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  • All Out War

  • The Plot to Destroy Trump
  • By: Edward Klein
  • Narrated by: William LeRoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

A new book from New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the first audiobook I played back-to-back

  • By Shasta on 10-31-17

Another good one from Ed Klein

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

As long as you know what you're getting into beforehand, you'll probably like this book. The usual vociferous left-wing media propagandists will continue to spend a lot of time trying to discredit Ed Klein but a quick search reveals that Klein has been a journalist for nearly six decades—seven of those years as foreign editor of Newsweek, ten years as the editor- in-chief of the NYT Magazine (during which time the magazine won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history), and 27 years as a contributing editor of Vanity Fair.

I finished the audiobook in only 2 days. I found the content very interesting and the narrator was absolutely perfect. Let the political Wars rage on!

23 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered

  • Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
  • By: Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,893

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign - the candidate herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing reading

  • By Jonathan Burg on 04-23-17

Eyewitness to history

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

Five stars with a few caveats--the writers are liberal democrats. They claim Clinton won "hands down" all 3 debates with Trump which I found to be "debatable". Toward the end, they also tried to characterize Clinton as a "victim" of James Comey, Wikileaks, Russian interference, alleged misogyny etc. Because Clinton has lived her life as a Machiavellian Ms. PacMan, gobbling up money power and fame at every opportunity and because she never hesitated to turn into "roadkill" anyone who stepped in her way, I don't see her as a victim of anything. In fact, the argument could easily be made that she is a more of a serial criminal.

These authors never sink to the depths of liberal propaganda that you see in leftist portals like CNN, CBS News, NYT or WaPo so if you can look past a little bit of liberal slant, you might enjoy a passenger seat in the historic wild ride of the 2016 presidential campaign.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Reagan

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,715

Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable - or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kiliing Reagan

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-15

Great trip down memory lane

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

Reviewed: 09-28-15

I was very young when Ronnie ascended to the White House but I remembered most of the players so I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the trip down memory lane.Given O'Reilly's conservative bent, I figured O'Reilly would deify conservative icon Reagan but far from it. He presented the good, the bad and the downright ugly because Ronnie had plenty of all three. In spite of any personal shortcomings he had, I consider him to be the best President since Lincoln. Bravo to O'Reilly for a great all-around depiction of one of my very favorite presidents of all-time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • George Washington's Secret Six

  • The Spy Ring That Saved America
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War. Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, boring reader

  • By Mark on 06-04-15

Great read for history buffs and patriots

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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: 09-16-15

I finished this book in about 2 sittings. I wish more Americans were aware of this American league of heroes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The True American

  • Murder and Mercy in Texas
  • By: Anand Giridharadas
  • Narrated by: Anand Giridharadas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

The True American tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force officer who dreams of immigrating to America and working in technology. But days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart where Bhuiyan has found temporary work and shoots him, maiming and nearly killing him. Two other victims, at other gas stations, aren't so lucky, dying at once. The True American traces the making of these two men, Stroman and Bhuiyan, and of their fateful encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book!

  • By Ellen Shannon on 09-12-17

moving sad story

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

very much worth a credit. racism and hate eventually give way to forgiveness and beauty.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Clinton Cash

  • The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich
  • By: Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

In his New York Times best-selling books Extortion and Throw Them All Out, Schweizer detailed patterns of official corruption in Washington that led to congressional resignations and new ethics laws. In Clinton Cash he follows the Clinton money trail, revealing the connection between their personal fortune, their close personal friends, the Clinton Foundation, foreign nations, and some of the highest ranks of government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read before you vote in Nov

  • By Maureen on 05-09-16

The Clinton trail of crime and slime goes global

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

I read this page-turner in a very short time. It's well-researched and footnoted so Clinton coincidence-theorists are bound to spend a huge amount of time and effort denouncing it. Partisan politics aside, when will the American people decide enough is enough of the draft-dodging philanderer, his wife and their sham marriage? Bravo to Mr Schweizer on an outstanding piece of investigative journalism.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Hollywood Station

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Wambaugh
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

They call him the Oracle. He's got 46 years under his belt and more hash marks than a football field. More importantly, he has a crew of cops to look out for on the streets of Hollywood. From his understaffed office at Hollywood Station, he keeps a close eye on his squad who spend their day in patrol cars, and their nights in the underbelly of a city that never sleeps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Patience...it IS classic Wambaugh

  • By Deborah on 01-08-07

great fun

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

I've been a Wambaugh fan since the 80s & have read almost all his books. I'm very glad he's back & I'll be reading the rest of the Hollywood Station series.

  • Ordinary Grace

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,325

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful - In Every Way

  • By tooonce72 on 03-29-13

A little something for everyone

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

This was a great coming-of-age tale with added doses of murder, mystery, love, loss, philosophy and Christianity. Worth a listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,088

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By K9NSP on 10-21-17

Eat your hearts out, liberal democrats.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

I completely disagree with those reviewers who denigrate Chris Kyle for his simplistic writing style and self-aggrandizement. For those who don't like American Sniper, go find Yoko Ono and sing "give peace a chance". But if you like stories about regular everyday guys who love God, country and family, this is a book you'll enjoy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Son

  • By: Philipp Meyer
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,864
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,869

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries. Eli McCullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer

  • By Mel on 06-04-13

epic

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

great narration, epic passionate historical fiction of Texas old and new. well worth a credit. I loved it. "unputdownable".