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  • Report from Nuremberg

  • The International War Crimes Trial
  • By: Harold Burson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Richard McGonagle, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Audible brings to life through dramatic performance the 1945-1946 radio broadcast reports covering the greatest courtroom drama of the 20th century - the Nuremberg trials. The original broadcasts have been lost forever, but the verbatim text - written by Harold Burson, founding chairman of one of the world’s leading public relations firms, Burson Marsteller, who at the time was a reporter for the Armed Forces Network - has been newly interpreted by an ensemble of some of our fine actors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now there was radio!

  • By Peter on 11-22-13

Radio broadcasts covering the trial

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This is a wonderful treat for students of WWII. It is the armed forces network reports from the trials. They interview many different people, so you get to know the terminology and setting very well. The reporting quality of the AFN is excellent, a real treat. In fact, it feels like the trial is happening now without knowing the outcome. They don't cover the executions, so don't get your hopes up for a big ending. It's the unknown at the beginning that is so interesting. I went through it twice, which I highly recommend.

  • WWII Airmen

  • Amazing Accounts of Airmen Recorded During the War
  • By: Various Authors
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 22

Airmen tell of their experiences interspersed with music and news.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great look back at the WWII era

  • By Dean on 10-14-11

Armed Forces Radio Broadcasts of Americans

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This is a collection of radio broadcasts from armed forces reporters. Some are taped in action as eyewitness accounts. The audio quality is radio broadcast, so far from perfect, yet great for the combat recordings. These are all American air crews. The first half is ETO and second half PTO. If you are a student of WWII, you will enjoy this. Rodger Dodger.

The Nuremberg Trial audio book of the radio broadcasts is really good. The Armed Forces Network may have been the greatest news reporting organization of all time.

  • The Shelter

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • By: Rod Serling
  • Narrated by: Ernie Hudson
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Radio warnings of attacking UFOs turn neighbors into a mobthat jealously fight for the only bomb shelter on their block.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • People Under Pressure

  • By Andrew Scott McClanahan on 07-12-18

People Under Pressure

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

A classic story of fear in the nuclear and information age. Regular people turn to animals when faced with survival, but only defined in the mind by media. Seem archaic or a haunting warning from the past even more applicable today.

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  • I Shot an Arrow into the Air

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • By: Madeline Champion, Rod Serling
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Chelcie Ross
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Experience one of television’s greatest science-fiction series, The Twilight Zone - fully dramatized for audio! In this episode, order breaks down between three surviving crewmen whose rocket ship crashes on an unknown world with limited water and supplies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another essay on human behavior

  • By Andrew Scott McClanahan on 07-12-18

Another essay on human behavior

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Like "The Shelter", another story of human behavior faced with survival. Cute ending. Good acting helps the story, otherwise not that well written.

  • Time Element

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • By: Rod Serling
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Bobby Slayton
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In this episode, a wisecracking New Yorker finds himself in Honolulu on December 6th, 1941 - the day before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He knows of the invasion but can't get anyone to believe him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great acting to boost the story

  • By Andrew Scott McClanahan on 07-12-18

Great acting to boost the story

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

The time travel feature nor history is that critical to the story, it is the acting and predicament of this one guy. An enjoyable episode.

  • The All-American Boys

  • By: Walter Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Walter Cunningham
  • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

The All-American Boys is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by a former Marine jet jockey and physicist who became NASA's second civilian astronaut. Walter Cunningham presents the astronauts in all their strengths and their weaknesses in this dramatically revised and totally updated edition of a book that was considered an instant classic in its first edition over two decades ago.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It was all Wally's fault...

  • By Gary on 07-04-17

An important piece to understanding Apollo 7

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

First, I do recommend this book because of its historical significance. I read all three books of the Apollo 7 crew - Wally, Walt, and What's His Name :) Second, please notice the playing time and a commitment to a 21-hour rant. He flew Apollo, though, so we have to listen. His comments about modern astronaut selection are stinging, but true. Third, the author narrating his autobiography is greatly appreciated, even though Walt is no Walter Cronkite. For students of NASA history, you are going to have to buckle down and do this book and the others to understand Apollo 7. Please honor the 50th anniversary of Apollo this year by reading the autobiographies, especially 7 and 8. I recommend Don and Wally's books, too. Wally's is a lot of fun.

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  • The Last Jedi

  • Star Wars
  • By: Jason Fry
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content. From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms - and perhaps lay down their lives - for the cause.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the film but still lacking

  • By I Kisala on 06-24-18

Bear with it, the story eventually happens

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I listened to the book before seeing the movie, and in fact, have yet to see the movie. After "Rogue One," I decided to do the book first so viewing the movie would make more sense. This book does not motivate me to watch the movie. Maybe if you saw the movie first, the book would be easier to follow. To be honest, most of the Star Wars books are better than the movies, and there are hundreds of Star Wars books. This movie contradicts many of the books. What happened to Jade and Luke? No big deal, a new movie is out soon, and as Rainman says, "there's lots of em."

  • From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

  • By: Renée Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, Pierce Brown, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,250

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the 40h anniversary, more than 40 contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the 40 short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One has Raved About this yet?

  • By Michael J. Stewart on 10-05-17

Excellent detail of incidental characters

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

This book is a collection of short stories. Many are focused on incidental characters in Star Wars such as a musician at the Mos Eisley cantina and the critter in the Death Star sewer. It's a mixed bag, but tons of content. The only goofy thing is they chopped the audio book into hundreds of "chapters," which is nuts for navigation. Thats the star deduction for "overall."

  • Lords of the Sky

  • Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16
  • By: Dan Hampton
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

The New York Times best-selling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation - a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today's technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great history, but ending goes off-topic

  • By Znapel on 07-31-14

A perspective of military history

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

The writing, narration, and content are all excellent. Even the cover art is impressive. Listening to this book motivated me to listen to more from the author, and they are good books, too. I highly recommend this book for any military history student, especially of WWI and WWII.

  • The Sky Below

  • A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed
  • By: Scott Parazynski, Susy Flory
  • Narrated by: Scott Parazynski, Homer Hickam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 523

An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski's death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest - his body ravaged by a career in space - listeners will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of adventure

  • By C Turner on 01-11-18

From the heart

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Autobiographies let us live history with those who lived it. The astronaut autobiographies are so inspirational. It may not make me a better person, but I know what a better person is. An author who also narrates their book gets extra credit and makes the book more meaningful.

I met Dr. Parazynski at NARCON (February 2018 at JSC) and pointed out my preference for the author narrating their book. He responded saying it was an unexpected experience doing the narration. Reading the passages about the difficult parts of his life brought back some deep feelings that affected him. I greatly appreciate him saying that, and it makes the self-narration even more important for author and reader. I'm listening to Mike Kelly's book now and can hear a hint of emotion in the passage about the lost Columbia crew. Makes the story very human and real.

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