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  • The Hunt for Red October

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on - and there’s only one man who can find her. Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers - a game that could end in all-out war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank GOD you got a new narrator!

  • By Andrew M. Niehaus on 08-24-18

Clancy at his Best!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Classic. Ronald Reagan read & loved this book while President. Clancy so technically true & a great story teller.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • William Tecumseh Sherman

  • In the Service of My Country: A Life
  • By: James Lee McDonough
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 28 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Fair and Balanced View of Sherman

  • By IRP on 12-02-16

SUPERB

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Fantastically researched written and read. This audible book is indeed worthy of the man & subject!

  • Warlord

  • A Life of Churchill at War, 1874 - 1945
  • By: Carlo D’Este
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 30 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Carlo D'Este's brilliant biography examines Winston Churchill through the prism of his military service as both a soldier and a warlord: a descendant of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, came eventually to direct Britain's military campaigns as prime minister and defeated Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito for the democracies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - abysmal reading!

  • By Vince M. on 04-14-13

Great Man. Great Book.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Relating all the Good & Bad about Winston Churchill I found D'Este had brought to life another great man from history & into the very room I listened in. Very Very well done!

  • On Killing

  • The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
  • By: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Narrated by: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668

The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More to it than I knew.

  • By Larsen on 09-12-11

On Killing

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

LT Colonel Grossman presents an alarming & insightful discourse on many of the causal factors generational violence specifically the social aspects that desensitize many to killing.

  • American Titan

  • Searching for John Wayne
  • By: Marc Eliot
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

As he did in his bestselling biographies of Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood, acclaimed Hollywood biographer Marc Eliot digs deep beneath the myth in this revealing look at the most legendary Western film hero of all time; the man with the distinctive voice, walk, and demeanor who was an inspiration to many and a symbol of American masculinity, power, and patriotism.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Perspective of Duke

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-18

Perspective of Duke

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I can't dispute some of the views shared in this biography but after reading so many on Wayne there are many things written here that do not Feel correct. It's written & read well but I would encourage the listener to take some of its content with a grain of salt so to speak.

  • Brothers, Rivals, Victors

  • Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe
  • By: Jonathan W. Jordan
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler’s hold over Europe. But they also shared an intricate web of relationships going back decades. In the cauldron of World War II, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism, and ambition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best tri-hero book in years!!

  • By aaron on 04-17-11

Wonderful History

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This work will not only entertain but will absolutlley reshape how many viewed these men & especially their relationship. GREAT WORK!

  • Killing Kennedy

  • The End of Camelot
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,628

More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing of Substance New

  • By Patti on 09-21-14

Painful & Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Another score for O'Reilly who has become a detailed & gifted historian & wonderful writer.

  • Killing Lincoln

  • The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,326

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History Made Interesting

  • By Daniel on 04-11-12

A Good Telling

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Very great telling from multiple points of view from history. Very entertaining. The author did very well.

  • Boyd

  • The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
  • By: Robert Coram
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest US fighter pilot ever - the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than 40 seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft - the F-15 and F-16. Still, others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Marc on 11-01-16

Colonel John Boyd: Disruptor & Leader

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Colonel John Boyd changed far more than just the Air Force. His passion & work as told here will enlighten, entertain, and galvanize leaders deciding which path they will take at the fork in the road.