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  • A History of the Jews

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Paul Johnson
    • Narrated By Nadia May

    This historical magnum opus covers 4,000 years of the extraordinary history of the Jews as a people, a culture, and a nation. It shows the impact of Jewish character on the world: their genius, imagination, and, most of all, their ability to persevere despite severe persecutions. Compelling insights into events and individuals are chronologically detailed, from Moses and Jesus to Spinoza, Marx, Freud, the Rothschilds, and Golda Meir.

    David says: "Excellent History"
    "Excellent History"

    This is a great book: lively writing, well researched and for the most part, well paced. Criticism of the narration are petty: the woman is English and pronounces some words per the Queen's not American English. Jewish words are in fact recognizable. I almost didn't buy this book because of the complaints about the narration. I am so glad I did not heed the naysayers. A GREAT listen.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Tobruk

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcements and supplies within eight weeks. Eight months later these heroic, gallant, determined "Rats of Tobruk" were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort against the might of Rommel's never-before-defeated Afrika Corps.

    J B Tipton says: "Fair dinkum"
    "Agree with everyone but Alan"

    A wonderful story, with all of the aforementioned reviewers adjectives. My dogs got extra-long walks so I would not have to put the book "down."

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kathleen McGowan
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Maureen Paschal thought she might rest and work on her book after discovering the gospel written by Mary Magdalene that revealed Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. The truth of their story rocked the world and made Maureen a target of those who did not like her discovery and a heroine to those who did.

    Laura says: "So interesting!"
    "Not worth it"

    Ms. McGowan took a plot line pregnant with possibilities and still birthed a very poorly written novel. Her command of adjectives is inadequate; many of her conversations forced and unnatural. She cannot paint with words and her characters are underdeveloped at best. I was set to enjoy a page-turner and got a page-burner. I quit after 5 hours. I do not recommend this book to anyone.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Flying Through Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John T. Halliday
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A powerhouse fusion of pathos and humor, brutal realism and intimate reflection, Flying Through Midnight is a landmark contribution to Vietnam War literature, revealing previously top-secret intelligence on the 606's night missions. Fast-paced, thrilling, and bitingly intelligent, Halliday's writing illuminates it all: the heart-pounding air battles, the close friendships, the crippling fear, and the astonishing final escape that made the telling of it possible.

    Craig says: "Flying Through Midnight"
    "Narrator spoils a great yarn"

    I nearly quit listening to this wonderful yarn after about 2 hours: The narrator's style was so off-putting. The gent is unable to convincingly emote incredulity, surprise,disgust,disbelief, or any similar mood. It all comes out as a cowardly whine. Unemotional dialogue was good, however. The story is a wonderfully irreverant memoir of JT's experience the Air Force at war. As a contemporary of Mr Haliday, but in the Navy, I can vouch for the accuracy of the "church of the Air Force," being familiar with another denomination of the same church, the Navy. The story was organized well, almost as though we were talking over a couple of Coors. As much as I enjoyed the tale in hindsight, I would not endure the narrator again, no matter how good the story seemed to be. Story: 5-stars; narration: 0-stars.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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