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E. J. Zell

San Diego, CA USA
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  • 1944

  • FDR and the Year That Changed History
  • By: Jay Winik
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

New York Times best-selling author Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ISIS Is amateur

  • By Mission Possible People on 12-08-15

Conscious Raising

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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: 08-03-17

For a 1946 Boomer Baby who often reflects on WW II & it's impact on our world today, Mr. Winik has given me greater depth to my thinking.

  • Devil's Bargain

  • Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising
  • By: Joshua Green
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just When You Thought You Knew It All

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

Man Behind the Throne

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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: 07-22-17

For first time I have learned specific detail about Bannon; very helpful as we go forward.

Thank you...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Two Paths

  • America Divided or United
  • By: John Kasich
  • Narrated by: John Kasich
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

When Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hoped for action items

  • By Frank Smith on 05-02-17

Lifting My Head Up

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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: 05-02-17

The 2016 Presidential election and the first 100 days of the new presidency have been very disappointing to me. As a Vietnam era veteran, born in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University I wascraised with values similar to Governor Kasich. His thoughts, ideas and values remind me that Ametica is great and we all have a responsibility to maintain and enhance that greatness.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Once a Cop

  • The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man
  • By: Corey Pegues
  • Narrated by: Corey Pegues
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

New Jack City meets Serpico in this provocative memoir of a crack dealer-turned-decorated NYPD officer - a timely reflection on the complex relationship between the police and the communities they are meant to protect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and timely

  • By Philip M Schrader on 07-17-16

Serve & Protect

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

In a time of increased concern over unprofessional police work I wanted to gain better insight into law enforcement in America today. Mr. Pegues' book has done that for me in ways I suspected but never could validate before. I thank him for his service and sincerely hope his story helps to deliver the validation he deserves.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,598
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,594

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

Great Read

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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: 05-23-16

With the iconic influence of Nike, you get a sense of the company and the man. Great read!

  • Alex's Wake

  • A Voyage of Betrayal and Journey of Remembrance
  • By: Martin Goldsmith
  • Narrated by: Martin Goldsmith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Alex's Wake is a tale of two parallel journeys undertaken seven decades apart. In the spring of 1939, Alex and Helmut Goldschmidt were two of more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the St. Louis, the saddest ship afloat (New York Times).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • READ IT! READ IT ! READ IT!

  • By Meggan (Tom) on 07-01-14

Home Again

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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: 11-27-15

The perfect read at this time of national concern over immigration. The author as narrator adds a deeper connection to this sad, but necessary story about one family's experience facing death at the hands of Nazis and their sympathizers.