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Robert

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  • Ireland

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Frank Delaney
    • Narrated By Frank Delaney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (638)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (177)

    One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced at a house in the Irish countryside. In exchange for a bed and a warm meal, he invites his hosts and their neighbors to join him by the wintry fireside, and begins to tell formative stories of Ireland's history. Ronan, a 9-year-old boy, grows so entranced by the storytelling that, when the old man leaves abruptly under mysterious circumstances, the boy devotes himself to finding him again.

    S. Marie says: "A wonderfully read history of Ireland"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    A magical combination of history and fantasy.
    What a treat. Great narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    Secret Service agents, acting as human surveillance cameras, observe everything that goes on behind the scenes in the president's inner circle. Ronald Kessler reveals what they have seen, providing startling, previously untold stories about the presidents, from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as about their families, Cabinet officers, and White House aides.

    ken says: "A so so read."
    "Bad Soap Opera"
    Overall

    This book is a compendium of absolutely useless and trivial information about the Secret Service and the families they guard.
    It is a really bad soap opera filling us in with "dirt and stupid stories about the First Families.
    Do not waste your time or money

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4668)
    Performance
    (1855)
    Story
    (1863)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Mark says: "Front Seat on History"
    "Tedious"
    Overall

    An amazing time in American history, written by a great historian, who should never have been allowed to be the narrator. The most boring, dull, flat narration possible and ruined what should have been a fascinating tale

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Halsey's Typhoon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    December 1944, the Pacific Theater. General Douglas MacArthur has vowed to return to the Philippines. He will need the help of Admiral William "Bull" Halsey's Pacific Fleet. But at the height of the invasion, Halsey's ships are blindsided by a typhoon of unprecedented strength and scope. Battleships are tossed like toys, fighter planes are blown off carriers, destroyers are capsized, and hundreds of sailors are swept into the roiling, shark-infested sea.

    M. Taussig says: "Weather and Naval History Masterpiece"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    A interesting bit of history and a specific event in the Pacific during WW2, which has not received a lot of publicity for obvious reasons

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Total Access: A Journey to the Center of the NFL Universe

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rich Eisen
    • Narrated By Rich Eisen
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    What's this audiobook about? It's about a journey. It's about eating, living, and breathing the most popular sport in the history of America. The passion. The pageantry. The pigskin. Thanks to his role as host of NFL Total Access, Eisen gets to go to virtually every event on the NFL Calendar: the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl, the Scouting Combine, the NFL Draft, and the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Rich Eisen is there, so go along for the ride with him.

    Robert says: "Entertaining"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    Entertaining story about the NFL, it's network and commentators. Mindless but a good beach book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Night

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2164)
    Performance
    (938)
    Story
    (953)

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

    Ella says: "This book consumed me"
    "Disturbing"
    Overall

    This book will bring your emotions to the surface as it so vividly describes the ability of mankind to practice genocide, and specifically the Nazi program of WW2. It is incredibly powerful, well narrated and should be read by anyone who has a conscience and questions man's behavior and cruelty on this planet

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Cleaner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1298)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (427)

    Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. His job? Professional "cleaner". Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies. But his latest assignment will change everything. The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up, and Quinn's handlers at "the Office" turn strangely silent, he knows he's in over his head. With only a handful of clues, Quinn struggles to find out why someone wants him dead.

    Bernie says: "excellent from start to finish"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    A remake of the many so called "bio-terrorism thrillers" Tired plot, tired characters...nothing new and not worth listening to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Satan's Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mike Dash
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    They called it Satan's Circus, a square mile of Midtown Manhattan where vice ruled, sin flourished, and depravity danced in every doorway. At the turn of the 20th century, murder was so common in the vice district that few people were surprised when the loudmouthed owner of a shabby casino was gunned down on the steps of its best hotel.

    Robert says: "New York, N.Y"
    "New York, N.Y"
    Overall

    Having grown up in NY and an avid reader of Pete Hamill, I was interested about this side of Manhatten and an era I knew nothing about. It was a little slow in the beginning and difficult to keep track of the characters, but it caught my attention towards the middle and it was delightful to listen to. Maybe a little overdone on detail but the individuals eventuallylly come to life and I found myself relating to them, of course not in character, but by being overwhelmed by a society out of control, power run amok and being trampled by the system and people interested in only themselves, their achievments and personal success. Certainly not an original concept but one played out in a unique
    corner of society. I ended up having compassion for the victim, though certainly not an admirable person, and his loyal, loving wife, and of course the proper disdain for the system and the injustice it perpetrates to self serve individual desires. Not much different than the world of today and our self serving politicians and political figures, but a different and unique scenario.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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