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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,890

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

This is a spectacular story and performance. It’s a great tale of triumph and tragedy that I am grateful to have listened to.

  • William Tecumseh Sherman

  • In the Service of My Country: A Life
  • By: James Lee McDonough
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 28 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Fair and Balanced View of Sherman

  • By IRP on 12-02-16

Great Bio

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-17

I greatly enjoyed listening to this book and getting a further glimpse into the life of a Civil War hero. I'd briefly heard about Sherman's actions in history classes but this book gives great details about the challenges Sherman faced while leading his army.

  • Leadership and the New Science

  • Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
  • By: Margaret J. Wheatley
  • Narrated by: Margaret J. Wheatley
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59

Recent discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology have transformed the way we think of the "orderly universe." But did you know that the "New Science" can also be applied to the way we organize work, people, and our lives? Author Margaret J. Wheatley shows us how our new understanding of science and the meaning of life can lead to a powerful new view of the business world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Short version

  • By cocopuff on 08-24-17

A Different Approach

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-17

I was assigned to read this book for a class and this is certainly not a book that I would choose to read on my own. It took me awhile to get what this author was trying to say but near the end I had a few ah-ha moments. It's certainly goes out into left field, in comparison to what I'm accustomed to.
The recording quality is horrible too. Very muffled.

  • Tribe

  • On Homecoming and Belonging
  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,602

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most profound book on the subject

  • By joseph on 05-26-16

Great Insight

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-16

I'm a veteran of OIF and OEF and this book helps me feel a little understood.

  • I Must Say

  • My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend
  • By: Martin Short
  • Narrated by: Martin Short
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,066
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,753

Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is what audio books were made for!

  • By Ty Brady on 11-06-14

A story I wish wouldn't end

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-16

What a great story made even better by hearing it from Martin Short himself. Recommend.

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  • Vodka Politics

  • Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State
  • By: Mark Lawrence Schrad
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Russia is famous for its vodka, and its culture of extreme intoxication. But just as vodka is central to the lives of many Russians, it is also central to understanding Russian history and politics. In Vodka Politics, Mark Lawrence Schrad argues that debilitating societal alcoholism is not hard-wired into Russians' genetic code, but rather their autocratic political system, which has long wielded vodka as a tool of statecraft. Through a series of historical investigations stretching from Ivan the Terrible through Vladimir Putin, Vodka Politics presents the secret history of the Russian state itself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Look Natasha! Moose and Squirrel are drunk!

  • By The Crunge on 09-07-16

Overall not bad

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-15

Decent read. The medical statistics are staggering for sure. It will be interesting to see how Russia does economically in the next 10 years.

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,820
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,826

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an absolute "YES" as your next read/listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-15

Fantastic story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-15

I am so glad that I happened to come across this book. I hope this story spreads like wildfire.

  • The Reaper

  • Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
  • By: Gary Brozek, Nicholas Irving
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,930

In the best-selling tradition of American Sniper and Shooter, Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid and Sincere Military Spirit

  • By Carlos Gonzalez on 08-17-16

Fantastic!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-15

Great insight of what it's like being in the elite Army Rangers. I'm going to buy this book for one of my Cadets as I am sure this will be inspirational for him.

  • Make It Stick

  • The Science of Successful Learning
  • By: Peter C. Brown
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,594

To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head and will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High-quality and high impact ideas

  • By K. Parker on 02-23-15

Great for students

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-15

Recommend this for high school and college students. Work smarter, not harder. I'll be using some of these techniques next quarter.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • First into Nagasaki

  • By: George Weller
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

On September 6, 1945, less than a month after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, George Weller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, became the first free Westerner to enter the devastated city. Going into the hospitals and consulting the doctors of the bomb's victims, Weller was the first to document its unprecedented long-range medical effects. He also became the first to enter the nearby Allied POW camps, which rivaled those of the Nazis for cruelty and bested them for death count.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Into Nagasaki

  • By Harold on 02-15-07

Important historical context

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-24-15

Really great historical accounts of hell ships, censorship and POW camps. I recommend this to anyone looking to further their knowledge of WW2 accounts.