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  • The Untold History of the United States

  • By: Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and building on the research of the world’s best scholars, Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented "people’s history" of the American empire that challenges the notion of American exceptionalism. Stone and Kuznick will introduce listeners to a pantheon of heroes and villains as they show not only how far the United States has drifted from its democratic traditions but the powerful forces that have struggled to get us back on track.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book but felt biased...

  • By Anthony S. McComas on 06-06-16

Liberal bull shit

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

If you love your country you're going to this book if Mr. Stone hates this country as much as he portrays in the book maybe you should go away

3 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,238

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

A must reed

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

Reviewed: 01-27-15

This is one of best books I have ever read, it's funny and a great listen
It has a message we all could learn from

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Beginning

  • Longhorn Series, Book 1
  • By: Dusty Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Buck Cordell is a giant of a man in a giant, untamed land called Texas. He builds a cattle ranch where ordinary men all say it can't be done a cattle empire that defies all odds, a family that changes the course of Texas history, and a legacy that outlives the Old West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't like westerns...LOVED this book!

  • By AudioAddict on 06-09-13

Great read

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

Reviewed: 07-15-13

I've read many a book on audible but never tried a western, boy did i almost miss a great author .

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mission of Honor: Tom Clancy's Op-Center #9

  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

In the latest riveting adventure in the bestselling Op-Center series, this crack team of operatives uses their defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology to bring down the opposition. When a job is too dirty or too dangerous, Op-Center is the only place the government can turn. Follow the circuitous path as the agents negotiate the most devious threats to the peace and prosperity of America - including those within. As with all Clancy's work, this series reminds us that true heroes are hard to come by, that even the best of us have compromising motives....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • decent

  • By Derrick B. on 04-20-18

not written by clancy

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-13

never catches your interest , not worth the time to read. could not finish it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Easy Day

  • The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
  • By: Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,496

From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear

  • By Darwin8u on 09-04-12

A MUST READ

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

You have to love them, they do it for us. and for this country.

GOD BLESS THEM ALL

9 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Refuge

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 3
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540

p>With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet. Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial. What they don’t know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last Refuge but hopefully not the last of Dewey!

  • By Susan on 08-21-12

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-21-12

You must to start with book 1 and read all 3 like i did, so we can pray for a book 4

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Coup d'Etat

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 2
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,629

When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the U.S. must intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dewey Andreas Saves the Day ... Again!

  • By Susan on 03-18-12

Great read

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

Reviewed: 07-21-12

you have to start with book 1 and read all 3 like i did, so we can pray for a book 4

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Center

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Hoot!

  • By Samantha on 06-19-06

great book

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

Reviewed: 11-28-11

This is a great read of a first person narrative, love the humor. love the sarcasum.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Race

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830

It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates - an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost - and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Up, Up, Josephine...

  • By Clint on 09-22-11

wow

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

Reviewed: 09-11-11

this book is keeping me up so late i'm loosing sleep because i can't find a slow
part to turn it off.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Diamondhead

  • By: Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

When Navy SEAL Mack Bedford's fellow officers are brutally killed by Iraqi insurgents using a cruel, new anti-tank Diamondhead missile, Mack avenges their murders by gunning down the then-unarmed attackers, ultimately getting himself court-martialed and kicked out of the Navy. To make matters worse, Mack then learns that the Diamondhead missiles were sold illegally by French industrialist and infamous politician Henri Foche.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Disastrous Departure of Style and Genre

  • By GH on 01-09-13

Great Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-10

Could not put it down , tells it like it is.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful