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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

  • An American Slave
  • By: Frederick Douglass
  • Narrated by: Raymond Hearn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 783

This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. It is a story that shocked the world with its first-hand account of the horrors of slavery. The book was an incredible success. It sold over 30,000 copies and was an international best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appropriate Audio

  • By Gigi P on 05-23-16

Should be required reading

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

This is a very moving story. The only problem is you will want to know even more about him.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fiery Trial

  • Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
  • By: Eric Foner
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner's Lincoln emerges as a leader, one whose greatness lies in his capacity for moral and political growth through real engagement with allies and critics alike. This powerful work will transform our understanding of the nation's greatest president and the issue that mattered most.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book about slavery and lincoln

  • By D. Littman on 11-13-10

Seemed like a text book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Struggled to finish. How do you make a book about such amazing people boring? This guy figured it out.

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  • Grant

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 48 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,099
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,070

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow reveals in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book (BUT WHERE IS THE PDF FILES)????

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-17

This book was eye opening. Grant ahead of his time

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

really enjoyed this book. Parts of the political back stabbing gets a bit technical and boring, however his character shines through even those times.

  • Hard Measures

  • How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9-11 Saved American Lives
  • By: Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, interest in counterterrorism is at an all-time high. Most people don’t know that Bin Laden’s death is the culmination of years of covert operations and tactics largely overseen by Jose Rodriguez and built on by his successors. Rodriguez’s sometimes controversial tenure as Chief of the Agency’s Counterterrorism Center involved CIA officers capturing and detaining key senior Al Qaeda operatives and implementing Enhanced Interrogation Techniques....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • for and against

  • By Rachel on 10-05-14

Heroes harassed by the people they protect & serve

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

I have read quite a bit about EITs and I'm glad I learned more about what the men and women in the CIA did to protect us. The only disgusting thing in the story is what our own leaders did to these heros is beyond belief. Nancy Pelosi, Diane Fienstien, and a couple republicans too need to be tried for treason for what they did to keep others from safeguarding America.

  • Enhanced Interrogation

  • Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America
  • By: James E. Mitchell Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Ryan Rennot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

In the dark days immediately after 9/11, the CIA turned to Dr. James Mitchell to help craft an interrogation program designed to elicit intelligence from just-captured top al-Qa'ida leaders and terror suspects. A civilian contractor who had spent years training US military members to resist interrogation should they be captured, Mitchell, aware of the urgent need to prevent impending catastrophic attacks, worked with the CIA to implement "enhanced interrogation techniques" - which included waterboarding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, and easy to listen to.

  • By Bobby Ackerman on 01-30-17

informative

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

Whatever​ side you are on this book provides a look into what we did to protect America. you may still be anti EIT after listening or maybe you think we should have done more. I came away thankful that people were willing to try and do what seems to be impossible. not sure anyone else will want this task if ever needed again.

  • Defeating Jihad

  • The Winnable War
  • By: Dr. Sebastian Gorka
  • Narrated by: Russell Wade, Sebastian Gorka - prologue
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 423

America's fight against radical Islam could soon be over, and a top secret plan from the Cold War is the key to our victory. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, counterinsurgency expert and Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, explains how America can win the war on terror quickly and decisively by delegitimizing the enemy in the eyes of its followers - a strategy that won the Cold War and would end the era of Jihad forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By R S. on 07-11-16

eye opening

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I think the title should have focused in explaining the issues not so much the solution. While I gave the book 5 stars which I think is warranted i gave that for the great explanation of the issue.

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  • Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, David Fisher
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders. The American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against each other as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. These were the times that tried men's souls: No one was on stable ground, and few could be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great history lesson

  • By rick loy on 10-24-17

Great job of presenting our history.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-16

listening in my car I was wishing for bad traffic in order to continue listening. loved this book a great deal

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Servant Leadership

  • By: Robert K. Greenleaf
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 95

During the last decade, we have witnessed an unparalleled explosion of interest in the practice of "servant-leadership," as today's business leaders search for a new leadership model for the 21st century. Based on the seminal work of Robert K. Greenleaf, a former AT&T executive who coined the term almost 30 years ago, servant-leadership emphasizes an emerging approach to leadership--one which puts serving others, including employees, customers, and community, first.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just the Power of Servant Leadership

  • By Marty on 04-25-11

Horrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-16

Got to chapter three and had to turn off. The subject is great but this book drones on an on about what people say about the subject not on the subject. skip this waste of your valuable time

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 8,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,517

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 very well told and informative story

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

Reviewed: 01-16-12

Would you listen to Killing Lincoln again? Why?

Yes because there was a lot of information and would like to make sure I did not miss any

What did you like best about this story?

The history that is not common knowledge and the detail about the people involved

Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The entire booked moved me.

Any additional comments?

I was struck by the fact that not much has changed in the way government works. Learning about all the in-fighting and sniping at the president and his policy amazed me. This man along side George Washington was selfless and wanted to heal the country with compassion rather then an iron fist and we can all learn from him.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful