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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

If you're proud to be a Texan, this is a must read

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

The book is well researched and extremely detailed. Even in the midst of painstaking attention to every nuance, it maintains a pace and excitement that will keep you listening. It is great to listen to a book that isn't boring and monotonous, like so many. The voice used inflection and even accents to help the stories flow.

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  • Combat Crew

  • The Story of 25 Combat Missions over Europe from the Daily Journal of a B-17 Gunner
  • By: John Comer
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

John Comer kept a journal of the 25 missions he flew in 1943, when the casualty rate on his base was close to 80 percent. His book is handwritten history, recorded within hours after the battles occurred. Comer vividly creates his experiences as top-turret gunner/flight engineer in a B-17 squadron that was thrown against the best pilots the Luftwaffe could offer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing

  • By Jean on 12-17-15

Best WWII First Hand B17 Crew Book Ever

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

Well written first hand account of a B17 Crew over Nazi Germany. It puts you right in the action and deep into the emotions of comraderie, anticipation, and not knowing if you are going to live or die from day to day.