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  • Delta Force: A Memoir by the Founder of the U.S. Military's Most Secretive Special-Operations Unit

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charlie A. Beckwith, Donald Knox
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (886)
    Performance
    (807)
    Story
    (809)

    Wanted: Volunteers for Project Delta. Will guarantee you a medal. A body bag. Or both. With this call to arms, Charlie Beckwith revolutionized American armed combat. Beckwith's acclaimed memoir tells the story of Delta Force as only its maverick creator could tell it - from the bloody baptism of Vietnam to the top-secret training grounds of North Carolina to political battles in the upper levels of the Pentagon itself. This is the heart-pounding, first-person insider's view of the missions that made Delta Force legendary.

    Drew says: "Good Military History"
    "Read at 1.25 speed"
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    Reading at 1.25 speed made the narration much better. The narrator speaks unusually slow and I almost couldn't take it. Once I sped up the narration it became a much more enjoyable read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (634)
    Performance
    (553)
    Story
    (559)

    From one of our finest military historians comes a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the 20th century.

    Mike From Mesa says: "A different kind of history"
    "The Single Best Book on WWII?"
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    Inferno by Max Hastings is a true masterpiece. It is both the war told from 30,000 feet and the war told from those on the ground. WWII is such a vast subject, perceived in so many ways by so many people that it is not possible to condense the event into a single volume. But, if you had to pick a single book from the thousands, this could be the one.

    I would recommend this book as mandatory reading, not just to those interested in the war, but to everyone. Simply put, this is one book I would not want to have left unread. I suggest that it goes on the top of your list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5336)
    Performance
    (4775)
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    (4771)

    General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

    Amazon Customer says: "Bill O'Reilly "Phoned It In" - Poor Performance"
    "Written for a grade school level reader"
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    If you are half illiterate then perhaps this account is for you. Detailing the many flaws of this book is simply a waste of time. In a nutshell, this the equivalent of a comic book on WWII minus the illustrations. Do yourself a favor and read Max Hastings, William Shirer, Ben Macintyre or any of the excellent authors who have done the topic of WWII justice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ken Perenyi
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (312)
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    (314)

    Ten years ago, an FBI investigation was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, experts, and major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure”. Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this audiobook, Caveat Emptor, is that artist, Ken Perenyi’s, confession.

    Tina M. says: "Forgery to Story Telling"
    "Great read"
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    Very insightful into the shady side of the art market. Best book I've read since Thomas Hoving's book on fakes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hitch-22: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    Overall
    (1640)
    Performance
    (1291)
    Story
    (1279)

    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature.

    Laura says: "Truth, the whole truth and nothing but."
    "A Must Read"
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    Even if you are not a fan of Hitch, this is a fantastic read. It is certainly among my favorite memoirs and I shall probably read it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • America the Vulnerable: New Technology and the Next Threat to National Security

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Joel Brenner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
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    (201)
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    (201)

    A former top-level National Security Agency insider goes behind the headlines to explore America's next great battleground: digital security. An urgent wake-up call that identifies our foes; unveils their methods; and charts the dire consequences for government, business, and individuals.

    K. Foster says: "A Must Listen for Anyone in CyberSecurity"
    "Every American Should Read This Book"
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    This should be on the top of the list if you are interested in national security, foreign policy or the future of democratic society. This is a very well written and presented book and is simply a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Joseph Menn
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (210)
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    (213)

    In this disquieting cyber thriller, Joseph Menn takes readers into the murky hacker underground, traveling the globe from San Francisco to Costa Rica and London to Russia. His guides are California surfer and computer whiz Barrett Lyon and a fearless British high-tech agent. Through these heroes, Menn shows the evolution of cyber-crime from small-time thieving to sophisticated, organized gangs, who began by attacking corporate websites but increasingly steal financial data from consumers.

    Wade T. Brooks says: "A Great Book"
    "Great Book"
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    An excellent book which is extremely well written and narrated. I hope as many people read this book as possible...especially, those in government.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7514)
    Performance
    (6751)
    Story
    (6768)

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    Mikeyxote says: "Great listen for tech fans"
    "Very well done"
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    A good read and provides insight into the world of hackers. A truly amazing story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Henry A. Crumpton
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
    (512)

    A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert here tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America's intelligence officers and their secret missions. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Henry Crumpton's espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America's spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever.

    Anne says: "Looking for a place in History?"
    "A Fantastic Read"
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    This was an extremely well written book by an expert in the field. I would consider it a must if you are interested in the subject matter, especially the development of the US drone program.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Misha Glenny
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (82)

    Misha Glenny's groundbreaking study of global organized crime is now the inspiration for an eight-part AMC crime drama starring James Norton (War and Peace), Juliet Rylance, and David Strathairn. In this fearless and wholly authoritative investigation of the seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares, veteran reporter Misha Glenny travels across five continents to speak with participants from every level of the global underworld. What follows is a groundbreaking, propulsive look at an unprecedented phenomenon from a savvy, street-wise guide.  

    Roy says: "Worthwhile Overview"
    "A Must Read"
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    Would you listen to McMafia again? Why?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    A brilliant book by a brilliant writer. He tackles an extremely important subject and brings to light how the globalization of criminal enterprise may affect the rule of law everywhere. Very well written and is a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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