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  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4021)
    Performance
    (3579)
    Story
    (3601)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Thought O'Reilly educated until he read this."
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    I so looked forward to hearing Bill O'Reilly read his own book. Then, listening to it, I was shocked that O'Reilly did not know how to read his own words.

    Again and again, whenever speaking about the Union or Confederate cavalries or any cavalry unit or officer, O'Reilly says “Calvary” instead.

    There was no such thing as the Union Calvary.

    There was no Confederate Calvary, either.

    This did not happen only once, or only a few times. There are countless references in the written work to cavalry engagements. And every single time we hear O’Reilly speak the word Calvary instead of cavalry.

    Isn't he supposed to be a history professor?

    Would you not expect a history professor to know that Calvary is a hill outside Jerusalem – famous for certain people said to have been crucified there by the Romans?

    Even if he were somehow miraculously ignorant of this, does he not know how to read English?

    The word cavalry starts with “cav” like cavity not “cal” like calendar. Duh.

    This was a continual irritant and distracting to say the least. How could you trust history written by any man who says Calvary instead of Cavalry?

    All that aside, was there not some producer or director — maybe even an audio tech working the booth while O’Reilly was at the microphone — to clue him in?

    Nobody said anything to him at the time? Really?

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lieberman's Law: The Abe Lieberman Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    Abe Lieberman, the Chicago PD detective, has never has it easy when it comes to emotional cases, but this time the action is getting little too close to home. His temple has been vandalized along with four others, and it looks like the vandals have more sinister plans in mind. Finding the culprit opens a window on the broiling ethnic tensions on Chicago's North Side, and what's happening in Abe's family life does nothing to turn down the heat.

    Amazon Customer says: "ONE OF KAMINSHY’S BEST ABE LIEBERMAN BOOKS"
    "ONE OF KAMINSHY’S BEST ABE LIEBERMAN BOOKS"
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    The combination of crime novel with a story of danger now directly threatening Lieberman's family, the portrait of his life in a Chicago Jewish community and his partner's struggle with an ethnic conflict of his own are woven seamlessly here.
    For some reason, this Audible book is now showing as unavailable, after I purchased and enjoyed it. Hope that changes if you are either a Kaminsky or a Lieberman fan, then grab this one. You won’t be sorry!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Safe Man

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By David W. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (395)

    Like his father before him, Brian Holloway is a safe man. That is, his specialty is opening safes. Every job is a little mystery, and he has yet to encounter a lock he can't break or a box he can't crack. But the day Holloway gets called in to open a rare, antique safe in a famous author's library, his skills open a door that should have remained closed.

    Robert says: "great ghost story"
    "Terrific writing, excellent narration, BUT…"
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    Not so happy with the woo-woo spooky element, however. I like Connelly's writing a lot, and David Collins was a good reader. I'd rather have had a more realistic tale, or (better) one that looked weird but was then explained naturally rather than supernaturally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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