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Mike

Dallas, OR | Listener Since 2002

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  • Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court's Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Antonin Scalia
    • Narrated By Wyntner Woody
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Brilliant. Colorful. Visionary. Tenacious. Witty. Since his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has been described as all of these things, and for good reason.

    george says: "Thank God for a leader like Mr. Scalia"
    "A great compilation of Scalia's writings!"
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    I has suspected as much from Antonin Scalia! He's a remarkable intellect, and a great justice! There are many facets of American life that would be better had he been in the majority, instead of the minority!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    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"
    "Interested in the story, but dislike the reader"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Black Ops to be better than the print version?

    It was an interesting book, but I didn't appreciate the reader's condescending tone!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The book could have taken a more center of the road position.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mirron Willis’s performances?

    NO!


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Jesus: A History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1570)
    Performance
    (1366)
    Story
    (1385)

    Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

    christina m. groetzinger says: "Interesting Listening Experience"
    "This is a history!"
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    What did you love best about Killing Jesus?

    It was only a history of Jesus last days, and of the Romans who killed him.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the fact that the authors didn't try to claim that he was the Christ.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1149)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (193)

    David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married and has been primed for a run for Congress. But when the phone rings and he hears the voice of Hana Arif, the Palestinian woman with whom he had a passionate affair in law school, he begins a completely unexpected journey. The day after Hana's call, the prime minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber - and soon Hana is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder.

    John says: "Exile"
    "It's a good read!!!"
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    This is a very good explanation of the difference between western views and Islamic views.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Custer

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (17)

    Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry crafts works synonymous with the grandeur and beauty of the American West. Here McMurtry turns his attention to George A. Custer, a complex man who has captivated historians for over a century. From graduating last in his class at West Point to leading the ill-fated 7th Cavalry in the attack at Little Bighorn, Custer forged a legacy - still very much alive today - as one of the West's most enduring historical figures.

    Mike says: "A story that needed to be told!"
    "A story that needed to be told!"
    Overall
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    I learned more about General Custer than I learned by going to the battlefield. It was very worthwhile.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5250)
    Performance
    (4444)
    Story
    (4457)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Tim says: "Brilliant Sequel"
    "What's the final book going to cover?"
    Overall
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    Follett is a remarkable writer! I wonder what he'll pick as the subject of the final book of the trilogy?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Eric Blehm
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1149)
    Performance
    (1043)
    Story
    (1056)

    When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

    M. Kuhnert says: "Moving"
    "The most fantastic biography I've read!"
    Overall
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    This is a biography of a young man whose life was dedicated to the USA, and all that it stands for. His remarkable life, with its downs and ups, are a testament to faith in a loving God!

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Phyllis Schlafly, George Neumayr
    • Narrated By Dianna Dorman
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    The Obama administration’s overreaching and pervasive secularist policies represent the greatest government-directed assault on religious freedom in American history. So argues conservative movement leader Phyllis Schlafly and journalist George Neumayr. In No Higher Power, Schlafly and Neumayr show how Obama is waging war on our religious liberties and actively working to create one nation under him rather than one nation under God.

    K. Holley says: "Great Book"
    "I never knew the extent that Obama has succeeded!"
    Overall
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    Ms. Shlafly has done us a great service by compiling all those facts about Obama's action against believers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (3607)
    Performance
    (3226)
    Story
    (3255)

    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"
    "It's understandable why the author wrote this book"
    Overall
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    The author should be proud of his accomplishments in protecting our freedom! He should be applauded......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Paul Kengor
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him "Frank." Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president. Although other radical influences on Obama - from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers-have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an "important influence" on Obama....

    Mike says: "So that's where Obama got many of his ideas!"
    "So that's where Obama got many of his ideas!"
    Overall
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    I was surprised to see the Chicago/Hawaii connection in the relationship between Frank Davis and Barack Obama. The book also explains why Obama tries to keep his academic career secret.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jonathan Cahn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cahn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1003)
    Performance
    (895)
    Story
    (909)

    Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications.

    Ryan says: "Makes you think..."
    "A fascinating prediction....right out of the bible"
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    I was skeptical when I bought this book, but the author has me convinced that he's parlayed the prophet Isaiah into the modern era. But, this one was a revelation of the first magnitude.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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