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  • A Higher Call

  • An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
  • By: Adam Makos
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,719

Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail - a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proof the term "Hero" knows no borders

  • By Anon anon on 03-27-13

Great Untold Story

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

Reviewed: 01-19-14

If you could sum up A Higher Call in three words, what would they be?

Honor above all

What did you like best about this story?

It was a great story on both sides. Learning more about the German soldiers is remarkable. To learn just what these young men went through is humbling.

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

Robertson Dean is a great story teller and quickly becoming one of my favorites. If you like WWII aviation stories you need to Listen or buy Masters of the Air.

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

The Beginning to the End.

  • The Assassin: Ryan Kealey #2

  • By: Andrew Britton
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

When a top Iranian source reveals that Iran is planning to bomb the United Nations, U.S. Intelligence begins counter-measures. Only Kealey sees it as a smokescreen for another, far more involved plot. But getting anyone to believe him isn't going to be easy. With only his ally, London's newest assistant chief, Naomi Kharmai, by his side, Ryan will have to operate outside the lines in order to prevent a terrible attack in a city on lockdown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Well done

  • By Jocelyn on 04-06-15

great conclusion for this book

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

Reviewed: 01-03-13

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

Yes, but the first book is essential to listen to

Who was your favorite character and why?

Naomi Carmine. Love the drive she has

What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

A great talent, he gives the characters life.

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

Revenge is coming

  • Killing Kennedy

  • The End of Camelot
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,591

More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing of Substance New

  • By Patti on 09-21-14

incredible story

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

Reviewed: 12-25-12

Would you listen to Killing Kennedy again? Why?

Yes, I think everybody should listen to this it is so informative

Who was your favorite character and why?

Um....Kennedy

Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Just as good as Killing Lincoln. If you don't have that one in your library you will need to own it!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Tears. At the end of his life.

Any additional comments?

You won't want to stop listening to this. However, I don't think you will want to get to the end.

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  • The Last Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,306

The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, The return of modern day Mitch

  • By Jim on 11-19-12

Another Great Chapter in the life of Rapp

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

If you could sum up The Last Man in three words, what would they be?

Close to the Vest

What did you like best about this story?

How close this story of fiction is to becoming fact

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

The characters come to life only the way Guidall can do it.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Listen to the entire series!

  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227

In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Michael on 09-02-08

Respect for this Story

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

Reviewed: 05-02-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Lone Survivor to be better than the print version?

no

What other book might you compare Lone Survivor to and why?

n/a

What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

n/a

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Cry. It is hard not to because of what Marcus and his team went through.

Any additional comments?

I will read the actual book now. Didn't realize that this was the abridged version.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful