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  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,981

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Fascinating and well told

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This is an incredible story. It is a big thing to say but this is probably one of the best stories I have ever listened to.

  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,955
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,933

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Virgil on 09-22-17

New lead characters

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Excellent new characters in Mac and Colby.
Stay on for interview of Nelson D by Scott Brick..

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Devotion

  • An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
  • By: Adam Makos
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 940

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the US Navy's most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper's son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy's first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn't even serve him in a bar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jaw Dropping Ground and Air Combat Realism

  • By STRATIS A. SIMON on 04-29-17

Devotion is a really good book

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

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

I met Captain Hudner during the session at Oshkosh a few years ago. He was a very dignified man and I had read his story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Thomas Hudner

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

It is a well-written story of two men involved in a friendship and a Medal of Honor action.

  • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

  • By: Ulysses S. Grant
  • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
  • Length: 29 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Written from his death bed, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant are written by the most well-known Civil War General himself, Ulysses S. Grant. In a review of his life as a private citizen, as well as a general, Grant lets the listener know what a heroic figure he really was. Like so many men before him, Grant describes being pressured into a certain way of life by his father. He never aspired for a military career, but his father insisted on West Point Academy for his schooling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • British Pronunciation of Proper Nouns in America

  • By Leslie Solomon on 12-06-16

Awful

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not a chance

What did you like best about this story?

The history as told bt Grant

What didn’t you like about Alastair Cameron’s performance?

Everything. His pronunciations of American historical sites was awful. Ah-PO-mah-tox for App-oh-MA-tox and chi-ca-HO-mah-ny rather than Chick-ah-HAH-mony, well understood AMERICAN pronunciations stands out to me as examples. This guy sucks as a reader of American history.

Was Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant worth the listening time?

Yes - This was, however, the longest I have ever taken to listen to a recorded book. This guy sucked as a narrator.

Any additional comments?

Listen to me.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,085

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the John Grisham I know

  • By William Moritz on 11-01-15

Not the John Grisham I know

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

What disappointed you about Rogue Lawyer?

It was too scattered. This had no real story at all. What the heck happened with Naomi and more importantly, with Judith? Sorry John, this is not what I have come to expect from you.

Has Rogue Lawyer turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was just fine.

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

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Sorry - I will be returning this for credit

26 of 27 people found this review helpful