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Alexander

Malmo, Sweden | Member Since 2010

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  • Men in Green Faces: A Novel of U.S. Navy SEALs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Gene Wentz, B. Abell Jurus
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (128)

    Gene Wentz's Men in Green Faces is the classic novel of Vietnam that inspired a generation of SEALs. Here is the story of a good soldier trained to be part of an elite team of warriors - and of the killing grounds where he was forever changed. Gene Michaels carries an M-60, 800 rounds, and a Bible. The ultimate SEAL, he also carries a murderous grudge against a bloodthirsty colonel who was once one of their own.

    Shere says: "Realistic views of Viet Nam missions"
    "Thrilling"
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    What made the experience of listening to Men in Green Faces the most enjoyable?

    It is a combination of a tense, breath-taking plot and excellent performance of the narrator that makes me want to listen again and again. The story is highly dynamic, it captivates the listener and makes it really hard to pause the narrative just for a little while.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Men in Green Faces?

    The reconciliation of the main character after his long-awaited vendetta.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Gurner – was your favorite?

    Gene Michaels


    If you could rename Men in Green Faces, what would you call it?

    Can't think of a better name.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3547)
    Performance
    (3176)
    Story
    (3204)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "Had much higher expectations"
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    Would you try another book from Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer and/or Holter Graham?

    Well, probably no, I won't. Mark Owen isn't that great writer. As he himself confesses in this book he doesn't have a great sense of humour and thus his writing feels really "dry". Holter Graham's narration is solid, but it is the weak plot or a lack of it thereof which makes listening rather boring.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer ? Why or why not?

    No, I won't.


    Did Holter Graham do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    It is an autobiography, so there weren't that many characters. In general, I think that the narration was OK.


    Did No Easy Day inspire you to do anything?

    No, it didn't.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tao of Pooh

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Benjamin Hoff
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (700)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (627)

    Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey.

    Gavin says: "Simply Pooh"
    "Original and Inspiring"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Tao of Pooh the most enjoyable?

    Frankly speaking, I am stunned. I have read Tao Te Ching, but barely understood anything, and this book came as a key for me. It actually inspired me not only to reread the aforementioned work, but also the adventures of the Pooh.


    What other book might you compare The Tao of Pooh to and why?

    Nothing comes to mind really - I haven't came across anything like this before.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final scene. Brilliant and captivating. In a sense nothing could possibly make a better culmination for this spiritual journey.


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

    Laughed at lots of places.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like to see more audiobooks by Benjamin Hoff at audible.com. So far this is the only work available.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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