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Shaz

ShazInNV

Member Since 2010

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  • Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Russell S. Bonds
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (293)

    On April 12, 1862—one year to the day after Confederate guns opened on Fort Sumter and started the Civil War—a tall, mysterious smuggler and self-appointed Union spy named James J. Andrews and 19 infantry volunteers infiltrated Georgia and stole a steam engine called the General. Racing northward at speeds near 60 miles an hour, cutting telegraph lines, and destroying track along the way, Andrews planned to open East Tennessee to the Union army, cutting off men and materiel from the Confederate forces in Virginia.

    Arthur says: "Sometimes Facts can be more exciting then Fiction"
    "An interesting story I was not aware of"
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    Would you listen to Stealing the General again? Why?

    How did I miss the Disney movie when I was a kid? I'll be looking for it now, even though this book makes it clear that it is highly fictionalized. There are a lot of people to keep track of, but even a bit of confusion over who is who now and then doesn't detract from the story of these men sent to create havoc in the South during the US Civil War. They are to steal a locomotive and head north, taking out track and telegraph lines as they go, and eventually destroying key bridges. The story of getting deep into enemy territory alone was compelling. The theft of the train and the aftermath, including the lives of these men in post-war years, are equally interesting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Next Always

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (181)

    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was 16.

    Amazon Customer says: "Just okay"
    "An ad for the author's inn"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The author owns the businesses mentioned in the town where the story takes place. She really did renovate an inn and owns the pizza parlor and bookstore, all featuring in the story with much discussion of how wonderful they are. It felt like I was listening to one long travel advertisement with the story as a background; plus the story felt very predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India During World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Madhusree Mukarjee
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    In 1943 Winston Churchill and the British Empire needed millions of Indian troops, all of India's industrial output, and tons of Indian grain to support the Allied war effort. Such massive contributions were certain to trigger famine in India. Because Churchill believed that the fate of the British Empire hung in the balance, he proceeded, sacrificing millions of Indian lives in order to preserve what he held most dear. The result: the Bengal Famine of 1943-44, in which millions of villagers starved to death.

    scmathew says: "A fascinating narrative with a flawed narration"
    "Unknown history for me"
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    What did you love best about Churchill's Secret War?

    I was not aware of this part of WWII history and it is certainly something I should have been aware of. While parts of the book are hard to listen to, particularly the suffering and dying of the starving, it is compelling listening.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Churchill met Indira Ghandi during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Alisa Statman, Brie Tate
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss, Gabra Zackman, Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (54)

    The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child, and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious “Manson family” rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial, and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries, and best-selling books, including the classic Helter Skelter.

    keith says: "A story of love and passion"
    "Moving and frustrating"
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    Would you listen to Restless Souls again? Why?

    I remember the headlines about the Tate-LaBianca murders yet a listen to this book shows me how much I've forgotten or never knew. To read how this crime devastated the family is sad and moving; to read of the way their lives must revolve around the endless probation process is frustrating.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Map of Time: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Felix J. Palma
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (138)

    Set in Victorian London, with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence. What happens if we change history? Félix J. Palma explores this question, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting

    CRISTY says: "Langton couldn't have done a better job narrating"
    "A fun book"
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    If you could sum up The Map of Time in three words, what would they be?

    This was a fun listen with an interesting story. Just when you think you know what's going on, you are surprised.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3563)
    Performance
    (3218)
    Story
    (3289)

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "Clever!"
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    If you could sum up Legion in three words, what would they be?

    A different concept for a detective and very clever. Imagining the scenes with many characters interacting actually involving one person was fun.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David R. Stokes
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (96)

    The Shooting Salvationist chronicles what may be the most famous story you have never heard. In the 1920's, the Reverend J. Frank Norris railed against vice and conspiracies he saw everywhere to a congregation of more than 10,000 at First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest congregation in America, the first "megachurch".

    Nukkles says: "Beginnings of the religious right..."
    "Engrossing"
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    Would you listen to The Shooting Salvationist again? Why?

    The story of J. Frank Norris and his paranoia was so compelling that I found myself researching on the internet for more information. The narrator's voices for the various characters added much to the story, particularly his very accurate interpretation of Norris.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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