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  • The Forgotten 500

  • By: Gregory A. Freeman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773

Here is the astonishing, never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II: when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines. During a bombing campaign, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, waiting for rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read for WWII Fans

  • By B. Beck on 03-06-08

This is one of the few...

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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: 10-08-18

One of the few which deserve more than 5 stars. Great performance, and a story which was 100% new to me, a somewhat student of WW II! Great insight to a fascinating part of the war and part of the world which has not received much attention from writers. It’s a must listen!

  • Munich

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 01-29-18

Fascinating insight

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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: 09-27-18

While knowing a bit about what the conclusion of the Munich agreement was, this historical based story gives you great insight to the players and their personal thoughts. Well researched and well read and told. A real winner!!!

  • The Man without a Face

  • The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
  • By: Masha Gessen
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and entertaining

  • By Bob Jack on 05-08-12

Great insight

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I felt that the book did a great deal more than just discuss Putin. With that, it could have been shorter but certainly all of the episodes confirm that the country and Putin’s rule is at least as bad as most people suspect, if not worse. Good listen, valuable insight.

  • Three Days in Moscow

  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
  • By: Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
  • Narrated by: Bret Baier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 405

In Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today. On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable - yet now largely forgotten - speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Brian W. Barton on 05-20-18

A great listen!!

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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: 07-09-18

Brett does a masterful job of narrating his masterfully written book. Although I was a close watcher of President Reagan, I didn’t remember a lot of what the book points out.

Just a great read which puts a smile on your face, especially during this tumultuous time!!!.

  • The Lost Airman

  • A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France
  • By: Seth Meyerowitz, Peter F. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of the French Resistance in WW2

  • By Rebecca Lawton on 06-19-17

Great story, adequate performance

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-18

The story is inspirational and one our leaders should know. Very detailed and insightful. However, the reader mispronouncing names, places is annoying, and some of the story get a bit flowery. Worth the read though.

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  • Flyboys

  • A True Story of Courage
  • By: James Bradley
  • Narrated by: Author
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

Flyboys is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The reality of what happened to the eight prisoners has remained a secret for almost 60 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Distubing, Shocking and True!

  • By GH on 07-21-12

Quite a story

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

The story is an in-depth look at the atrocities of the last year of the war. My only concern is that the amount of coverage re these atrocities is a bit overwhelming. I guess it needs to be told but I was hoping for more strategy than the book carries.

  • The Envoy

  • The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
  • By: Alex Kershaw
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Hailed as “a master storyteller” ( Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an amazing story

  • By Henry Rosenberg MD on 07-08-11

Fabulous 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: 04-13-17

This is the most interesting and detailed account of the Hungarian program I've ever read. Very well done from all accounts. I highly recommend for all

  • Courage & Defiance

  • Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark
  • By: Deborah Hopkinson
  • Narrated by: David de Vries, Deborah Hopkinson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95 percent of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but

  • By Pam Sullivan on 04-04-17

Interesting, but

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

There are interesting stories here, but the prose seemed to be aimed at a young, unsophisticated audience. Being told that there was no email or even fax machines in WWII was a bit unnerving. But, with modest expectations, it is an ok listen.

  • The Supreme Commander

  • The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, best-selling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander's leadership during World War II. Ambrose brings Eisenhower's experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general's skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you love military history... this.

  • By officerdicky on 12-25-16

Wow!

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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: 03-23-17

All encompassing to say the least. Classic Stephen Ambrose. I thought I knew a descent amount about WW II! I do now! Excellently written and narrated. Got bogged down in a few places but in retrospect, it made me appreciate all the bs Ike had to deal with that I had never heard about before.

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  • The Arsenal of Democracy

  • FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
  • By: A. J. Baime
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

The Arsenal of Democracy tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a “bomber an hour”. Critics scoffed: Ford didn’t make planes; they made simple, affordable cars. But bucking his father’s resistance, Edsel charged ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edsel Ford, a tragic hero

  • By TG on 12-21-14

Great content

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

I knew very little about the accomplishments of the industrial complex during the war and knew nothing about the Ford Motor Car contribution specifically. This book tells it all, and it's riveting. (Pun intended).

Seeing how genius can lead to confusion and potential demise, sometimes it takes strong willed #2s to make things right. A GREAT read with only the reader a bit soft. I turned him up to 1.25 and the story read much better.