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Owen

Miami Beach, FL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Special Ops: Brotherhood of War, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (133)

    In November 1964, Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara went to the Congo with two hundred men, intent on making it his first step in taking over Africa and South America. He failed, thanks in large part to the efforts of an intrepid band of Green Berets. Licking his wounds, he retreated to Cuba to recruit more men and try the same thing in Bolivia. He failed there, too. In fact, he died there, and thus, despite his incompetence, became a glorious martyr to the cause. But who was trying to kill him, really - and who was trying to keep him alive?

    Jean says: "The Congo & Che Guevara"
    "Never ending Act 1"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Special Ops?

    After 14 hours of listening I feel I am still in Act 1. The plot never seems to evolve.
    My biggest issue? The mispronouncing of Guevara's name. Mispronouncing a non-English name is unforgivable, particularly for an audio book! Laziness or lack of interest. And having to listen to the mispronunciation hundreds of times drove me crazy until I gave up and stopped listening.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Never got to it.


    What didn’t you like about Eric G. Dove’s performance?

    Did not bother to learn the proper pronunciation of Guevara.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Wasted my time...perhaps learned some historical events.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Overton Window

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1171)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (420)

    A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

    Ray says: "It Could Happen Soon"
    "Great fictional wrapper to a..."
    Overall

    Good fiction by definition is believable. Beck has been able to wrap the reality of what is the
    "overturn window" in our political life today into a very well written and entertaining fictional novel. Even the non-involved politically can enjoy the story although they'll miss the message. The narrator was excellent. I would recommend the time it takes to listen to this audible book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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