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Joseph

Concrete, WA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 10 reviews
  • 49 ratings
  • 145 titles in library
  • 33 purchased in 2014
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  • Escape From the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legenday Submarine and Her Courageous Crew

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    In the harrowing war saga Escape from the Deep, he recounts the incredible exploits of the U.S. Navy's deadliest World War II submarine, U.S.S. Tang. From one end of the Pacific theater to the other - dodging mines and depth charges from hundreds of enemy vessels along the way - the 80 men of the Tang became legends.

    Thomas W. Merrick says: "Gripping Story of Survival from WW2 Submarine Sink"
    "good book"
    Overall

    Good book. I found myself wanting to get back to the story, particularly near the end. It ties in with the book titled "Unbroken, a tale of courage"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Hans von Luck, Stephen E. Ambrose (introduction)
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (148)

    A stunning look at World War II from the other side.... From the turret of a German tank, Colonel Hans von Luck commanded Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer Division. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front - von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers. Awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentleman.

    Joseph Hayek says: "From a former tank commander"
    "Panzer Commander"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    very good and a different perspective of the war


    What does Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices, the inflections


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

    Life on the front lines as seen from a soldiers eyes


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book, normally, history is written by the victors. This book reflects the truths in war, that the soldiers are not so inhumane or cruel as portrayed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mirage: The Oregon Files, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (712)
    Story
    (710)

    In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax - but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren't so sure. There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America's interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

    Matthew says: "Hey, where did my ship go???"
    "Mirage"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Mirage?

    Good book, Clive brings a story, an idea together.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always Juan, innovative and action-like


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott did an excellent job, his voices made the story more interesting. the minor problems of mispronunciation of places didn't cause too much of a problem. Overall, great job as usual.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to more Juan and the Oregon, maybe with Dirk

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    The very young men who, against terrible odds, flew B-24s over Germany in World War II, were an exemplary band of brothers. Their ranks included one exceptional young man named George McGovern. Best selling historian Stephen Ambrose puts you inside the B-24s alongside McGovern and his mates, as he recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship.

    Jesse says: "Just Fantastic"
    "the b24's"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Stephen E. Ambrose and/or Jeffrey DeMunn?

    Yes, his other books are great


    Would you recommend The Wild Blue to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes and no, this book is not what I expected. I thought that it would be more about the missions, the stories of the crews; not the George McGovern story.


    What about Jeffrey DeMunn’s performance did you like?

    His performance was good


    Do you think The Wild Blue needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mayan Secrets: A Fargo Adventure, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (623)
    Story
    (624)

    Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out. Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book - and Sam and Remi may just be among them.

    Judy says: "Best Fargo Book ever!!!"
    "The Fargos"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Mayan Secrets the most enjoyable?

    Scott Bricks reading of the story


    Would you be willing to try another book from Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry ? Why or why not?

    Clive is a great author


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Remi


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't seem up to Clives usual story line. The other Fargo books, (and his other series), all held me in suspense to the point that I could not wait to get back to them, but this one was lacking that excitement or anticipation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zero Hour: A Novel from the NUMA Files, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (476)

    The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from the grand master of adventure. It is called zero point energy - a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however - until one scientist discovers a way. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren't able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.

    Susan says: "My first Clive on Audible"
    "zero hour"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not as engrossing as Clive's other books. Was expecting more adventure.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Clive Cussler and Graham Brown ? Why or why not?

    From Clive, yes


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great narration


    Do you think Zero Hour needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Let it be.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Killing of Crazy Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Thomas Powers
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    He was the most feared and loathed Indian of his time, earning his reputation in surprise victories against the troops of Generals Crook and Custer at the Rosebud and Little Bighorn. Despite his enduring reputation, he has remained an enigma (even the whereabouts of his burial place are unknown, and no portrait or photograph of him exists). Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Powers brings Crazy Horse to life in this vivid work of American history.

    Abraca says: "Boring"
    "Eye opener"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Killing of Crazy Horse to be better than the print version?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    good naration


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    if I could have, yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book is an eye opener on Lakota history. I have read books by Joseph Marshall, and they backup this book. American history dosen't even address the facts that are hidden from us. This book brings those facts out. It gives a new respect for the plains indians and questions the motives of the US Calvary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Devil's Gate: A Novel from the NUMA Files

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (701)
    Performance
    (591)
    Story
    (592)

    A Japanese cargo ship cruises the eastern Atlantic near the Azores- when it bursts into flames. A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster- when their boat explodes. What is happening in that part of the world? As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA(r) Special Assignments Team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world's major nations. Their penalty for refusal?

    Julius Butcher says: "My style of story"
    "Devils Gaate"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh yeah, up to the usual high standards of Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala. The only problem I've found is that it is hard to put down.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Very much so


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Best reader/narriator I have heard.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped at Pearl Harbor: Escape from the Battleship Oklahoma

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Stephen Bower Young
    • Narrated By Tim Murphy
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Author Stephen Young - a seaman on the battleship Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor - recounts his terrifying experience with incredible realism.

    Edmund says: "Interesting and well narrated"
    "Unwritten history"
    Overall

    This book details the suffering of the men of the men trapped inside the bowels of the USS Oklahoma. This ordeal is something that neither the history books nor the Pearl Harbor survivors talk about. It is very well written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12525)
    Performance
    (8430)
    Story
    (8473)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Unbroken"
    Overall

    Good book, Keeps you wanting to come back and finish it off. Really holds your attention and gets you to think about the things that are never mentioned in history books

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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