You no longer follow Frank

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Frank

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Frank

Norfolk, VA, United States | Member Since 2004

10
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 8 reviews
  • 65 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
1

  • The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Winston Groom
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the best-selling author of Forrest Gump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival at sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, and Flyboys.

    tjcrewsbooks says: "Great listening experience!"
    "Must listen for historic lovers"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Aviators again? Why?

    One of the best listens I have done. With the three aviators the history of flight and it's impact on travel and war. I knew about Lindy, Doolittle , and Rickenbacker but the new facts I learned about their lives and contributions were numerous. Reader was great.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7712)
    Performance
    (6962)
    Story
    (6962)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Another Grisham Classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Have enjoyed all of Grishams books and this on is no different. Lots of twists and turns and hard to stop listening .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Morton A. Meyers
    • Narrated By Richard Waterhouse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Happy Accidents is a fascinating, entertaining, and highly accessible look at the surprising role serendipity has played in some of the most important medical discoveries in the 20th century. What do penicillin, chemotherapy drugs, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in common? They were each discovered accidentally, stumbled upon in the search for something else. In discussing medical breakthroughs, Dr. Morton Meyers makes a cogent, highly engaging argument for a more creative, rather than purely linear, approach to science. And it may just save our lives!

    Frank says: "Medicine needs Serendipity"
    "Medicine needs Serendipity"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This was a very enjoyable book on why we had some of the medical advances that are so important to us. It may have been by accident but it took someone to see and understand it. A great read for any medical professional or anyone who enjoys science or serendipity

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (3767)
    Performance
    (3337)
    Story
    (3346)

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "Gladwell never disappoints"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does David and Goliath rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Gladwells books are always thought provoking and this one makes us think about the underdogs and how they have had success in overcoming their disadvantages. Maybe David should have been favored . Another great Gladwell book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Sherwin B. Nuland
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Discover medical science's extraordinary journey from a time when even the slightest cut held the threat of infection and death to today's era of routine organ transplants and daily headlines about the mysteries of DNA and the human genome. What major discoveries made this transition possible? Who were the fascinating individuals responsible for those discoveries, and what qualities prepared each of them for their unique roles in medical history? These 12 compelling lectures draw on the lives of medicine's greatest contributors to tell the human story behind the development of Western scientific medicine.

    Mark E Faith says: "Great Review of Medicine's history"
    "Why we do what we do"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography in three words, what would they be?

    This is a great book with the history of western medicine and how the things we do now came about . Every physician should listen to this.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (928)
    Performance
    (847)
    Story
    (856)

    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Benoibe says: "Best book of the year!"
    "A Great Book and Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have been a member of audible for years and this is one of the best ever. The story is well researched and the history that occurs during the time makes it difficult to put down, Recommend this to anyone if you like rowing or not. Will not disappoint


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sideways

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Rex Pickett
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    Sideways is the story of two friends, Miles and Jack, going away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single: pinot, putting, and prowling bars. In the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country.

    C. D Strother says: "if you liked the movie, you will like the book"
    "One of the best I have listened to"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Sideways rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the most enjoyable books I have ever listened to. I enjoyed the wine setting in the book but the humor and interaction was great. If looking for an escape from the world of pain and horror then this book won't disapoint. Scott Bick is the best


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10794)
    Performance
    (6822)
    Story
    (6853)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "one of the best"
    Overall

    One of the best I have listened to. Not only did I enjoy the book but learned much history that would have never heard. A great listen

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.