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Michael L Krogh

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  • The Guns of August

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (414)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (359)

    Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman here brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, The Guns of August will not be forgotten.

    Chrissie says: "Pay attention!"
    "Excellent Summary of the War's Beginning"
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    The reader provides a bit more drama to the work than I'd prefer for a work of non-fiction, but overall a good performance. The content, especially the detailed descriptions of the errors, miscommunications, and the way egos confused the war's beginning, is excellent.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dee Brown
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (337)

    Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the 19th century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions. Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated.

    Reginald says: "A wrenching introduction to this history."
    "America's other original sin"
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    This is not an easy book to listen to. Not because of the story or the performance, but because of the subject matter. But the best medicine is often bitter, and these are stories that need to be heard. The reading is solid and the narrator's voice, which may not suit other material, carries this well with a documentary style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918: WWI and Its Violent Climax

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Joseph E. Persico
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The best-selling author of Roosevelt's Secret War traces the last day of World War I, weaving together the experiences of the famous, such as President Wilson, General Pershing, and Douglas MacArthur, and the unsung and unremembered.

    David says: "Beauty amidst savagery"
    "Probably a better read than listen"
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    The cinematic style of the narrative, cutting between multiple storylines, didn't really lend itself to an audiobook. Without some sort of strong cue (page breaks, long pauses, etc.) it becomes a little disorienting. But the material is excellent and it's definitely worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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