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Doug Baringer

Sublette, KS USA | Member Since 2009

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  • How Do You Kill Eleven Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More than You Think

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Andy Andrews
    • Narrated By Andy Andrews
    Overall
    (242)
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    (218)
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    (217)

    If the truth is what sets us free, what does it mean to live in a society where truth is absent? How do truth and lies in the past shape our destiny today? Through the lens of the Holocaust, best-selling author Andy Andrews examines the critical need for truth in our relationships, our communities, and our government.

    Ella says: "Quick and Powerful"
    "This should be required reading for everyone."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the most important thing is the truth, and the truth is being withheld from all Americans.


    What other book might you compare How Do You Kill Eleven Million People? to and why?

    Alike in value and different in subject is Amity Schlaes "The Forgotton Man" Both books are based on how we are manipulated by the people we elect. Both happened in approximately the same time frame and both have scary parralells with today. We must take care that we make wise decisions in whom we can trust to lead us.


    Have you listened to any of Andy Andrews???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The interview with the author was very telling. He is, in my estimation, a very honest person who truely wants the best for our country, by getting the electorate informed and engaged.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cowley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer’s experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of “carrier-world,” from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of 5,000 to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear.

    Doug Baringer says: "Could have been great"
    "Could have been great"
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    I hold the militay in very high regard. The job they do and the conditions they face are tremendous. Mr. Dyer does a poor job of emphasizing this and a better job of making the story about him, and his own views. His homophile remarks along with his complete disdain for anyone who is not an atheist are very off putting. I istened to the whole thing, but in truth, it seemed like a waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4957)
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    (2068)
    Story
    (2060)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "I wish I could have heard the whole thing!"
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    This is a very good story, and it ties a lot of things together. However, the 3rd, 5th & 6th parts all just ended, as in mid sentence. I don't think I missed a whole lot, but it is aggravating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    In No One Left to Lie To, a New York Times best-seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right, and he argues that the president's personal transgressions were ultimately inseparable from his political corruption.

    Doug Baringer says: "SLICK WILLIE"
    "SLICK WILLIE"
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    A very well thought out book. I thought that Clinton was the worst liar we ever had in the Oval Office, and this book darn near proves it. The current president takes the cake though.

    3 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Appeal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2011)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (425)

    In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

    teresa says: "no wonder it was on sale"
    "Times change"
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    I have always enjoyed the work of John Grisham, he is a marvelous storyteller. I have read / listened to many of his novels, and just previously listened to Calico Joe, a wonderful story. I found myself though, not going along with the storyline in this book. The predominant theme is "Evil Big Business" vs, the good guys. I really got a kick out of the "American Rifle Association" mentioned several times as being on the side of the bad guys. I am not finished listening to this, but I am sure the right leaning groups running Ron Fisk will get there come uppance, as well they should....... from the leftist slant that the story is written on.
    I submit to you though that the left is just as crafty, abusive and manipulative as any of the 'bad guys' that Grisham writes about. Look at some of the character assasinations that the left have perpetrated on good, well grounded impartial jurists going clear back into the 60's & 70's. Shiela Mc Carthy has nothing to gripe about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By David Barton
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again. In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Stolen History"
    "Don't let 'em fool you!"
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    If you could sum up The Jefferson Lies in three words, what would they be?

    opened my eyes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jefferson, of course. He truely was a visionary. He was logical, fair minded and grounded in God our Father.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the rebuking of the oft repeated myth that T.J. was secular because of a single line taken from a letter referring to the separation of church and state, and the reasoning behind it.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Wheeler
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
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    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Witness to Gettysburg brings the bloodiest, most crucial battle of the Civil War to life through on-the-spot eyewitness accounts. From the courageous fighting men and officers to the civilians watching as the conflict raged through their towns, from the reporters riding with the regiments to the children excited or terrified by the titanic drama unfolding before them, each account stems from personal experience and blends with the whole to create a startlingly vivid tapestry of war. In their own words, and through the eyes of their closest aides, such commanders as Robert E. Lee, Jeb Stuart, and George Meade.

