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Scott A. McConnell

Arlington Heights, IL USA
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  • War and Remembrance

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,960

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can I say that hasn't already been said??

  • By aaron on 01-31-12

Excellent - A Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

Along with the Winds of War, Wouk's epic does an outstanding job of explaining WWII and what the times were like for the people who lived through it. The characters aren't always perfectly fleshed out - but they are drawn well enough to understand their motivations and fears and for the reader to care about them. The historical detail and accuracy are excellent. They give the reader a good understanding of the war. The performance of the reader is top notch.

  • Space

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 37 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women - people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort, and Norman Grant, the war hero and US senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation but to the heavens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but the audiobook needs revision

  • By Paladan on 10-03-15

Great story. Give the narration some time.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

The recording is old and is "read" as opposed to "performed" like current audio books. This takes some getting used to, it's jarring at first, however if you stick with the book for a couple of hours you get used to it and can enjoy the story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful