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- The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
- By: Jeremy Schaap
- Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
- Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports. But it is also the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.
- By Andy on 04-26-07
Outstanding Story... Performance a little slow
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
For the subject matter, yes. I wish this book had been done by a more engaging reader.
Who was your favorite character and why?
What three words best describe Shelly Frasier???s voice?
Just so so.
Do you think Triumph needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No, the story stands on its own.
Any additional comments?
Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor
- By: Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
- Narrated by: Steven Weber
- Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.
Good performance, boring story
- By Ole on 06-14-12
As usual, book is better than movie!
What made the experience of listening to Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor the most enjoyable?
Because of my profession, I truly enjoyed being able to identify with the way of life depicted in the story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor?
The sacrifice made by one to save many.
Which scene was your favorite?
Gunboat reception from the river of the cartel pursuers.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The wife's point of view during the funeral.
Any additional comments?
I wish the movie incorporated all the intricacies of the book - the public doesn't understand what it is that these heroes do and the price paid.
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