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  • The Eastern Front 1914-1917

  • By: Norman Stone
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

A groundbreaking historical study, Norman Stone's The Eastern Front 1914-1917 was the very first authoritative account of the Russian Front in the First World War to be published in the West. In this now-classic history he dispels the myths surrounding a still relatively little-known aspect of the war, showing how inefficiency rather than economic shortage led to Russia's desperate privations and eventual retreat.

He also interprets the connection between the war and the chaos that followed, arguing that although fighting had almost ceased by the end of 1916, Russia was still in turmoil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic study of neglected WWI front

  • By shalte on 09-15-13

Excellent overview of WWI EASTERN FRONT

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

This is a very illuminating of what actually happened on the Eastern Front and especially the many stupid & awful decisions of various generals - highly recommended!

  • The Medieval World

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827

Far from being a time of darkness, the Middle Ages was an essential period in the grand narrative of Western history. But what was it like to actually live in those extraordinary times? Now you can find out.These 36 lectures provide a different perspective on the society and culture of the Middle Ages: one that entrenches you in the daily human experience of living during this underappreciated era.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prof. Armstrong is an rockstar. Loved her class.

  • By Rocco on 10-04-13

Wonderful Overview

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

This was a fascinating overall review of the many different aspects of the Middle Ages ,it's people,events,and culture. Highly recommended!

  • That Woman

  • The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
  • By: Anne Sebba
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Here is the first full-scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the 20th century, a character who figured prominently in the blockbuster film The King’s Speech. This is the story of the American divorcée notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating read...

  • By Gwynne O'Reagan on 04-22-12

A Thorough Investigation

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

This book is a very comprehensive investigation of the life of Wallis Simpson, a dark & mysterious person (in my opinion) after hearing all of the detail in this book. The details can be somewhat numbing at times, but is an interesting look into the lives of two very flawed and ultimately selfish people who were in love with the idea of glamour & royalty itself!

  • Hunting Hitler

  • New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Nazi Germany
  • By: Jerome Corsi
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

In 2009, three US professors with access to Adolf Hitler’s alleged remains startled the world with scientific DNA proof that the skull and bones that Russia had claimed since the end of World War II were Hitler’s actually belonged to a middle-aged woman whose identity remains unknown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was taken aback ...

  • By Benedict on 02-13-14

He may have really got away!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

What did you love best about Hunting Hitler?

The idea that Hitler really did get out of Berlin at almost the last day and supposedly fooled his immediate staff with a double!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hunting Hitler?

Description of his supposed escape from Berlin in the nick of time!

Have you listened to any of Danny Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hitler Got Away!

Any additional comments?

Some very compelling arguments for the survival of Hitler were made in this book (by evidence or lack of evidence). Conventional wisdom like this (i.e. Hitler died by suicide in the bunker) is often proved false as time goes by, and this may be another case of that. Although several key situations do not have a source listed, it is still interesting enough to encourage me to get another book on the subject!

  • Waterloo

  • The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Bernard Cornwell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950

From the New York Times best-selling author comes the definitive history of one of the greatest battles ever fought - a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a close run thing!

  • By carl801 on 05-13-15

Best Audible book I have ever heard!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Bernard Cornwell (Author & Commentator) does a magnificent job of describing the several
battles in this campaign from ground level ! All of the various accents are spot on and I felt like I was always in the thick of the fighting! Any student of military history should listen to this book to understand how men fought and died in this period!

  • Cold Case Reopened

  • The Princes in the Tower
  • By: Mark Garber
  • Narrated by: Guy Bethell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

In this short audiobook, a retired detective reopens this cold case and attempts to piece together the evidence and answer the great mystery about what really happened to the young Princes. Were they really murdered? If so, what happened to the bodies and who did the evil deed? Or were they left unharmed and left to live out their days in peace? Was a challenging offered up in place of Richard, Duke of York by Elizabeth Woodville and was that why Henry VII was so concerned by Perkin Warbeck?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Done It? (15th Century Style)

  • By Anonymous User on 08-22-18

Excellent & Concise Investigation of The Princes!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

This is a very insightful review of what happened to the princes in the tower. Nice narration & very interesting conclusion!

