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Joe

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  • 26 titles in library
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  • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Fritz Leiber, and others
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts, Ben Hurst, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (55)

    This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip K. Dick, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson , Alan Edward Nourse, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Fredric Brown, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and others.

    Joe says: "Very nice collection"
    "Very nice collection"
    Overall

    Great selection of stories and nice variety of narration. Looking forward to more volumes!

    37 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Reconsidering the American Way of War: US Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Antulio Joseph Echevarria
    • Narrated By James Killavey
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    This audiobook challenges several longstanding notions about the American way of war. It examines US military practice (strategic and operational) from the War of Independence to the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan to determine what patterns, if any, existed in the way Americans have used military force. Echevarria surveys all major US wars and most every small conflict in the country's military history.

    Joe says: "Excellent overview of complex subject"
    "Excellent overview of complex subject"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Reconsidering the American Way of War in three words, what would they be?

    That is really impossible..complex stuff cannot be summed up in three words.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great a great overall view of the topic with many specific examples.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No "scenes" in this non-fiction work.


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

    Noo....Has to be taken in small doses. There is a lot to digest.


    Any additional comments?

    Reader did a good job on what must have been a very difficult task. For military officers, this is a must read...or listen.. so that past mistakes are not made all over again.

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Time and Time Again

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By H. Beam Piper
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Henry Beam Piper was an American science fiction author who wrote many classic short stories and several novels during the "Golden Age" of science fiction in the USA. In this story, a soldier of the future, wounded badly in battle during World War III, loses consciousness. When he opens his eyes again he findsthat he is back in his boyhood past but with all the memories of his adult life intact!

    Joe says: "Good story"
    "Good story"
    Overall

    I don't know if I would call this story "awe-inspiring" as another listener did but it was certainly a very good story. I thought the reader was quite good as well. Five stars, overall.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Victory

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Lester del Rey
    • Narrated By Ran Alan Ricard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In Victory, one of del Rey's best short novels, a victorious captain returns to his home planet after an alien war and finds that victory has a very steep price and that Earthmen seem to have suddenly all become cowards.

    Joe says: "one of the best"
    "one of the best"
    Overall

    Lester del Rey is one of the best sci-fi writers and this little gem of a novel is a good example of his work.
    Involving, exciting and with a not so subtle message about the price of victory. Reader was excellent as well.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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