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Curtis

Lake Wales, FL, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 28 reviews
  • 39 ratings
  • 240 titles in library
  • 20 purchased in 2014
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  • Known and Unknown

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Narrated By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (353)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (187)

    With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Donald Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history.

    Brooks says: "Inside view of five decades in politics"
    "A great story and a history lesson to boot"
    Overall

    I have really enjoyed listening to Known and Unknown. Didn't really know what to expect because Rumsfeld has been so demonized by the media, but Rumsfeld opens up and gives us a view into his life. He talks about the admirable traits and the warts that our leaders have.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (1470)
    Performance
    (1407)
    Story
    (1404)

    For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

    D says: "The third druid"
    "Enjoyable the second time around."
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    This series is so cool . I have enjoyed them so much that I have repeated the series . Luke Daniels does such a good job on all the charters that I have enjoyed the audios more than some of the short books that I bought for the kindle .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9676)
    Performance
    (8629)
    Story
    (8606)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "What a great book and series!"
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    Got sucked into this book by an Audible pitch of favorite books of the performers. I was hooked right away and listened to the whole series in about a month and then went through them for a second time! What a great performance ! Can hardly wait for the 7th book in the series to come out!

    The author does a great job with humor that just cracks me up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8050)
    Performance
    (7259)
    Story
    (7255)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Wow, what a great book!"
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    I really enjoyed this book. There were times that I was laughing and at times close to tears! This was a great story with so many interesting characters that I just wanted to be in the truck listening to the book. I even volunteered to run errands for my wife.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nick Vujicic
    • Narrated By Nick Vujicic
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    Life Without Limits is an inspiring book by an extraordinary man - Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs but overcame his disability to live not only independently, but to live a rich, fulfilling life that is a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his key message is letting people know the importance of finding your life's purpose - even through pain.

    Candace says: "Love It"
    "This was an inspiring book!"
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    If you haven't listened to this book , you should. Lots of humor and wisdom packed into Life Without Limits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3374)
    Performance
    (2948)
    Story
    (2928)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "Jut a great adventure!"
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    Wanted to be in the truck listening . Couldn't wait for the ending, but then was pissed that it was over!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brandon Webb, John David Mann
    • Narrated By Jon Bailey
    Overall
    (446)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (403)

    Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

    Robert says: "Decent story, narration left a lot to be desired."
    "A great book !!"
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    This was a awesome book that will be hard to put down ( or turn off ).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Emerson Eggerichs
    • Narrated By Emerson Eggerichs
    Overall
    (560)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (367)

    Successful couples know that harmony and happiness in marriage are not achieved by love alone. There is the other side of the Ephesians 5:33 equation - respect. Yes, a wife needs love. But a husband needs respect. Based on extensive biblical and scientific research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the secret to couples meeting each other's deepest needs: Without love she reacts without respect, and without respect he reacts without love and a destructive, vicious cycle begins.

    Bogdel says: "Very Good!"
    "He nails it !"
    Overall
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    Tried to read the book , but it was when I put it on the ipod that it started to sink in . He talks about a Man's need for respect and a woman's need for love. I could see the issues that the author talks about in our life. Easy to listen to , a book that works !

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No, They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Stossel
    • Narrated By John Stossel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (312)

    The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of them all: our intuition and belief that government can solve our problems. In No, They Can't, the New York Times best-selling author and Fox News commentator insists that we discard that idea of the "perfect" government - left or right - and retrain our brain to look only at the facts, to rethink our lives as independent individuals - and fast.

    Daniel Cogan says: "Great Book, Must Listen"
    "This book mades you ( me ) think!"
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    Had seen John on TV for years and enjoyed his work , but the book really brought the concept of his views home for me. Not sure that he completely turned me to the libertarian point of view but he did made me think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Last of the Breed

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By David Strathairn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (231)

    This is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker....

    Jim says: "Louis Lamour Fan"
    "Just a great tale!"
    Overall
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    I just really love this book ! Have read it a number of times and decided to try the audio version because I spend so much time in my car. I wasn't disappointed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3311)
    Performance
    (2939)
    Story
    (2949)

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    Mikeyxote says: "Great listen for tech fans"
    "Wow , what a great story and presentation !"
    Overall
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    I really enjoyed this tale and the way the reader told it was one the best that I have listened
    to . A great story , a bit tragic but with a great ending . You will enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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