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  • Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero

  • By: Chris Matthews
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

In Chris Matthews’ extraordinary biography, we see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Research & Writing / Mediocre Narration

  • By Dolf on 11-12-11

Excellent 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: 04-26-18

This is the third book I have listened to by Chris Matthews. The other two were Tip and the Gip and Bobby Kennedy. Chris is a great author who makes you feel as if you are a part of the situations that the book centers on. Anyone who loves history should listen to this book. It is a great companion to Bobby Kennedy.

Good job Chris!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bobby Kennedy

  • A Raging Spirit
  • By: Chris Matthews
  • Narrated by: Chris Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother's administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What Could Have Been.

  • By Jean on 02-23-18

Must Read!

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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: 12-15-17

For anyone who has an interest in American Politics, this is required reading. Being a millennial and not being alive in the 1960s, I really didn’t have an appreciation for the Kennedy’s or their impact on American Politics. This book not only educated me, but also enlightened me and made me ponder, “How Much better could our country be today if Bobby Kennedy had served as President?” Also, Chris Matthews did a fantastic job narrating. I look forward to his next audiobook!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • China, India, and the United States: The Future of Economic Supremacy

  • By: Peter Rodriguez, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Peter Rodriguez
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Knowing what to possibly expect from the future of the global economy presents an enormous opportunity for you to better prepare yourself for the momentous challenges and possibilities of tomorrow. Now you can, with this provocative six-lecture series. Offering pointed looks at the economic past, present, and possible futures of these three powerful nations, these lectures will have you finally grasping the intricate nature of our world economy and the driving forces responsible for where it will stand in years to come.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding Replaces Fear

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-04-14

Informative

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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: 11-13-17

This lecture was very informative and the lecturer gave a great performance. The content of this lecture is required knowledge for any citizen of the world in the early 21st century. In addition, this lecture can be understood by anyone regardless of their background in the field of economics.

  • Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents

  • What Your Teachers Never Told you About the Men of The White House
  • By: Cormac O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House - complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Swede on 02-20-17

Incredible

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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: 11-12-17

This is an incredible book. The content is very funny and engaging. Also, Robin Bloodworth has the perfect voice for narrating this book. If you have any interest in the U.S. Presidents and are not a prude, then you need to buy this book!

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,020

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

Great Job by Hillary

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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: 11-12-17

Hillary did a great job both narrating this book and writing it. Listening to this book made me sick because I realize how great of a POTUS she could have been. However, we were stuck with Donald Trump.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • An American Life

  • By: Ronald Reagan
  • Narrated by: Ronald Reagan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 376

Ronald Reagan is an American success story. From modest beginnings in a small midwestern town to a distinguished career in films and television, he lived the American dream; as governor of California and as the centurys most popular president, he embodied and revitalized the American spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freedom is Worth the Struggle

  • By C. Suriano on 08-03-10

Fantastic

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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: 06-22-15

This audiobook was fantastic. It felt as if you were sitting next to Ronald Reagan telling his life story. He was a very engaging narrator.

  • The Greatest Generation

  • By: Tom Brokaw
  • Narrated by: Tom Brokaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

In this superb audiobook, Tom Brokaw goes out into America to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation. America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values- duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, they were that great

  • By Elizabeth on 07-31-08

Fantastic!

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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: 04-13-15

Tom Brokaw gave a fitting tribute to the heroes of the WWII generation. This book is a collection of individual stories from ordinary citizens as well as national figures who gave so much to our country. However, this book does not gloss over the negative aspects of the racism of the time. Brokaw does not forget the struggles of African-Americans or the internment of Japanese-Americans. Finally, since Brokaw is the narrator, this book is easy to listen to due to his television voice.