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Dale

Atlantic Beach, FL, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Evan Thomas
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    John Paul Jones is more than a great sea story. Jones is a character for the ages. John Adams called him the "most ambitious and intriguing officer in the American Navy." The renewed interest in the Founding Fathers reminds us of the great men who made this country, but John Paul Jones teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones' spirit was classically American.

    Bruce says: "Swashbuckler or Saviour"
    "Good book, terrible narration"
    Overall

    This is an interesting biography of John Paul Jones, but it is nearly ruined by the narrator. He mangles English pronunciation, not to mention the French (which would be more forgivable). In attempting to give Jones a Scottish accent, he produces a very bad American version of an Irish accent. Buy the book and read it; but don't subject yourself to this particular audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Resistance: A Frenchwoman's Journal of the War

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agnes Humbert, Barbara Mellor
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Agnès Humbert was an art historian in Paris during the German occupation in 1940. Though she might well have weathered the oppressive regime, Humbert was stirred to action by the atrocities she witnessed. In an act of astonishing bravery, she joined forces with several colleagues to form an organized resistance - very likely the first such group to fight back against the occupation. (In fact, their newsletter, Résistance, gave the French Resistance its name.)

    Anne says: "Great listen"
    "great book, horrible narrator"
    Overall

    The narrator's French accent is so bad that it gets in the way of enjoying a superb book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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