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Robert Pruitt

Rob Pruitt

Fort Worth, TX | Member Since 2014

  • 5 reviews
  • 46 ratings
  • 215 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015

  • Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Phil Robertson
    • Narrated By Al Robertson, Phil Robertson

    This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business. Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson’s passion for duck hunting. An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master’s degree in English. But Phil’s eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky....

    calluna13 says: ""Redneck" does not necessarily mean unintelligent"
    "A simple book with a message that isn't so simple"

    I think many of us who watch "Duck Dynasty" know that even though Phil doesn't usually have a whole lot to say, there is a lot going on with this man behind the scenes. This book confirms that. It's a really inspiring story and having completed it I feel like I have a positive role model to follow after. Great book!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

    Elisa says: "Some good, some bad"
    "A guided tour through the recent past"

    A very in-depth and personal guided tour of the recent past. although given from a more liberal perspective then I typically enjoy, it was nice to hear Ken Follet's point of view. surprisingly, this book increased my appreciation for Gorbachev as also an important leader in the collapse of communism.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill, Sharon Lechter (editor)
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller, Phil Gigante

    In 1938, just after publication of his all-time best-seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill revealed that he had broken the Devil’s Code, forcing him to confess his secrets. The resulting manuscript - Outwitting the Devil - proved so controversial, it was hidden for more than 70 years. Now, Sharon Lechter brings us this important book, annotating and editing it for a contemporary audience. Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals....

    Chelsea says: "the most powerful information of your life"
    "Great Book if not for Ms. Lechter"

    Timeless advice and truly genius insights of Napoleon hill are regularly and even frequently interrupted by Mrs. Lechter. It's a lot like coming to a conference to hear Albert Einstein speak and having a high school student on stage frequently interrupt and give their knee-jerk insights.....and this happens every 5 minutes. Each time this woman speaks I am ripped out of my zone of concentration and utterly annoyed. I quit listening to this audiobook twice because of this woman, finally just powering through it because of the wisdom of Napoleon Hill. The book is ahead of its time to say the least but I would pay 3 credits to NOT have Mrs. Lechter's comments involved.
    I bought the physical book in order to avoid this womans comments and THEY ARE THERE TOO! At least in the book they are in italics and therefore easy to skip.
    Let me please quote my audible rantings while driving to Mrs. Lechter. SHUT UP! SHUT UP!!!! SHHHHUUUTT UPPPPP!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

    Hugh says: "Accidentally Good"
    "A survival manual disguised as a great story!"
    If you could sum up Patriots in three words, what would they be?

    I can't speak highly enough about this book. It combines a highly detailed survival manual complete with tactics, specific equipment, philosophy and community into a highly entertaining story. After quickly being absorbed in a fantastic and thrilling story you realize. Wow, I'm being educated here. It's also cutting edge stuff.

    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The story keeps you riveted in large part because of the real plausibility of the events. Everything from how the collapse begins to initial and misguided attempts to re-start government are quite realistic.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't think it's possible to absorb the contents of this book in one sitting. I ended up buying the Kindle version also so that I could more easily reference the details later. I intend on listening again after I finish the sequel "The Survivors".

    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

    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"
    "Inspiring, educational and entertaining."
    Would you consider the audio edition of No Easy Day to be better than the print version?

    The narration really added a lot to the delivery of the story. I prefer this to the print version.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Easy Day?

    I was particularly impressed with the insights into the life of Navy SEALS and the details of their day-to-day life. The account of the killing of Osama Bin Laden was just a bonus.

    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    He sounds like a convincing SEAL and has good inflection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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