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Philippa

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  • A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Adam Makos
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (896)
    Performance
    (817)
    Story
    (824)

    Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail - a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger.

    JerryL says: "An Absolutely Incredcredible Audiobook!"
    "A Fantastic Book. Well Written, Great Narration"
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    I enjoyed this book so much. The author laid out the story so well and gave insights I had never considered when he showed the war from the German perspective.

    At no point during the story did I think it was too slow or areas skipped over, and I especially liked the author's introduction where he admitted his own bias prior to fully investigating this story.

    Sometimes when you least expect it you are reminded that there is humanity in a world full of hate. However, this happened a long time ago and I doubt we would see an act of such great humanity happening today.

    This should be on your top 5 books to read this year. It has it all, history, humor, sadness, romance and intrigue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dayna Baer, Robert Baer
    • Narrated By Robert Baer, Dayna Baer, Richard McGonagle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Robert Baer was known inside the CIA as perhaps the best operative working the Middle East. Dana was originally tasked for Agency background checks, but always wanted more. When Bob and Dayna met on a mission in Sarajevo, it wasn’t love at first sight. But there was something there, a spark. And as the danger escalated and their affection for each other grew, they realized it was time to leave “the Company,” to somehow rediscover the people they’d once been. As worldly as they both were, the couple didn’t realize at first that turning in their Agency ID cards would not be enough to put their covert past behind.

    Lynn says: "Secret Agent Man and Woman"
    "Great Book - A Must Read"
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    I loved this book. I liked how both authors tell the story, it gives you greater insight into each of them. The book moves very fast and you learn a lot about how operatives work. I found it informative, and at times funny and sad.... this should be on your summer reading list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm, Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated By Anthony Flacco, Candace Thaxton, George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    On October 25, 2011, aid worker Jessica Buchanan was kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom by an organized band of Somali land pirates. For the next three months, Jessica was terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters. Every terrifying moment Jessica spent suffering in captivity was matched by that of her adoring husband working behind the scenes to deal with her captors. Finally, on January 25, 2012, President Barack Obama ordered a rescue operation by a team of 24 Navy SEALs. Impossible Odds is a harrowing and heart-wrenching memoir of Jessica's kidnapping, her three months in captivity, and her rescue by the Navy SEALs.

    Philippa says: "Well Written & Surprisingly Interesting"
    "Well Written & Surprisingly Interesting"
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    I found this book very well written. It gave me greater insight into NGO's in third world countries and also dispelled the myth that NGO workers are clueless about the dangers of working in third world countries (but confirmed the notion I have that they do not provide adequate security for their employees). I also liked how it showed the role of the FBI - I never considered their role in these situations. I also liked how we get to understand the angst of Buchanen's husband and family and their role in her rescue.I really enjoyed the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brotherhood of Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in One of the World's Most Elite Counterterrorism Units

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Aaron Cohen, Douglas Century
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    Beverly Hills native Aaron Cohen was 18 years old when he left behind his privileged American life with the single-minded ambition of joining Israel's top anti-terrorist commando unit. After 15 months of grueling training, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can hold.

    Philippa says: "Fast Moving, Excellent Narration"
    "Fast Moving, Excellent Narration"
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    Would you listen to Brotherhood of Warriors again? Why?

    I found the book both entertaining and informative. Provides insights one never consdiers.


    What about David Drummond’s performance did you like?

    I find his voice easy to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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