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Eric Ochieng

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  • The Vietnam War

  • An Intimate History
  • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Ken Burns, Brian Corrigan
  • Length: 31 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 331

More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking In Scope; Heartbreaking In Reality

  • By Gillian on 09-14-17

Forget bondage watch. Start this audiobook and you’ll not turn it off until done!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

There is nothing I can say to add to this incredible audiobook. Balance, logically payed out, and complete. Certainly has me questioning the motives of all sides. Well done. I can’t wait to listen to this again.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,930

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

All I can say is wow!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

What did you love best about Fear the Sky?

The imaginative detail of the story. This actually is believable.

What did you like best about this story?

Plot is on point. In fact, I think it stop at just the right point. It's making me crave the remaining books.

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only this series and I think it's amazing!

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

The quest to build a team willing to risk everything for all of human-kind.

Any additional comments?

Really want to see this movie when it comes out.

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,770
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,191

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK end to an otherwise great trilogy.

  • By Okkin on 06-08-16

Fitting end to a great trilogy...

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

This story comes to a nice conclusion. That is not to say it is predictable, because it's not. You'll be surprised by how it all ends.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Code Zero

  • Joe Ledger, Book 6
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,778

For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons - designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world’s most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world’s most dangerous weapons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ledger continues to roll..

  • By Matthew on 05-13-14

Good story that moves along...

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

These type of stories could get bogged down in the description of the action. This story has a nice balance of action and voice. Good job!

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,364

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Southern accent ...

  • By E J Lee on 09-17-15

Ok follow up, but first was the best...

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

This part was interesting and was well put together but didn't have the same punch of the the first story. I would definitely recommend this story but temper your expectations.

  • Damned Lies and Statistics

  • Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
  • By: Joel Best
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Does the number of children gunned down double each year? Does anorexia kill 150,000 young women annually? Do white males account for only a sixth of new workers? Startling statistics shape our thinking about social issues. But all too often, these numbers are wrong. This book is a lively guide to spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers. Damned Lies and Statistics is essential listening for everyone who reads or listens to the news....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Lie, I Loved It

  • By Robbie on 11-21-12

Great book that makes you want more...

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

Only wish there were more. Because the topic is so important, it deserves a longer treatment. Very satisfied with information presented, but was craving more.

  • Fear the Survivors

  • The Fear Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,987
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,557

The Earth lies shaken in the aftermath of a conspiracy. Some of the smartest minds on the planet have striven for and died in an effort to scour the skies of four vast alien satellites, but their success has brought a terrible vengeance down upon us. While alien agents stalk the Earth, a team of exhausted scientists and military outcasts struggle to fight them among a planet on the brink - the brink of plague, the brink of war, and the brink of an invasion larger than they can possibly imagine. But they have allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Terra on 01-29-16

Must listen.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Need to listen to this one and all in the series. I hope someone got the movie rights and they stick to the source material.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,041
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,388
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38,385

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

Wish I could say the story was better...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-16

So sorry, but this is a pass. To many characters, not enough action, and way to over described. Felt as if author was filling space. I hope the next book in this series is a lot better. Very disappointed.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Investing in Real Estate, 6th Edition

  • By: Gary W. Eldred
  • Narrated by: Katherine Gibson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Through its five previous editions, Investing in Real Estate has shown investors how to intelligently build wealth with their investments in houses, condominiums, and small apartment buildings. Unlike many titles in this genre, Investing in Real Estate steers clear of the hyped-up no cash, no credit, no problem promises. Instead, it provides sound, real-world advice and instruction that reflects the authors time-tested wisdom and experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excllent, comprehensive book.

  • By Jonathan on 04-12-13

Required listening...

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

I wish this audiobook could have gone on for 100 more hours. Really informative and pragmatic. I consider this required learning for beginner or seasoned professional.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151,708
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 139,982
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 139,841

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOOK BOOBIES

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-07-14

Pretty inventive story telling.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

This was a great story to listen to on my 5 hour flight delay and 6 hour flight back home. Really hard not to appreciate the struggle of every level of the characters. Looking forward to similar books on tape like this one.