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Tim

Darien, , CT, USA

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  • Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By James F. Calvert
    • Narrated By Kevin Patrick
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (111)

    In this riveting personal account, an authentic American hero relives the perils and triumphs of eight harrowing patrols aboard one of America's most successful World War II submarines. Courageous deeds and terror-filled moments - as well as the endless hard work of maintaining and operating a combat sub - are vividly recalled in Calvert's candid portrait.

    julie says: "A fascinating view of WW2 Sub Warfare"
    "Great Read"
    Overall

    He was a small cog in the great machinery of WW II but he had a front row seat, which he shares with us. This book gives a glimpse of what the war was like at the point of action. It is not only tremendously enlightening it is very entertaining. If you have an interest in naval military history as told from an individual combatant?s perspective, you should consider this book.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lee Strobel
    • Narrated By Dick Fredricks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (233)

    Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis. Strobel challenges them with questions like. How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Strobel's tough questions make this read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be?

    Jeff says: "Interesting Approach to the New Testament"
    "Not a definitive case for Christ"
    Overall

    Srrobel tries in this book to make the reader feel that he or she is walking with a reporter who is using his years of investigative experience to prove (or disprove) the case for Christ's existence and then the case for his divinity. I enjoyed the book and feel that it does help the lay reader begin to understand that there is a great deal of biblical and non-biblical support for Christ's existence. However, it is more difficult to feel as comfortable about Christ's divinity.

    If your goal were to build a foundation to help support your faith that Christ was God, this book would serve well as perhaps one building block. To make a stronger case that Christ was divine the author should have spent more time interviewing those scholars who hold well-reasoned arguments against the divinity of Christ and dealing with their objections. With this in mind, I would recommend the book and remind people that building a case for Christ and his divinity will be a long journey.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Churchill

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Roy Jenkins
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (179)

    In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

    Karen says: "Best of British Political Soap Opera"
    "A large book for a larger-than-life man"
    Overall

    Generally, this book is considered one of the better biographies of Churchill. Having read a number of them I would agree. The recording itself is well done, though the part that deals with Churchill?s life between the wars is a bit slow and dry. This, however, seems to be the case with any book of this larger-than-life man.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Virtually all Americans above a certain age hold strong opinions about Douglas MacArthur. They either worship him or despise him. This gripping narrative of the General's life is moving because he was a man of vision - majestic, though tragically flawed.

    Tim says: "Outstanding recording of a great book"
    "Outstanding recording of a great book"
    Overall

    You either love or hate Gen. Macarthur, but it is hard not to love this book. When the book was first published, I rushed to buy a copy using what little money I had saved as a teenager. This was money well spent.

    It is with great pleasure that I report that this recording has brought this book back to life for me. Of the dozens of books I have acquired from Audible this one ranks as number one.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Speak Smart: How to Overcome Your Fears and Give Great Speeches

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Julian Fleisher
    • Narrated By Julian Fleisher
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    If you'd rather die a thousand deaths than speak in front of a crowd, this program is for you. Speak Smart shows you how to make effective presentations to any audience, from classmates to colleagues to the local PTA.

    Tim says: "Speak Smart"
    "Speak Smart"
    Overall

    First, the banter and silly voices distract from the content. Second, most of the content was silly and few useful recommendations were made. Third, the book is dated and its references to presentation technology were essentially useless. There are much better books on this topic at Audible.

    29 of 31 people found this review helpful

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