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  • Grateful American

  • A Journey from Self to Service
  • By: Gary Sinise, Marcus Brotherton
  • Narrated by: Gary Sinise
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65

Theater icon, award-winning film and television star, and American patriot Gary Sinise shares the never-before-told story of his journey from trouble-making Chicago kid to cofounder of the legendary Steppenwolf Theater Company, world-famous actor, and tireless advocate for America’s active duty defenders, veterans, and first responders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Grateful

  • By itseaya on 02-12-19

Life and service to others

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

A good biography about a unique life and a profound dedication to something other than his self. I always enjoyed just about any movie or TV show with Gary Sinise so it was a pleasure to read about his rise from nearly delinquent young high school kid to Theatre and Hollywood and his profound need to help our military personnel especially those severely wounded along with many other in need around the world.

Besides the book being very good Gary is a excellent narrator I hope many take notice and he does more Audio Books especially Military themed I think that would be perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Saving Bravo

  • The Greatest Rescue Mission in Navy SEAL History
  • By: Stephan Talty
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

The untold story of the most important rescue mission not just of the Vietnam War, but the entire Cold War: one American aviator who knew our most important secrets crashed behind enemy lines and was sought by the entire North Vietnamese and Russian military machines. One Navy SEAL and his Vietnamese partner had to sneak past them all to save him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Spike Hopkins on 12-10-18

Harrowing story and heroic people!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

If you have read the book Lone Survivor or know about it than this book Saving Bravo reminded me of that in so many ways expect in this book we have Airmen down behind enemy lines and at times more than one in Vietnam.

This is a captavating read one you will not want to put down it's one of those you lose sleep over. The only strange thing is throughout the book the authors occasionally use of the word "dudes" I didn't care for that it took me out of the story I suggest authors not use it the way it was used here in a military history novel but was a small thing over all. The narrator was new to me but he fit the tone of the book and flowed well so narration was great. Highly recommend

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,591
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good military/sci-fi series

  • By Rusty on 06-06-18

This is book 3 and 4

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

The first half of this book which is book 3 in this series is pretty good book 4 the second part of the book is not very good compared to anything previous in the series, it becomes to large for itself and becomes similar to many other big space battle books out there except this one does not do it very well. The biggest problem as other reviewers has mentioned is their are SO many small characters introduced to disappear just a fast, the larger more centralized characters and the flow of the story take a big hit because of this. So first half of Audio book good and second half not so much, the 3rd Audio book is out now which is book 5 and 6 in the story line hopefully there back to what made the first Audio book so good.

  • Seeker

  • By: Douglas E. Richards
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

When a small alien spacecraft lands in the Amazon jungle, the world's most powerful nations race to retrieve it and harvest its superior technology. The dense rain forest renders traditional military vehicles useless, so the United States sends in a single operative - a powerfully enhanced human sporting revolutionary technology. But the interstellar visitor has arrived with a secret and gory purpose of its own. Seeker will have listeners running for cover.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Started off strong, then kinda lost momentum

  • By Brad Johnson on 10-02-18

Tops in my First Contact list!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

The is probably the authors best book yet and he has some really good ones, on the surface what is not to love you get First Contact, Super Soldiers and the Amazon jungle. That is just on the surface however their is philosophy and leaves you with plenty to think about, I love books that make you think about things and it's not often authors can do that very well these days however Douglas Richards is on top of that game right now.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Tales of Anyar

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 5
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

The Destiny’s Crucible series chronicles the incredible adventure of Joseph Colsco, a college student of no particular importance who is thrust into an unimaginable fate by an accident that couldn’t happen - but did. Cast naked on the planet Anyar, he forges a new life for himself and rises to prominence and responsibilities he would otherwise never have imagined. However, much is left undone and uncertain. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Managing Expectations

  • By Bryan on 08-21-18

Fun stuff some big surprise as well

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

These are great stories some about what's to come and some that really deepen some of the characters development. If your a a fan of the series this is good stuff and some of the surprises are fantastic and I never would have expected. Can't wait for the next one!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Above Suspicion

  • By: Joe Sharkey
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

A personal look at a crime of passion describes an FBI agent's successful career, family life, and extramarital affair that ended in murder, and the guilt that drove him to confess in spite of his impenetrable government shield. In a true story of crime, guilt, and conscience, a model agent's illicit involvement with an informant leads him to commit a crime that reveals all the workings of the human heart - and the dark side of the FBI.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent journalism

  • By 6catz on 02-01-17

Intense and authentic

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

As you listen you will quickly feel as though your spiraling down a rabbit hole you can just feel the dread coming the author leads you well indeed.

