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Edward Gometz

Chicago, IL United States
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  • 13 Hours

  • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,450

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it THREE TIMES

  • By LTC R. on 04-14-16

Compelling Story of Horrible Events

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

If you aren't quite sure what happened on Sept 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya then this is a good place to start. Given that it is a first person account of the events on the ground, it is probably the most accurate story of what actually happened that day. Well written and narration is pretty good.

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  • First Meetings

  • In the Enderverse
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100

First Meetings is a collection of three novellas (plus the original "Ender's Game") that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for fans (please stop the music)

  • By Erik N on 05-21-07

Great addition to the Enderverse!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-12

Would you consider the audio edition of First Meetings to be better than the print version?

Absolutely! The characters are well read and the quality of voice performances are outstanding.

What other book might you compare First Meetings to and why?

War of Gifts is similar but not as well written.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, they are common narrators for Ender books and they are excellent as usual.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Where Ender's story really begins.

Any additional comments?

Excellent book, and wonderful voice performances.