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  • Fighting for America

  • The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871
  • By: Jeremy M. Black
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Whittle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Prize-winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hernán Cortés in modern Mexico in 1519 to 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain accepted American mastery in North America. In this wide-ranging narrative, Black makes clear that the process by which America gained supremacy was far from inevitable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a worthwhile listen... with qualifications

  • By Mortimer on 05-23-15

Deserves more more than just one star

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Fighting for America the most enjoyable?

I haven't completely finished this but I found the subject very interesting.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the subject; I haven't found very much on early immigrants in North America.

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

The performance is fine; it didn't make me want to stop listening.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have liked to; I haven't finished it yet.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to listening till the end

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shooting Balibo

  • By: Tony Maniaty
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 5

When foreign correspondent Tony Maniaty goes back to Timor for the first time since he fled for his life 30 years before, he discovers a land of ghosts - some he left behind, and some he's brought with him. He's there to watch five young actors play out the last days of five friends of his - men who were murdered by the Indonesian army in one of the most infamous incidents (and cover-ups) in Australian foreign affairs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting subject

  • By Maria on 06-09-13

Interesting subject

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

Reviewed: 06-09-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend if they didn't know anything about the subject

Any additional comments?

Not that bad...deserves more than one star.