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  • Beastie Boys Book

  • By: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
  • Narrated by: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, various
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,786
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,772

A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • License to Listen - The Illest Communication

  • By J. Combs on 12-12-18

Amazing History

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This is one of those stories that you wish will not end. I heard there are some unreleased tracks and from a fan, I’d really enjoy hearing newish music from the BB trio.
Thanks for playing a critical role in music history.

  • Indianapolis

  • By: Lynn Vincent, Sara Vladic
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 414

 

The USS Indianapolis was the key ship in the largest and most powerful fleet to ever sail the face of the earth - or that will ever sail again. Her crew led the fleet from Pearl Harbor to the islands of Japan, notching an unbroken string of victories in an uncharted theater of war. When the time came for President Harry S. Truman to deal Japan the decisive blow, Indianapolis answered the call, and a super-spy named Major Robert S. Furman climbed aboard with the components of the world’s first atomic bomb.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More stars!

  • By David Sherman on 07-21-18

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

If I could give more stars for this book, I would. What a fantastic historical account of a Naval tragedy. Very fine use of primary sources and details that have yet to be shared before this publication.

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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,019

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

This is a spectacular story and performance. It’s a great tale of triumph and tragedy that I am grateful to have listened to.

  • William Tecumseh Sherman

  • In the Service of My Country: A Life
  • By: James Lee McDonough
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 28 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Fair and Balanced View of Sherman

  • By IRP on 12-02-16

Great Bio

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-17

I greatly enjoyed listening to this book and getting a further glimpse into the life of a Civil War hero. I'd briefly heard about Sherman's actions in history classes but this book gives great details about the challenges Sherman faced while leading his army.

  • Leadership and the New Science

  • Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
  • By: Margaret J. Wheatley
  • Narrated by: Margaret J. Wheatley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

Recent discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology have transformed the way we think of the "orderly universe." But did you know that the "New Science" can also be applied to the way we organize work, people, and our lives? Author Margaret J. Wheatley shows us how our new understanding of science and the meaning of life can lead to a powerful new view of the business world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Short version

  • By cocopuff on 08-24-17

A Different Approach

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-17

I was assigned to read this book for a class and this is certainly not a book that I would choose to read on my own. It took me awhile to get what this author was trying to say but near the end I had a few ah-ha moments. It's certainly goes out into left field, in comparison to what I'm accustomed to.
The recording quality is horrible too. Very muffled.

  • Tribe

  • On Homecoming and Belonging
  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,196

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most profound book on the subject

  • By joseph on 05-26-16

Great Insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-16

I'm a veteran of OIF and OEF and this book helps me feel a little understood.

  • I Must Say

  • My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend
  • By: Martin Short
  • Narrated by: Martin Short
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,100

Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is what audio books were made for!

  • By Ty Brady on 11-06-14

A story I wish wouldn't end

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-16

What a great story made even better by hearing it from Martin Short himself. Recommend.

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  • Vodka Politics

  • Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State
  • By: Mark Lawrence Schrad
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Russia is famous for its vodka, and its culture of extreme intoxication. But just as vodka is central to the lives of many Russians, it is also central to understanding Russian history and politics. In Vodka Politics, Mark Lawrence Schrad argues that debilitating societal alcoholism is not hard-wired into Russians' genetic code, but rather their autocratic political system, which has long wielded vodka as a tool of statecraft. Through a series of historical investigations stretching from Ivan the Terrible through Vladimir Putin, Vodka Politics presents the secret history of the Russian state itself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Look Natasha! Moose and Squirrel are drunk!

  • By The Crunge on 09-07-16

Overall not bad

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-15

Decent read. The medical statistics are staggering for sure. It will be interesting to see how Russia does economically in the next 10 years.

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,707
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,709

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Fantastic story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-15

I am so glad that I happened to come across this book. I hope this story spreads like wildfire.

  • The Reaper

  • Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
  • By: Gary Brozek, Nicholas Irving
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727

In the best-selling tradition of American Sniper and Shooter, Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By SteveS on 11-18-15

Fantastic!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-15

Great insight of what it's like being in the elite Army Rangers. I'm going to buy this book for one of my Cadets as I am sure this will be inspirational for him.