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Michael

Tell us about yourself! - i'm Mike

Scotch Plains, NJ, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3650)
    Performance
    (3265)
    Story
    (3295)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "First hand account of an elite navy seal"
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    I looked up this book after the various 'controversy' about it came out. I decided to listen to it regardless of whether Mark Owen acted correctly or not with regards to "secrets." I enjoyed the story a lot, and would recommend it to anyone interested in the military or just in the raid itself. I wasn't crazy about the narration - the narrator sounded a bit 'young' and didn't fit the 'grizzled hard core military' type guy but he did an admirable job keeping it entertaining. If you're interested in the Osama bin Laden mission, this is an excellent account. If you're interested in elite military forces, I would recommend "Inside Delta Force" as that book goes into more detail about training and day-to-day operations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Eric L. Haney
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1386)
    Performance
    (1186)
    Story
    (1195)

    Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

    Darwin8u says: "Informative & Entertaining Memoir >|< Myth"
    "Wow! what a thrill"
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    This book made me wish for traffic jams so that I could listen to it more. It's a first hand account of the selection, training and day-to-day operations of the most elite military group in the US. Fantastic listen and an excellent narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jesse Bering
    • Narrated By Jesse Bering
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (162)

    Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does “free will” really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior.

    Prairie says: "Entertaining"
    "Hilarious and informative"
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    This book was a lot of fun. It's sort of a "questions you were afraid to ask" kind of book and Jesse does an excellent job narrating it. It's full of cheesy but funny puns and addresses all sorts of issues you've likely never read about but were interested in. Definitely worth a listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (19053)
    Performance
    (14822)
    Story
    (14769)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Funny and entertaining book - worth a listen"
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    If you enjoy Tina Fey's SNL work or the type of humor on 30 Rock, you'll love this book. It's written in Tina Fey's signature style. While at times it can go on for a while without any jokes or funny quips, it's still an interesting, biographical account of her life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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