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Josh

Seattle, WA, United States | Listener Since 2008

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  • Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (261)

    Gates of Fire puts you at the side of valiant Spartan warriors in 480 BC for the bloody, climactic battle at Thermopylae. There, a few hundred of Sparta’s finest sacrificed their lives to hold back the invading Persian millions. The time they bought enabled the Greeks to rally - saving, according to ancient historian Herodotus, “Western democracy and freedom from perishing in the cradle.” How did the Spartans accomplish this superhuman feat? This is what the King of Persia hopes to learn from the sole Spartan survivor.

    Darwin8u says: "Tell the Spartans, stranger passing by"
    "Finaly"
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    Story
    Where does Gates of Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love this story. Made the audio book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    History, battle, love. everything


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

    No


    Who was the most memorable character of Gates of Fire and why?

    The Spartan Phalanx.


    Any additional comments?

    I have waited for audible to get this story in the unabridged for a long time. Several suggestion letters later its here!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden - from 9-11 to Abbottabad

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Peter L. Bergen
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (201)

    From the author of the New York Times best-selling Holy War, Inc., this is the definitive account of the decade-long manhunt for the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden. Al Qaeda expert and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen paints a multidimensional picture of the hunt for bin Laden over the past decade, including the operation that killed him.

    Betty says: "DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!"
    "Came out fast, waiting for something better."
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    Where does Manhunt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it doesn't, but that does not mean its bad, just not great.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    a history that we all know. During the story I keep thinking where I was, what I was doing during this time.


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

    ?


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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