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  • Tin Can Sailor

  • Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945
  • By: C. Raymond Calhoun
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

More than 800 sailors served aboard the Sterett during her hazardous and demanding duties in World War II. This is the story of those men and their beloved ship, recorded by a junior officer who served on the famous destroyer from her commissioning in 1939 to April 1943, when he was wounded at the Battle of Tulagi. Peppered with the kind of vivid, authentic details that could only be provided by a participant, the book is the saga of a gallant fighting ship that earned a Presidential Unit Citation for her part in the Third Battle of Savo Island, where she took on a battleship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story about something that really happened<br />

  • By TRey on 07-25-18

A good story about something that really happened<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

A good story about something that really happened
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Hats off to you all.
Thank you. Go Navy

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,864
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,825

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Okay that was painful

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Too much goofing around and too little story.
Great story line possibilities, I'm just not sure I could endure it.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,094

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • running out of ideas...

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-17

Good book, it could be longer.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

What made the experience of listening to Paradise the most enjoyable?

I really enjoyed the story, it could be longer. (Left hanging)....
The narration was excellent.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

A voice that is easy to listen to.

  • HALO: Envoy

  • By: Tobias S. Buckell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

It has been six years since the end of the Covenant War...and yet on the planet Carrow, a world on the edge of the Joint Occupation Zone, a decisive new battle suddenly erupts. Human colonists and the alien Sangheili have already been living a tension-filled coexistence in this place, with Unified Earth Government envoy Melody Azikiwe attempting to broker a lasting peace between their two species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best halo book since Fall of reach

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Enjoyed this story, it fit in with the Halo universe. Well narrated. I hope to read the next book about Grey Team.

  • PT 105

  • By: Dick Keresey
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Admittedly small and vulnerable, PT boats were, nevertheless, fast - the fastest craft on the water during World War II - and Dick Keresey's account of these tough little fighters throws new light on their contributions to the war effort. As captain of PT 105, the author was in the same battle as John F. Kennedy when Kennedy's PT 109 was rammed and sunk. The famous incident, Keresey says, has often been described inaccurately and the PT boat depicted as unreliable and ineffective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Curtis Graf on 08-17-17

A very good book.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

Great story that is history retold by someone that lived it. Thank you for letting me hear this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tin Can Titans

  • The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
  • By: John Wukovits
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring résumé; it was the people serving aboard them. Through diaries, personal interviews with survivors, and letters written to and by the crews during the war, preeminent historian of the Pacific theater John Wukovits brings to life the human story of the squadron and its men.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

Author wrote a good clean story about the early yet newest tin cans of WWII.

Note: Narrator has an exceptional ability that makes listening addictive.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Guts 'N Gunships

  • What It Was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam
  • By: Mark Garrison
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

In the summer of 1967, Mark Garrison had dropped out of college at Southern Illinois University just before entering his third year. He had run out of money and had to work for a while. These were the days before the lottery and the draft soon came calling. In order to somewhat control his own future, he enlisted in the US Army's helicopter flight school program. Little did he know that this adventure would be the most profound experience of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Jean on 04-25-16

Well done.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

A light story from an angle that differs from other books on the topic.
I enjoyed it.

  • No Way Out

  • A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan
  • By: Mitch Weiss, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

In a remote enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found them. The team was caught in a deadly ambush that threatened not only their lives but the entire mission. The elite soldiers fought huddled for hours on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-gun fire rained down on them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By TRey on 07-20-17

Good book

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Thank you for share this story. It is now part of history.
May it save others

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Danger Close

  • My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • By: Amber Smith
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter, Smith rose to pilot in command and air mission commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the army, repeatedly flying into harm's way during her 2005 and 2008 deployments with the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. Smith takes you into the heat of battle, enabling listeners to feel, hear, and smell the experience of serving as a combat pilot in high-intensity warfare

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Nate on 10-13-16

The Title of this book is Misleading

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

Reviewed: 11-19-16

The title should read, "The Army Taught Me How Combat Helicopters, And I Earned My Wings". Or just remove the first two words......

Using the phrase Danger Close implies that stories might be told about support missions where attacks are called in 'danger close'. Although it may happened, it isn't described in this volume.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Battle for Hell's Island

  • How a Small Band of Carrier Dive Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal
  • By: Stephen L. Moore
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

From the author of Pacific Payback comes the gripping true story of the Cactus Air Force and how this rugged crew of dive bombers helped save Guadalcanal and won the war. November 1942: Japanese and American forces have been fighting for control of Guadalcanal, a small but pivotal island in Japan's expansion through the South Pacific.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • agonizing audiobook full of facts

  • By chris on 04-13-16

Definitely a different angle on the battle

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

Yes, this is a different angle on the battle, but it should be required reading as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful