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  • The Reluctant Warrior

  • High Sierra Sweethearts, Book 3
  • By: Mary Connealy
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Union army officer Cameron Scott is used to being obeyed, but nothing about this journey to Lake Tahoe has gone as expected. He's come to fetch his daughter and nephew and seek revenge on the people who killed his brother. Instead he finds himself trapped by a blizzard with two children who are terrified of him and stubborn but beautiful Gwen Harkness, who he worries may be trying to keep the children. When danger descends on the cabin where they're huddled, Cam is hurt trying to protect everyone and now finds Gwen caring for him, too. He soon realizes why the kids love her so much.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to like this book

  • By Raya on 10-05-18

REALLY Wanted to Love This Book...But Couldn't

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I had numerous audiobook options in my Audible wishlist. I finally chose this title due to the great reviews and then I hunkered down to enjoy it. Didn't happen. Firstly, the performance is not up to par. I could not tell any difference between characters, all the males sounded alike and all the females sounded alike. This meant that I had to concentrate really hard to keep up with the story. Sometimes, I could not even tell if the characters were speaking or not because there were parts of the story where the narrator's voice did not alter. Secondly, the story was just not interesting to me. I have enjoyed Mary Connealy's books several times before, but I just could not sync with this story. I was, basically, bored. Perhaps the poor narration was a factor in this. Truthfully, I have gotten three hours into the book and I have no desire to continue. It's a disappointment that I wasted a credit on this story, but...c'est la vie.

  • Behind Japanese Lines

  • With the OSS in Burma
  • By: Richard Dunlop
  • Narrated by: David Baker
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The extraordinary firsthand account of an American special forces unit in the jungles of southeast Asia and their guerilla operations against the Japanese during World War II!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The OSS in Burma

  • By William R. Toddmancillas on 08-03-14

Weaves an Amazing Tapestry of History

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I listened to this book entirely while preparing my classroom for the upcoming school year. From the very first chapter, I was hooked. The characters became so vivid to me that I cried when some of them passed away. My heart also celebrated with them at their victory feast and I felt angry at the unexpected cruelty of the Chinese upon their Allies. It is an amazing piece of history with narratives from multiple sources and perspectives woven together to make an amazing tapestry of this little known history which was vital to the overthrow of Imperial Japan.

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