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Castles of Steel audiobook cover art

One of the best

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

Reviewed: 07-21-19

Easily one the very finest audio history books. If your a history buff this is a must purchase.

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Don't expect too much<br />

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Like a lot of newer history books, the first half is nothing more than an overview of the war. Anyone, getting this will already know much of the overview and should move to the battle itself mid way through. Narrator is good.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Predictable Story

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Nothing new here. The story is predictable but does have some interesting characters. Worth checking out.


1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Not credit worthy, read worthy, or just worthy.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-12

Would you try another book from Harry Turtledove and/or Jim Frangione?

When you download a book entitled

Would you ever listen to anything by Harry Turtledove again?

Never Nada

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

More energy, but reading this would be a challenge for any narrator...even Frank Muller in his prime.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anything negative you can think of

Any additional comments?

Really, really bad book.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Where your tax money goes...

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

Reviewed: 12-22-11

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Nobody needs to read this book to know the military industrial complex's of the US, UK, China, Russia, and Israel are out of control. What this book does is cronicle the outrages, and there are many by many. Obviously a tremendous amount of research has been done here. The author covers all the major players in the weapons game, and many of the smaller ones. Anyone who wonders why the US spends almost %5 GNP on the military, or how cost overuns work in the manufacturers favor, or what the real effect military programs have on job creation, needs to listen to this book. The level of legal bribery of US politicians by the military industrial complex is very depressing. The author digs the dirt on pretty much every country that buys and sells munitions...and its a really dirty business. An almost overwhelming (the corruption is for sure) amount of information, from coldwar manipulations of the soviet threat for the purposes of promoting weapon systems (a sales strategy that is used to present day) , to Iran-Contra, to the current Obama administration. Everything you wanted to know about the global arms trade but were afraid to ask....be very afaid.

What did you like best about this story?

It names names, dates, and places.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Must listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-11

A story of someone who stood up for his principals while other religous leaders and institutions sold out to the nazis. Listeners will find much to think about after hearing this book. There are many lessons that apply to ourselves, our churches, our employers, and our government. Narration good, research exellent. Very highly recommended.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Hardcore survivalist novel

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

Off the beaten path book for sure. The writing is decent, the narration good. Basically its a book about the financial collapse of the United States and to a lesser degree the world. A bunch of survivalists get together form a survival club (formed 10 years of so before the collapse) and they of course prepare for the worst...totally rebuilt dodge power wagons...loads of food, weapons, and a bug out location in the northwestern U.S. They fight the obligitory heathen motorcycle gang (a must have foe in these types of books), and finally take on the United Nations, killing troops from from various Europeon armies with incredible skill and daring do. Unfortunately, all their enemies are pretty much incompetent (at one point, one of the militia members shoots 40+ bad guys before finaly getting killed). In the end they fight off the enemy forces, and reclaim america, stripping the federal government of its former authority/power. This is a book for the tea party crowd for sure. There is much description of gear and how-to advice for the would-be survivalist. The story is fairly entertaining, but character development is minimal. If you are like me and a sucker for these escape type books then its worth a listen. Just beware there is an endless list of weapon and equipment nomenclatures, to include manufacturers and models, which gets to be annoying for the non sky-is-falling reader.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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First half good...Second half dull.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-11

Started good, and the maple syrup thing was pretty funny...then it gets bogged down with right wing rhetoric and some very tedious space construction. In short it started taking itself too seriously. I will pass on book 2.

1 of 11 people found this review helpful

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A nice escape

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-11

Suprisingly good. Moves at a good pace, and the combat is not overdone. Looking forward to the next book for sure.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful

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XXXOOOXXX

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-11

Really got romantically sappy. Enjoyed the first book, liked the second, and rolled my eyes after the third. They must get the overblown love interest in there no matter how tedious it is....this is about as bad as Faile Bashere and Perrin Aybara in the WOT series...well almost.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful