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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
    (466)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (176)

    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.

    Paul Abbott 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
  • The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Ask anyone about the significance of the year 1492, and you're almost certain to hear something about Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the New World. But there is also a perspective on 1492 far different than the one most of us know-one that is more complete and complex. A 1492 when there was no country called Spain and no language called Spanish.

    Marc says: "hard to follow."
    "hard to follow."
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    Would you try another book from The Great Courses and/or Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz?

    Great Courses yes, Professor Ruiz no.


    Has The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, l like the topic, the delivery is bad, also the ongoing effort to talk about his other works is trite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Famous Romans

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor J. Rufus Fears
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    These 24 lectures retell the lives of the remarkable individuals - the statesmen, thinkers, warriors, and writers -who shaped the history of the Roman Empire and, by extension, our own history and culture. Professor Fears divides his presentation into three "turning point" epochs in Roman history: Rome's war with Hannibal (the Second Punic War); Caesar and the end of the Roman Republic; and the imperial era between Augustus and Marcus Aurelius.

    Abdur Abdul-Malik says: "Captivating Biography"
    "Professor Fears is a joy, listening to him is fun."
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    Would you listen to Famous Romans again? Why?

    Yes, the information is easy to follow, and fun to hear


    What other book might you compare Famous Romans to and why?

    And book by W.E.B Griffin.


    What does Professor J. Rufus Fears bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice, it makes one think a friend of Caesar is telling the story.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to buy more from him

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

    • ORIGINAL (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Luke Timothy Johnson
    • Narrated By Professor Luke Timothy Johnson
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    How did a persecuted sect in 1st-century Palestine rise to command such a massive influence on human culture, imagination, and spirit? How did Christianity weather the first critical stages of its historical development and attain its fundamental and enduring cultural role?

    Marc says: "Great job, making history fun to listen to"
    "Great job, making history fun to listen to"
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    Would you listen to The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation again? Why?

    Yes, so I can retain more the info, especially the names and the did.


    What other book might you compare The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation to and why?

    Vikings, Because both tell history like a suspense novel


    What about Professor Luke Timothy Johnson’s performance did you like?

    His voice and pace.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How the rise of Christianity shaped the world.


    Any additional comments?

    I felted even though he is Catholic, he was honest in his dealing with their history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WW II

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (411)

    Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.

    Roxane says: "Interesting Listen for WWII Buffs"
    "A great story, of a loving family."
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    What did you love best about Code Talker?

    Chesters life before the war


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chester, it's his life


    Which character – as performed by David Colacci – was your favorite?

    Chester


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The love of his family in simple thing's, like pinion pine, porcupine and working the with the sheep in New Mexico, is a great example

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1895)
    Performance
    (1432)
    Story
    (1429)

    When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes listeners deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL - the toughest and longest military training in the world.

    Allan says: "unique among these books"
    "I enjoyed a seal thoughts on Granada, and Somalia."
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    Where does SEAL Team Six rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was very enjoyable if you like, Griffin. I very much liked it most likely to listen again. I've also listened to Dick Marcinko rogue warrior. I like them both


    What was one of the most memorable moments of SEAL Team Six?

    Somalia


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice is what you think Howard Wasdin would sound like.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I found the the history of his childhood, and post Seal life to ad great perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1157)
    Performance
    (1045)
    Story
    (1042)

    On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

    Carol says: "Great Scott Harvath"
    "I liked the ending"
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    What did you like best about The Lions of Lucerne? What did you like least?

    The ending


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The kidnapping of the President, and leaving of Utah


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Digging out of the land side.


    Do you think The Lions of Lucerne needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe, it is alittle predictable.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Brad Thor ,is very good, he writes without sex. W.E.B Griffin and someothers can't do that

    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
    (225)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (199)

    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


    1 of 1 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
    (308)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (242)

    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.

    1 of 1 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
    (507)
    Performance
    (454)
    Story
    (457)

    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
    (21)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    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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