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D M BOYCE

Ooltewah, TN, United States
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  • Once There Was a War

  • By: John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The greatest war story(ies) ever told

  • By Robert Achenbach on 07-16-15

Slendid. no surprise. good writing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Fresh vivid good journalism from a true man of literature. A great listen. well done.

  • Roosevelt the Explorer

  • Teddy Roosevelt's Amazing Adventures as a Naturalist, Conservationist, and Explorer
  • By: Paul H. Jeffers
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

No American president has been more enthusiastic in appreciating the wilderness and in conserving our nation’s natural treasures than Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). And no other president wrote more about nature and his explorations of it than T. R., in scattered books, such as African Wilderness, and in his countless letters, including those collected in The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite a Story. Quite a Man

  • By D M BOYCE on 10-29-18

Quite a Story. Quite a Man

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Knew some about TR this adds a real volume. Good read\listen. Real history. Well done.

  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

  • By: Therese Anne Fowler
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Attraction to the disillusioning 20's comes alive!

  • By LP on 04-01-13

the rest of the story

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Reviewed: 10-19-18

Any interest in FSFitzgerald Gastsby Hemmingway or that slot of time will value this work. A back story to fill in any interest in the period and the people. Well done.

  • Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

  • Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961
  • By: Nicholas Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

While he was the curator of the CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, a longtime military intelligence expert, began to discover tantalizing clues that suggested Ernest Hemingway's involvement in the Second World War was much more complex and dangerous than has been previously understood. Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy brings to light for the first time this riveting secret side of Hemingway's life - when he worked closely with both the American OSS and the Soviet NKVD to defeat Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So entertaining you'd think it was fiction

  • By Austin on 03-16-17

More to Learn

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-21-18

Even for a perpetual student of Hemmingway this was a good read listen. Well done.

  • Camelot's Court

  • Inside the Kennedy White House
  • By: Robert Dallek
  • Narrated by: James Lurie
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek, whom The New York Times calls "Kennedy's leading biographer", delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors, their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles. In Camelot's Court, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration - including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam - were indelible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential

  • By D M BOYCE on 09-17-18

Essential

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

For one would knew quite well the Kennedy presidency this was a very enlightening endever. Would absolutely recommend this book and a good listen. Heartbreaking as looking back know ing the future it still remains worth the journey.

  • Ernest Hemingway

  • A Biography
  • By: Mary V. Dearborn
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 29 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

A revelatory look into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, considered in his time to be the greatest living American novelist and short story writer, winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Mary Dearborn's new biography gives the richest and most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatically unique American artist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fine book undermined by performance

  • By Bill Stratford on 09-01-17

Real Story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-05-18

Very interesting. thought I knew Hemmingway pretty well. was very well done. a good listen.

  • Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope

  • By: Kerry Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Kerry Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, Peter Gallagher, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Ripples of Hope captures the legacy of former Senator and US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy through commentary from his daughter, as well as interviews with dozens of prominent national and international figures who have been inspired by him. They include Barack Obama, John Lewis, Marian Wright Edelman, Alfre Woodard, Harry Belafonte Jr., Bono, George Clooney, Gloria Steinem, and more. They share personal accounts and stories of how Kennedy's words, life, and values have influenced their lives, choices, and actions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From a daily drip of despair to remember ‘Ripples of Hope’

  • By Sean O'Shea on 06-10-18

Everyone on the Planet<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

It is rare for a book to meet so many goals. Tributes stories rememberances well done. But also inspiration for the next New generation of people not just Americans. For all of us.

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  • Mornings on Horseback

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy -- seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma -- and his struggle to manhood.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did not like this one

  • By Randall on 11-05-18

Well Done

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Reviewed: 06-20-18

Real inside look into our history. Quite a family. Quite a man. We need him still even more

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  • A World Undone

  • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
  • By: G. J. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,610

The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War

  • By Andrew on 12-14-12

More to learn. well done. <br />

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Reviewed: 03-07-18

Having read or listened to many perhaps too many books on the Great War. It is welcome to gain neww insights. This occurs in this volume.

  • Churchill and Orwell

  • The Fight for Freedom
  • By: Thomas E. Ricks
  • Narrated by: James Lurie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930s - Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century, they would be considered two of the most important people in British history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Elegantly Written

  • By Jean on 06-11-17

Best Listen of the New Year

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Reviewed: 02-17-18

Knew plenty about Churchill but this added many levels. Did not know much about Orwell. What a time as now for him.