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Don

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

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  • Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Doug Stanton
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (45)

    From the New York Times best-selling author of In Harm’s Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory. Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war against the Taliban on horses. Outnumbered 40 to 1, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential to defeat their opponent throughout the country.

    NOKWISA says: "Wild Ride"
    "Must read for Afgan war history"
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    The core story I really enjoyed. Military facts etc. were also very interesting. I'm glad I bought the book, as I enjoy this subject. However the audiobook is not without flaws. This book is read by a speaker that is attempting to impersonate the "coolest man in the world", and this is irritating. The book itself leans heavily towards glorifying war, lots of lines in the book that basically pound in the idea that soldiers love War, their Wife's and Kids and the USA. Which I'm sure is 100% true but don't pound it into me. The history is great and I still recommend the book, but it is no Charlie Wilson's War and I wish it was of the same caliber.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (3173)
    Performance
    (3004)
    Story
    (3009)

    World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

    Kim Venatries says: "A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED"
    "I'm I the only non-paid person to read this?"
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    Could not finish this drivel, this is some low grade, zombie boredom. I kept giving this book the "just one more chapter..." hope, but finally gave up at chapter 21. I got sucked in by all the five star reviews. I hope the movie is better, or is this whole title all a big marketing scam? Book = returned

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Taylor
    • Narrated By John Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (124)

    With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest music of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single "Planet Earth" right up to their latest number one album, All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It's been a ride - and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling...and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story. A tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered.

    Patti says: "A must for any DD fan!"
    "Really enjoyed the book"
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    I've never been a Duran Duran fan and I'm not sure why I even gave the book a try. Well I'm glad I did, I really enjoyed the book, I like John Taylor's style of writing and obvious honesty. The book helped me understand the 80's english music invasion and gave me a good appreciation for the key members of the group. JT did a great job reading, the best read by an author I've so far encountered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6166)
    Performance
    (5340)
    Story
    (5333)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Sheer Excellence!"
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    best T. Coraghessan Boyle book ever written :-) No seriously amazing! This book is not only for women, although I see it in book stores in the "for Women sections". This is one of the best books I've read period! Excellent narration Mr Ballerini

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Riptide

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1794)
    Performance
    (1099)
    Story
    (1095)

    A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

    Allan says: "very cinematic. high tech meets pirate treasure."
    "I liked The Ice Limit better"
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    The story was interesting but not without plausability issues. But I do like the authors way of writing and of course pirate books are a fun subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (1279)
    Performance
    (754)
    Story
    (750)

    It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

    Brett says: "Hilarious Book"
    "Great read - loved it - want more"
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    a must read for all Americans and Canadians also. Just as good as Bossy Pants ;-) Loved it. Please make the next book 16 hours long. Well read, well written and nicely paced. Clean sweep 5 star rating is warranted!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark River: The Fourth Realm, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1088)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (237)

    The Dark River opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel's father, who has been missing for nearly 20 years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.

    Mary says: "I Liked It"
    "Excellent Series"
    Overall

    Just as well written as the Traveller, it is a must read as the second in the series. My only complaint is that it ended so abruptly. It was as if the writer was on a dead line, so he wrapped it up and rolled the credits 20 pages too soon. I generally don't agree with most of the negative comments on the book. The first book developed most of the characters, this one does not have to focus as much on development of the core characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jon Stewart, The Writers of The Daily Show
    • Narrated By Jon Stewart
    Overall
    (3692)
    Performance
    (634)
    Story
    (626)

    Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government.

    Connie says: "Runs hot and cold..but when it's hot...it's hot"
    "Excellent - Give me more!"
    Overall

    As always John Stewart and crew were hilarious. Must read for all people that live in North America.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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