I grew up in a similar area and I've never felt any author has really nailed the people that live their or the culture but this author has accomplished that with real authenticity.

This is one of best book I've listened to this year and the narration is great as well, this is a story you don't want to miss whether your into true crime or not this true story reads with the best of any fiction or thriller book out there.

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,811

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

Extremely interesting keeps you thinking!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

This is the type of science fiction I love the kind that makes you think kind of how the movie Matrix got you thinking what if it's real or at least something similar. I'm not saying this storyline is similar to the Matrix it is not but it certainly surprised me and had me thinking about many things in our perceived universe. I don't want to discuss the storyline you should go into this one blind with mind wide open, have fun!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • U.S.S. Seawolf

  • Submarine Raider of the Pacific
  • By: Gerold Frank, James D. Horan, Joseph Eckberg
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The USS Seawolf was one of the greatest submarine raiders of all time. Having narrowly avoided the attack on Pearl Harbor the Seawolf set out for the seas of the Pacific to wreak havoc on Japanese shipping. Joseph Melvin Eckberg was on the Seawolf from her maiden voyage and remained with her until January 1943. As chief radioman he was instrumental in assisting Captain Frederick Warder to find and destroy enemy targets. From the claustrophobia of being trapped under water and the overwhelming fear of depth charges to the joys of aiding the war-effort and the camaraderie on the ship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Rnmedic1180 on 08-23-18

Unfortunately not very good

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

The story is written as though it is being told straight from some notes that was taken there is no depth, it is extremely topical. I hate to give a bad review to any material that relates to the USS Seawolf and any of its crew who where such brave people however I just can't look this one over this book is pretty bad. I would love to read more about the Seawolf so I will hopefully find some different material.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Crashback

  • The Power Clash Between the US and China in the Pacific
  • By: Michael Fabey
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Out in the Pacific Ocean, there is a war taking place. It is a "warm war", a shoving match between the United States, since World War II the uncontested ruler of the seas, and China, which now possesses the world's largest navy. The Chinese regard the Pacific, and especially the South China Sea, as their ocean, and they're ready to defend it. Each day the heat between the two countries increases as the Chinese try to claim the South China Sea for their own, and the United States insists on asserting freedom of navigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned quite a bit.

  • By lou marino on 03-13-18

A dose of hard truth not everyone wants to hear

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Put down your devises for a few hours and listen to whats going on nothing will impact the world more then what is going on in the South China Sea and with the politicians from East of the world to the West.

You will certainly be convinced of that after you read or listen to this book and its all true, this is not a "prediction" book no this is a book of facts things that have happened as the author noted in the opening pages and most topics you can google for reference.

You do not hear of these things in the American media not really and the situation is absolutely EVERYTHING to China, while Americans are being completely uninformed of the very urgent "warm war" with China this thing is getting scary fast.

You should at the very least understand what has happened and what is happening now with US/China relations (or lack of) and what is going on in the worlds most important economic zone the South China Sea this is a very accessible book well narrated to help guide you though it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • The Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,655
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,409

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA, stealing Kremlin secrets for her CIA handler, Nate Nash, for over seven years. In the dazzling finale to the Red Sparrow Trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. In Washington, a newly installed US administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears a whisper of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole inside a high intelligence position.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Torn from today’s news

  • By Gary on 02-15-18

Disgusting way to end it after all these hours

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

SPOILERS: Do not read any further if you don't want some big SPOILERS but I got to get this off my chest. After 60 hours of living with our two main characters this is how they get treated at the end the readers and character get treated like this? Just dumped on SPOILER alert I mean one gets freakin crushed to death by a villian and bare hands and the other well I guess you could call raped but Putin he gets his way with her and it is very very detailed "GROSS" and then guess what it ends bye bye. No great sound off to our character I was stunned and the two events kind of negatively affected me for a couple days, the end is a horror story. I wont be watching the movie.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful