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Chris

Stratford, CT | Member Since 2013

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  • 1812: The Navy's War

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George C. Daughan
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (237)

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open ocean but America's war fleet, only 20 ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed to take the fight to the British and turn the tide of the war.

    K. Winters says: "Fantastic, if complicated, account of the war"
    "Compelling!"
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    Would you listen to 1812: The Navy's War again? Why?

    I would listen to it again because there is so much detail around the lesser known stories of this important conflict.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

    He has the perfect voice for historical narratives. His transition to British accents was seamless.


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

    Yes. I would actually sit in my car until the end of a chapter.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Maureen McCormick
    • Narrated By Maureen McCormick
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    Marcia Brady, eldest daughter on television's The Brady Bunch, had it all. But what viewers didn't know about the always sunny, perfect Marcia was that off-screen, her real-life counterpart, Maureen McCormick was living a very different - and not-so-wonderful - life. Maureen tells the shocking and inspirational true story of the beloved teen and the woman she became.

    Alycia says: "Very engaging!"
    "Gripping"
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    What made the experience of listening to Here's the Story the most enjoyable?

    Maureen McCormick has a very nice voice - easy to listen to.


    What about Maureen McCormick’s performance did you like?

    She came across as being very sincere


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

    Yes - it really was.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be honest in saying that my primary interest in listening to this book was to hear about her days on the Brady Bunch. I, like a lot of guys back in the 70's, had a big crush on her (or more accurately - a crush on her character). What I didn't expect was how the emotional story of her family life had a grip on me from beginning to end. I found myself walking the dog a little longer and taking longer routes home to maximize my time listening to this book. That's when you know you're listening to a good audiobook. Though she had a huge drug problem and a couple of abortions - somehow I felt like she was still Marcia-like. It's hard to explain that statement - I think you'll have to listen to the book to see if you agree.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Adam Makos
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (988)
    Performance
    (905)
    Story
    (914)

    Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail - a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger.

    JerryL says: "An Absolutely Incredcredible Audiobook!"
    "Wow........just "wow""
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    Where does A Higher Call rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ranks in the top 3 audiobooks I've listened to. Enthralling from the first chapter and it never let up.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The heroism of the pilots on both sides. It just adds credence to the thought that this was the "greatest generation" not only here - but in Germany, too.


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    Franz Stigler, was my favorite character, of course.


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

    "Chivalry among the knights of the sky"


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a student of the second world war, or if you just enjoy human interest stories - this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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