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  • The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
  • By: John Baldwin, Ron Powers
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider's name was Shenandoah, and her executive officer was Conway Whittle, a 24-year-old warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good all around

  • By Rob on 01-19-08

Great story but can be a little dry

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

The book is a good book and for a historian it is great. I will say the performance needs a little more emotion in it. I highly suggest this book if your interested in the last southern stars and bars to hear shots fired in her defense. Although some of the naval stuff can get a little long.

  • The Killing School

  • Inside the World's Deadliest Sniper Program
  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Lou Lambert
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

In this revealing new audiobook, Webb takes listeners through every aspect of this training, describing how Spec Ops snipers are taught each dimension of their art. Trainees learn to utilize every edge possible to make their shot - from studying crosswinds, barometric pressure, latitude, and even the rotation of the Earth, to becoming ballistic experts. But marksmanship is only one aspect of the training. Each SEAL's endurance, stealth, and mental and physical stamina are tested and pushed to the breaking point.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • meh

  • By Chip Porter on 07-28-17

Great subject matter but lacking a little

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Ok the book it's self was very good but the main issues was the skipping around the author did in the book. the author jumped from one story line to another without much consideration of letting the listener know what was going on. I feel as if it might have had a lot to do the with performance. The narrator was dreadfully monotone and really did not emphasis the change of stories well enough. I feel like the narrator really took the interesting material and killed it with a boring lackluster performance. The stories and subject matter was very interesting and I commend the men in the stories.

  • Jack Hinson's One-Man War

  • By: Tom C. McKenney
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not great

  • By adam on 06-30-18

a great story just rough narration

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

My only complaint is the narrator is a little monotone. it would be better if the narrator would not have been so monotone, this story could have had so.much life breathed into it.

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  • The Pentagon's Brain

  • An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history of the organization, New York Times best-selling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain", from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expceted but thats not a bad thing

  • By dfcgts on 09-30-15

Thoughtful and interesting read

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

The book starts a little dry but the historical period it starts with sets the tone of development. The book allows you insight into programs we never knew exsisted and challenges the reader to be more observant.