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Robin Bird

Central Square, NY United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. On February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, were in the same horrifying predicament. Built with “dirty steel,” and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy.

    Jean says: "Spellbinding tale"
    "Great!"
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    Outstanding story. It was very captivating. I listen on the way to work and hated to stop. The performance was also fantastic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Pacific

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Hugh Ambrose
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (128)

    In this companion to the HBO miniseries - executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman - Hugh Ambrose reveals the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot during World War II. Between America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August of 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war against Japan.

    Howard says: "Big let down"
    "Excellent"
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    Ambrose has always been a favorite author of mine. This book is another excellent portrayal of military history. The reading was well done and the story is captivating. Another excellent book by a fantastic author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Valor: World War II's Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Patrick K. O'Donnell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (101)

    Previous books have promised to describe the combat experience of the World War II GI, but there has never been a book like Patrick O'Donnell's Beyond Valor. Here is the first combat history of the war in Europe in the words of the men themselves, and perhaps the most honest and brutal account of combat possible.

    Cory says: "Can't get enough."
    "Great read"
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    This was an excellent audio book. The history overview was wonderful. The things these men went through. They truly gave so much for our freedom and the history is disappearing as we lose more of these vets every year.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (3737)
    Performance
    (3332)
    Story
    (3344)

    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"
    "Wonderful story. Very informative and Well read."
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    It was the first audible book I purchased and I couldn't stop listening. The action moved well and the story was riveting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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