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Dr. Bill

Atlanta, GA
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  • On Call in Hell

  • A Doctor's Iraq War Story
  • By: Richard Jadick, Thomas Hayden
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Cdr. Richard Jadick's story is one of the most extraordinary to come out of the war in Iraq. At 38, the last place the Navy doctor was expected to be was on the front lines. He was too old to be called up, but not too old to volunteer. In November 2004, with the military reeling from an acute doctor shortage, Jadick chose to accompany the First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment (the "1/8") to Iraq.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a story!

  • By Sher from Provo on 08-15-12

You are there

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

Reviewed: 12-05-11

What made the experience of listening to On Call in Hell the most enjoyable?

Outstanding story of front line medical care. Out troops are in good hands.

What was one of the most memorable moments of On Call in Hell?

Learning to save lives of femoral artery wounds

Any additional comments?

Recommend Lone Survivor

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Moneyball

  • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

Moneyball is a quest for something that money can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected by a brotherhood of baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional measure of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible Book Yet

  • By Steven on 06-15-03

vintage Michael Lewise

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

Reviewed: 12-05-11

What made the experience of listening to Moneyball the most enjoyable?

I listened to the book a couple of years before the movie came out. The book is much better, funny, and intriguing.

What other book might you compare Moneyball to and why?

other Lewis books

  • Chosen Forever

  • By: Susan Richards
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

When Susan Richards adopted an abused horse rescued by the local SPCA, she didn't know that the memoir she would write about the experience would become a best seller - or that she would fall in love.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh!!!

  • By Dr. Bill on 03-11-10

Ugh!!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-10

Proving the adage that a best seller is almost never followed up with another book as good as the first, Chosen Forever departs from the winning formula of Chosen by a Horse to focus on the neuroses, insecurities, and familial dysfunction of the author. I was hoping for a continuation of her story telling skills about animals. Instead, I got an almost day by day biography of her life after writing Chosen by a Horse, some of it so intimate that I felt like a voyeur.

The corner I kept hoping she'd turn never came.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chosen by a Horse

  • How a Broken Horse Fixed a Broken Heart
  • By: Susan Richards
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature, malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection, had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved, loved, LOVED this book

  • By Deanna on 03-03-10

A wonderful story for anyone who loves animals

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-10

As one who has a soft spot for all animals, this is a touching story of a woman's efforts to befriend an abused horse, and later, to heal it. Even after finishing the audible book, I continued to think about Lay Me Down, the horse, and the mystical hold that animals have over our lives.

5 of 5 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 3,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444

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
  • One of the great literary achievements of all time

  • By Judd Bagley on 01-09-09

Breathtaking!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-06

This sweeping history of the Civil War took Foote, who died in 2005, 20 years to write, and it took me over 4 months of listening during my 1-1/2 hour round trip commute to my office. The three volumes represent over 136 hours of listening, every minute of which provides fascinating insights. I found myself actually eager to make my commute and get back to the story. I was sorry when it came to its end. I will undoubtedly listen to it again in the future.

I have been a student of the Civil War all of my life. My great-great grandfather rode with Nathan Bedford Forrest and two of his brothers were killed in the battle for Atlanta where I live among historic markers that tell the story of that struggle that was fought here over 140 years ago.

Every American should read or listen to this epic narrative told by a Mississippi story-teller. His is a balanced account, neither pro-North nor pro-South, a quality sadly lacking in the revisionist histories being produced today.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Churchill

  • By: Roy Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 38 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of British Political Soap Opera

  • By K. Ray on 12-15-02

Well worth it, if you can last

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-06

This was my first audio book upon subscribing to Audible. There are other Churchillian biographies but none as comprehensive as this one. I feel like I lived with the guy for the past month! It's worth the listen, but some might rightfully subtitle it "Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Churchill's Life." All said, an heroic work on a complex character, among the most renown figures of the 20th century.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

American Caesar
    Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964
    
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    Length: 33 hrs and 37 mins
    79 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • American Caesar

  • Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964
  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 33 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Virtually all Americans above a certain age hold strong opinions about Douglas MacArthur. They either worship him or despise him. This gripping narrative of the General's life is moving because he was a man of vision - majestic, though tragically flawed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding recording of a great book

  • By Tim on 09-01-03

Awful sound quality!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-06

I began listening to this after having listened to Jenkins' Churchill. Thus after listening to almost 40 hours of the mellifluous Churchill narration, Caesar's sounded like a tin can. At points the narration is almost unintelligible, and the quality is distractive. Manchester's work deserved better.