    George says: "Incredible"
    "The most interesting way to look at this event."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone, history buff or not.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unique perspective of the civilians involved in the battle is something I have not heard or read before.


    Which character ??? as performed by Bronson Pinchot ??? was your favorite?

    They are all very good, especially the southern voices.


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

    It did not make me cry and it is not a subject that lends itself to laughter, but some of the little personal details really made me think about just what the battle of Gettysburg was really all about.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By William Rosen
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (53)
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    (53)

    Award-winning author William Rosen tells the story of the men responsible for the Industrial Revolution and the machine that drove it: the steam engine.

    Joshua Kim says: "Excellent"
    "a great story!"
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    What did you love best about The Most Powerful Idea in the World?

    I think this is the best overall look at the industrialization of the world that I have ever read. It touches not only on the how and why of the IR, but looks at some of the emotional aspects as well as scientific. My avocation is wood turning, and Mr. Rosen made a pretty good stab at why some of us do these things. The pride & satisfaction of producing a beautiful and useful item is a very valuable thing in itself. I do have to take exception to the use of the terms CE and BCE because believe me, what happened when Christ was here briefly was not common but extraordinary.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Buried Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (1200)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (652)

    Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a “private spy” who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, to widespread acclaim from the critics and wild enthusiasm from the readers, in the New York Times best-selling novel Vanished. Now, in Buried Secrets, Nick Heller returns, finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death situation that’s both high-profile and intensely personal.

    Amazon Customer says: "Entertaining and Riveting Listening"
    "voices, details"
    Overall

    good story! clever plot line and good character developement. the upward rising tone of the young people is very aggravating. i did not know that the valley girls moved from cal to boston. and by the way, you don't "cock the trigger" on a revolver.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Jefferson Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1159)
    Performance
    (701)
    Story
    (698)

    Four United States presidents have been assassinated - in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963 - each murder seemingly unrelated and separated by time. But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in the United States Constitution - contained within Article 1, Section 8 - that would shock Americans? This question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure. When a bold assassination attempt is made against President Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the killing....

    Eric says: "Great listen; great narration, worth the credit"
    "THE JEFFERSON KEY: A NOVEL"
    Overall

    THIS IS A FINE MYSTERY AS ALL OF STEVE BERRY'S STORIES ARE. MR. BERRY DOES NEED TO GET SOME ADVICE ON FIREARMS THOUGH. A GOOD CONSULTANT MIGHT BE IN ORDER FOR WRITING ABOUT THE USE OF FIREARMS. BEING A "GUN GUY", I NOTICED A FEW ERRORS IN THE NARRATIVE. REVOLVERS ARE SELDOM USED FOR CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS AS A SOUND SUPRESSED HANDGUN BECAUSE OF THE BARRELL/CYLINDER GAP. THEY ALSO ARE USUALLY LIMITED TO FEWER CARTRIDGES THAN MOST SEMI-AUTOMATICS. MANY TIMES IN THE ACTION SCENES THE NARRATOR REFERS TO THE SOUND MADE BY A FIREARM AS A "RETORT". IT SHOULD BE "REPORT". A RETORT IS A SNAPPY COME BACK, OR A PIECE OF LABRATORY HARDWARE. THE ONE THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD THOUGH, WAS IN THE SCENE AT MRS. KAISER'S HOME. PARAPHRAISING - "JESSICA HAD BOTH HANDS ON THE TRIGGER" WHAT HE REALLY MEANT WAS THAT SHE WAS HOLDING THE WEAPON IN A TWO HANDED GRIP, WITH HER FINGER STILL ON THE TRIGGER. IF NOVELISTS ARE GOING TO WRITE ABOUT GUNFIGHTS, THEY SHOULD LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT THAT REALLY ENTAILS. I WAS IMPRESSED THOUGH, THAT MR. BERRY DID NOT REFER TO MAGAZINES AS "CLIPS" I SALUTE YOU FOR THAT. I REALLY ENJOYED THE NOVEL, GREAT IMAGINATION EVIDENT THERE!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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