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  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2366)
    Performance
    (2207)
    Story
    (2218)

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Mike says: "Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat"
    "This book should be a prerequisite for graduating"
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    What did you love best about Lone Survivor?

    The unholy bond between these men is beyond a normal mans comprehension, but did learn that Dick Marcinko left a mindset, that the SEAL of today has taken to another plane.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I served in the US Navy, and for the first time cried while reading a book. It taught me that the Afghan people are not all terrorists, and that was a huge lesson learned.


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

    When the Afghan village took on the Taliban devils really moved me, but the downing of the Chinook made me ill, and the movie did this book justice, for the first time, that I know of.


    Any additional comments?

    The Spartons could not approach a USN SEAL, making them the greatest combat soldiers in the history of man kind. Loved the book, even though it was very emotional for me at times, as all us sailors are very proud of these special men.
    On a footnote though, their was a huge mistake in deciding to go ahead with the mission, but this showed the humanity coming to the surface with a US soldier, and that is the difference that make the SEALs, that more special, as they knew this mission was doomed when they let the Taliban goat herders go on their way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anthony Bruno
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (90)

    At home, Richard Kuklinski was a dedicated suburban family man; on the street, he was the Iceman, a professional hit man and lethal scam artist, a man so heartless he kept one of his victims frozen for over two years to disguise the time of death. His personal body count was over 100, but the police couldn’t touch him. Then undercover agent Dominick Polifrone posed as a mobster and began a deadly game of cat and mouse. The Iceman chronicles Kuklinski’s grisly career and exposes his murderous double life.

    M. Murphy says: "Started out promising, but..."
    "I should ask for a bad book trade."
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    Would you try another book from Anthony Bruno and/or Bronson Pinchot?

    No


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    None


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Iceman?

    True crime readers are a special breed.


    Any additional comments?

    This just was a book the Library of Congress really did not need.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Target: Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert K. Wilcox
    • Narrated By Lynn Benson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    The death of General George S. Patton is shrouded in mystery. While officially the result of an unfortunate car accident, the evidence points to a far more malevolent plot: murder. So says investigative and military journalist Robert K. Wilcox in his book Target: Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton. Written like a WWII spy thriller and meticulously researched, Target: Patton leads you through that fateful December day in 1945, revealing a chilling plan to assassinate General Patton.

    Brian C. Blackwell says: "Poor quality and repeat material."
    "The Iron Wall Was Actually Built By Eisenhower"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend to a friend, and also a Congressional Committee.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Target: Patton?

    The most touching moment was Pattons last leave in the United States, where he said his last goodbyes, as he knew he was going to be assassinated by his own government. I guess you could say Russia was after him to, but there were no Russians involved in his murder.


    What does Lynn Benson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I believe Lynn believed what she was reading.


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

    No, that's plain silly for anyone to do that with any book.


    Any additional comments?

    When Germany surrendered, Patton wanted to push the Russians back to their border, with the Third Army, as they were there for the taking. They had no supplies, plus they are the worst soldiers in the world, and remain so. He told a Russian General just that, and he complained to the US, and they thought Patton was out of order . Churchill agreed with Pat tons mindset, but Eisenhower, the most overated soldier of WW11, knew Patton was resigning, and might have run for President, making Patton a target, and the rest is history. While in the military in 1969, there was still talking about Patton being taken down, and now these books are written about it, and that had everything to do with the Freedom of Information Act, but Eisenhower even ignored that Russia still held 15,000 of our POWs, when he agreed to Stalins demands in carving up Europe. Some of these POWs never were released.The Iron Wall was built by Eisenhower, and he was no soldier, along with Marshall who took great pleasure in humiliating Patton, for speaking the truth. Patton wanted 3 weeks to push the Mongoloids, as he called the Russians to push them back to their border, but they thought Patton was insane, thus we lived with the Iron Wall for 50 years, but make no mistake about it, General George S. Patton was most certainly assassinated. He knew to much, as he told many of his friends on his last stateside leave.What a travesty this was, but there will be no hearings on this. Powerful folks still run this country, and Obama is trying to get around them, but he will fail.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (728)
    Performance
    (670)
    Story
    (677)

    General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

    Molly says: "Mysterious DEMISE of "old blood and guts" Patton"
    "Americans Owe Patton With An Investigation."
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    What did you love best about Killing Patton?

