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Richard H. Hensgen

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  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,257

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

Narration Distracting

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I found the usage of the two readers distracting. "The woman would say a few words, " immediately followed by a male, "she said ". it was a poor try at dramatization. Relatively minor. I enjoyed the book.

  • The Fall of Japan

  • By: William Craig
  • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

By midsummer 1945, Japan had long since lost the war in the Pacific. The people were not told the truth, and neither was the emperor. Japanese generals, admirals, and statesmen knew, but only a handful of leaders were willing to accept defeat. Most were bent on fighting the Allies until the last Japanese soldier died and the last city burned to the ground.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly written history

  • By Saman on 01-22-16

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

Fascinating. I read a lot of WW2 history, but most of this was new to me. I was not that pleased with the reading. He had an irritating habit of raising, rather than lowering, his voice at the end of a sentence. Overall a great experience.

  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,379

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable Grisham

  • By Ron on 10-25-12

Kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

I loved it. It kept my interest. I couldn't even guess where the story was headed until late in the game.

  • The Day the Revolution Began

  • Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs, as he did in Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus' death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins, it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation - a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God's creation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Wright, both the strengths and weaknesses

  • By Adam Shields on 12-12-16

great

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

The message was not new. A different perspective. Powerful. The cross marks the beginning of God's Kingdom here on Earth.

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