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Parrish

sugar Land, TX, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Hear No Evil: Scientific Analysis of the Forensic Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Donald Byron Thomas
    • Narrated By David Rapkin
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Groundbreaking scientific analysis that breaks the JFK assassination wide open! Did a shot from the "grassy knoll" kill President Kennedy? If so, was Oswald part of a conspiracy or an innocent patsy? Why have scientific experts who examined the evidence failed to put such questions to rest? In 2001, scientist Dr. Donald Byron Thomas published a peer-reviewed article that revived the debate over the finding by the House Select Committee on Assassinations that there had indeed been a shot from the grassy knoll, caught on a police dictabelt recording.

    Parrish says: "Most Comprehensive Assassination Book To Date"
    "Most Comprehensive Assassination Book To Date"
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    This is undoubtedly the most scientific, unbiased, comprehensive, and convincing account of the details surrounding the JFK assassination. The author approaches this book not by simply setting out to prove or disprove a specific theory, or to offer unsupported conjecture into a case that is already overwhelmingly clouded with opinions, but instead to give a thorough analyzation of the evidence surrounding the assassination.

    This book takes the approach of essentially giving a legal approach to the evidence surrounding this case - analyzing what evidence would, and would not hold up in court if Oswald were to have been brought to court. It furthermore continues to follow where the evidence itself leads, to a degree that leaves the reader "beyond reasonable doubt," as would be required in the court of law. The author's words address the known evidence and accounts of the event, as well as addressing popular conjecture, and even facing the opposition to such facts head-on. Each and every statement is supported by scientific evidence, and all work is shown that leaves nothing to the readers assumption or imagination.

    I appreciate that this author, as every good scientist would, assesses every 'unknown' about this case within probabilities. It is easy to grow very tired of other conspiracy theorists that claim aspects to be 'indisputable facts,' when it is abundantly clear that the author was not present at the crime, nor is the author privy to any other overwhelming fact. The truth of the matter is, the world may never know for fact the events that took place on this Nov 22nd day, but this author brings into full light - "beyond reasonable doubt" - that the evidence brought about in this book are all compatible with the known circumstances of that day, and that all known evidence has been duly analyzed, all while deciphering how many other theories are entirely incompatible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father…and Finding the Zodiac Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gary L. Stewart, Susan Mustafa
    • Narrated By Gary L. Stewart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world. Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan Mustafa, The Most Dangerous Animal of All tells the story of Stewart’s decade-long hunt. While combing through government records and news reports and tracking down relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues—including forensic evidence—that conclusively identify his father as the Zodiac Killer, one of the most notorious and elusive serial murderers in history.

    W. Perry Hall says: "Zodiac behind Big Blue Wall; the IRONY of it all"
    "Unconvincing and Uninteresting"
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    This book left me disappointed in both content and delivery. The writer lacks any convincing evidence of his fathers claimed guilt for the Zodiac crimes, and does a poor job at convincing the reader that this book is any sort of competent source of information. The author continually gets lost in his own personal story, seemingly forgetting that readers have no reason to be interested in the story of his entire life as an adopted child - but instead we are interested in the true subject of the book, the Zodiac Killer. I felt like it took half of the book to actually get to any real information about his father's past - and when the writer did get to the point, his points were a stretch, and little beyond speculation. I will admit that Stewart's father had some interesting connections to Zodiac, but nothing extremely convincing

    Furthermore, the narration performance, and writing style were truly bad, making the book that much more of a disappointment.

    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
    (10797)
    Performance
    (6825)
    Story
    (6856)

    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.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Best Book I've Ever Read"
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    It cannot be stated more simply than this - This is the best book I have ever read. Its an unbelievably amazing true story of bravery and determination, that is masterfully written and read in this audiobook. I cannot imagine any person not enjoying this book. Give it a listen - you wont be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fiery Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (55 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3928)
    Performance
    (3461)
    Story
    (3453)

    The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

    Dawn says: "THANK YOU!!!"
    "Amazing!"
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    I can't explain my excitement about this book! Diane is an amazing writer and Davina Porter is brillant. Have heard other narrators attempt this series and had to turn it off. Excellent job!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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