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  • Gone for Soldiers

  • By: Jeff Shaara
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

In vivid, brilliant fiction that illuminates the dark psychology of soldiers, Jeff Shaara brings to life the familiar characters, stunning triumphs, and soul-crushing defeats of the fascinating, long-forgotten Mexican-American War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History through the eyes of individuals

  • By Henry F. Ward on 05-28-03

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

What did you love best about Gone for Soldiers?

Robert E. Lee's participation......Winfield Scott's participation
I had an Uncle named after Winfield Scott.

What other book might you compare Gone for Soldiers to and why?

Jeff Shaara's other books

What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

Jonathan did a sterling performance

If you could take any character from Gone for Soldiers out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Robert E. Lee and this is about all I had.

Any additional comments?

None

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,657

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Burnin', I'm Burnin' for You

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-22-14

Here I go again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-15

I've read this before and now I'm enjoying it again! It is as enjoyable as the first time! It's great!

  • Stonewalled

  • My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington
  • By: Sharyl Attkisson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 368

Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today's media.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Reporting

  • By Michael G. Boyd on 12-30-14

Sheryl does a great job of telling Washington as I

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

It more than met my expectations! I didn't know about the brothers before reading this book. I realized that she gave up much to write this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Black Ops

  • The Rise of Special Forces in the C.I.A., The S.A.S., and Mossad
  • By: Tony Geraghty
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 18

After eight challenging years in Afghanistan, the new U.S. strategy, aimed at winning hearts and minds rather than search-and-destroy, refocuses the conflict on Special Forces: unorthodox soldiers who work outside of traditional military forces to combine secret military operations with nation building.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Part was the Epilogue...

  • By Brian on 10-07-15

Interested in the story, but dislike the reader

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

Reviewed: 12-07-13

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

It was an interesting book, but I didn't appreciate the reader's condescending tone!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The book could have taken a more center of the road position.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mirron Willis’s performances?

NO!

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

no

Any additional comments?

none

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Jesus

  • A History
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,836

Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Jesus story in context

  • By Kimberly on 10-01-13

This is a history!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-13

What did you love best about Killing Jesus?

It was only a history of Jesus last days, and of the Romans who killed him.

What did you like best about this story?

the fact that the authors didn't try to claim that he was the Christ.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Exile

  • By: Richard North Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married and has been primed for a run for Congress. But when the phone rings and he hears the voice of Hana Arif, the Palestinian woman with whom he had a passionate affair in law school, he begins a completely unexpected journey. The day after Hana's call, the prime minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber - and soon Hana is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exile

  • By Michelle on 02-06-07

It's a good read!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

This is a very good explanation of the difference between western views and Islamic views.

  • Custer

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry crafts works synonymous with the grandeur and beauty of the American West. Here McMurtry turns his attention to George A. Custer, a complex man who has captivated historians for over a century. From graduating last in his class at West Point to leading the ill-fated 7th Cavalry in the attack at Little Bighorn, Custer forged a legacy - still very much alive today - as one of the West's most enduring historical figures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A story that needed to be told!

  • By Mike on 12-06-12

A story that needed to be told!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-12

I learned more about General Custer than I learned by going to the battlefield. It was very worthwhile.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,286

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Sequel

  • By Tim on 03-15-13

What's the final book going to cover?

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

Reviewed: 10-27-12

Follett is a remarkable writer! I wonder what he'll pick as the subject of the final book of the trilogy?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fearless

  • The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,152

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • touching. very touching.

  • By Donnie Cooper on 05-27-12

The most fantastic biography I've read!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-12

This is a biography of a young man whose life was dedicated to the USA, and all that it stands for. His remarkable life, with its downs and ups, are a testament to faith in a loving God!

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • No Higher Power

  • Obama’s War on Religious Freedom
  • By: Phyllis Schlafly, George Neumayr
  • Narrated by: Dianna Dorman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The Obama administration’s overreaching and pervasive secularist policies represent the greatest government-directed assault on religious freedom in American history. So argues conservative movement leader Phyllis Schlafly and journalist George Neumayr. In No Higher Power, Schlafly and Neumayr show how Obama is waging war on our religious liberties and actively working to create one nation under him rather than one nation under God.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By K. Holley on 11-21-12

I never knew the extent that Obama has succeeded!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Ms. Shlafly has done us a great service by compiling all those facts about Obama's action against believers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful