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bill

Allyn, Washington, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Conqueror: A Novel of Kublai Khan

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (170)

    The novels of Conn Iggulden bring the past to thrilling life, from ancient Rome to 13th-century Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Now he delivers the spectacular story of the rise of Genghis Khan’s grandson, a man destined to become one of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived - the legendary Kublai Khan.

    Squeak says: "Great Finish to the Khan Historical Fiction Series"
    "Good listen!"
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    If you could sum up Conqueror in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining story


    What did you like best about this story?

    the innerconnections of the brothers


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

    equal


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

    the same as the book


    Any additional comments?

    Conn Iggulden is an excellent storyteller!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (6448)
    Performance
    (4443)
    Story
    (4421)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "enjoyable1"
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    Spellbounding story and a great narrator!
    Enjoyed every minute of it
    Jack is one of my favorate book characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robin Olds, Christina Olds, Ed Rasimus
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (421)

    A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army. In World War II, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—a double ace with twelve aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend.

    R. A. Frank says: "Top Notch Audiobook"
    "inside look of air Warfare"
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    Excellent book
    Robin had a great heart
    It must have been great to serve under him
    Would recommend this book to anyone interested in air combat

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual - The Biggest Bank Failure in American History

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kirsten Grind
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in the autumn of 2008, and its controversial sale to JPMorgan Chase, is an astonishing account of how one bank lost itself to greed and mismanagement, and how the entire financial industry - and even the entire country - lost its way as well. Kirsten Grind’s The Lost Bank is a magisterial and gripping account of these events.

    Johnnie Walker says: "Sad and Angry by Turn"
    "Best book on understanding the bank failures"
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    The story is compelling and well written
    The author paints a narrowed look into Washington Mutual's problems and also paints this into the broad sweep of what was happening around America.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1413)
    Performance
    (698)
    Story
    (708)

    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    A User says: "The Mountains of Spain"
    "Excellent story and writing"
    Overall
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    Story

    Hemingway at his best
    Character development slow
    I felt I knew many of the people in a way that many books do not accomplish.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Old Man and the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Donald Sutherland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1394)
    Performance
    (800)
    Story
    (801)

    The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

    Dave says: "Truly a Classic"
    "Classic book!"
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    Ernest Hemingway is such a classic writer!
    The story and production were the greatest!
    Would recommend the book to anyone
    An inspirational, depressing and uplifting read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (660)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (587)

    It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

    Michael says: "Obama Fans Aren't Going to Like This Book!"
    "excellent review of Obama's first term"
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    The last chapter is worth the price
    It summarizes the issues that the candidates should be addressing
    The book gives insight into Obama's white house and who is involved with decisions.
    The author interviewed 200 people before writing the book

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Calico Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (799)
    Performance
    (700)
    Story
    (696)

    Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

    Carolyn Hathaway says: "Baseball fans only"
    "Neat Sport's Book!"
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    Would you listen to Calico Joe again? Why?

    I would listen to Joe again--a great story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enjoyed the intermingling of the old 1973 Cubs and the story


    What does Erik Singer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator gave a good visual image of the story


    Who was the most memorable character of Calico Joe and why?

    The Dad was the most memorable---the "old baseball culture"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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