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Colorado Springs, CO, United States
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  • The Last of the Mohicans

  • By: James Fenimore Cooper
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This review is specific for this edition.

  • By Jessica on 01-26-11

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

i wanted to get back to my roots and choce a book from my youth. i made an excellent selection.

All u old farts should try this one once again it brings back memories of not gental but simple time in our history.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Soldiers

  • By: David Finkel
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. He called it "the surge". "Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations to secure Baghdad did not. Well, here are the differences," he told a skeptical nation. Among those listening were the young, optimistic Army infantry soldiers of the 2-16, the battalion nicknamed the Rangers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is amazing, but brutal

  • By C. Irwin on 03-01-10

good book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

i found this to be a good book not a great book, i finished it and am glad i did it is a story we all should hear.

i would have perhaps enjoyed this more if driving across country late at night.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pale Horseman

  • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Guilty Pleasure

  • By Michele Kellett on 06-11-12

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

Bernard Cornwell is my favorite author, i have never been dissappointed with one of his books.
he writes a series of book with a hero in a particular time period and i grow to part of the hero and share his adventures.
if u enjoy action u should not try this book for u may be hooked for many years.

  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,582
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,541

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one

  • By Charles on 10-17-09

save your money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

I enjoyed the writter earlier work and looked forward to each new addition.

IMHO she has not improved with age

  • No Quarter

  • The Battle of the Crater, 1864
  • By: Richard Slotkin
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

With gripping and unforgettable depictions of battle and detailed character portraits of soldiers and statesmen, No Quarter compellingly re-creates in human scale an event epic in scope and mind-boggling in its cost of life. In using the Battle of the Crater as a lens through which to focus the political and social ramifications of the Civil War - particularly the racial tensions on both sides of the struggle - Richard Slotkin brings to listeners a fresh perspective on perhaps the most consequential period in American history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very information

  • By Ronald on 08-21-10

very information

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

A well written very informative book on a major period in the late war of Northern Aggression. A lot of research went into the work and for an battle account it doesnot get much better.

Good writting and a good book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Rising Sun

  • World War II's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat
  • By: Patrick K. O'Donnell
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Patrick K. O'Donnell has made a career of uncovering the hidden history of World War II by tracking down and interviewing its most elite troops: the Rangers, Airborne, Marines, and First Special Service Force, forerunners to Americas's Special Forces.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Vet accounts = 5 stars; Narrator = 1 star

  • By Sean on 10-04-05

disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

I was looking forward to this book, i am a fan of oral histories as well as WWII. This just missed the mark.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Throne

  • By: Chris Kuzneski
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

In 1890, a man collapses near the Piazza della Santa Carita in Naples, Italy. Strangers manage to revive him, but he is unable to speak. Police carry him to the nearest hospital, where he is not admitted because he has no money or identification. Frantically trying to communicate, he scribbles notes in ancient Greek and German that would have told the world about a discovery of immense importance - if anyone had read them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Kuzneski yet

  • By Lórien on 09-21-09

fun & exciting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

this is a very exciting booking, the writting is excellent and i really did enjoy the way it came together. Great writting in my opinion.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Claudius the God

  • By: Robert Graves
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

In the continuation of his fictional autobiography begun in I, Claudius, Robert Graves tells the dramatic story of Claudius' thirteen-year reign as Emperor of Rome. A must listen before running out to see the new film Gladiator!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Historical Novel

  • By Michael T Brannock on 01-29-04

enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

a book i very much enjoyed reading, goes to show it not the strong whoy come out on top.

I am not an expert on Roman history but do read good books on the subject, this is worth your time.