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Thomas

Rancho Mirage, CA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch: Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, and Military Engagements of All Time

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ben Thompson
    • Narrated By Stephen Bowlby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Unstoppable true stories of the most hardcore showdowns, last stands, and military engagements of all time! When only one can live, it's an ultimate deathmatch! This ain't no table tennis. You're not here to skip rope with your niece. You're here to witness the catastrophically awesome exploits of history's greatest badasses. Not only that, you're here to see what happens when badasses collide, when glory and doom hang in the balance, when two men enter one man leaves.

    G.Monie says: "Aside from Standards of Literacy, It's ok LoL"
    "Trash Fit For A 13 yr Old Bully"
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    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch better?

    Dispense with the foul language and crude manner. I guess I should have known better. In this case you sure CAN know a book by it's cover.


    What was most disappointing about Ben Thompson’s story?

    High on crudity and very low on facts with regard to the story. I only listened to the Assyrian Persian and Greek sections and turned it off. This book is awful.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is more geared toward a juvenile delinquent. This is a first for me on Audible. Never have I outright rejected a book I've downloaded in all the years I've subscribed.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Harris
    • Narrated By Andrew Garman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    It was the best of times and the worst of times for Hollywood before the war. The box office was booming, and the studios’ control of talent and distribution was as airtight as could be hoped. But the industry’s relationship with Washington was decidedly uneasy - hearings and investigations into allegations of corruption and racketeering were multiplying, and hanging in the air was the insinuation that the business was too foreign, too Jewish, too "un-American" in its values and causes. Could an industry this powerful in shaping America’s mind-set really be left in the hands of this crew?

    MM says: "Surprisingly Boring"
    "Master Movie Makers And World War 2"
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    Performance
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    What did you love best about Five Came Back?

    I very much enjoyed the bios of 5 of the most famous movie directors America produced. The vignettes about some of my favorite movies as well as period stars was tantalizing. Harris tells fascinating stories about WW2 through the lives of these extraordinary men. I really liked this book. The narrator was excellent as well.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (195)

    With The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts, James D. Hornfischer created essential and enduring narratives about America’s World War II Navy, works of unique immediacy distinguished by rich portraits of ordinary men in extremis and exclusive new information. Now he does the same for the deadliest, most pivotal naval campaign of the Pacific war: Guadalcanal.

    Thomas says: "Hornfischer does it again."
    "Hornfischer does it again."
    Overall

    Just like The Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors, Hornfischer draws me into a sometimes chaotic battle, and this one far greater in scope and length than the previous, giving me just enough detail without losing the big picture. His descriptions aren't cumbersome or tedious but paint an epic of heroes, monstrous destructive machines and the struggles of men just like you and I. I've read several books on the Guadalcanal Campaign and Neptune's Inferno with ease, reveals the desperate situation the USA as well as the USN grappled with in the Summer of 1942. He made me yearn to hear more of the plight of the Marines and Cactus Airforce but gave enough to round out the telling and still stay focused. Perhaps in another book?

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (11092)
    Performance
    (7100)
    Story
    (7132)

    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!"
    "Loved It!"
    Overall

    What a lovely writer and what a wonderful story. I am grateful that Laura Hillenbrand herself is "Unbroken" and has had the "resilience" to fashion another tale that inspires us. Her descriptions of Louie's redemption is told with an objectivity that doesn't lose the deep intimacy and as she describes it, "beauty", of how his life was changed. Fascinating to learn that over 100,000 Japanese POWs credit Hiroshima for saving their lives. Tragic is the price they paid at the hands of their captors for the rest of their lives.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    The Last Stand of Fox Company is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of impossible odds. The authors have conducted dozens of firsthand interviews with the battle's survivors, and they narrate the story with the immediacy of such classic accounts of single battles as Guadalcanal Diary, Pork Chop Hill, and Black Hawk Down.

    Stephen says: "Outstanding story, poor narration"
    "Tom H"
    Overall

    Excellent story. Can't imagine what those men went through under the freezing conditions they faced with the little training and poor equipment. Inspiring how our country men could hold on and overcome in the face of certain defeat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Simple Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mike Huckabee
    • Narrated By Mike Huckabee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, competition, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee (who was a pastor before getting into politics), that was never God's intention. Going back to the nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious of all.

    Marlene says: "A Simple Christmas"
    "Just like Huckabee"
    Overall

    This book is indeed just like Huckabee, humorous, entertaining, insightul, and truth revealing. You get a great view of the down to earth lifestyle of a man and wife who live what they believe. It is interesting to here Huckabee's side as he reveals the reality of how the press can twist and distort truth to meet their preconceived ideas and agendas. My wife and I enjoyed it to the point we didn't want it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (147)

    Told from the point of view of the men who waged this steel-shattering battle, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors captures Navy pilots attacking enemy battleships with makeshift weapons and sacrificial valor, a veteran commander improvising tactics never taught in Annapolis, and young crews from across America rising to an impossible challenge.

    John says: "Outstanding"
    "highly recommend"
    Overall

    Very glad I read this book and very glad it was written. I had little idea this sea battle was one of the greatest in US Naval history. First heard about it on the History Channel. I liked the narrator too. Excellent prose save the story from the recitation of simple cold hard facts. The technical details are informative yet not belaboring. Thank you James Hornfischer and Barrett Whitener

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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