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Loyd Phillips

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  • Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jack Coughlin, Casey Kuhlman, Donald A. Davis
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (154)

    Now Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking readers deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir but the careful study of an exceptional man who must keep his sanity while carrying forward one of the deadliest legacies in the U.S. military today.

    Loyd Phillips says: "Definately worth reading"
    "Definately worth reading"
    Overall

    Shooter is written in a fast paced, action adventure style of story telling that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It tells the story of the US-Iraq war without trying to hide the facts. Coughlin tells the facts as he knows them but he gives you the whole story. He is clearly proud of his work as a sniper and he?s proud of the United States Marine Corps so Coughlin shares some regrets about things that went wrong, but don?t expect to find any hand wringing about what happens on the battlefield. And the narrator is so good he probably sounds more like Jack Coughlin than Coughlin does himself.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Pellegrino
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Last Train from Hiroshima offers listeners a stunning "you are there" time capsule, gracefully wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb's survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative's core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand---the Japanese civilians on the ground and the American fliers in the air.

    Daniel says: "Awsome"
    "great for most of the way through"
    Overall

    I found this book thoroughly engrossing through the first two thirds or so. The last part turned into an unnecessary rant against nuclear war. The author had already demonstrated through an excellent narrative that atomic warfare is genocidal to the core. The reading is well paced and easy to follow for the length of the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Changed Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Francine Prose
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi, walks into the Manhattan office of World Brotherhood Watch, a human rights foundation headed by a charismatic Holocaust survivor, Meyer Maslow. Vincent announces that he wants to make a radical change in his life. But what is Maslow to make of this rough-looking stranger who says that his mission is to save guys like him from becoming guys like him?

    Loyd Phillips says: "A Changed Man is unpredictable"
    "A Changed Man is unpredictable"
    Overall

    I like page-turners but when a book is also surprising, informative and well crafted, I love it. A Changed Man is all of this. It's honesty is sometimes shocking and would likely confuse younger readers. But the story-telling is incredible. A Changed Man is so well written that when I saw there was a minute and 42 seconds left I thought my reader was broken. With 25 seconds left I thought something had to be wrong. Boy was I in for a surprise!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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