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David

SMYRNA, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford and the Most Important Car Ever Made

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Richard Snow
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    In many ways, Henry Ford's story is well-known; in many more ways, it is not. Richard Snow masterfully weaves together a fascinating narrative of Ford's rise to fame through his greatest invention, the Model T. A highly pleasurable listen, filled with scenes and incidents from Ford's life, I Invented the Modern Age shows Richard Snow at the height of his powers as a popular historian and reclaims from history Henry Ford, the remarkable man who, indeed, invented the modern world as we know it.

    Jean says: "A Complicated Man"
    "Did not expect it to be so interesting..."
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Yes... very riveting book... I rarely have time to sit and read.. I went through this book why too fast... I will be doing it again...


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    The factors that came together to creat the assembly line.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    The assembly line or development of the modern engine.. makes me feel like the age of discovery, at least the phase I would have fit in has past..


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Made me think what it took to bring it all together... excelent narrator...


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Great narrative. .. I don't usually read bios but really enjoyed this book.. nice surprize...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24961)
    Performance
    (22917)
    Story
    (22922)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "Good book, fun distraction"
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    was recommended by "getting smarter everyday" web site... can say I'm glad I listened... I enjoyed it... actually was different from my usual historic books...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Center: A Marine Sniper's Two-Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ed Kugler
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Raw, straightforward, and powerful, Ed Kugler's account of his two years as a Marine scout-sniper in Vietnam vividly captures his experiences there - the good, the bad, and the ugly. After enlisting in the Marines at 17, then being wounded in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis, Kugler arrived in Vietnam in early 1966. As a new sniper with the 4th Marines, Kugler picked up bush skills while attached to 3d Force Recon Company, and then joined the grunts.

    brent marsingill says: "Awesome!"
    "really good book... honest and real..."
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    being retired military I joined after Vietnam and the stupidity that he went through was there for many years after... his closing comments really sum things up.. thank you for your perspective and thank you for serving...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2737)
    Performance
    (2411)
    Story
    (2416)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "Good book, I was in Dallas when it happened.."
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    Where does Killing Kennedy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Almost as good as killing Lincoln, but not as much depth


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Would loved to have more information on what Oswald was doing...


    Which character – as performed by Bill O'Reilly – was your favorite?

    JFK was the best, but understanding what Jacky was a new insite


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Just Jacky's reaction... Makes your heart hurt for her.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, wish more depth on those involved. But probably very speculative at best.... I grew up in Dallas and was very young when JFK was killed and remember bits and pieces barely, and have studied this for a long time just to understand why someone would do this... Have to admit, this is the cleanest account of what happened... Very clear meaning, not filled with personal opinion...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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