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James A.

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  • Black Ops: The Rise of Special Forces in the C.I.A., The S.A.S., and Mossad

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tony Geraghty
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    After eight challenging years in Afghanistan, the new U.S. strategy, aimed at winning hearts and minds rather than search-and-destroy, refocuses the conflict on Special Forces: unorthodox soldiers who work outside of traditional military forces to combine secret military operations with nation building.

    James A. says: "Dry BUT informative"
    "Dry BUT informative"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would but advise them it is very monotone, but informative.


    Would you recommend Black Ops to your friends? Why or why not?

    Refer above


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Dry and monotone


    Do you think Black Ops needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no.....see above


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mike Ritland
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    The Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors do it all - from detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys. These powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and most highly skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them. This is the tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to train these elite dogs. After becoming a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action, and he instantly knew he'd found his true calling.

    James A. says: "Good listen"
    "Good listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While the content isn't "exciting" it's very educational and well written. I never thought the training of an MWD would be so exhausting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper's Vietnam Story Continues

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Charles Henderson
    • Narrated By Corey M. Snow
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    In the U.S. Marine Corps, the most dangerous job in combat is that of the sniper. With no backup and little communication with the outside world, these men disappear for weeks on end in the wilderness with nothing but intellect and iron will to protect them - as they watch, wait, and finally strike. But of all of the snipers who ever hunted human prey, one man stands above the rest as the most legendary fighting man to ever pull a trigger. That man is Carlos Hathcock.

    James A. says: "Just like Marine stories should be told"
    "Just like Marine stories should be told"
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    A great book to enjoy listening to. A final tribute to White Feather, his work, his legacy, and his life.

    Semper Fi Marine

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Benghazi: The Definitive Report

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Brandon Webb, Jack Murphy
    • Narrated By Melinda Fleming, Salomon Maya
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    On September 12th, 2012, Brandon Webb learned Glen Doherty, one of his closest friends and his former Navy SEAL teammate, was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and two other Americans when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a shocking terrorist attack.

    Adma says: "Narrator is absolutley horrible."
    "comes up short"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Benghazi? What did you like least?

    Not much unfortunately


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brandon Webb and Jack Murphy again?

    Yes of course


    Do you think Benghazi needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No not unless the State Department finally is found totally responsible, and the director at the time is jailed.
    You can only follow-up this book with facts.


    Any additional comments?

    Had you not known the basic events inside the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, then this would be an informational listen. Since the majority of the world already knows this, the audiobook is no more educational.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Bryan Bishop, Adam Carolla (foreword)
    • Narrated By Bryan Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (204)

    At 30 years old Bryan Bishop’s life was right on track: as the sidekick on The Adam Carolla Show, his career was taking off and, newly engaged, his personal life was soaring to new heights. Then he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Suddenly Bryan’s promising future was looking at a troubling schedule of radiation and chemotherapy. But having found refuge in comedy, "Bald Bryan" recounts his alternately heartbreaking and hysterical experience of cancer treatment and recovery.

    Jim Dean says: "Damn funny. Especially considering the subject."
    "This was a great story for BB"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Shrinkage the most enjoyable?

    BB was painfully honest but his voice, and demeanor were so gentle and child-like in sound I had to remember he had brain cancer


    What did you like best about this story?

    Believing a couple so young in their marriage had the desire to make it work and to trust so much in each other is inspirational.


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

    Feeling happier about the condition and the outcome


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just to know that life can definitely give out the lemons for lemonade, but it's alright things can get better, just like BB says


    Any additional comments?

    Great job BB, hope you continue to get well

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

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (1704)
    Performance
    (759)
    Story
    (755)

    In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

    Michael says: "Great listen"
    "Very honest, but could,ve been more specific"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Lone Survivor again? Why?

    Yeah
    It's a great, moving, and inspirational story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Luttrell


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did
    And yes I got emotional but didn't cry


    Any additional comments?

    Should use a narrator with a more "Texas/Luttrell" voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • President Me: The America That's in My Head

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (499)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (459)

    In President Me, Carolla shares his vision for a different, better America free from big issues like big government down to small problems like hotel alarm clock placement. Running on an anti-narcissism platform, President Carolla calls for a return to the values of an earlier time when stew and casserole were on every dinner table and there were no “service dogs” on airplanes. President Me hits right at the heart of what makes our country really annoying, and offers a plan to make all of our lives, but mostly Adam’s, much better.

    Tommy says: "Hilarious and Painfully True"
    "Carolla is good in this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure
    ACE is a good storyteller and this holds up well to his previous books


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ACE
    He's the author, that's why


    Which character – as performed by Adam Carolla – was your favorite?

    Adam Carolla


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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