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  • A Higher Call

  • An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
  • By: Adam Makos
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554

Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail - a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proof the term "Hero" knows no borders

  • By Kurt on 03-27-13

Absolutely superb! FIVE stars.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-13

One of the best books that I have read. Fantastic story. Once I started listening to the audiobook it was hard to stop. My wife and teenage boys also loved the audiobook.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,980

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By Michael Worth on 10-21-17

OUTSTANDING!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-12

The title of this book should be "American Bad Ass". Fantastic. Great true experiences of a member of America's Pro Team. I'm glad he's on our side.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74,275
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74,224

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-11

Fantastic book. Broad variety of deeply developed characters. The book kept me on the edge of my seat.

  • Lost in Shangri-La

  • A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,618

On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best use of a credit in quite a whlle.

  • By dan on 05-01-11

There are better WWII stories

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-11

Read or listen to UNBROKEN it is much better than this story. "Lost in Shangri-La" is nice if you want to read about some rear echelon personnel who get stranded after a horrific aircraft crash in a non combat situation while site seeing. They have to survive in the jungle, but no cannibals try to attack or eat them, like the book reviews suggest. It is a daring rescue, but not a shot is fired. There are many better true stories about WWII that will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you marveling at the courage of those involved. For the military reader: don't waste your time with this junket trip.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Master and Commander

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643

This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Choice of Narrators

  • By Frank R. Adams on 04-23-10

Absolutely superb book series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-10

This series of books is one of the best that I've read. The characters are alive and lovable. A must read! I'm on book 5 now and can't wait to read the other 16 books.