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  • The Fall of Berlin 1945

  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 269

The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Third Reich in January 1945. Frenzied by their terrible experiences with Wehrmacht and SS brutality, they wreaked havoc - tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rape, pillage, and unimaginable destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred; more than seven million fled westward from the fury of the Red Army. It was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By Salui on 09-06-16

Great story and well reseached

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-16

This is a great book. Not only about Russia taking Berlin, but also why the Allied forces did not.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crow Killer

  • The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson (Midland Book)
  • By: Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker
  • Narrated by: Don Coltrane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

The true story (on which the film Jeremiah Johnson was partially based) of John Johnson, who in 1847 found his wife and her unborn child had been killed by Crow braves. Out of this tragedy came one of the most gripping feuds - one man against a whole tribe - in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!!!

  • By Kelsey Berry on 07-23-15

Good read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Good read about real trappers in the west. A good profile story on Liver eating Johnson.
Insightful.

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,066

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Pretty good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-13

Where does One Second After rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very plausable book. Considering the ineptness of Congress and Washington DC's political scene...there is a case our government needs to explore EMP's potential danger to Amercia

  • Someone Knows My Name

  • By: Lawrence Hill
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695

Aminata Diallo is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an 18th-century woman's life, spanning six decades and three continents. The fascinating story that Hill tells is a work of the soul and the imagination. Aminata is a character who will stir listeners, from her kidnapping from Africa through her journeys back and forth across the ocean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich in history and moral messages

  • By Ariela on 10-14-09

Pretty good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-12

What did you love best about Someone Knows My Name?

Very well written. Great background and story telling. A must read. One of the best audible books I've "read"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Peter the Great

  • His Life and World
  • By: Robert K. Massie
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 43 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

This superbly told story brings to life one of the most remarkable rulers––and men––in all of history and conveys the drama of his life and world. The Russia of Peter's birth was very different from the Russia his energy, genius, and ruthlessness shaped. Crowned co-Tsar as a child of ten, after witnessing bloody uprisings in the streets of Moscow, he would grow up propelled by an unquenchable curiosity, everywhere looking, asking, tinkering, and learning, fired by Western ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Adam on 10-26-11

Great "read"

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-12

Would you listen to Peter the Great again? Why?

Pretty good read. Great story to tell and it's well written and well narrated. Peter was great.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bring Up the Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980

Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection in story and the telling

  • By Ry Young on 09-18-12

Good for history buffs

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-12

If you could sum up Bring Up the Bodies in three words, what would they be?

Good "read". Sometimes tedious, but the story moves along despite knowing how it's going to end.
Good background and fun read for Henry 8 fans.
Recommned putting the book on fast narration speed if you have that option. Normal speed is much too slow.

  • Unorthodox

  • The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
  • By: Deborah Feldman
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 462

In this captivating memoir, Deborah Feldman takes listeners on an eye-opening journey into Orthodox Jewish culture. Raised in the suffocating world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim, Feldman was told what to read and who she was allowed to talk to. Married off at 17, she suffered from anxiety and was shamed by an inability to please her older husband. But after giving birth to a son at age 19, Feldman realized it was time to tear up her roots and make her own path in life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A one-sided glimpse into a secretive world

  • By Ella on 03-10-12

Insightful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Unorthodox to be better than the print version?

Insightful read. The first half of the book could have been titled, "I grew up in a strict (Christian, Jewish, pick one) house. Not so insightful. The last part of the book finally got into the Hasidic culture.
Overall, pretty good.

  • Slavery by Another Name

  • The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
  • By: Douglas A. Blackmon
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727

In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an Age of Neoslavery that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful book!

  • By Kristi Richardson on 04-08-14

Enlightening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-12

What made the experience of listening to Slavery by Another Name the most enjoyable?

New twist on US slave history. Mostly focused on AL and GA post Civil War slavery.
Well crafted.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Frontiersmen

  • A Narrative
  • By: Allan W. Eckert
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 30 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. In the beautiful but deadly country which would one day come to be known as West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more often than not they left their bones to bleach beside forest paths or on the banks of the Ohio River.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down

  • By Eric on 03-23-11

Terriffic Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-11

A masterful woven story on what life was like in northern KY, WV and Ohio in the 1770-1810s. Very credible read. Well balanced and well researched. The Narration was superb. Kudos to the narrator. This book should be mandatory reading for all KY,WV and OH high schooler as to how their states were formed.

One of the best Audible books I've listened to.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Hemingses of Monticello

  • An American Family
  • By: Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal after Jefferson's death in 1826. It brings to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson but also their children and Hemings's siblings, who shared a father with Jefferson's wife, Martha.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worried at first

  • By Phillip on 12-13-08

A unique perspective

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-11

A unique perspective on T. Jefferson. The author tries to embellish and fill in historical information left vacant over the centuries. For the most part, she does a pretty good job at it. The narration is slow....but if you put your MP3 player on fast audio speed...the narrtive picked up to a more reasonable listening pace. The first half of the book there is some repetition of facts, etc. The publisher should find better editors. All in all...a nice read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful