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  • On Killing

  • The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
  • By: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Narrated by: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881

The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More to it than I knew.

  • By Larsen on 09-12-11

Necessary for peaceful life

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This is not a quick easy listen. It takes much concentration due to the vast amounts of statistics and evidence for his viewpoints. However, it is necessary for peace loving people to understand what it takes to have peace. You may have your own ideas about gun ownership in America, but believe me, you should read or listen to this book to understand why violence continues to happen to us and our children. Lt. Col. Grossman does not have the greatest reading style and voice, but his grasp on the psychology of war and killing, as well as the after affects, is very high.

  • Armed American: Enemy of Terrorists

  • By: Anthony O'Brian
  • Narrated by: K. C. Kelly
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

In an uncertain world, Hugh Taylor does his best to provide for and protect his family. A recent move has put them on a little uncertain footing, and as they try to settle into their new home and take a day with their kids Hugh and Mary - they will be tested like never before! A fun-filled day is shattered with the sounds of terror. How will Hugh react?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Listen!!!👍🏻👍🏻

  • By Jesse on 09-13-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

What an amazing and realistic story-written by a man that understands the peril that faces our country today! We need more Armed Americans. If you are reading reviews and trying to decide, then quit, and buy this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cop Under Fire

  • Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime & Politics for a Better America
  • By: David A. Clarke Jr., Sean Hannity, Nancy French - contributor
  • Narrated by: David A. Clarke Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 521

America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, disregard for the constitution, and racial tension thanks to the media and hate groups, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin. We must stop blaming others and take ownership of our families, communities, and country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! What a marvelous book.

  • By Wayne on 07-02-17

Phenomenal book

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

This is David Clarke at his finest. He is an outstanding lawman and patriot. This book is a well written argument against liberal ideology and the black lives matter terrorist organization. If you are on the fence politically then this book is a must for you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Les Miserables

  • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145

Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best audio version of Les Miserables?

  • By DARBY KERN on 08-02-16

Phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

This story is a classic. It is such an amazing story, but ends very sad.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Outlaw Platoon

  • Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
  • By: Sean Parnell, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,411
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,101

At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book...Everyone should listen to this book!!

  • By Chris on 04-09-12

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

This is an amazing story about the brotherhood of warriors! If you like war stories then Outlaw Platoon is a must have for your collection.

  • Brothers Forever

  • The Enduring Bond Between a Marine and a Navy Seal That Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice
  • By: Thomas Manion, Tom Sileo
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 174

Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, the President of the United States stood in Arlington National Cemetery. In his Memorial Day address, he extolled the courage and sacrifice of the two young men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, these two best friends and former roommates were now buried together - "brothers forever".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story of true heroism!

  • By Bryan on 05-29-14

Very touching

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

This story is an amazing story of 2 warriors that were very human. It is a story that warms your heart with brotherly love, and breaks your heart with the tragedy of 2 lives given for freedom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trident

  • The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader
  • By: Jason Redman, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The honesty is overwhelming.

  • By Paul on 11-23-13

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

This is a fantastic story. It will make any true man examine his motives for his actions whether civilian or soldier. Definitely worth listening to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful