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Todd

lakewood, CO, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated By Rick Atkinson
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (54)

    The Italian campaign's outcome was never certain; in fact, Roosevelt, Churchill, and their military advisers engaged in heated debate about whether an invasion of the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was even a good idea. But once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered, despite the agonizingly high price.

    Alexis says: "Breathtaking"
    "A Day of Battle another great addition"
    Overall

    As a member of the U.S. Military I have read many books about wars. I find that Mr. Atkinsons books draw you in and hold you to the words. The insights and little facts about the key players are great it brings them to life. I can hardley wait for the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Sonke Neitzel, Harald Welzer, Jefferson Chase (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sonke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs that had been covertly recorded and recently declassified. Neitzel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as extensive, in the National Archive in Washington, D.C. These were discoveries that would provide a unique and profoundly important window into the true mentality of the soldiers in the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the German navy, and the military in general - almost all of whom had insisted on their own honorable behavior during the war.

    Scott says: "Banality of evil"
    "Soldier"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Simon Prebble?

    no


    What other book might you compare Soldaten to and why?

    I dont think there is another book like it


    What didn’t you like about Simon Prebble’s performance?

    He is very monotone. But he is british


    Was Soldaten worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    readslike a military report, because it is

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway
    • Narrated By Joseph L. Galloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway revisit their relationships with 10 American veterans of the battle, as well as Lt. Gen. Nguyen Hu An, who commanded the North Vietnamese Army troops on the other side, and two of his old company commanders.

    Terry says: "A Book That is Both Timely and Eternal"
    "Real Men"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about We Are Soldiers Still?

    A great companion to we were soldiers


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dumb Question


    Have you listened to any of Joseph L. Galloway’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no But I meet him and had a chance to talk with him he is a great story teller


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    In a war that was chaotic this gave something back to the men that were on the adventure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Dahlia

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Ellroy
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (148)

    On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history.

    Grasshopper.Craig says: "Great naration"
    "The Black Dahlia will pull you in"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Black Dahlia the most enjoyable?

    The Narrator voice matched the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Based on fact


    What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

    His voice added to the story


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

    I dare you to watch Black Dahlia


    Any additional comments?

    As you read this book you will find yourself asking for more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Ranger: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By H. Joaquin Jackson, David Marion Wilkinson
    • Narrated By Rex Linn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his character on him in the movie Extreme Prejudice. Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys with Tommy Lee Jones. But the role that Jackson has always played the best is that of the man who wears the silver badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin, a working Texas Ranger.

    Roy says: "Texana"
    "One Ranger"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to One Ranger the most enjoyable?

    The style of writing was just right enough details without being wordy


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dumb Question


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The man hunt along the river


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a book the tells what it was like to a Ranger this will give you an insight

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mike Cox
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Mike Cox, journalist and Texas Ranger grand master, recounts enthralling tales of men who proudly wore the silver Lone Star - once hand-carved from the Mexican five peso. Whether facing Indians, banditos, or Yankees, TexasRangers earned a reputation for being some of the most formidable lawmen in U.S. history.

    Planetary Defense Commander says: "Like reading case reports"
    "Texas Rangers"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Mike Cox and/or Jonathan Hogan?

    yes I enjoy his style of writing


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator was well spoken and added to the story


    Was The Texas Rangers worth the listening time?

    Yes it leaves you wanting more


    Any additional comments?

    great book about a great time with great men

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (291)

    It is the 20th century's unrivaled epic: At a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his best-selling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all - the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war's final campaign, and Atkinson's astonishingly fresh account of that enormous gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows.

    David I. Williams says: "Well Written Overview"
    "Last of the series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What other book might you compare The Guns at Last Light to and why?

    ARMY AT DAWN AND THE DAY DAY BATTLE


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend that anyone who wants to read about WW II read these three books. He writes in a style that tells how it is from all levels from the private that see's the armies follys but still must follow orders to the General that see his orders get switched around in the fog of war. Full of little know facts and stories that keep you wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5534)
    Performance
    (3503)
    Story
    (3535)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "One Second After, One not to miss"
    Overall

    If I could encourage friends and family to read one book this is it. While listening to this book I found that if I were in walmart or target I would look around and tell myself look at all this stuff or all this food. I took stock of my own supplies at home and recommited to a one year supply of everything. I looked at my children in a new light and was thankful that they are healthy. I asked my Soldier's to read this book and take it to heart. I am a single father so I could relate very well with book. A Must read...

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Endurance

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Caroline Alexander
    • Narrated By Michael Tezla, Martin Rubin
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In August 1914, renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. They came with in eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack, and the crew was stranded on the floes.

    Todd says: "Endurance"
    "Endurance"
    Overall

    I had read "South" prior to this. Together I feel I have a complete view of there dire situation. Very hard to stop listening, somedays I had to take the "long" way home.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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