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  • Bonhoeffer

  • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,047

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Message That Needs To Be Heard

  • By Douglas on 01-28-13

How petty it makes our personal lives seem today.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Bonhoeffer had everything to live for, His family had all the connections needed to secure him a comfortable life without worry. He chose an education in Theology at age 12, step by step he examines the questions of God, Christ and the Holy Bible from an academics perspective. As he moved through his education and the historical occurrances of Europe (Nazi's and Hitler) you laugh with him and cry as well at the love and conviction he developed along his short but fulfilling life. On a side note if you believe in Christ and have questions due to a number of reasons or if you want perspective to solidify your faith read this now and buy a hard copy for your home library as well. You'll read it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

  • By: Shelby Foote
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 42 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204

The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Storytelling brilliance

  • By Tad Davis on 07-17-08

Worth every minute, will get V2 and V3 now!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Fabulous, wonderfully detailed historical accounts first hand. Relive our past, learn what govt education hasn't schooled you about.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,699

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

History is the best educator, ur Ph.D awaits

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

The Author, shifted through 485 tons of Reich records, personal diaries, telephone logs and more to take you step by step exactly how this Nazi enterprise sprouted, took root and grew. Also, demostrating the gullibilities of democratic and monarchial governments. Hitler was a master at reading the lay of the political landscape, exploiting every opportunity he created or observed. To sum it up, Brilliant expose` of the Nazi Reich's Rise and Fall. I am still stunned by this intense exposure to "man's" darkest character, I'll never see politicians, persons of ambition or govt as harmless again. G. Washington said; "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The German Generals had many opportunities to take Hitler out in the late thirties, all were held back by their personal ambitions and addiction to the euphoria enveloping them. Until Col. Claus Von Stauffenberg came along. Worth every minute of your time.

  • Washington: A Life

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,684

In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jack Merritt on 12-24-10

Very revealing and what a life it was!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-12

Learning about GW I would recommend the book.
The Author on the other hand continues to pass on dispersions on Jefferson regarding his/TJ's "Slave" children myth originating from the mid 1990's by faulting research with a left leaning agenda. This "research" was quietly rescinded yet never heralded by the media whom originally touted the research as evidence of some character flaw. So most have yet to hear the truth regarding the issue.
However, the letters and first person accounts are great!

  • Lies the Government Told You

  • Myth, Power and Deception in American History
  • By: Andrew P Napolitano
  • Narrated by: Andrew P Napolitano
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

America is the land of the free, after all. Does it really matter whether our politicians bend the truth here and there? When the truth is traded for lies, our freedoms are diminished and don’t return. In Lies the Government Told You, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano reveals how America’s freedom, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, has been forfeited by a government more protective of its own power than its obligations to preserve our individual liberties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Jonnie on 09-22-10

Eye Opening!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-12

If you want the truth, details, facts as to what appears to be and what really is get this book. You shouldn't see our govt in the same light again. For the deniers out there this book tackles the fallacy that our two party system is for anything other than growing govt. gaining and holding power.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Jefferson Lies

  • Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson
  • By: David Barton
  • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again. In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great primer

  • By Rich R. on 04-11-15

Destroys the modernism revisionist dispersions

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

Reviewed: 07-24-12

One can not argue with original sourcing, can't hide truths either. Very revealing. Want the truth get this book.

11 of 17 people found this review helpful