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  • Jerusalem: The Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (153)

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today’s clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice - in heaven and on earth.

    Ethan M. says: "In-depth and gripping history of 3,000 years"
    "Biblical history comes alive"
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    Would you listen to Jerusalem again? Why?

    I would gladly listen again because of the richness of the narrative.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It flows so compellingly. It is like listening to a historical novel.


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

    He brings a richness that makes the story come alive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. 25 hours is a long time for one sitting, but it is well worth setting aside like the intermissions in long movies of years ago.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6999)
    Performance
    (6106)
    Story
    (6101)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    T. Edwards says: "Tremendously Enlightening, could not put it down"
    "Eye Opening"
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    Good look at one man's vision of our recent and ongoing wars in the Middle East

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tom Reiss
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (353)

    Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex Dumas has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: The wronged man in search of justice. Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and then topped his previous feats by leading a raid up a frozen cliff face....

    Jean says: "Truth more unbelivable than fiction"
    "Great Historial Insights Revealed"
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    Where does The Black Count rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks right up at the top with my favorite Clive Cussler and Bernard Cornwell novels. It smacks of true history!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Black Count was my favorite character. His story was so compelling. The book made him really come to life.


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

    A wonderful French language pronunciation


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

    The Real Count of Monte Cristo


    Any additional comments?

    It was difficult to take breaks from the book. I did not want to put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Digital Fortress

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2239)
    Performance
    (760)
    Story
    (775)

    When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

    Amy says: "Meh..."
    "Riviting and Exciting"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Digital Fortress to be better than the print version?

    I don't know?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Digital Fortress?

    When the lights went out.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Spellbinding at times.


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

    I was enthralled.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Great listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deception Point: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3130)
    Performance
    (1116)
    Story
    (1125)

    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

    Mark says: "Some people are too picky -- This is a must"
    "Exciting"
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    What did you love best about Deception Point?

    Great story, Great read, Great narration!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense and excitement!


    Which character – as performed by Richard Poe – was your favorite?

    Rachael Sexton


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

    Deception: A Very Tangled Web!


    Any additional comments?

    The real deceiver is so hidden almost until the end. Great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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