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Ira S. Saposnik

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  • The Point of It All

  • A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
  • By: Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Krauthammer - editor
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb, Daniel Krauthammer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 156

Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is an intimate collection of the influential columnist’s most important works. Spanning the personal, political, and philosophical - including never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy - this is the most profound work yet by the legendary writer and thinker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By robert on 12-11-18

One of the great minds of our time

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

The eloquence of the man is captured in this truly brilliant recapturing of some of his best moments
He is and will be missed

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,591
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,419
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,405

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Jaccred on 05-29-18

excellent study in delusional thinking

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

the person written about isn't a "bad" person, but her delusions define what make her, and this whole thing, a dangerous path to the morbidity you suffer as a result.

  • Whoever Fights Monsters

  • My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
  • By: Robert K. Ressler, Tom Shachtman
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932

Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us - and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he has tracked down some of the nation's most brutal murderers. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for America's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murderino checking in

  • By Sarah R Bongiovanni on 06-16-17

yawn yawn yawn

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

boring,not interesting, not fascinating, not written well, not spoken well
but it's good to fall asleep by

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Answers about the Afterlife: A Private Investigator's 15-Year Research Unlocks the Mysteries of Life after Death

  • By: Bob Olson
  • Narrated by: Alan Adelberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Unlock the mysteries of life after death and explore the enlightening discoveries of a private investigator's 15-year investigation. This book is a comprehensive resource answering 150 of the most crucial questions about what happens when we die. Now you can delve into the life-changing insights we learn from near-death experiences, after-death communications, spirit contact through mediums, past lives, past-life memories, past-life and between-lives regressions, out-of-body experiences, soul pre-birth planning, dream visitations, shared-death experiences, and so much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read!

  • By Lindsey N. on 08-09-18

do you really think if he knew something like this

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

you'd have to read it on this? 15 years? To find out?????? Just another treatment of this topic

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • By Right of Conquest

  • Or, with Cortez in Mexico
  • By: George Alfred Henty
  • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings. The conquest of the Aztec Empire by Hernando Cortez and a mere handful of Spaniards is one of the greatest romances of history. A writer of fiction would scarcely have dared to invent so improbable a story, but it is true. Fortunately Cortez was able to ally himself with many peoples conquered by the Aztecs who were all too happy to assist in their downfall.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • misleading and goofy both

  • By Ira S. Saposnik on 07-10-18

misleading and goofy both

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I wondered when and if this was actually going to cover Cortes. Not in the first half. It's easily in the lower 5% of anything I ever got

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Turncoat

  • Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty
  • By: Stephen Brumwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Sellon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

General Benedict Arnold's failed attempt to betray the fortress of West Point to the British in 1780 stands as one of the most infamous episodes in American history. In the light of a shining record of bravery and unquestioned commitment to the Revolution, Arnold's defection came as an appalling shock. Contemporaries believed he had been corrupted by greed; historians have theorized that he had come to resent the lack of recognition for his merits and sacrifices. In this provocative book, Stephen Brumwell challenges such interpretations and draws on unexplored archives to reveal other crucial factors that illuminate Arnold's abandonment of the revolutionary cause he once championed. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uniquely Informative

  • By Joseph McAteer on 07-31-18

a rare triple 5

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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: 07-10-18

Best examination of Arnold and why he changed sides. It is not as simple as you think

  • Panzer Ace

  • The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy
  • By: Richard Freiherr von Rosen, Robert Forczyk
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank). Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • terrific insight from the German side

  • By Anonymous User on 07-24-18

if you want to hear this guy shoot up our tanks?

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

It's not really that bad, but let's remember that he was not on our side.

1 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • War Stories II

  • Heroism in the Pacific
  • By: Oliver North, Joe Musser
  • Narrated by: Joel Leffert
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

New York Times best-selling author Oliver North, popular host of FOX News Channel's top-rated War Stories program, provided an insightful look at Operation Iraqi Freedom in the first hard-hitting book based on his show. Now in this second book, North shares the accomplishments of the heroic men who fought in the Pacific theater of World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-20-05

excellent compilation

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

you cannot go wrong with this one Every major battle of the Pacific is covered, and well, too

  • The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

  • A General Who Will Fight
  • By: Harry S. Laver
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

A General Who Will Fight is a detailed study of leadership that explores Grant's rise from undisciplined cadet to commanding general of the United States Army. Some experts have attributed Grant's success to superior manpower and technology, to the help he received from other Union armies, or even to a ruthless willingness to sacrifice his own men. Harry S. Laver, however, refutes these arguments and reveals that the only viable explanation for Grant's success lies in his leadership skill, professional competence, and unshakable resolve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A quick focus on a interesting man

  • By cosmitron on 07-11-18

as bad as a bad smelling cigar

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

trite, nothing new, a waste of time Get the Waugh book
I would rather have Lee win then to read this again
Even the computer smells like a bad cigar

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Son of the Morning Star

  • By: Evan S. Connell
  • Narrated by: Adrian Cronauer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

This national best-seller vividly reconstructs one of the most unbelievable and controversial battles in American military history—General Custer’s Last Stand in 1876. Why would a seasoned leader like Custer lead 200 U.S. Army soldiers into battle against 2,000 Native American warriors? The answer lies in this book, which captures in stunning detail the heroism, foolishness, and brutality that led to this legendary battle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but...

  • By Arthur Everett on 08-01-12

easily the best boook on the topic

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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: 07-10-18

The best I've read probably over 20 Custer books This is the best Attention to historical detail, yet never dry
You cannot go wrong with this!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful