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  • How Dogs Love Us

  • A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
  • By: Gregory Berns
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 826

How Dogs Love Us answers the age-old question of dog lovers everywhere and offers profound new evidence that dogs should be treated as we would treat our best human friends: with love, respect, and appreciation for their social and emotional intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very slow going

  • By AMG on 11-27-15

Not just a science book, but a great story

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I thought there was an excellent balance between the personal story as well as the scientific story. One of the themes the author revisited through out the story was how science is a lot more interesting than just the concepts we learn in school. The studies done at universities across the country are broad and interesting, and this was something he really impressed on his kids and the listeners. It seemed like the author considered that not everybody is a science person, and he took that into consideration when writing the book. It was easy and enjoyable to follow. The reader is one of the best I’ve heard so far. Highly recommend as a casual read or if you had a genuine interest in real world experiments.

  • The Good Soldiers

  • By: David Finkel
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. He called it "the surge". "Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations to secure Baghdad did not. Well, here are the differences," he told a skeptical nation. Among those listening were the young, optimistic Army infantry soldiers of the 2-16, the battalion nicknamed the Rangers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is amazing, but brutal

  • By C. Irwin on 03-01-10

Good read

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This is an excellent book that vividly describes the horrors of combat. The author does a good job balancing the violence and politics of war. I thoroughly enjoyed how the author captured the point of view from all levels of leadership from field grade officers down to brand new privates. The book is a little repetitive. I understood the point of the repetition; to drive in specific points or to simply demonstrate the monotony of a deployment.

  • A Bell for Adano

  • By: John Hersey
  • Narrated by: David Green
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

In 1943, the American Major Victor Joppolo finds himself the civil affairs officer - the mayor - of a small town in Sicily. Equipped with the rulebook, How to Bring American Democracy to Liberated Territories, he sets about bringing choices to a people whose every recent activity had been dictated. Asking them what the town needs most, he is answered: give the town back its spirit - a bell to replace the 700-year-old one that was melted down for bullets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By em on 08-16-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Great book that highlights the key aspects of human relations in a fictional setting. The narrator was one of the best I have listened to, which made it easy to stay focused and entertained during the reading. I highly recommend this book!

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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 3,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,986
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,999

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

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Very well written and researched. The narrator makes the book particularly enjoyable. Awesome story, and highly recommended.

  • The Jedburghs

  • The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944
  • By: Will Irwin
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The first full history of the pioneering Special Forces units of World War II, dropped behind German lines into France to assist with the D-Day landings, told by a former U.S. Special Forces colonel with unique access to surviving veterans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed It

  • By Alex on 01-19-06

Lacks organization

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

The book lacks organization. It jumps around from team to team, and it is not chronological. For anybody particularly interested in the history of special operations or WWII I recommend the book.