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  • Nimitz Class

  • By: Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

It's as big as the Empire State Building, a massive floating fortress at the throbbing heart of a US Navy carrier battle group. Its supersonic aircraft can level entire cities at a stroke. Its surveillance gear can track every target within thousands of square miles - in the air, on the surface, and under the sea. Its crew of 6,000 works night and day to keep this awesome military machine at peak performance. It's a Nimitz-class nuclear carrier, the most powerful weapons system on the planet. Nothing can touch it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It and I'm Not a Military Book Fan, Usually!

  • By Paula on 10-30-16

So ...So ..story<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

did not care for the narrator and the story was lomg winded, and for my self l felt that there was to much swearing used to add volume to the story line, along with random tales of sexual exploits.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Requiem for Battleship Yamato

  • By: Yoshida Mitsuru, Richard Minear (translator)
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Requiem for Battleship Yamato is Yoshida Mitsuru's story of his own experience as a junior naval officer aboard the fabled Japanese battleship as it set out on a last, desperate sortie in April 1945. Yoshida was on the bridge during Yamato's fatal encounter with American airplanes, and his eloquent, moving account of that battle makes a singular contribution to the literature of the Pacific war. The book has long been considered a classic in both Japan and the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally Honest Account of Institutional Idiocy

  • By Austin Thompson on 05-31-14

Gripping and factual story

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

the orator was very well versed, the story of the Yamato was very compelling and the fact that it was told by a survivor made it much more riveting. The use of personal memories and letters from crew members added such a insightful view of the Japanese sailor as to how they conducted themselves in battle and at rest was very telling of how and why they were so very brutal and aggressive towards lesser ranks and to prisoners. The brutality that they had to the lesser class structure on board ship, basically kept everyone in a state of fear and submission so that if they would have tried to be derelict in there duties at there post, they would be to fearful of the repercussions they would face from peers or officers.
l thoroughly enjoyed the book and will replay it again. I will also look for it in hardback edition to add to my collection.


  • Masters of the Air

  • America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
  • By: Donald L. Miller
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211

This is the dramatic story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, this is a harrowing ride through the fire-filled skies over Berlin, Hanover, and Dresden. Fighting at twenty-five thousand feet in thin, freezing air no warriors had encountered before, bomber crews battled new kinds of assaults on body and mind. Air combat was deadly but intermittent: periods of inactivity and anxiety were followed by short bursts of fire and fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facts and Emotions Masterfully Combined

  • By Olaf on 01-05-12

Very nicely bone

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

Very nicely done, there is alot of facts that I was not aware. to finally see the destruction through the eyes of the common citizens expropriation

  • Final Harbor

  • Silent War Series, Book 1
  • By: Harry Homewood
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

She was a monster, sleek and gleaming, designed to strike without warning like the dreaded shark. She was the USS Mako, as fearless and bold as any submarine that ever prowled the blue Pacific. Her mission: seek out and destroy the hitherto invincible ships of the Japanese Imperial Navy - and revenge the earlier defeats of a long and dirty war. Here is the story of the men who pitted their lives against impossible odds in the most dangerous branch of the American armed services.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. Both times I listened

  • By Father of 3 on 06-13-17

Excellent storyt

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

great story, very riveting, I recommend this to to all submarine buffs.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Team Yankee

  • A Novel of World War III
  • By: Harold Coyle
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

Team Yankee, the New York Times best-seller by Harold Coyle, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. Using the geo-political and military scenarios described by General Sir John Hackett, former NORTHAG commander and author of World War Three; August 1985, Team Yankee follows the war as seen from the turret of Captain Sean Bannon's tank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They came in the same way, and, we whooped them.

  • By Robert on 03-21-17

Team Yankee

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

I have read the book and the audio book team Yankee and the audio was just as good as the book. Throughly enjoyed it , I save my audio books for when I'm in the hospital, unfortunately I'm in quite a bit so a good audio novel really helps me pass the time, this was a great story accurate in terminology, in the technical aspects of modern tank warfare and modern battle tactics and weapon deployment. Read the book and then listen to the audio book.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158,531
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146,306
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146,147

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

the Red Planet is no match for cosmic McGuyver!😆

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

suspension, ingenuity, and a heart felt day to day accounting of Ryan's resourcefulness in his daily fight for survival against all odds. a must read a most listen to , I listen to my stories when I'm in the hospital and cannot sleep or at home convalescening and recuperating.

They are very relaxing and are very correctly written , so they then decide to lead to a more antililcal information; that you can in your detailing of the history of the crtaft, be it a ship, a boat, fleet submarines, or a tracked military vehicle or helicopter or plane.
but my mouth has run amok against, please read the stoory, and learn from it at it did. learn from what you have gathered let the seed flourish and grow into something strong and sturdy within you.

Enjoy the boof best of all to everyone
M.Powers

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Battle

  • The Story of the Bulge
  • By: John Toland
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

Battle: The Story of the Bulge, John Toland's first work of military history, recounts the saga of beleaguered American troops as they resisted Hitler's deadly counter offensive in World War II's Battle of the Bulge - and turned it into an Allied victory. It is a gripping work, painstakingly researched and imbued with such vivid detail that listeners will feel as though they themselves witnessed these events. This is a book not to be missed by anyone interested in this tumultuous era of our world's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredible.

  • By John on 06-25-15

The Battle of the Bulge

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

long has the story's of the Bulge been told and movies have been made recalling this historic battle, but the telling of this epic battle will take you through eye whiteness accounts and of the individual memoirs that have been recounted and told as remembered. the telling of this story is a riveting account of history if it was a book you could not put it down for it would be a page turner. Great narration, Great story a must listening for any historical buff.

  • Thunder Below!

  • The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II
  • By: Eugene B. Fluckey
  • Narrated by: Corey Snow
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970

Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey.

This is a gripping adventure chock-full of "you-are-there" moments. Fluckey has drawn on logs, reports, letters, interviews, and a recently discovered illegal diary kept by one of his torpedomen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Excitement, & History. A great read!

  • By Boone on 09-28-13

Barb

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

great & fun read / listen the narration brings you into the boat as you live the tales.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Island 731

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,936

Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, is out of his element, working onboard the Magellan, a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But his work is interrupted when, surrounded by 30 miles of refuse, the ship and its high-tech systems are plagued by a series of strange malfunctions and the crew is battered by a raging storm. When the storm fades and the sun rises, the beaten crew awakens to find themselves anchored in the protective cove of a tropical island...and no one knows how they got there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting fun story

  • By Rise on 01-24-16

great listen

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

loved the story, the narrative was great and kept you on edge. I will replay this one again absolutely

  • Zoo

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,401

All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really very good

  • By Trina on 08-10-16

GREAT STORY

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

Resd the book a few years ago and loved it while in the hospital I saw it in my library and thought why not re-visit the story again.
it was as thrilling as the book was and l thoroughly enjoyed the narrator telling of the story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful