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Jack Gill

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  • Surrender at Appomattox: First-hand Accounts of Robert E. Lee's Surrender to Ulysses S. Grant

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ulysses S. Grant, Wesley Merritt, John Gibbon, and others
    • Narrated By Andrew Mulcare
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
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    (23)
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    On the 12th of April 1865, the Army of Northern Virginia marched to the field in front of Appomattox Court-House, stacked their arms, folded their colors, and walked off empty handed to find their distant, blighted homes. These are detailed and moving first-hand accounts from a number of prominent witnesses to Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.

    Mark says: "Appomattox as told by the participants"
    "Fascinating Insights On Pivotal Historical Event"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The accounts presented furthered my intrigue with both Lee and Grant. Although quiet different, they both exemplified desirable traits found in honorable military leaders. It seemed very certain they had mutual respect for one another which led to as good a final solution as could have been for a bad situation. Based upon the outcome they forged, it makes one wonder how differently U.S. history would have been had Lincoln lived to take what they did in laying a foundation for rebuilding the Nation.


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

    As a Southerner and fervent student of this period of United States history, I continue to be moved by both the Confederates dedication to fight for what they believed to be a just cause, and the Northern victors compassion and respect for their former foes. It leads me to suggest that only combatants of character can ever attain such a level based upon their mutual experiences.


    Any additional comments?

    Having previously listened to Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly, the accounts presented in this work complemented O'Reilly's book and presented many additional details which actually led to a greater appreciation for both works. For those interested in the American Civil War, with all the volumes written about the War, accounts such as this provide a fitting closure.

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  • Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power and Deception in American History

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andrew P Napolitano
    • Narrated By Andrew P Napolitano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
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    (199)
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    (203)

    America is the land of the free, after all. Does it really matter whether our politicians bend the truth here and there? When the truth is traded for lies, our freedoms are diminished and don’t return. In Lies the Government Told You, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano reveals how America’s freedom, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, has been forfeited by a government more protective of its own power than its obligations to preserve our individual liberties.

    Jonnie says: "Great book"
    "One of the Most Depressing Books Ever!"
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    The audio book title sets the hook of curiosity. As the hearer progresses from one topic to the next, thoughts like "WOW! what can be next?" spurs the intensity of desire to not stop but proceed to the next topic.

    The sheer number of examples of lies perpetrated by the Government that the Judge documents is overwhelming. He covers a lot of material, and has done a masterful job organizing and concisely addressing each topic.

    The Judge organized the narrative into 17 topics which greatly facilitated absorbing the range and depth of thoughts. He covers a tremendous amount of information and ideas.

    The length of the performance is long, which was unavoidable given the subject matter. The Judge kept the narrative moving and interesting with voice inflections, etc.

    The above headline is by no means a criticism of the book. If the trend toward big-Government continues, then the examples the Judge presents while appalling will be tame. This is a must-listen/read for everyone that seeks to be an better informed Citizen.

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  • Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mike Huckabee
    • Narrated By Mike Huckabee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Mike Huckabee has worn many hats through­out his life: pastor, politician, governor, presidential candidate, talk show host, rock bassist, pundit, husband, and father. But since his first grandchild was born, he’s found that the role of grandfather is more satisfying than just about any of the others.

    Jack Gill says: "A Guide for All Grandparents"
    "A Guide for All Grandparents"
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    Would you listen to Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett again? Why?

    I plan to listen to Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett again... after listening the first time, I now understand how it is organized and can now listen for details previously missed.


    What other book might you compare Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett to and why?

    I have not encountered any work similar to this. There may be some out there, but this was a unique listen/read for me.


    Which character – as performed by Mike Huckabee – was your favorite?

    This is a difficult question as the work is a series of letters on different topics from a grandfather to his grandchildren. So, my favorite character was Grandpa Mike.


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

    Yes, but it would be too much for sitting. It took me 3-4 sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    Genealogy is one of my hobbies. It is easier to learn about ancestors through events, dates, etc, than it is about their character and what messages they might have desired to pass on to their descendents. Governor Huckabee has done something very few people have thought about, let alone taken any action. Although not a simple task, it has inspired me to do something similar for my grandchildren.

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  • Being George Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (513)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (452)

    If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

    Dell says: "My hero has been brought back. Thanks Glenn."
    "More Than a Book of History"
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    What made the experience of listening to Being George Washington the most enjoyable?

    As a student of history, it provided details about the events surrounding General/President Washington the I was not aware. But what makes Being George Washington unique, is Author Beck's take on Washington's character in dealing with circumstances.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Being George Washington?

