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  • Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Charles Henderson
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (314)

    There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has been only one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legend of Marine lore. He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines. His record has never been matched: 93 confirmed kills. This is his story. Powerful, chilling, and all true.

    sheridan says: "history at its best"
    "Starts slow and then picks up and is very good"
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    The true story of Carlos Hathcock, a Marine sniper in Vietnam with probably over 300 kills. The author does embellish some. As an example, he puts dialogue in the North Vietnamese mouths and minds which detracts from the authenticity of the story. The story of Hathcock hunting the enemy female sniper "Apache," known for torturing her captives by cutting off their eyelids and other appendages is highlighted, along with Carlos' battles with snipers who were sent to kill him. At one time the North Vietnamese had a wanted dead or alive poster of him paying substantial money for his death. Much of this story reminded me of the film "Enemy at the Gates," another story about snipers hunting each other. As of this date Youtube has a decent interview with Hathcock and it's worth searching for if you enjoy the book. I would recommend this title along with two other recent audio war books: "House to House" by David Bellavia and "War" by Sebastian Junger.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dan Harris
    • Narrated By Dan Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3005)
    Performance
    (2615)
    Story
    (2601)

    After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

    Patrick says: "Mandatory read before trying any self-help books"
    "A journey after a panic attack"
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    Dan Harris suffered a panic attack while delivering the evening news in front of millions of people. I can't imagine anything more personally and professionally embarrassing. You can see the actual panic attack on youtube. His career path in jeopardy, Dan Harris knows he's got to literally change the way he thinks and lives. What follows is an intense personal journey to find out why this happened and the search for practical processes he can use for real and lasting change. Dan is one hell of a writer and his love of words and the English language shines. His writing really flows. He writes the truth as he sees it and never spares his own faulty missteps in telling his story. The writing is sharp, informative, interesting to hear and occasionally very funny. Although quite detailed he is never boring and I followed his story to the end with high enthusiasm. So wonderfully detailed, I personally would read a book on any subject Dan Harris would care to write. If you have ever dealt with stress overload and/or panic attacks you would find this a very worthy listen. Dan Harris reads the book and his reading is excellent, he has a great voice, very Peter Jennings-esque in his delivery which I liked.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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