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  • The Storm Before the Storm

  • The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
  • By: Mike Duncan
  • Narrated by: Mike Duncan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,922
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,906

The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in 509 BCE, the Romans refused to allow a single leader to seize control of the state and grab absolute power. The Roman commitment to cooperative government and peaceful transfers of power was unmatched in the history of the ancient world. But by the year 133 BCE, the republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, albeit a bit dry

  • By Aria on 11-14-17

Mike Duncan telling a compelling story, as always

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

While Mike never fails to deliver a good and interesting story, the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired for a 2018 recording. If that sound studio was mine, I would not want it advertised or associated with this recording's quality. As Mike's podcast listeners are aware, the recording quality of Mike's own podcasts surpasses the quality of these recordings. Never the less, this was a good listen and well worth the price.

  • Hitler's Soldiers

  • The German Army in the Third Reich
  • By: Ben H. Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 26 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

For decades after 1945, it was generally believed that the German army, professional and morally decent, had largely stood apart from the SS, Gestapo, and other corps of the Nazi machine. Ben Shepherd draws on a wealth of primary sources and recent scholarship to convey a much darker, more complex picture. For the first time, the German army is examined throughout the Second World War, across all combat theaters and occupied regions, and from multiple perspectives: its battle performance, social composition, relationship with the Nazi state, and involvement in war crimes and occupation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thorough and scholarly

  • By Mary A. on 03-23-18

A comprehensive work with great narration.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

From start to finish, this book had me hooked. A very good choice for those interested in the Wehrmacht, its soldiers and their struggles during the war.

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  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,907

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

What a time to be alive.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

You simply can't make some of this shit up, it is completely mad, that such ignorance, hubris and flat out idiocy can exist in a modern day democracy.

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