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Jack Aubrey

Some People See What Is, and Never See What Can Be. AE

Alpine, UT United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Take, Burn, or Destroy: Adventures of Charles Hayden, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By S. Thomas Russell
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (44)
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    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    1794, the height of the French Revolution - Charles Hayden sets off aboard the ill-fated HMS Themis with orders to destroy a French frigate sailing from Le Havre and to gather intelligence from a royalist spy. On discovering French plans for an imminent invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to give warning before it’s too late. But the enemy has been lying in wait for him, and so begins a dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French squadron. After a thwarted attempt to masquerade as French sailors, Hayden and his officers are taken prisoner.

    B. Canter says: "Great Maritime Adventure - Best Narrator Ever"
    "Best RN Series since Jack Aubrey and Hornblower"
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    Russell is a very good story teller and the story is strong. It's the best Royal Navy series outside of Master and Commander and the Hornblower books. The three books available on Audible are worth the download and the narration is top notch.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    • Narrated By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aid to Afghanistan, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran followed. He found the effort sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance, but by infighting and incompetence within the American government: a war cabinet arrested by vicious bickering among top national security aides; diplomats and aid workers who failed to deliver on their grand promises; and generals who dispatched troops to the wrong places.

    Rui says: "Excellent book, excellent narration"
    "Fasinating and sober...how much blood and treasure"
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    this book. I've read over 50 volumes on military history from the great fictional Jack Aubrey RN series to WWII, up through the battle of Faluja

    The first third has a lot of background which gives a good background on the area and history. The story is depressing to see how much blood and money is wasted in war.

    I wish the book would have been narrated by someone other than the author (the performance is not bad, but not great).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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