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Terry

Selma, TX, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1594)
    Performance
    (704)
    Story
    (710)

    Here begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days, Second Manassas to Antietam, and Perryville in the fall of 1862, but so are the smaller and often equally important engagements on both land and sea: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, Monitor versus Merimac, and Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, to mention only a few.

    Jeanne says: "The best"
    "Outstanding!"
    Overall

    Mr. Foote Brings the Civil War to life. This is without question the best History of any sort I have "read" in a very long time. The only possible criticism is that without the maps and illustrations a printed copy would provide, the text can be hard to follow at times. A fact of life with audio books.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Semper Fi: Book One in The Corps Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (754)
    Performance
    (662)
    Story
    (669)

    From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the story of the men of the Marine Corps, their loves and loyalties, an elite fraternity united by courage and honor, as they steel themselves for battle, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice....

    Jerome says: "WEB Griffin is a master of this genre"
    "Nothing short of outstanding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Semper Fi the most enjoyable?

    Character development was excellent and continues throughout the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    "Killer McCoy" perhaps because he was the first and possibly the best developed character in the series.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to the entire series and enjoyed them immensely.


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

    No clue


    Any additional comments?

    I will not rate each book, but have read each and give very high marks. Griffin has had my attention since the Brotherhood of War series. If he puts it out, I read/listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Whole Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (889)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (285)

    Pender Associates is a shadowy organization that specializes in managing seemingly impossible situations for its clients. Sometimes, those services extend to managing - and creating - armed conflict.

    Dan says: "Not up to standands"
    "A letdown"
    Overall

    While I have enjoyed many of the author's books in the past, this was not one of his best efforts. The crucial element in any fiction of this sort is the suspension of disbelief. This implausible scenario did not pass the logic test.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness: Dr. Dean's Commonsense Guide for Anything That Ails You

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dean Edell
    • Narrated By Dean Edell
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Whether you're interested in advice on sex, health, arthritis, or spotting medical myths, millions of Americans have come to revere Dr. Dean Edell for his refreshingly candid health talk on radio and television, and in the best selling Eat, Drink, and Be Merry.

    Terry says: "Should have been unabridged"
    "Should have been unabridged"
    Overall

    Having listen to and read Dr. Edell in the past it is clear that this abridged version left much to be desired. Points were often made and opinions given without backup or explanation. This is all too common with abridged books. Whenever possible I believe both versions of a book ought to be offered.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen by National Public Radio's Correspondent

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anne Garrels
    • Narrated By Anne Garrels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (102)

    One of only sixteen unembedded American journalists who stayed in Baghdad's now-legendary Palestine Hotel throughout the American invasion of Iraq, NPR's Anne Garrels was at the very center of the storm. She brings us the sights, sounds, and smells of our latest war with unparalleled vividness and immediacy.

    Native Texan says: "My favorite book of the year!"
    "Reality of Journalism"
    Overall

    All most of us see (or hear) are the reports of Journalists. I found this book most interesting because of the behind the scenes, day to day challenges that Anne had to face. Challenges that most of us would never consider. This book made me wish I had listened a little more to NPR during the war and watched Fox a lot less. An excellent read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Star Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By H.W. Brands
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Lone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas' precarious journey to statehood, from its early colonization in the 1820s to the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad by the Mexican army, from its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches to its day of liberation as an upstart republic.

    Brian says: "Texas: From Spanish colony to statehood"
    "A Pleasure for a History Buff"
    Overall

    As a relatively new resident of Texas, I learned immediately that the people here take their state's history seriously. I consider myself a history buff and have dabbled in Texas History, but I must say that the most comprehensive book I have seen to date is this one. It is not simply filled with arcane facts, but the narrator brings the period to life. An enjoyable read.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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