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Stephen D Maus

REPUBLIC, MO, US | Member Since 2010

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  • Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934–1941

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (138)

    By the acclaimed journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal, utterly revealing journal of a great foreign correspondent.

    Sandy says: "Rivetting listening experience"
    "A WWII classic"
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    Would you listen to Berlin Diary again? Why?

    Yes, In order to keep reminding myself of what can happen to a nation of sheep.


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

    Author's understanding of what was going on on in Germany.


    Any additional comments?

    It shows what can happen in a country when the people of a nation become mesmerized by a leader who demonizes a group in society in order to assume complete power. In Germany it was Jews who were blamed, Here it is "the rich".

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Siege of Krishnapur

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. G. Farrell
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster.

    Neil Chisholm says: "A thin veneer completely shattered"
    "History does repeat itself."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Siege of Krishnapur to be better than the print version?

    No, equally good.


    What other book might you compare The Siege of Krishnapur to and why?

    Armageddon by Leon Uris


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Collector decided the Residency should be fortified and everyone else thought he was paranoid.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Siege of Krishnapur and why?

    The Collector, because of his foresight and calmness in the face of disaster.


    Any additional comments?

    The recent tragic events in Libya and failure of a distracted, incompetent government are similar.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Memorial Day

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2614)
    Performance
    (1758)
    Story
    (1740)

    It's just seven days before Memorial Day, and a spike in CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States. Now it's up to counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp to pull out all the stops. Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan, where he leads a special forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into a remote Pakistani village. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Rapp and his team soon discover plans for a catastrophic nuclear attack on Washington, DC.

    Guy says: "Flynn's best Mitch Rapp Book"
    "Should be made into a movie."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Memorial Day to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, but liked the narrator.


    What other book might you compare Memorial Day to and why?

    All the other Vince Flynn books and Tom Clancy books


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He is one of the best with timely pauses and inflections.


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    I am listening to the entire Mitch Rapp series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Traveler's Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Andrews
    • Narrated By Andy Andrews
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (208)

    This modern morality tale by gifted writer and speaker Andy Andrews teaches seven fundamental strategies for creating a successful life. Much like the best-selling books by Og Mandino, this unique narrative is a blend of entertaining fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Storyteller Andy Andrews gives a front-row seat for one man's journey of a lifetime. David Ponder has lost his job and the will to live.

    Georgia says: "Little Heavy Handed but still an uplifting read"
    "Not "As A Man Thinketh", but inspiring"
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    Would you listen to The Traveler's Gift again? Why?

    Possibly later. Many other books on my list ahead of it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Traveler's Gift?

    The Truman part, I'm from Missouri


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Truman dialogue


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Atlas Trying To Shrug


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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