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F.H.A ARMY AIRBORNE NAM 1966

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  • The Odyssey

  • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By A. Ketbi on 12-02-18

The Odyssey

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-13-19

What a let down, that is all I can say. If you are looking for a story, well, it is not in this Odyssey.

  • The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe

  • The U.S. Army Air Forces Against Germany in World War II
  • By: Jay A. Stout
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

In this dramatic story of World War II, Jay A. Stout describes how the US built an air force of 2.3 million men after starting with 45,000 and defeated the world's best air force. In order to defeat Germany in World War II, the Allies needed to destroy the Third Reich's industry and invade its territory, but before they could effectively do either, they had to defeat the Luftwaffe, whose state-of-the-art aircraft and experienced pilots protected German industry and would batter any attempted invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for WWII buffs

  • By david on 07-27-17

The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe

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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: 02-13-19

A very informative book on the history of the Air War in WW-2. you read/hear how the U.S.A.A.F over came many hard learned lessons and over come them to win Victory in the air over Germanys best.

  • The Flight

  • Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing
  • By: Dan Hampton
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

On the morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known pilot named Charles Lindbergh waited to take off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island. He was determined to claim the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised to the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York to Paris - a contest that had already claimed six men's lives. Just 25 years old, Lindbergh had never before flown over water. Yet 33 hours later, his single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, touched down in Paris.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rehash

  • By Patrick on 06-07-17

The Flight: Charles Lindbergh

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Reviewed: 12-08-18

the person reading the book, voice just hurt my ears and I had enough damage done to them in Vietnam. the account of the flight and the airplane were very weak. Lindbergh had a lot of input into the building of the Spirt, witch was an enlarged M-1 mail plane. Lindbergh knew what the performances of the Spirt front and back and he knew that as long as the engine kept running he was going to make it, and he did. San Diego, Ca.

  • Chasing the Demon

  • A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It
  • By: Dan Hampton
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States accelerated the development of technologies that would give it an advantage over the Soviet Union. Airpower, combined with nuclear weapons, offered a formidable check on Soviet aggression. In 1947, the United States Air Force was established. Meanwhile, scientists and engineers were pioneering a revolutionary new type of aircraft which could do what no other machine had ever done: reach mach 1 - a speed faster than the movement of sound - which pilots called "the demon."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not at all what it purports to be

  • By John A Stevenson on 11-20-18

Chasing the Demon

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Reviewed: 11-02-18

Story is very weak and does not reflect the title at all, Has nothing to do with the X-planes.

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  • Empire of the Summer Moon

  • Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son, Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Historically Significant

  • By Rick on 10-07-16

summer Mooon

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

The real history of the plains Indians. great read. that will really set you to thinking about the B.S. we were told about in school and bad Hollywood movies.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The X-15 Rocket Plane

  • Flying the First Wings into Space
  • By: Michelle L. Evans
  • Narrated by: Gary L. Willprecht
  • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

With the Soviet Union's launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight. Drawing on interviews with those who were there, Michelle Evans captures the drama and excitement of, yes, rocket science.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Facinating Topic But Mediocre Presentation

  • By Glenn on 01-06-16

the x -15 rocket plane

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Reviewed: 01-05-18

A most .comlet story o America history in space flight. And the men who made possible

  • The Lost World

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Catherine O'Brien
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Lost World

  • By F.H.A ARMY AIRBORNE NAM 1966 on 03-13-17

The Lost World

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Reviewed: 03-13-17

I just can not get into the audio book that has a female narrator for this story. I let my wife listen to it and she said the same thing. I will just have to read the book again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful