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J.B.

Louisville, TN, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Patton: The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martin Blumenson
    • Narrated By William Lavelle
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (69)

    This detailed and persuasive study by the author of The Patton Papers was described by Patton's daughter Ruth as "an extraordinary book". It is widely considered the best biography ever written of the General, an American hero as compelling as he was complex.

    Ann says: "Patton the man"
    "Magnificent!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Patton again? Why?

    The panoramic storytelling is breathtaking. This is a fascinating narrative about the life of a truly great man.


    What other book might you compare Patton to and why?

    Shelby Foote's Civil War A Narrative


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me proud to be an American and also further appreciate our greatest generation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Of Mice and Men

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Gary Sinise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (849)
    Performance
    (733)
    Story
    (737)

    While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck’s work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing Of Mice and Men (1937), creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. But though the scope is narrow, the theme is universal: a friendship and shared dream that make an individual’s existence meaningful.

    Jenny says: "The reader alone is worth it"
    "The Impossible Dream"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Of Mice and Men in three words, what would they be?

    Powerful, Real, Tragic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Of Mice and Men?

    When George had to put Lennie down


    What about Gary Sinise’s performance did you like?

    Voice inflections were awesome


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

    Two drifters who only had each other and a dream


    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
    (1299)
    Performance
    (993)
    Story
    (1010)

    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"
    "A Must Listen!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Lost in Shangri-La?

    It's the story of good men and women locked in a desperate struggle far away from their homes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    These are some of the real people of our greatest generation.


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

    Yes. It was impossible to turn off!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic true story that will leave the listener wanting the story to go on and on. You will find yourself intertwined in the lives of these brave men and women and if you are American you will be proud to be so even more after this book! Well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6767)
    Performance
    (3059)
    Story
    (3073)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
    "Excellent Narrative"
    Overall

    I was very pleased with this writing. The listener is immediately caught up in the world of Mickey Haller and the ride is intense. There are many unexpected twists and turns in the legal thriller. Michael Connelly is excellent as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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