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R Lewis Cordell

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  • The Threat

  • How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
  • By: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Narrated by: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,525
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,324
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,313

On March 16, 2018, just 26 hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy." In The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career and an impassioned defense of the FBI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The FBI & DOJ

  • By Greb on 02-19-19

Keep America Great

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Andrew McCabe is a National Hero. I’m thankful for this historical record. All of my eggs are in the same basket of faith in the truth and justice that our American institutions are sworn to protect. God Bless You Andrew McCabe and my God Bless The United States Of America.

  • The Birth of Loud

  • Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
  • By: Ian S. Port
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70

A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound - Leo Fender and Les Paul - and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughtful Music History

  • By E. Protzman on 01-23-19

Thbaks Leo & Less

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

This fine telling by Ian S. Port shines a light on the incredible forward thinking technical advancement and the cultural advancement to which their respective creations would ultimately bring to the world of music. These guitars as The Deities of Blues, Jazz, and Rock as we appreciate them in Western Civilization. The guitar God’s of what is currently called classic rocks are the messiahs who went forth to tell it on the mountain. This book is a wonderful telling of the creators of the modern guitar and the men who used these instruments to express their souls. I love this book!

  • No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

  • The Life of General James Mattis
  • By: Jim Proser
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

The first in-depth look at the marine hero who has become one of the most beloved and admired men in America today: Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In this illuminating biography, Jim Proser looks beyond Mattis’ professional competence to focus on the driving element behind Mattis’ success: his unimpeachable character - a formidable personal integrity that fosters universal confidence. Proser carefully examines the events of Mattis’ life and career to reveal a man who leads with insight, humor, fighting courage, and fierce compassion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God Bless Our Warriors, Our Protecters

  • By R Lewis Cordell on 11-14-18

God Bless Our Warriors, Our Protecters

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

America from inception has survived because of its willingness to take the fight to those who threaten America’s existence. America has been at its greatest when it repels it’s enemies and protects its own. A string and an worthy military is as essential to the nation’s endurance as it competent and compassionate leadership within our domestic borders and territories.

Mattis says the most important real estate in the battle field is the 6 inches between the soldiers ears. Engage the mind before engaging the weapon.

The honor and value of our warriors is by no means at odds with social domestic tranquillity. The intelligent warrior warrior and domestic executive leadership that is thoughtful, deliberate, fair and well meaning are by no means at odds, rather these attributes are yin and yang compliments. One defines the other. They both need each other.

I loved this book, the insights from the battle field. The wisdom of taking the fight to those who mean to do America harm.

This was the perfect Veterans Day Weekend read. This book gives me hope as I drown out the social discord that is amplified by social media and the info-tainment that passes for news.

Mattis is a real life American Hero. Read this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Queen

  • Aretha Franklin
  • By: Mikal Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,957
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,559

You know her voice. Now hear her story.

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Do yourself a solid and listen to this account of The Queen. You will be glad you did.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,503

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

The Last Line Says It All

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I can’t spoil the payoff for other readers, but it’s worth the pithy and succinct summary of the core problem.

This book provides insight into the behind the curtain workings of this administration. The fills in many blanks, confirms ones deepest suspicions, and the title works on many levels.

This is well worth the time.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful