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Capital Gaines audiobook cover art

Slow start, okay middle, bad end

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I had to quit halfway through the next to last chapter. Got way too sappy and self glorifying for me.

The Worst Hard Time audiobook cover art

Forgotten Saga of unnecessary misuse

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Fine research, story presentation, and narration, of a forgotten catastrophe in American history now conjured up in our memories only by black and white snippets from an American classic novel and award-winning motion picture.
The true account told here highlights how little was told to us in our historical teachings about the true causation of this catastrophic decade in this area of our country, or about the true suffering it brought about to our displaced Native Americans, the innocent horses, cattle and livestock, and people driven by either greed, blind ambition, or dreams of attaining a stakehold to provide for their families and future generations, and the land that was brutally forced out of it's true and natural purpose into into something it could never sustain.

Garden of Beasts audiobook cover art

Great narration and historical perspective.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Narrator was outstanding, and such great accents. He was telling a story, not reading it. I will definitely follow this narrator.
Great plot and interesting perspective on what it was probably like living under the 3rd Reich. Brutal, sad, and scary. A good reminder what it could be like to live under a sadistic dictatorship.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Understanding Trump audiobook cover art

Light on Trump, Heavy on the Gingrich Manifrsto

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-17

Disappointed, as a fan of Trump I was looking for more behind the scenes stories about his childhood, career, and the actual working of the campaign. Instead we get a gloss over of all of that, and the last two thirds of the book on what Gingrich would do. He has some great ideas he but did Trump a disservice by sneaking them into a book that was supposed to be about Trump. Will be hard for me to view Gingrich the same again, now that I know what he's really about. Self serving. I'm glad Trump had sense enough not to bring him into the administration.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

A History of British India audiobook cover art

Good history - Annoying narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-17

Very interesting for a newbie to this important and interesting history of the region. I found the narrator a bit annoying, especially, about 100 times throughout the course his asking a question and then saying "you got it" like a half second after the question. About half way through I found myself shouting back at him #you got it" before he even said it, which most of the time he did. I'm surprised no one caught that, or that he wasn't annoyed at himself.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

No Easy Day audiobook cover art

Interesting insight but more like a rote memoir

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-13

More like a diary or chronology of events than a story. Could have been more dramatic in the storytelling even though it was true. My attention was kept more by the importance of the historical event than the drama, character development, or narration.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Endurance audiobook cover art

Starkness and Fortitude is Riveting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-13

Entertaining and educational from beginning to end. Everyone would benefit from knowing about the stark harsh reality of the extremes of our planet, and what people have endured to explore and survive to tell about it. Amazing how man can adapt and overcome. A rewarding listen no matter what your genre. This one is worth the time.

Marco Polo audiobook cover art

Educational and Entertaining but a bit repetitive

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-13

I enjoy any history book and probably ignore more than the average reader in story or performance shortcomings. This book contained a wealth of history and unique perspective, although I found it somewhat repetitive. The performance and production was good and easy to follow and listen to, but I don't think many non-history buffs would have stuck with it.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Killing Lincoln audiobook cover art

This author shouldn't narrate

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-12

Very entertaining and informative presentation of this period in history. Lots of interesting facts and relationships I learned about for the first time. The narration was at first annoying, but it either got better as the book went on or I ignored it because book was so interesting. Author/Narrator sounded like he does in his TV show, the factor, talking fast to get as much in as possible before the next commercial. Lacked cadence, timing, and properly placed pauses, and was difficult to listen to at first, until I got used to it. Listeners are not in a race to get through a book quickly; we want to have time to savor and digest the information or story, and to be entertained. Listening was not easy, but interesting look at inside history made up for it.

Narration got a little better in the next book, Killing Kennedy, or maybe I just knew what to expect. But Kennedy book was just as informative as Killing Lincoln. Note to Author - next book, please hire a professional narrator.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Cain at Gettysburg audiobook cover art

Lacking some key elements, and MAPS please!

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-12

Would you try another book from Ralph Peters and/or Peter Berkrot?

Maybe, depending on the subject. Not just for author or narrator.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Billy Cobb, excellent character portrayal with surprising underlying intellectual component.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Seemed a little too quick and over dramatic.

Could you see Cain at Gettysburg being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not really. Too many already done.

Any additional comments?

Unless I missed it author almost entirely left out Picket's Charge. This is a book that definetely needs maps. Fortunately I was familiar with battlefield but still would be nice to have refresher on territory. Wish there was some way to get maps and photos that come with the printed or ebooks, along with the Audible version.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful