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Steve

Dover, OH, United States

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  • Cain at Gettysburg

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ralph Peters
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of the nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. There are no marble statues here, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous.

    Parusski says: "Historical fiction with a soul!"
    "Not Quite "The Killer Angels" but a good read none"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. As a Civil War buff, I generally prefer true history books to historical fiction. That being said, I bought this book because of comparisons to Michael Shaara's "The Killer Angels" - one of my all-time favorite books. Initially had troubles getting into this book because, in my mind, I found myself comparing it to "Angels". Once I stopped doing that, and just listened to it on its own merits, I came to appreciate it for the well-written book that it is. Ralph Peters' insights into the characters' personalities and personal stakes in the battle are well-presented and a thoroughly welcomed deviation from the sometimes dry presentation of the facts found in many s history book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cain at Gettysburg?

    Lee's realization that his pride, bordering on arrogance, sentenced many a man to die needlessly.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Berkrot?

    Yes. Mr. Berkrot did an excellent job on this book. His occasional habit of slipping in and out of accent while portraying a character (particularly noticeable when portraying those with an Irish accent) was slightly distracting but, all in all, he did an excellent job.


    Who was the most memorable character of Cain at Gettysburg and why?

    Private Billy Cobb. It was nice to see "God's hideous excuse for a man" in contrast to the typically presented "gentleman soldier."


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16021)
    Performance
    (14179)
    Story
    (14126)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "What If . . .?"
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    For anyone who has ever wondered "What if . . .?" This outstanding work from the mind of Stephen King provides an entertaining and riveting journey through one man's quest to alter a defining moment in our nation's history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10690)
    Performance
    (6147)
    Story
    (6039)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    FanB14 says: "Hilarious"
    "F@#$ing Hilarious!"
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    I stumbled on this book at Barnes & Noble the other day and was in tears I was laughing so hard. After finding this Audio version with Samuel L. Jackson, I am again laughing my ass off! Perfect choice for narrator. The only other person who might be able to pull it off as well that I can think of is, MAYBE, Adam Sandler.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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