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  • The Admirals

  • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
  • By: Walter Borneman
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. Navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In The Admirals, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Insight In To Another Side Of the War

  • By K. Winters on 02-25-13

Great for anyone interested in ww2 history!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

a great book for people interested in ww2 at sea, its rather long but theres so many details and interesting events that the author covers that its understandable. this covers the lives of Admirals: Leahy, King, Nimitz, and Halsey, it runs through there early lives, there time at the navel academy in Annapolis MD, the early years of there service including there rolls in ww1, the time in between the wars, there rolls in ww2 and there years after. this book is paired well with "The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II" By Winston Groom for an even bigger picture of ww2 history and individual history on some of the most famous and highest ranking officers that served in the U.S. Armed Service in the history of modern warfare.

  • The Generals

  • Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II
  • By: Winston Groom
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest achievement: leading the allies to victory in World War II.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new here

  • By Mike From Mesa on 01-13-16

A wonderfull book for military history enthusiasts

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-13-18

this book is a collection of history and story's from the lives of 3 of the most famous generals in the history of modern warfare. you will learn the beginning and childhood of George C. Marshall, George S. Patton and Douglass McArthur, along with there education, how they joined the army, early years in the army, there roll in ww1, what happened between the wars, and finally there rolls in ww2 and there lives following it. this is a long book but i enjoyed every moment of it, and i believe anyone who in interested in ww2 history would enjoy this book. Along with this book you might consider getting "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea" by Walter Borneman. these two books together give you a lot of information on some of the most high ranking officers in the U.S. Armed Service during ww2 along with a lot of events that happened as well, including battles and politics. great for a history nut!

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • By: Erich Maria Remarque
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,140

Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Choice for Frank Muller's Best

  • By Alan on 10-13-12

One of the best!

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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: 05-13-18

This book can be very dark, as it is written from the perspective of a front line German soldier during ww1. the author pours out a lot of difficult, emotional and violent moments, and whilst it has many sad and painful parts there are moments of humor here and there. There are chapters in this book that make you reflect on what war can do to people not just physically but mentally as well, wile only actual soldiers know for true, it makes me give all the more respect to anyone who has lived through past battles and continues to endure them long after.

  • The American Civil War

  • By: Gary W. Gallagher, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gary W. Gallagher
  • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,616

Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood-and the United States was truly born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series

  • By Rodney on 07-09-13

very interesting!

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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: 05-12-18

this audio book consists of about 48 lectures running about 30 min or so each. the speaker is very knowledgeable on the subject (as one would assume) and covers a range of topics from the cause of the war, the politics before, during, and after the war, the economics of the war on both sides, battle specifics, military campaigns, strengths and weaknesses of both sides and a plethora of other topics. If your a history nut (kinda like myself) or if your taking a class and need something to help study, or if you just want to learn more about the civil war,this is a great book for you!

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  • Where Eagles Dare

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if u liked the movie, this is even better!

  • By kevo on 05-12-18

if u liked the movie, this is even better!

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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: 05-12-18

this book is great!, at this time iv listened to it at least 5 times, the writing style is good with a lot of humor hidden here and there, it keeps you on the edge of your seat (even tho your listing to a book) the voice acting is awesome as well, i had seen the movie and herd about the book so i thought id give it a chance, i haven't regretted that decision one bit.