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Jacob

Orem, UT, USA

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  • O Jerusalem: Day by Day and Minute by Minute the Historic Struggle for Jerusalem and the Birth of Israel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre
    • Narrated By Theodore Bikel
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    O Jerusalem! is the epic drama of 1948, when Arabs and Jews fought for control of the city of Jerusalem. This story traverses centuries and continents, covering the time between WWII and the creation of the independent state of Israel. Based on five years of intensive research and thousands of interviews, this is a story of courage, terrorism, heroism, and ultimately, war.

    Aaron says: "Excellent book!"
    "Great story, great information, and great narrator"
    Overall

    Narrator review: The best narrator I've had for an audio book. His accent was not thick enough to make it hard to understand, it was just enough of an accent to make listening to him very enjoyable.

    Book review: Extremely informative and very detailed. Sometimes the names went in one ear and out the other (too many of them to remember) but the story never did. Flowed very well and very intense!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1308)
    Performance
    (585)
    Story
    (583)

    This is a sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans, and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States.

    John says: "Riveting... Sobering... Chilling..."
    "Very informational"
    Overall

    A great book with the information that I was hoping to get out of it! Extremely informative about the history and events leading up to 911. A great insight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies' Table - Our Journey Through the Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    Is it really possible to love one's enemies? That's the question that sparked a fascinating and, at times, terrifying journey into the heart of the Middle East during the summer of 2008. It was a trip that began in Egypt, passed beneath the steel-and-glass high-rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound through the bullet-pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, before ending at the cradle of the world's three major religions: Jerusalem.

    Roy says: "Love Your Enemies?"
    "Meh"
    Overall

    A good book if you are looking for an idea what the emotional trip through the Middle East is like. Not very good for information. The author talks more about how scared he is, then anything else. He comes across as a big sissy really. The interviews he conducts are all the same questions to each person and you see an obvious pattern just after a few interviews.

    I enjoyed some of his side stories (especially the fictional one) more then the actual content of his book. I think a story about Carl's life (the author's partner throughout the book) would have made for a much more interesting story.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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