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  • Lone Star

  • A History of Texas and the Texans
  • By: T. R. Fehrenbach
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 39 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Here is a must-listen history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Top -10

  • By JNW on 03-29-18

The narrator is just horrible

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Sounds like I'm listening to a bad actor. No idea how the actual book is because the narration is just plain bad.

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  • UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record

  • By: Leslie Kean
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

With the support of former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, investigative reporter Leslie Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects - metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics - actually exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Books on UFOs That Is Out There

  • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 08-19-14

An amalgamation of already available information

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

This book is most useful to the interested reader if taken within the context of a sort of "clearing house" of already available information. While lucid in it's argument, the author is still swaying the reader toward what could be construed as a foregone conclusion. Better that this book would have been written by one of many of the authoritative sources used in the narrative. My review and critique is neither for or against any of the views set forth in the book, rather this is an opinion of the actual story and not so much the content. At the end of the day, the belief or disbelief in the UFO question is a personal one.

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