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  • 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kurt Eichenwald
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (76)

    In 500 Days, master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays bare the harrowing decisions, deceptions, and delusions of the eighteen months that changed the world forever, as leaders raced to protect their citizens in the wake of 9/11. Eichenwald's gripping, immediate style and true-to-life dialogue puts readers at the heart of these historic events, from the Oval Office to Number 10 Downing Street, from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headquarters, from the al Qaeda training camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria.

    Eric says: "Fragmented, uncommented, style gets annoying"
    "Interesting Book about Post 9/11 Events"
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    Very interesting book on Post-9/11 Washington. Eye opening and an easy read and listen (I read it on Kindle also).

    This book will make you think whether you are a Neo-Con or a Dove.

    I must say that I was a supporter of the Iraq War and the renditions, but have been rethinking all of these issues. This book excels at bringing events together that were happening all over the world at the same time. That is why I would recommend this title.

    I also enjoyed the narrator.

    Also, Mr. Eichenwald gave interviews after this book was released, so search for him on YouTube. His comments on the book provide more insight.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Edward MacKenzie Jr., Phyllis Karas
    • Narrated By Matthias N Bossi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    For decades the FBI let James ''Whitey'' Bulger get away with murder, allowing him continued control of his criminal enterprise in exchange for information. He went on the lam in 1995, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, 2011 followed top-ranked Osama bin Laden on the FBI'''s Ten Most Wanted List, and then was captured in Santa Monica, California weeks after Bin Laden's demise.

    Amazon Customer says: "Mathias Bossi is the Boss! Wow!"
    "Mathias Bossi is the Boss! Wow!"
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    OK, this book is interesting. Another mob has-been cashing-in on his life of crime. Tawdry at times but apparently brutally honest, which I liked.

    What I really loved about this audiobook was the narrator! He is simply marvelous! It was like having the gangster himself telling me his story!

    The accent, the speed of his delivery, everything was fantastic.

    The story is good, kinda crazy, and Bossi's narration makes this book a must-have!

    I loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David R. Stokes
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (92)

    The Shooting Salvationist chronicles what may be the most famous story you have never heard. In the 1920's, the Reverend J. Frank Norris railed against vice and conspiracies he saw everywhere to a congregation of more than 10,000 at First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest congregation in America, the first "megachurch".

    Nukkles says: "Beginnings of the religious right..."
    "Interesting History of Fort Worth"
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    I grew up in Fort Worth, am a history buff, but had never heard of J. Frank Norris. I ran across this book and listened to it. The first part of the book was fascinating for me - the history of Fort Worth in the early 1900's through the 1920's, but I'm not sure how interesting this book would be to those not familiar with Fort Worth.

    The story of J. Frank Norris is certainly interesting, and the murder itself and the resulting trial are somewhat interesting, but there was something missing in the story.

    Sometimes it seemed the author strayed into details that weren't really relevant, and the case itself as a legal matter was not that interesting compared to others. The only real unique aspect about it was Frank's notoriety at the time and the others in Fort Worth that were peripherally involved in the case. - for example, the victim was a good friend of Mayor Meacham and Mayor Meacham hired some special prosecutors to help prosecute Norris.

    I applaud the author for his work because I certainly learned a lot I did not know. If you are from the DFW area, you will find this book interesting. If not, I am not so sure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

    • UNABRIDGED (66 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (271)

    Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens - the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses - and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information.

    jeff says: "AMAZING read"
    "Simply Outstanding - Long, But Worth Every Minute"
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    This audiobook is one of the best ever. The narrator was simply wonderful. I listened at 1.5x playback speed, which for me was perfect.

    There is simply nothing better than a great narrator reading a wonderful book to you!

    Robert Caro is a master author.

    This book should be required reading in college political science classes as a classic study of political power. Moses' life spanned decades during critical development of NYC. Moses was good and bad.

    If you are a New Yorker or visit New York City often, this book is a must. And, if you just like a damn good story, this is it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Godfather

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Mario Puzo
    • Narrated By full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (867)
    Performance
    (569)
    Story
    (574)

    The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern-day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power.

    Tim says: "Couldn't Disagree More..."
    "Outstanding! I loved it!"
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    What did you love best about The Godfather?

    I loved the story and the narration was outstanding. I loved the character readers. I did not want this book to end! This was my first Audible book, Awesome!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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