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Bruce

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  • The Week the World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis: Stanford Nuclear Age Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sheldon M. Stern
    • Narrated By Bob Dunsworth
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in American history. In this dramatic narrative written especially for students and general listeners, Sheldon M. Stern, longtime historian at the John F. Kennedy Library, enables the listener to follow the often harrowing twists and turns of the crisis.

    Bruce says: "Hard to finish, pretty dry."
    "Hard to finish, pretty dry."
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    I was inspired to listen to this book because I recently finished a fictional book in which the Cuban Missile Crisis played a key role. I hoped to gain some insight into the news of the day, the feel of the crisis, and how the public reacted. I guess this was the wrong book for me, because it's a moment-to-moment reaccount of recorded conversations in the Oval Office. Interesting for a while, but hours of this is hard to listen to.

    The narration was clear but rather cold and monotonous. Hour after hour he speaks in the same tone.

    I also figured this would be fairly intriguing and it was just dry and dull. A few minor dust-ups in the diaglogue, no information at all about the public reaction to the crisis. I suppose that for JFK and other historical scholars it might be interesting, but just barely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7506)
    Performance
    (6940)
    Story
    (6961)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Awesome, satisfying, fascinating."
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    Been looking forward to this for months and I was not disappointed. So glad to have this book. Suspenseful, satisfying, scary, and clever.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Colorado Kid: A Hard Case Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (676)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (278)

    No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself.

    Dammschippee says: "Gotcha!"
    "How annoying"
    Overall

    I may actually feel it necessary to write an ending for this book.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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