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  • Once an Eagle

  • A Novel
  • By: Anton Myrer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 41 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972

Once an Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above selfinterest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances his career by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington’s corridors of power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a great story

  • By Glen on 11-11-12

A must read!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

If you could sum up Once an Eagle in three words, what would they be?

One of the best military fiction stories out there. True tail of a hero who struggles to do the right thing rather than take the easy course.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Island

  • Gideon Crew, Book 3
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,270

Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist, master thief, is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment - only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Superficial

  • By Eva Gannon on 09-26-14

The Worst of the Series

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

Reviewed: 08-18-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book wasn't nearly as well written as past books by the same authors. Plot was shallow. Plot and narrative were a bit hokie at times. Several parts stretched logic and were just plan unbelievable. Characters acted completely different than the roles established for them in first two books (example Eli Glinn).

Was The Lost Island worth the listening time?

I listened to the entire book because I liked the series to date. Still by far the worst book I have read or listed to by this pair.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful