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CARY, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

  • 6 reviews
  • 61 ratings
  • 277 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015

  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, R.N., Robert W. Sears, M.D., and others
    • Narrated By Mel Foster, Sherry Adams Foster

    The million-copy best seller by "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) has now been revised, expanded, and brought thoroughly up-to-date—with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development. The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and as parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not for me."
    "Informative and....LONG!!"
    What did you like best about The Baby Book? What did you like least?

    The author has a lot of experience and some very good direction on raising a child.

    Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?


    What three words best describe Mel Foster and Sherry Adams Foster ’s performance?

    Okay, Decent, Vocal ;)

    Was The Baby Book worth the listening time?

    No, I bought this book when my wife was 8 months pregnant and finished it last week. Our daughter just graduated from high-school. (not true)

    Any additional comments?

    The advice is spot on but very repetitive.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Ethan Hawke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

    W. Seligman says: "What more can be said?"
    "Not what I expected...but worth the listen"

    I've been listening to Masters of the Air and needed a break for some fiction. This book did a great job of giving a clear idea of the reality of war. As a Iraq combat veteran I've always been annoyed by the fact that most military story's are told in the context of soldiers who are big men. Slaughter House 5 spent a lot of time on the fact that soldiers are really what any professional aged adult would consider boys.
    All in all it was a very enjoyable listen.

    One warning, there is a lot of science alien stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "Worth your time!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich the most enjoyable?

    If you are a WWII buff like me your always looking for a new perspective. This book give it to you.

    What other book might you compare The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich to and why?

    First one I've listened to like this.

    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    Great performance. Its not easy to keep my attention for this long but he did.

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

    Hitlers was a D*ck

    Any additional comments?

    great context for any WWII listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Fred Haynes, James A. Warren
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    It was the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history, claiming a third of all marines killed in World War II. The relentless fighting on Iwo Jima lasted for 36 days, but most of us only know the iconic photo of five soldiers raising the American flag on Mount Surabachi. For Fred Haynes, a young captain in Combat Team 28, Surabachi was one marker in a ferocious blood-letting against an enemy of 22,000 warriors who were dug into caves and tunnels.

    Jesse says: "Excellent Account of the Battle"
    "Very informative but no Old Breed"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes but only if they are a die hard WWII Pacific reader.

    Would you recommend The Lions of Iwo Jima to your friends? Why or why not?

    Is this the same questions as the one above? Come one're better then that.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was happy when they got past the flag raising. Its an interesting story but it has been told, and told, and told, then told again. I wanted more of the stories from the fox holes. The last 1/4 gave me what I was looking for.

    What else would you have wanted to know about Fred Haynes and James A. Warren ’s life?

    I would have been happy not knowing anything about their lives. To be honest I am really only interested in the top decisions makers and the guys on the front line.

    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking for another WWII Pacific book to add to your list this is a good one.Put this one on the back burner If you haven't listened to With the Old Breed at Peleliu or Unbroken yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Mike says: "Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat"
    "Amazing book that every american should read."
    Where does Lone Survivor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10

    Who was your favorite character and why?


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

    This story is so powerful, its hard to add anything to it. He was wise and made sure he didn't take anything away.

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


    Any additional comments?

    This book brought me to tears many times. The sacrifice that these men made is amazing. Lone Survivor is a must listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Quality Historical Fiction"
    Would you listen to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter again? Why?

    I never re-listen to book but I am glad i listen to this the first time. The premise seems ridiculous and scared me away for a long time but I was pleasantly surprised when I finally picked it up and listened.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

    Getting to know President Lincoln as a true bad ass was the best part of this book. While the context of his badassery was simply silly the fact that he was truly a take names and kick ass man and president was made apparent.

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

    The narrator did a wonderful job of representing the period and characters voices without being over the top. It was clear when the change in narrations from character to character but was not distracting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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