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M. Milbrath

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  • Five Presidents

  • My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
  • By: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his 17 years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford, seeing them through a long, tumultuous era - the Cold War; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Watergate; and the resignations of Spiro Agnew and Richard M. Nixon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but....

  • By Papa Charlie on 07-09-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 04-12-19

like the insights into the five presidents and the Secret service protection. Hill is an interesting character

  • Five Days in November

  • By: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Clint Hill will forever be remembered as the lone secret service agent who jumped onto the car after President Kennedy was shot, clinging to its sides as it sped toward the hospital. Even now, decades after JFK’s presidency, the public continues to be fascinated with the Kennedys - America’s royal family. To mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Hill recounts his indelible memories of those five days leading up to, and after, that tragic day in November 1963. Hill, as Jackie’s guard, experienced those days firsthand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unique

  • By Thomas on 12-28-13

Great book on JFK Assination and Jackie Kennedy's

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-19

It in s about the perspective of the secret service and JKF Assination by Jackie's agent

  • No One Would Listen

  • A True Financial Thriller
  • By: Harry Markopolos
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852

No One Would Listen is the exclusive story of the Harry Markopolos-lead investigation into Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. While a lot has been written about Madoff's scam, few actually know how Markopolos and his team - affectionately called "the Fox Hounds" by Markopolos himself - uncovered what Madoff was doing years before this financial disaster reached its pinnacle. Unfortunately, no one listened, until the damage of the world's largest financial fraud ever was irreversible.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the story, but not the author

  • By Brock on 05-08-13

Wow what a whistleblower had to go through

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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: 03-08-19

Great book on how a Ponzi scheme made it to 65 BILLIONS by Bernie Maddof

  • 1924

  • The Year That Made Hitler
  • By: Peter Ross Range
  • Narrated by: Paul Hodgson
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich. Everything that would come - the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea - all of it crystallized in one defining year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight into history

  • By acraig on 08-06-16

Good introduction of the beginnings of Hitler

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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: 02-16-19

1924 was a pivotal year for the Nazi party and Germany.. This book does an excellent job of presenting the development of Hitler

  • Nothing Like It in the World

  • The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise comes to life. The U.S. government pitted two companies - the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads - against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. As its peak the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. The surveyors, the men who picked the route, lived off buffalo, deer, and antelope.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to like this book.

  • By Judd Bagley on 10-11-11

excellent telling of the railroad story for TCRR

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Good history. good reading. some long pauses during the chapters but overall a good historical accounting of the TCRR

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth

  • By: George Galdorisi
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 411

General Bob Underwood - a special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL - is en route to the Syrian city of al-Bukamal when a rocket-propelled grenade strikes the side of his Humvee, and the heavily armored convoy comes under attack. The general's bodyguard is brutally murdered, and Underwood himself is kidnapped. Hours later the president and top officials watch in horror from the Oval Office as the general is viciously beheaded by an ISIL leader - broadcast on live television through a direct feed from Al Jazeera.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very poor narration

  • By jeff on 08-19-16

Story OK Reader poor

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

I found the voice and character voices poor . It all sounded r
the same. Didn't like the accent

  • The Fall of Japan

  • By: William Craig
  • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

By midsummer 1945, Japan had long since lost the war in the Pacific. The people were not told the truth, and neither was the emperor. Japanese generals, admirals, and statesmen knew, but only a handful of leaders were willing to accept defeat. Most were bent on fighting the Allies until the last Japanese soldier died and the last city burned to the ground.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly written history

  • By Saman on 01-22-16

Comprehensive overview of the Japanese end of war

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-16

excellent use of Japanese information about the last days of. WWII. Excellent listen, Riveting listen. Great reader

  • Tom Clancy Support and Defend

  • A Campus Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,570

Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great action packed spy novel!

  • By James on 07-25-14

Another Rip roarer

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Great book could not put it down. Excellent reader typical tTom Clancy book to listen to

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