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Vikki

Overton, NV, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (133)

    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.

    Tim says: "No Stone Unturned"
    "David McCullough never fails to deliver"
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    Would you listen to The Path Between the Seas again? Why?

    Yes. Because it is so magnificent in its scope it is impossible to get everything on the first listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole drama was incredible...but I like the way David makes the characters (including the canal) three-dimensional.


    What about Nelson Runger’s performance did you like?

    His delivery was fast and clipped...a little too long between sections and chapters. I kept thinking something was wrong with my I-Pod.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    McCullough...at his best!!!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (3191)
    Performance
    (2253)
    Story
    (2262)

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "Spellbinding"
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    Would you listen to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich again? Why?

    Yes. To be reminded of that time in history so as not to repeat it.


    What other book might you compare The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich to and why?

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Both were heroic and appalling-mans capacity for good and evil.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole narrative was excellent but I suppose the final fall was the most satisfying.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Riveting!!


    Any additional comments?

    The book should be read or listened to by everyone that loves freedom. Grover Gardner's narration was superb!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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