  • How Rome Fell

  • Death of a Superpower
  • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable, its vast territory accounting for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. This was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The tragic story of the fall of a great empire

  • By Ryan on 03-03-15

Wonderful Story Teller

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

A very informative history of the Roman Empire from Augustus past the fall of the Western Empire in 476 thru Justinian! (A nice surprise!) It is truly amazing that the Western Empire lasted as long as it did thru numerous & almost constant civil wars!

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  • Dead Mountain

  • The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
  • By: Donnie Eichar
  • Narrated by: Donnie Eichar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302

In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery & Intrigue In The Ural Mountains

  • By Sara on 06-30-15

Russian Hiker Mystery is a Marvelous Adventure!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-15

Would you listen to Dead Mountain again? Why?

Now that I know the ending, I would not be interested in reading it again. But I would still recommend it to anyone interested in mystery stories

What did you like best about this story?

The courage & persistence of the author, despite a formidable language barrier and very little experience with cold weather! He systematically runs thru all possible scenarios (and dismantles my guesses) to get to the truth!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator communicated clearly and was good at pronouncing Russian words & names correctly. But he was rather monotone throughout the story with no real inflection in his voice that I can remember. But you can get used to that as the story becomes more & more interesting!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final chapter that describes what probably happened (which I agree with) was very compelling & frightful at the same time. It always amazes me that life can change (or end) so quickly! Very tragic story and makes me more grateful for every day of "normal" life that is granted to me by God. The final chapter will stay in my head for a long time!

Any additional comments?

Starts rather slowly, but hang on because the story will become more and more interesting as the story gets closer to the actual time & site of the tragedy!

  • Ark Royal

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,369
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,071
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,063

Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good solid effort at a Space Opera

  • By Jim In Texas! on 08-05-14

The Most Exciting Sci-Fi I Have Ever Read!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

What did you love best about Ark Royal?

The very interesting situation that was set up, and then the excitement ratcheted up the more that I followed it! Also liked the insights into officers and crew, and the ongoing traditions of the Royal Navy. Human nature & institutional bureaucracy haven't changed much in 200 years!

What other book might you compare Ark Royal to and why?

Somewhat similar to the Foundation Trilogy, but this series appears to have a lot more action and twists & turns. Really looking forward to the next book in the series - "The Nelson Factor"!

What does Ralph Lister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

All of the many voices (both male and female) that are so varied and so British! It really makes the story feel a lot more real !

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Riveting story of first alien contact and personal courage!

Any additional comments?

Just an all around great Audible book! And to think I just stumbled across it on the Deal of the Day for $4.95 - best bang for the buck I've ever experienced!

  • Witness to Gettysburg

  • Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War
  • By: Richard Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Witness to Gettysburg brings the bloodiest, most crucial battle of the Civil War to life through on-the-spot eyewitness accounts. From the courageous fighting men and officers to the civilians watching as the conflict raged through their towns, from the reporters riding with the regiments to the children excited or terrified by the titanic drama unfolding before them, each account stems from personal experience and blends with the whole to create a startlingly vivid tapestry of war. In their own words, and through the eyes of their closest aides, such commanders as Robert E. Lee, Jeb Stuart, and George Meade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Well Read...A lesson to the Overly Dramatic

  • By Charles on 08-06-13

A Powerful Insight Into The Battle of Gettysburg!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who is curious about the Battle of Gettysburg and how people at the time reacted to and felt about the Civil War, and even their enemy across the field.

What other book might you compare Witness to Gettysburg to and why?

Obvious comparison is to Killer Angels. Although I would have to hear that book on audio to make a true comparison, I really can't see how it could be more riveting than listening to Witness To Gettysburg.

Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

Captain Schiebert - Prussian military observer with Lee

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