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  • Wait, What?

  • And Life's Other Essential Questions
  • By: James E. Ryan
  • Narrated by: James E. Ryan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757

In his commencement address to the graduating class of 2016, James E. Ryan, dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, offered remarkable advice to the crowd of hopeful men and women eager to make their marks on the world. The key to achieving emotional connections and social progress, he told them, can be found in five essential questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough meat of material.

  • By Larissa on 05-18-18

Boy oh boy

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I waited 2 weeks to review this because I’m trying to be more lovey dovey, and in touch with my inner accepting of what I consider moronic behavior.

It’s a super over educated libtard talking about making the world a better place.

I particularly lost it when he was explaining how he gathered white and black students of the university of Virginia together to discuss what to do to enhance relations and promote diversity, or some drivel like that. I felt that he should have been talking to the people who didn’t get into school, although their scores and grades were better, because they weren’t a sought after race. This stuff drives me nuts!

All in? A libs view of how life should be simpler. Ugh.

  • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurable

  • By: Lacey Baldwin Smith
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 945

Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist, or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction and hypocrisy. But their history has been a spectacular one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable history

  • By Dennis K. on 11-23-17

Interesting!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I had moderate expectations which were exceeded, so that’s a plus. I really like the brevity of all the years up to the 1600s, but at the end, he went over each and every king and queen. A bit much.

But, for a quick snapshot of how these poor people went from greatest to only good, it’s inciteful . And you really understand why they’re so full of themselves!!

God save the Queen and God help the Brits. Glad they’re fighting back on Brexit!!!

  • 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 1,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

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...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
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 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980

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

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

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The Man without a Face
    The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
    
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        Justine Eyre
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    575 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • 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 575
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, Engaging

  • By Bobby on 09-10-12

Great insight

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
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 541
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 496

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!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 1,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665

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

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
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 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

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

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

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

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

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

Overall
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.