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  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,843

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Read, Throughly Enjoyable!

  • By WickedGoodYarn on 03-11-12

Long Overdue

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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: 06-05-18

I wished I had read this years ago. No wonder it is a classic! Highly recommended!

  • Empire

  • The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes
  • By: Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 28 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Howard Hughes lived one of the greatest, most heroic, misunderstood, mysterious, bizarre, and tragic lives in American history. In this brilliantly documented biography, the mythology that surrounded that life is disentangled from the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this from start to finish!

  • By bryan on 03-25-15

This Book

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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: 06-04-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A fascinating look of Howard Hughes. I highly recommend this book.

  • The American Spirit

  • Who We Are and What We Stand For
  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's college commencment day, most of the time.

  • By Jordan Poer on 04-25-17

A Must Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-17

This book teaches us that there is more to history than facts and information. A story must be told, and our country is great because of that story.

  • Hell's Angels

  • The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II
  • By: Jay A. Stout
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared to wage war. Although the US declared war against Germany in December 1941, the country lacked the manpower, the equipment, and the experience it needed to fight. Even had an invasion force been ready, a successful assault on Nazi-occupied Europe could not happen until Germany's industrial and military might were crippled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Voice for a Compelling Story

  • By Carter L. on 03-13-15

Great History of the 303rd!

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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: 05-11-17

I have read all of the author's books, and this one is my favorite. The Second World War was won in the air by more than just pilots, and the author writes about all of the men of this group, whether in flying billets or as ground personnel.

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  • A Patriot's History of the United States

  • By: Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 50 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

Since the liberal revolution of the '60s and '70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. They overemphasize America's racism, sexism, and bigotry while downplaying the greatness of her patriots. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington, more on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II than on D-day or Iwo Jima. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America's true and proud history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • About What You Would Expect

  • By P. Metz on 05-06-12

My Assessment

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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: 03-29-17

This book confirmed many suspicions I had about American history and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. well written and we'll narrated, I would recommend this.

  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

  • By: Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435

Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't stop listening!

  • By Jonathan on 02-06-12

Opinion of "Act of Valor"

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. it is a great story. Narration was good, except the mispronounciation of "corpsmsn." The "p" is silent.

  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

  • By: Andrew Chaikin
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418

Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, comforting book on moon exploration

  • By Mark on 06-17-16

Hope You Enjoy as Much

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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: 11-11-16

I enjoyed the story and the memories from long ago. This was a great story!

  • The War Lovers

  • Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
  • By: Evan Thomas
  • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

On February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor. Although there was no evidence that the Spanish were responsible, yellow newspapers such as William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal whipped Americans into frenzy by claiming that Spain's "secret infernal machine" had destroyed the battleship. Soon after, the blandly handsome and easily influenced President McKinley declared war, sending troops not only to Cuba but also to the Philippines.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Rather Poor History

  • By Paul C. White on 08-17-10

History is Cyclic

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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: 08-18-16

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. As one who sees parallels in our history, it is apparent that the late 1890s and the 1990s are similar. I see links to imperialism regarding Cuba and other Spanish "possessions" and our current affairs. One critic saw this book as misrepresenting us as imp r realistic, but I must disagree. We did develop a taste for an empire and had mixed results of it. This book also makes me want to study Theodore Roosevelt in much more detail.

  • Target Tokyo

  • Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
  • By: James M. Scott
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

The dramatic account of one of America's most celebrated - and controversial - military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid. In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counterstrike against the heart of the Japanese Empire: Tokyo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengence is Mine, Thus Sayeth Doolittle

  • By Jonathan Love on 06-13-16

Excellent Story of Doolittle Raiders

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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: 08-03-16

I have read three books about the daring raid on Tokyo, and this is the best story. Other books have left me with a feeling of missing something. This answered all of my questions.

  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

  • By: Edmund Morris
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 26 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873

Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001, marked the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, excellent narrator.

  • By Chris M on 11-11-10

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

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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: 05-25-16

I thought I knew alot of TR; however, this book taught me that I knew little. I highly recommend this book. I now realize TR is highly worthy of study. I wish we had leaders like this today.