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  • The Red Fighter Pilot

  • The Story of the Red Baron as Told by Manfred Von Richthofen Himself
  • By: Manfred Von Richthofen, J. Ellis Barker - translator
  • Narrated by: Paul Stefano
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Manfred von Richthofen (1892 - 1918), also widely known as the Legendary Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service during World War I. He is considered the ace of aces of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. The Red Baron only wrote one book, his "autobiography", Der Rote Kampfflieger. This book was written just before he was killed, and it details his meteoric rise from a cavalryman to one of the most well-known fighter pilots of all time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration was rushed

  • By Steve in St. Louis on 12-26-17

Narration was rushed

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

The narrator needed to pause more at the end of each section and then after giving the title of the next section. It all ran together.

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  • History's Greatest Artists: The Life and Legacy of Claude Monet

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

To get a sense of the kind of prestige that Claude Monet's reputation has within the art world, one need only learn that his Le Bassin Aux Nympheás (1919) - from his series of paintings featuring water lilies - sold for the equivalent of more than $70 million. This is an incredibly staggering price, especially considering that early in his life, Monet had been so poor and debt-ridden that some of his paintings were taken from him by creditors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciation Problems

  • By Steve in St. Louis on 12-26-17

Pronunciation Problems

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

The book is well-written but the narrator does not know his French. Edgar Degas does not rhyme with Las Vegas. Gauguin and the river Seine did not sound like what I learned in French class. Also the English words erudite and anathema did not sound correct.

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