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Marc

La Verkin, UT, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba...and Then Lost It to the Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By T. J. English
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (140)

    Havana Nocturne takes listeners back to Cuba in the years when it was a veritable devil's playground for mob leaders Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano. Thanks to strong ties with the island's brutal dictator, President Batista, the mob soon owned the biggest luxury hotels and casinos and launched an unprecedented tourist boom. But their dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others.

    A User says: "Not for reactionaries"
    "Mob in Cuba, and how they where destroyed byEl Che"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes the mobs payoffs to goverment


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Havana Nocturne?

    JFK's time in Cuba


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the meeting Charlie lucky and friends


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    a great book about Cuba

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Close Combat: The Corps Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    As Japanese forces close in for an all-out effort to recapture Guadalcanal from the American forces occupying the island, many fates converge and intertwine. First Lieutenant William Dunn, 21 years old but already one of the only two pilots remaining from his fighter squadron’s original 16, must learn what it is like to lead men - and to lose them. Hot-tempered Sergeant Thomas McCoy finds he has a hero’s welcome waiting stateside - if he can avoid a court-martial first. On a bloody island, Major Jake Dillon discovers just how much combat is involved in a combat correspondent’s life.

    Marc says: "thanks to the coast watchers"
    "thanks to the coast watchers"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I love how Griffin involves factual history into his fictional writing


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ken McCoy and Pic. On boca island


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yesDick Hilll does a very good job


    If you could take any character from Close Combat out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jack or Ken


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Behind the Lines: Corps, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (189)

    World War II. On the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, a man calling himself "General" Fertig has set himself up as a guerrilla leader to harass the Japanese. Army records show that the only officer named Fertig in the Philippines is a reserve lieutenant colonel of the Corps of Engineers, reported MIA on Luzon.

    Marc says: "Best Corps so far"
    "Best Corps so far"
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    What made the experience of listening to Behind the Lines the most enjoyable?

    I've been to the Island of Mindanao


    What did you like best about this story?

    US forces in the Philippines


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    The Voice is he uses. especially for general on the Philippines


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

    Yes Yes Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy the W.E.B Griffin notes at the end of his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call to Arms: The Corps Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (380)

    The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny.

    Charles Atkinson says: "An epic story worthy of your time."
    "Griffin make's you think your there"
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    What made the experience of listening to Call to Arms the most enjoyable?

    learning a little bit more about how it felt to be there.McCoy and othersare real people.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    McCoy because he's a real person with goods and bads.who rises to his best self.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the battle in the Philippines.McCoy going there as amessage carrier and then saving the day and leading the Marines to safety is a beautiful story.


    Who was the most memorable character of Call to Arms and why?

    McCoy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of a Samurai

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Margi Preus
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Praised as “a timeless tale” by Booklist in a starred review, this Newbery Honor book by Margi Preus explores the cultural divide between the East and West circa 1841. When Manjiro, a Japanese teenager, is thrown from his fishing boat during a storm, he’s rescued by an American whaling ship. Befriending the ship’s captain, Manjiro decides to travel with the crew to Massachusetts. But years later, when Manjiro attempts to return to his homeland, he’s imprisoned as an outsider

    Marc says: "a beautiful story of the first Japanese boy in Ame"
    "a beautiful story of the first Japanese boy in Ame"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Heart of a Samurai to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What other book might you compare Heart of a Samurai to and why?

    Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa


    Which character – as performed by James Yaegashi – was your favorite?

    John


    If you could take any character from Heart of a Samurai out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    John.it would be interesting to hear how his thoughts progressedfrom childhood to adult


    Any additional comments?

    the fantastic story about the early history of Japan and America

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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