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  • Our Crime Was Being Jewish

  • Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories
  • By: Anthony S. Pitch
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams, Fenella Fudge
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Our Crime Was Being Jewish contains 576 vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. These are the true, insider stories of victims, told in their own words. They include the experiences of teenagers who saw their parents and siblings sent to the gas chambers; of starving children beaten for trying to steal a morsel of food; of people who saw their friends commit suicide to save themselves from the daily agony they endured.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and Disturbing

  • By minime on 04-18-16

Shocking, sad, a real eye opener!!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

It never fails to shock me how horrible we can treat our fellow human beings!
People think it could never happen again, I believe it could happen right here in America!
This is a powerful book that exposes pure evil!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Long Night

  • A True Story
  • By: Ernst Israel Bornstein
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

The Long Night is Ernst Israel Bornstein's first-hand account of what he witnessed in seven concentration camps. Written with remarkable insight and raw emotion, The Long Night paints a portrait of human psychology in the darkest of times. Bornstein tells the stories of those who did all they could do to withstand physical and psychological torture, starvation, and sickness, and openly describes those who were forced to inflict suffering on others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By Jim on 07-11-17

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

I couldn't put this one down. It's shocking the cruelty we are capable of inflicting on a fellow human being.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Team Yankee

  • A Novel of World War III
  • By: Harold Coyle
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

Team Yankee, the New York Times best-seller by Harold Coyle, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. Using the geo-political and military scenarios described by General Sir John Hackett, former NORTHAG commander and author of World War Three; August 1985, Team Yankee follows the war as seen from the turret of Captain Sean Bannon's tank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They came in the same way, and, we whooped them.

  • By Robert on 03-21-17

Skirmish in Germany

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Having served in the US Army, stationed in Bamburg, Germany, it was great to hear terms and colorful language of days long gone. I was expecting a bit more carnage .

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,157

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Finally its over!

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Way too much hokey melodrama and bravado! Half way through I was wishing it was over. This is my first poor review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,433

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

Shocking

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

I really couldn't imagine the cruelty of the Germans at the concentration camps until I read this book and thought about what I was reading, such horror! This book is a real eye opener and a fantastic story!

  • Library of Souls

  • The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,756

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They'll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This version doesn't have the Vintage photos

  • By VJayD on 09-25-15

Couldn't Stop!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

I had a hard time setting this down, same as the other two books. I hope there will be more.
They should make a movie but I'm sure it will not be as good as these books.

  • Hollow City

  • The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,570

This second novel in the Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children series begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other surprises. Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy fans of all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Peculiar and Suspenseful

  • By JACK on 02-19-14

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Grabs you and holds you, leaves you wanting more. I'm off to get book three!

  • Crisis of Character

  • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
  • By: Gary J. Byrne
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,416

Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crisis of Character

  • By Happy on 11-03-16

SAVE YOUR MONEY!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

Nothing new here. Very little information about the Clinton's, just a bunch of bunk about how he hated his jobs. I had hoped to hear why the Clinton's are talked about the way they are but he gave nothing that wasn't already on the FOX news station YEARS AGO! I'm going to ask for my money back as this book is garbage.

  • The Stranger

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,802
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,800

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The worst Coben book among the many I've heard

  • By Ed on 04-22-16

Maybe It Was Me But:

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

Maybe it was just me but I couldn't really get into this book like I usually do .

  • The Woods

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,239

Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Coben's worst I've read

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 05-27-08

VERY ENTERTANING

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

I really enjoyed the narration. I'll keep a watch out for Mr. Scott Brick, he's that good!