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Drew

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  • Delta Force: A Memoir by the Founder of the U.S. Military's Most Secretive Special-Operations Unit

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charlie A. Beckwith, Donald Knox
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    Wanted: Volunteers for Project Delta. Will guarantee you a medal. A body bag. Or both. With this call to arms, Charlie Beckwith revolutionized American armed combat. Beckwith's acclaimed memoir tells the story of Delta Force as only its maverick creator could tell it - from the bloody baptism of Vietnam to the top-secret training grounds of North Carolina to political battles in the upper levels of the Pentagon itself. This is the heart-pounding, first-person insider's view of the missions that made Delta Force legendary.

    Jean says: "compelling"
    "Good Military History"
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    If your looking for a historical book from the founders perspective this book is for you. If you are looking for training/missions (other than operation Eagle Claw which is cover in detail) read Inside Delta Force.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (4253)
    Performance
    (3782)
    Story
    (3803)

    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"
    "Very Good Read"
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    Would you listen to Killing Lincoln again? Why?

    No, but its not a reflection of the book. There are very few books that a listen to again.


    Any additional comments?

    There is more civil war history in relation to the battles and Grant vs. Lee than I expected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Si Robertson, Mark Schlabach
    • Narrated By Si Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (231)

    The brother of patriarch Phil Robertson, Uncle Si has a limitless supply of stories about his childhood, duck hunting adventures, his days in Vietnam, and everything in between. Now the best of those tales are gathered into this roaring collection.

    Si shares stories of the more than 25 marriage proposals he's received in the mail (some with photos!), how he came to use a green Tupperware cup for his ever-present sweet tea, and how his cigarette smoke made a deer cough (he's since quit smoking).

    Woody says: "Audible's description inaccurate"
    "Enjoyable book"
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    If you could sum up Si-cology 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Silas Merritt Robertson


    What did you like best about this story?

    We get to know the Si not seen on TV while his humor is still prevalant throughout the book.


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

    Yes


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (354)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (319)

    On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders traveled to Tehran....

    Minta says: "I listened to this twice in a row!"
    "Good insight to a historic event."
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    Good book but not great. I wanted to listen to the full book before watching the movie. It didn't leave me excited but I'm glad to learn the untold side of the behind the seen aspects of the CIA. It defiantly gave me a new appreciation for the Canadian government.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3145)
    Performance
    (2874)
    Story
    (2883)

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Mike says: "Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat"
    "Must Read"
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    This is truly one of the best books I've listened to. It should be required reading for High School graduates. The ONLY negative is some strong language, but it is very understandable for the conditions these heroes faced. At times I found myself laughing and on many occasions I was in tears as I related to the Marcus's family.

    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
    (2149)
    Performance
    (1649)
    Story
    (1652)

    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"
    "Great book, well worth the money and time"
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    If you could sum up SEAL Team Six in three words, what would they be?

    Honest, insightful, humorous


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

    The honest explanation of how politics hindered these men from completing their tasks.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Aside from "Inside Delta Force" it is the best military book I've read (heard). They are both books that should be required reading for all High School graduates, they truly remind us of the sacrifices made that allow us to live in a free society.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Eric L. Haney
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1487)
    Performance
    (1270)
    Story
    (1282)

    Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

    Darwin8u says: "Informative & Entertaining Memoir >|< Myth"
    "Awesome book, that is surprisingly humorous."
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    If you could sum up Inside Delta Force in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, educational, and funny


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I loved the detail that went into the training and selection process.


    What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

    Great


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed on many occasions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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