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  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Eric Schlosser
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (303)

    Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved - and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

    Ethan M. says: "A miracle that we escaped the Cold War alive...."
    "Must read/listen book"
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    What did you love best about Command and Control?

    History not much known.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Entire book was a real spellbinding story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    One setting book


    Any additional comments?

    If u like history and suspense get this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dakota Meyer, Bing West
    • Narrated By Zach McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (159)

    In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out 100 men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind with the vehicles, 21 year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.

    Joseph says: "War! What is it good for?"
    "Good, solid story of one young Marine."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War to be better than the print version?

    This book is more than one military battle in the Afghan War. This is the story of a young man's life and his coming of age in a confused and very complicated world with little to guide him or humanity on a clear path.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is Dakota Meyer's story and other characters are secondary to him.


    What about Zach McLarty’s performance did you like?

    Good performance at times outstanding.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book is a work that has great depth and should be savored and discussed with others.


    Any additional comments?

    This work continues to piece together questions as to what is involved in the Afghan War.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catch-22

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joseph Heller
    • Narrated By Jay O. Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1939)
    Performance
    (1012)
    Story
    (1025)

    Catch-22 is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.)

    Phil says: "Phenominal Reading - Story and Damn Funny"
    "This work stands above Kafka's The Castle."
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    What did you love best about Catch-22?

    I loved every single word which still rings true about the military and life in a wild and crazy universe.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each character was of great interest to me they are deep, and complicated.


    What does Jay O. Sanders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jay O. Sanders is the best reader that I have ever experienced. The absolute the best, hands down.


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

    The film, which was very good and totally enjoyable is vastly different from the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this audio book, you will listen to it over and over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph Anton: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor, Salman Rushdie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (174)

    On February 14, 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran". So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of a police protection team.

    Lynn says: "Informative, Timely"
    "This is a very good solid work and reading."
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    What did you love best about Joseph Anton?

    This is the story of one man's fight to stay alive. He did nothing but tell stories and found himself in the middle of a storm that no person should have to face in an age well past the "Age of Enlightenment."


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Joseph Anton?

    Most memorable in this work was the history of Salman's struggle with the consequences of writing a novel. The evil forces in the world and how organized religion has no place in the world of free speech was in this work, put on a plate for examination.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book is a history of the attack on free speech in the 20th and 21st century.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The man and those around him faced true hardship but carried and how Salman was so very honest about his behavior in the face of unbelievable attacks.


    Any additional comments?

    This a great followup to questions which remain and persist on where we stand as free loving western people against the forces of darkness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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