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Charles

LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Once a Warrior - Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home - Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charles W. Hoge
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
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    (20)
    Story
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    Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, M.D., a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental-health care, presents Once a Warrior - Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition - "LANDNAV" for the home front.

    Charles says: "Helps you understand a Warrior."
    "Helps you understand a Warrior."
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    I am a Combat Vet. from Viet Nam and alot of what he talks makes alot of since. ead this if you wish to understand anyone with PTSD.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You about What They’ve Seen, Done, or Failed to Do in War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Kevin Sites
    • Narrated By Donald Corren
    Overall
    (13)
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    (12)
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    Displaying a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics, 11 soldiers and marines here share the truth about their wars. Award-winning journalist Kevin Sites asks the difficult questions of these combatants: What is it like to kill? To be under fire? How do you know what’s right? What can you never forget? Sites compiles the accounts of these soldiers, their families, and their friends and also shares the unsettling narrative of his own failures during war and the redemptive powers of storytelling in arresting a spiraling path of self-destruction.

    Charles says: "The things they cannot say."
    "The things they cannot say."
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    I found this book to be interesting and I enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Fred Haynes, James A. Warren
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    It was the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history, claiming a third of all marines killed in World War II. The relentless fighting on Iwo Jima lasted for 36 days, but most of us only know the iconic photo of five soldiers raising the American flag on Mount Surabachi. For Fred Haynes, a young captain in Combat Team 28, Surabachi was one marker in a ferocious blood-letting against an enemy of 22,000 warriors who were dug into caves and tunnels.

    Jesse says: "Excellent Account of the Battle"
    "The Lions of Iwo Jima."
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    A great book. Very interesting and it kept my interest through the whole book. I would recommend this book to a friend, or ant one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers the Pacific War

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sid Phillips
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
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    (12)

    Sid Phillips's account of his experiences in the 1st Marine Division fighting on Guadalcanal in the early days of World War II.

    Charles says: "You'll Be Sor-ee"
    "You'll Be Sor-ee"
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    A tipical story of the Korean War, but I would still recommend it to others.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sandakan: The Untold Story of the Sandakan Death Marches

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Paul Ham
    • Narrated By Robert Meldrum
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (34)
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    (36)

    This is the story of the three-year ordeal of the Sandakan prisoners of war - a barely known episode of unimaginable horror. After the fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese conquerors transferred 2700 British and Australian prisoners to a jungle camp some eight miles inland of Sandakan, on the east coast of North Borneo. For decades after the Second World War, the Australian and British governments would refuse to divulge what happened here, for fear of traumatising the families of the victims.

    jason says: "The japanese's shamefull past!"
    "Sandakan."
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    This is a twin to the Bataan Death March, only it's Australia's version of it. I almost think it was worse than Bataan, I could not believe the extent of the losses the Australians experienced. It is a must read for any one. A truly great book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ian W. Toll
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (296)
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    (265)
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    (263)

    On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative.

    BB says: "Superb narrative history"
    "Pacific Crucible."
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    I would recommend this book to a friend. Another good story about WWII. If you are interested in the war in the Pacific buy this book you won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jake Tapper
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (351)

    At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely outmanned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp.

    Jason says: "A must read!"
    "The Outpost."
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    This book is a must read for any one. I was in the military and things like this happen more often than you would think. It is not always the smartest person that makes the decisions.They should have found out who planed to put the outpost in that valley and court marshalled him. to loose all those men for nothing, a lot like Viet Nam. What a waste.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (121)

    From July 10, 1943, the date of the Allied landing in Sicily, to May 8, 1945, when victory in Europe was declared - the entire time it took to liberate Europe - no regiment saw more action, and no single platoon, company, or battalion endured worse, than the ones commanded by Felix Sparks, who had entered the war as a greenhorn second lieutenant of the 157th "Eager for Duty" Infantry Regiment of the 45th "Thunderbird" Division. Sparks and his fellow Thunderbirds fought longest and hardest to defeat Hitler.

    Kenzibit says: "All for the PEACE & FREEDOM we enjoy today."
    "The Liberator."
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    I enjoyed this book. A lot of action and found it to be very interesting. I would recommend this book to any one, Very Good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (6)
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    (5)
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    In one furious week of fighting in December 1943, the First Canadian Infantry Division took Ortona, Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold the medieval port at all costs. When the battle was over, the Canadians emerged victorious despite heavy losses.

    Charles N. Ward says: "Exciting story of WWII but terrible reader"
    "Ortona"
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    I enjoyed this book very much. We usually don't hear about what other countries did in WWII.I would recommend this book to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia 1942

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Special Service Division, Services of Supply, U.S. Army
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    A fascinating look at a neglected Allied front in the Southern hemisphere, Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942 follows its successful predecessors as a captivating historical document of a pivotal era in history.

    Charles says: "Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia."
    "Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia."
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    For the money it was worth it. Interesting on how the government tried to regulate the way there cervicemen behaved in other countries.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Susannah Charleson
    • Narrated By Susannah Charleson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (125)

    After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Susannah Charleson was so impressed by the newspaper photo of an exhausted handler and his search-and-rescue dog that she decided to train a dog of her own. A dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, Charleson got Puzzle, a strong, bright Golden Retriever, who from the start, exhibited a unique aptitude for search-and-rescue work. But the puppy’s willfulness challenged even Susannah, who had raised dogs for years.

    rda fan says: "Fascinating"
    "Scent of the missing."
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    Very disappointing. It was more about the woman and her dog than finding people.Not at all what I had expected.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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