    The several accounts throughout the work of Providence sparing Washington to fulfill his life's purpose.


    What about Ron McLarty’s performance did you like?

    His voice ... it is both pleasing and engaging.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Along with other works on Washington, it further reinforced George Washington as the greatest President, and Father of the Country by his precedences on defining the Presidency. Lesser men would have been tempted to let vanity overtake service to others. For example, had he been so inclined, he could have taken advantage of his popularity to pursue kingdom instead of presidency.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend Being George Washington especially to patriots who love and serve Our Country. It reinforces some of the reasons they do what they do.

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  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4426)
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    (1635)
    Story
    (1642)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Mark says: "Front Seat on History"
    "1776 Part 1 Terrific!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    For George Washington fans and Revolutionary War history buffs, McCullough's subject matter, writing style and narration is captivating. If you are interested in such, you will not be disappointed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    McCullough's insights gave a fresh perspective on Washington's strengths and weaknesses.


    Have you listened to any of David McCullough’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first audiobook by McCullough. If his other audiobooks are as good as this one, then I would give them consideration.


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

    It would have been preferable to listen to this part of the audiobook in one sitting, but at over 5 hours that was a bit too much time to devote. Consequently, I have listened over multiple sessions, and as a result have actually listened to it twice which turned out more a pleasure than a chore.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to what happens in Part 2.

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  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    Overall
    (3714)
    Performance
    (3313)
    Story
    (3325)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "A Fresh Look At An Historical Event"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Killing Lincoln to be better than the print version?

    Although I have not read the book, O'Reilly's narration was compeling, so, the audio probably has an advantage.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Probably John Wilkes Booth ... O'Reilly brought insights and details that I had not previously known. Booth was an intriguingly bizzare celebrity. It seemed he was so warpped up in playing a role that he could not distinguish between fantasy and reality. There may be lessons to be learned from this that are timeless.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The narratives describing the battles around High Bridge and Sayler's Creek were especially vivid. The reader could sense the sights, sounds, confusion, desparation, anticipation, and all the other elements that occured.


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

    Yes ... from the withdrawal from Richmond until the surrender at Appomattax, the will and determination of the beleagured Confederate Army to continue fighting on while facing one obstacle after another was extraordinary.


    Any additional comments?

    The material was very well organized and flowed smoothly largely due to O'Reilly's use of datelines to begin each section. That along with well written, detailed narratives sets 'Killing Lincoln' apart from other works for its fresh, mesmerizing approach. Highly recommend!

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  • Your First Listen

    • ORIGINAL (4 mins)
    Overall
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    Your Audible adventures begin right here.

    aareal says: "It was great"
    "Entertaining - Coming Down The Learning Curve"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Your First Listen to be better than the print version?

    Not Applicable


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was entertaining, but the main point was learning how to use audible.com.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Humerous, well delivered.


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

    Not Applicable


    Any additional comments?

    Effective teaching tool.

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  • Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper, Mark R. Levin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (480)

    #1 New York Times best-selling author Mark Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that faces government today.

    Virginia says: "Man's basic nature : Liberty"
    "Wow...What A Great Patriotic Work!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ameritopia to be better than the print version?

    Since I have not read the print version, a comparison is not possible. However, since I am not a fast reader, the audio version saved a lot of time and kept the continuity of thought flowing.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Levin's ability to contrast and compare works from Plato to Karl Marx, and their influences on attacking and subverting the Constitution was enlighting. His explanation and examples of the competing philosophies were effective. The narrative on the sources of influence on sections of the founding documents almost put the listener in the mind of the Founders as they came to conclusion. Finally, his conclusions after logically building the narrative were compelling.


    Have you listened to any of Adam Grupper and Mark R. Levin ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to other performances other than Mark Levin's radio program. His depth of knowledge and ability to communicate is absolutely mesmerizing.


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

    His overall passion and narrative of ideas is reminiscent of those that ignited and inspired patriots ever since the country's founding. The repetition of how the Laws of Nature influenced the Founders was moving. Our country's Founders were not perfect, but they were guided to create a framework of government that respected the creation of man in the image of God. For example, on the topic of slavery, they laid down a foundation in the founding documents that would lead to its demise.


    Any additional comments?

    Mark Levin's intellect and his passion for our country is inspiring. One word of caution, this work requires focused attention. Suggest those interested listen when rested and where there are no distractions. This an extraordinary work on American civics for all Patriots.

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