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  • Love Me When I'm Gone: The True Story of Life, Love and Loss for a Green Beret in Post-9/11 War

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert Patrick Lewis
    • Narrated By Robert Patrick Lewis
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Rob had a pretty rough childhood: He was given up for adoption as an infant, brought into a family of highly decorated military men, suffered the loss of his mother to cancer, rebelled, and landed himself in military school. When he finally returns home, he meets Cindy, who quickly becomes his best friend. After graduation the two go off to college at opposite ends of Texas, and their paths diverge.

    Ryan C. Mercer says: "Great 'read'"
    "Memories"
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    What made the experience of listening to Love Me When I'm Gone the most enjoyable?

    If you have ever served or wonder what it is like read this. Remember that no matter what our military is made up of people either like you or someone that you knew. As I read this it brought back many memories from my 14 years of service. Those were some awesome times. Yes things were not always (usually) the best. It was the brotherhood that kept me going.


    What did you like best about this story?

    realistic


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mark L. Donald, Scott Mactavish
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (87)

    As A SEAL and combat medic, Mark served his country with valorous distinction for almost 25 years and survived some of the most dangerous combat actions imaginable. From the rigors of BUD/S training to the horrors of the battlefield, Battle Ready dramatically immerses the listener in the unique life of the elite warrior-medic who advances into combat with life-saving equipment in one hand and life-taking weapons in the other. It is also an uplifting human story that reveals how a young Hispanic American bootstrapped himself out of a life that promised a dead-end future by enlisting in the military.

    Pamela Dale Foster says: "Page Turner/Great Listen/Inspiring"
    "Who is standing next to you?"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Battle Ready to be better than the print version?

    Yes. There are characteristics that can be lost when reading a book for the first time. Additionally, if you have not served in the military some terms and how they are communicated can be difficult to understand.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it is explicit that as a veteran you can be vulnerable to your shortcomings and feelings.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of LT Michael P. Murphy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Gary Williams
    • Narrated By A. T. Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (113)

    Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Michael was the first recipient of the nation’s highest military honor as a result of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. He was also the first naval officer to earn the medal since the Vietnam War, and the first SEAL to be honored posthumously.

    Jean says: "first Medal of Honor winner in Afghanistan"
    "Not the typical story."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This is not the typical story written about a hero. This isn't James Bond or Rambo. LT Murphy is a hero not just because of his actions in battle. He is a hero because of the lives that he touched and how he impacted them. If you are looking for a battle heavy book this is not it. If you are looking to understand what makes a hero then get it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    LT Murphy


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Year Zero: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rob Reid
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (1278)
    Performance
    (1168)
    Story
    (1166)

    Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

    Robert says: "Fantastic Performance by Hodgman"
    "So that is how it took place."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Year Zero to be better than the print version?

    Interesting what the pivot point was that humanity was discovered. I loved the references to all the things we remember from the past. This book gives us the answer to why we have not advanced to flying cars and hover boards.


    What did you like best about this story?

    References


    What about John Hodgman’s performance did you like?

    ability to verbalize the characters.


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

    No


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (2240)
    Performance
    (1889)
    Story
    (1872)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Teddy says: "Barely Made It Through This One"
    "Usefull tool"
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    Where does What Every BODY Is Saying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As a security and pen tester these bits of information are essential.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Every BODY Is Saying?

    Seeing the reactions mentally as I read


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

    No


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Thomas M. Sterner
    • Narrated By Thomas M. Sterner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (229)

    Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the cornerstone of spiritual awakening in all traditions of Eastern thought. In the West, however, it is still a relatively unrecognized concept for living. The Western mind is always restless, never content with the moment.

    Joseph says: "Great Purchase!!!"
    "Good information"
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    Would you listen to The Practicing Mind again? Why?

    I would listen again. This is because I just could not listen to the book continually during one sitting. I actually listened to two other books while trying to complete this book. Perhaps if I could read in sequence the information would make more sense and be a greater value.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Thomas M. Sterner?

    Perhaps, if the narrator adjust reading style based on the material.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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