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  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (3003)
    Performance
    (2080)
    Story
    (2084)

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "Did not disappoint"
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    I read the 3 book "Third Reich" series by Richard Evans first, then this. Both are good. The narration is much better with "The Rise and Fall." It's hard to criticize Shirer's near perfect work.
    I guess if I had any criticism at all it would be that this book focuses intensely on the leaders and political details of the Third Reich and not much on the feelings of the common man and woman witnessing and suffering the "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich". Having said that , it simply is a great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1183)
    Performance
    (894)
    Story
    (904)

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    Janice says: "Facinating history"
    "Fluff"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone desperately bored.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Dull.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mitchell Zuckoff?

    Several. My favorite is Simon Prebble.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disgust.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so sick of a plethora of background information being used as filler for short stories! This story could have been told (with a better narrator as well ) in a much more concise and exciting way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Darlene Deibler Rose
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    This is the true story of a young American missionary woman's courage and triumph of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

    Kathy says: "Evidence Not Seen - powerful"
    "Great story!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Evidence Not Seen to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Spirit of love and forgiveness.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes but the narrator sounds like a smoker. Not good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    More like this please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sovereignty of God

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By A. W. Pink
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    "Present day conditions," writes Pink, "call loudly for a new examination and new presentation of God's omnipotence, God's sufficiency, God's sovereignty. From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives, that God still observes, that God still reigns. Faith is now in the crucible, it is being tested by fire, and there is no fixed and sufficient resting place for the heart and mind but in The Throne of God.

    Terry says: "A Classic !!!"
    "Masterpiece"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It magnifies God.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The almighty God omnipotent


    Any additional comments?

    What can I say? To grasp God's power mentally is impossible- to fear and revere Him is duty.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Report from Nuremberg: The International War Crimes Trial

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Harold Burson
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Richard McGonagle, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Audible brings to life through dramatic performance the 1945-1946 radio broadcast reports covering the greatest courtroom drama of the 20th century - the Nuremberg trials. The original broadcasts have been lost forever, but the verbatim text - written by Harold Burson, founding chairman of one of the world’s leading public relations firms, Burson Marsteller, who at the time was a reporter for the Armed Forces Network - has been newly interpreted by an ensemble of some of our fine actors.

    Peter says: "Now there was radio!"
    "Don't waste a credit"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Only a ww2 war crimes fanatic.


    Would you recommend Report from Nuremberg to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Very little interesting info about the convicts.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Huge hype that turned out to be a lame book.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Janet Reitman
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (807)
    Story
    (816)

    Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world's fastest-growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of "volunteer ministers" offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of government to further its goals.

    Matt says: "My cup of tea."
    "Captivating"
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    Would you listen to Inside Scientology again? Why?

    No. I was ignorant about Scientology , now I'm not.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    How desperate people are imprisoned by false teaching.


    What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

    Comfortable voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Seduction of the beautiful.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that this is only the beginning to exposing this destructive cult. I'll be relieved when one day it crumbles into the dust.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3586)
    Performance
    (2591)
    Story
    (2591)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Noe says: "Outstanding story of post-apocalyse."
    "Post apocalyptic romanticism."
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    What did you like best about Alas, Babylon? What did you like least?

    You feel you actually are there with the characters as events unfold. There is an underlying optimism and absence of panic which I believe would dominate the emotions of people subjected to such a tragedy.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The isolation of Fort Repose. The romantic feelings of characters frequently referred to in the book.


    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Can't describe it. He's good.


    Did Alas, Babylon inspire you to do anything?

    Be more careful in buying dystopian books. I really liked 1984 but not this.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't get it if you want a gripping "can't put it down " read. It's so-so, that's all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Captain Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Raphael Sabatini
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Doctor. Scholar. Soldier. Peter Blood has been all these. But when he is exiled and sold unjustly into slavery, he finds there is another title he must own - Pirate. Now a man without a country, he wreaks his revenge upon the Spanish Main as a buccaneer. The only thing that saves him from absolute dissolution is the love he still harbors for Miss Arabella Bishop. Now, he is forced to balance the dictates of his conscience with his natural genius for piracy.

    LifetimeRoad says: "Swashbuckling defined!"
    "Swashbuckling defined!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. I love pursuits and escapes. Blood fleeing alone in desperation would have been good but he's always with friends.


    What other book might you compare Captain Blood to and why?

    Treasure Island. Pirates, gold, murder etc.


    What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

    He's good at fake accents. British , Irish , Spanish


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Great value at $3.95!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (711)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (649)

    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 story expanded to exhaustion."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I could relate the basic story in a few minutes.


    If you’ve listened to books by Adam Makos before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't.


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    Franz Stigler.


    Did A Higher Call inspire you to do anything?

    Show mercy to "enemies".


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a little weary of books that are twice as long as they should be due to extensive "cradle to grave" histories. "The man who broke into Auschwitz" is like this.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Howard Taylor, Gregg Lewis
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Discover Hudson Taylor, a pioneer missionary to China, who suffered tribulation, hardship, poverty, and misunderstanding. But at his heart, he loved the Chinese people and learned through his misfortunes to trust God completely. Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret is a stirring biography that challenges you to live a life of faith.

    Diane says: "The exchanged life background"
    "Could be better."
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    What made the experience of listening to Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret the most enjoyable?

    Following Taylor's spirit of sacrifice for God.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret?

    His total denial of self and faith toward God to provide.


    What does Raymond Todd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing really.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934–1941

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (107)

    By the acclaimed journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal, utterly revealing journal of a great foreign correspondent.

    Sandy says: "Rivetting listening experience"
    "Can't beat Shirer's works!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Berlin Diary to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Berlin Diary?

    Shirer's face to face encounters with Hitler.


    What about Tom Weiner’s performance did you like?

    I like clear , sharp voices like his.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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