    I have heard the rumors about Patton for years, and laughed it away. Bill has put the jigsaw together, and you cannot ignore this evidence.


    What other book might you compare Killing Patton to and why?

    It is such an unique book, that I cannot think of a book that I can compare it to, other than the assassination of MLK.


    What does Bill O'Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Bill makes it crystal clear that Eisenhower could have prevented the Berlin Wall, if he had been more audacious, as he accused Patton of being. We should have prevented the USSR from taking over Eastern Europe, and history would have been very different. Patton had foresight, that only Churchill agreed with, and it would have been a breeze pushing the Russians back to their border. Bill puts it in a form of a military commentator might narrate, with exact times, making it a one sitting book, and Bill has hit a nerve of a nation, or I hope so, as Patton could have shortened WW11 by two years. War is not for second guessers, and have lost respect foe Eisenhower.


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

    When Patton told the Russian General that if any of his tanks fired before 700 yards, he would try the commander of the tank with cowardice, after the General told Patton that there new tanks could lob shells miles..


    Any additional comments?

    Bill is the best narrator on earth when it comes to nonfiction books concerning subject matter , such as this. Historically, he has put all the evidence together, and I think enough, to start a probe of this possible assassination. Bill has shown on how not being firm with the USSR, or a nod of the head, can alter history in a very negative way. Patton was not popular in the White House, but a majority of Americans believed in his reasoning and logic.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Miklos Nyiszli, Richard Seaver (translator), Tibere Kremer (translator)
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    Simone says: "Bad Narration"
    "Miklos Nyiszli _The Butcher Of Auschwitz"
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    If you could sum up Auschwitz in three words, what would they be?

    An Active Participant.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Bible


    What about Noah Michael Levine’s performance did you like?

    As good as you would expect, for such a hellish book, but a lack of empathy.


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

    Yes, but not because it was good.


    Any additional comments?

    Have you ever robbed a grave? This is a book that might be a best seller in the "Skinhead World", but if you have never experienced the underbelly of the Devil himself, stay away from this book, as it will make you ill, and if it does not, then you might need help.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Eric Schlosser
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (426)

    Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved - and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

    S. Mersereau says: "Stunning"
    "Mind Blowing Book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It should bevrequired reading to obtain your drivers license, as its that important to every American, as I am convinced after listening to it twice, these scientists and military officers, are beyond incompetent, and may be responsible for over half of the cancer deaths world wide. Hey Folks, We have lost nuclear weapons out there!!!!!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The USAF men that gave up their lives in a silo, out in the Plains.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I believe Scott understands the extreme danger we are in right now, and his material was read and researched to convey the seriousness of the material in this book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I have never read a book in which I said to myself, "What!" So many times, as it was mind jarring material.


    Any additional comments?

    Why does an American have to read a book to find this out? The Press are not doing their jobs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Touching History: The Drama that Unfolded in the Skies over America on 9/11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lynn Spencer
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    Lynn Spencer takes listeners right to the front lines as the realization hits that multiple hijackings are underway - and then that the country is under attack. She follows the story all the way through the end of the day, when the fog of war had finally lifted and the country could assess exactly what had happened.

    Laura says: "Riveting book"
    "Publishers Summary Was Way Off Base"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I am actually blown away by the average rating on this book, but different strokes for different strokes, surely applies on this rating, versus my own. The description of the book implies that the listener would learn much more about 9/11, and you did. It was air traftic controllers doing a good job, and thats the whole book. Repetitive verbiage drives you a bit off kilter, but I know books, and this was no book. Do not get the idea that you will enjoy this book, and the commenter was the absolute worst on this entire site, using probabilities.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lynn Spencer again?

