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Redding, Ca USA
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  • Influenza

  • The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
  • By: Dr. Jeremy Brown
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important read

  • By Kathryn C. on 12-21-18

great

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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: 01-30-19

great history on the flu, and the quest to find a workable treatment. I did this book in 1.5 days.

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  • 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 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

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

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: 08-23-18

This book did not disappoint. Enjoyed it very much. Good narrative story and well performed by the narrator.

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  • Mafia Prince

  • Inside America's Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra
  • By: Phillip Leonetti, Scott Burnstein, Christopher Graziano
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794

Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history - "Little" Nicky Scarfo’s reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s - written by Scarfo’s underboss and nephew, "Crazy" Phil Leonetti. The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 31, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980s when he infiltrated Atlantic City after gambling was legalized, and later turned state’s evidence against his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guilty pleasure.

  • By Nurture Learners and Able Observers on 03-28-14

Great Book

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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: 08-20-18

I really enjoyed this book. If you are interested in "life in the mob," then this is a book for you. Covers the entire span of getting in and eventually setting himself free. I'll listen to it again.

  • The Man Who Killed Kennedy

  • The Case Against LBJ
  • By: Roger Stone
  • Narrated by: David Rapkin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Lyndon Baines Johnson was a man of great ambition and enormous greed, both of which, in 1963, would threaten to destroy him. In the end, President Johnson would use power from his personal connections in Texas and from the underworld and from the government to escape an untimely end in politics and to seize even greater power. President Johnson, the thirty-sixth president of the United States, was the driving force behind a conspiracy to murder President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. In The Man Who Killed Kennedy, you will find out how and why he did it. Political consultant, strategist, and Libertarian Roger Stone has gathered documents and used his firsthand knowledge to construct the ultimate tome to prove that LBJ was not only involved in JFK's assassination, but was in fact the mastermind. With 2013 being the fiftieth anniversary of JFK's assassination, this is the perfect time for The Man Who Killed Kennedy to be available to readers. The research and information in this book is unprecedented, and as Roger Stone lived through it, he's the perfect person to bring it to everyone's attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COMPELLING BOOK - THE CROOKS ARE IN POWER

  • By Theo Tsourdalakis on 12-01-13

Great book

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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: 08-09-18

Very detailed and fact based. Dont bother with the Bill O'Reilly book. This is an outstanding work.

  • Atomic Accidents

  • A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A NUCLEAR POINT OF VIEW

  • By CHET YARBROUGH on 01-05-15

great

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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: 06-25-18

loved this book. was very interesting. some of the terms are over my head, but still informative.

  • Room Service Is Closed

  • Dispatches from the Front Desk
  • By: Sean Fox
  • Narrated by: Brandon McKernan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

There are a great many horror stories from people who have stayed in hotels and had a miserable experience. No offense to those people, but working there isn't all rainbows and sausages either. The front desk, usually the first and last point of contact, is where the vast majority of foolishness takes place. And the front desk agent is witness to it all. One of those front desk agents was me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book

  • By Carol on 04-14-16

Loved it

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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: 05-30-18

Great performance great story made me laugh out loud Listen to the entire book in one day to the entire book in 1 day

  • Heads in Beds

  • A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
  • By: Jacob Tomsky
  • Narrated by: Jacob Tomsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 764

Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The presidential suite of audiobooks

  • By Grant on 03-10-13

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: 05-19-18

i I really enjoyed this book. It was humorous, informative and all-around enjoyable to listen to.

  • Shot Down

  • The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth
  • By: Steve Snyder
  • Narrated by: Richard Rieman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

For the first time, the full and complete story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth is shared in unbelievable detail. Author Steve Snyder's story of his father, Lieutenant Howard Snyder, and the Susan Ruth crew, provides in-depth details about many aspects of World War II few understand or know about.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Story Diminished by Audible

  • By Michael Richards on 05-25-17

Reads like the Memphis Belle Documentary.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

well I have the utmost respect for the Flyers of World War II and the tasks they undertook, this book is stale with much of the language very familiar from the Memphis Belle documentary of World War II some of it, word for word.

  • Hell in the Pacific

  • A Marine Rifleman's Journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu
  • By: Jim McEnery, Bill Sloan
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 114

In what may be the last memoir to be published by a living veteran of the pivotal invasion of Guadalcanal, which occurred almost 70 years ago, Marine Jim McEnery has teamed up with author Bill Sloan to create an unforgettably immersive chronicle of horror and heroism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • true history a must listen or read

  • By Josh on 03-31-15

outstanding

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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: 01-25-18

this is a detailed story of a marine in K 35. fantastic book. highly recommended.

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  • If You Survive

  • From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II - One American Officer's Riveting True Story
  • By: George Wilson
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

George Wilson has garnered much acclaim for this shattering and enlightening memoir. Detailing his odyssey from July, 1944 until the following summer, If You Survive is a startling first-person account of the final year of World War II. Wilson was the only man from his original company to finish the war. As a Second Lieutenant, he went ashore at Utah Beach after the D-Day invasion amidst burned vehicles, sunken landing craft, and broken fortifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best story of the war in Europe I've read

  • By David on 02-18-17

Great book.

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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: 12-11-17

this book tells a great WW 2 story of an infinity officer. His story is well written and we'll read. Highly recommend.