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Johannes

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  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Edmund Morris
    • Narrated By Harry Chase
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (81)

    Available for the first time in audio, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt is the story of seven men - a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician - who merged at age 42 to become the youngest American President in history. This first volume of a planned trilogy won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award. The second, Theodore Rex, is also available from audible.com.

    Michael says: "One of the best books I've come across."
    "definite biography of the young Roosevelt"
    Overall

    Excellent story, well researched, ecxellent read. You cannot help wonder, what would have happened if this extraordinary man had lived today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1066)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (438)

    his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search.

    Christine says: "Stick With It!"
    "excellent"
    Overall

    This is the third thriller of Hart and I think his best upto now. The narrator is somewhat annoying, but on the other hand is wiht is accent close to the places and cirumstances that Hart describes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (174)

    Told from the point of view of the men who waged this steel-shattering battle, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors captures Navy pilots attacking enemy battleships with makeshift weapons and sacrificial valor, a veteran commander improvising tactics never taught in Annapolis, and young crews from across America rising to an impossible challenge.

    John says: "Outstanding"
    "Very good"
    Overall

    I loved this one and hated it when it ended. The exceptional story of the Destroyers in the Leyte Gulf naval battle is told whith all its horrors and heroism. The story is balanced (american vs americans, officers vs seamen) and well build up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Isaac's Storm

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (178)

    September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau, failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over 6,000 people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history.

    Greg Mefford says: "A wonderful listen"
    "extraordinary"
    Overall

    I liked the Devil and the White City a lot and this one is even better. Although the story is less gruesome in some ways, it's still a chilling acount of what happened to Galveston. It's a good and excellent read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign that Denied Saddam the Bomb

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Rodger W. Claire
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    From the earliest days of his dictatorship, Saddam Hussein had vowed to destroy Israel. So, when France sold Iraq a top-of-the-line nuclear reactor in 1975, the Israelis were justifiably concerned, especially when they discovered that Iraqi scientists had already formulated a secret program to extract weapon-grade plutonium from the reactor, a first critical step in creating an atomic bomb.

    Ella says: "Absolutely fascinating"
    "excellent book"
    Overall

    The book tells the story of the raid on the Osirak reactor in Iraq in 1982.
    The story itself reads like a thriller. The build up of the suspens is very good. You know the outcome but still you want to read the whole story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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