have listen to


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the idea of magic portrayed in a matter of fact, relevant to modern times manner


    What aspect of James Marsters’s performance would you have changed?

    I was not a big fan of the breathing and other throat smacking which could be heard. For me this was a distraction kind of fingernails on a chalk board. I found if I speeded it up to 1.25X it minimized the distraction somewhat.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    In a world where Magic was thought to be staged illusions….


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to hearing the rest of the series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Wallace, Henry Robert Schelsinger
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (246)

    Now, in the first book ever written about this ultrasecretive department, the former director of OTS teams up with an internationally renowned intelligence historian to give listeners an unprecedented look at the devices and operations deemed "inappropriate for public disclosure" by the CIA just two years ago.

    Richard says: "Unique, informative history of the CIA"
    "Spycraft"
    Overall

    Spycraft, an important work that must be listen to/read and understood, especially in light of cooling relations with the Russians(once again). Anyone who has lived through the cold war will remember the tensions of the 'doomsday' clock and how it colored our world. As I remembered living through those times I felt there was an under current beyond our perception, struggling for domiance. This book details the struggle and fills in all the things you thought must have been happening.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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