    Never


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joyce Bean’s performances?

    You got to be kidding, other than a woman on testosterone treatments.


    Did Touching History inspire you to do anything?

    It did inspire me to write a review.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not fond of someone taking advantage of 9/11, to line their pockets, and part of the profit should be donated to NYC Firefighters Union. You can obtain the exact same material for free from the 9/11 Commision Report.

    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
    (1624)
    Performance
    (1415)
    Story
    (1437)

    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"
    "Why Didn't I Think Of This Ruse ?"
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    Would you try another book from Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard and/or Bill O'Reilly?

    I am the fool in this tale, as I have bought all of Bill's books, but have finally figured this out. I believe Bill gos on Wikipedia and looks up subject matter for his books, and merely copies and pastes the information, and calls it a book.


    What other book might you compare Killing Jesus to and why?

    The New Testament gives you all the facts, and I ask myself once again, " Why did I purchase this book"


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Bill has a pleasing voice, so he gets five stars for that alone.


    Did Killing Jesus inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Bills books come out now, as soon as he thinks about an interesting subject matter, but you will NOT learn anything new in any of his books. Do not fall for this folks.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jason Redman, John Bruning
    • Narrated By Erik Bergmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds."

    Richard says: "Not Superman - Real Man With Incredible Courage"
    "A Book with some Unanswered Questions"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The Authors


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

    That's impossible.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Bergmann’s performances?

    Yes


    Do you think Trident needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


    Any additional comments?

    I want to thanks the authors for serving this country, first and foremost, but the book itself tells you a whole lot about Jason. I do want to correct him and several other SEAL members that do Dick Marcinko an injustice.
    Dick served while I was serving, and these stories about him have taken on a life of their own. This author was not even born when Dick was serving, and these were the days when if you called in air support, more often than not, if they hit within 1000K, that would be called successful.
    Yes, Dick played hard, but he served hard under circumstances that no combat soldier today could ever imagine.
    This author is an outstanding man and a true patriot, but all through out the book he fluffs himself up at every opportunity, but then again, what sane soldier would walk up to a General and ask him why he is not in the action?
    I never knew one until this book, and that alone should tell you volumes on the man and what makes him tick.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert M. Gates
    • Narrated By George Newbern, Robert M. Gates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1042)
    Performance
    (924)
    Story
    (923)

    From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he'd long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

    Jean says: "Yoda speaks"
    "Foot Soldeirs Beware"
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    What made the experience of listening to Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War the most enjoyable?

    It reinforced my feelings over political appointees being dangerous to the men and women that are professionals of the highest order giving up their life's, all because "Gates" knew better than the officers of our Armed Forces.


    What was most disappointing about Robert M. Gates’s story?

    He has served tis country honorable, so I will not question that fact, but he continually fluffed himself up. He handed out tax dollars to thugs posing as they were part of the collateral crowd. Dick Marcenko, the man that basically formed Seal Team Six spent money to get needed equipment for his men in the 70s, did jail time for that, and who go's to jail for walking around with millions of dollars passivizing the civilians.


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

    It moved me, but the move was that Gates was disingenuous when it came to his take on the grunt on the ground. When he repeatedly reinforced his feelings that Generals needed fired, I wondered out loud, what gave him the impression he knew more than those Generals?


    Any additional comments?

    One day, we will enter a war in which the actual professionals (Military) will run the war and set the rules of engagement. This book over and over, shows the cost of politicians interfering with the art of war. Gates surely is smart, but he always has been someone that needed stroked
    He was over concerned over collateral damage, thus making our pilots and the grunts to take unneeded risks to hold collateral to the minimum. The piece in the book where we made payments to so called civilians, for collateral damage made me ill, and especially so, wit no investigations involved.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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