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The 1759 Battle of Quebec: The History and Legacy of Britain's Most Important Victory of the French & Indian War audiobook cover art

First bad review I've ever written

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-18

First and foremost the performance is terrible. The speaker's voice sounds like a cheap automated computer voice, but it apparently real. Worse is the consistent mispronounciation throughout the book. A prime example is Fort Dusquene which the speaker pronounced due-qwez-nay.

The book itself provides only a basic overview of the battle. The exposition about the causes of the French and Indian War, and colonial North America has many parts that are demonstranably false. I regret getting thus book.

Rebel in the Ranks audiobook cover art
  • Rebel in the Ranks
  • Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World
  • By: Brad S. Gregory
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette

Two books in one

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The book is really two books in one. The first is a history of the reformation and subsequent wars and political turmoil. The last few chapters are where the author leaves behind research and espouses his personal opninions on the present. I greatly enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book and recommend it. The last part I did not enjoy. I didn't even disagree with most of his commentary, I just don't like the ttansition from researched history to personal opinion.

The performance was very good, though.

Is God a Moral Monster? audiobook cover art

Offers alternatives to think on

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

The author offers alternative ideas, and a nuanced understanding of many Old Testement questions. I enjoyed the research and use of multiple references. Not all questions are answered. In fact, most explanations offered will only work if the reader wants them to work. There is plenty of room for lingering concern. But it is worth reading. It is understandable, well-organized, and I'm smarter for reading it.

A Dark and Bloody Ground: The Hurtgen Forest and the Roer River Dams, 1944-1945 audiobook cover art

Great writing for historians.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

The book is very detailed and provides mid-level analysis. The author is not Keegan, but he is not bad at all. The performer cannot pronounce French or German names.

Masters of the Air audiobook cover art

Cannot be praised enough

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

If you could sum up Masters of the Air in three words, what would they be?

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What did you like best about this story?

The details and analysis along with pure entertainment value. It is a great balance of history and narrative.

What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

Robertson Dean nails this.

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

There is a story about a ball turret gunner when landing gear fails....