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Frank Turner

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  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,734

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

My my my!

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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: 01-26-19

This is true Kenda! Lt. Kenda brought his experience to life.
Enjoyed it immensely .

  • The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

  • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

Our understanding of the American West has moved far beyond pop culture in recent years. The legendary people and events we associate with the Wild West - the last stand at the Alamo, the Battle of Little Bighorn, the exploits of Calamity Jane, the hardships of the Oregon Trail - are even more fascinating once the historical realities have been separated from the myths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Professor, Great Course

  • By Mark on 09-09-17

Bravo!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Learned so much about our western culture. Thank you for this fascinating look at the often forgotten part of American history.

  • First Man

  • The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
  • By: James R. Hansen
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this "magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not really 'unabridged'

  • By A Reader on 06-06-18

Superb!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I had the pleasure of reading the hard copy during rhe original release. The audio allowed me the opportunity to uncover what I missed . Narration caught the true essence of Armstrong's life.

  • Rocket Men

  • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,059

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the moon - in just four months. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Men Who Saved 1968

  • By Gillian on 04-04-18

Superb!<br />

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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: 08-24-18

By far the best book on Apollo 8 and the men who flew it. It captured the true essence of the mission.

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  • Bobby Kennedy

  • A Raging Spirit
  • By: Chris Matthews
  • Narrated by: Chris Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother's administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What Could Have Been.

  • By Jean on 02-23-18

Five Stars

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Chris Matthews captured the REAL Bobby and how his life effected the American psyche. A refreshing look at the man, his politics...his life. Bravo!

  • The Everything Martin Luther King Jr. Book

  • The Struggle, The Dream, The Legacy
  • By: Jessica McElrath
  • Narrated by: Dwain Kyles
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most inspirational figures in American history. From his march on Washington to his time in a Birmingham jail, King's life and work continue to have a profound effect on our nation. The Everything Martin Luther King Jr. Book explores King's life, times, and influence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Frank Turner on 06-30-18

Inspiring

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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: 06-30-18

Loved it. Learned many facets about King's life.Enjoyed it immensly. Recommend it to anyo ne wanting to know more.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,393

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

Inspiring!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-17

I have a new found appreciation and respect for Hillary. Hats off and Bravo!

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Carrying the Fire

  • An Astronaut's Journeys
  • By: Michael Collins, Charles A. Lindbergh - foreword
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 258

In Carrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of the adventure of reaching the moon. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 spacewalk, presenting an evocative description of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a boring moment

  • By Yon on 07-10-17

Bravo!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-17

By far the best astronauts account of what it was like. I've read dozens of astronauts biography, but Mike Collins was outstanding.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Skies to Conquer: A Year Inside the Air Force Academy

  • By: Diana Jean Schemo
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Diana Jean Schemo covered the Air Force Academy's sexual assault scandal in 2003, one of a series of academy embarrassments that have included drug use, rape complaints, and charges of evangelical officers pushing Christianity on cadets of all faiths. Today, the institution is in flux - a fascinating time to look at the changes being made and the experience of today's cadets. Schemo followed a handful of academy cadets through the school year. From the admissions process and basic training to graduation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding book

  • By Anonymous User on 12-10-17

Good read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Started strong but lost a bit of its luster in the end. Seemed to focus on one or two cadets. Would still recommend it. Interesting look at academy life the first year.

  • Apollo 8

  • The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
  • By: Jeffrey Kluger
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

In August 1968 NASA made a bold decision: In just 16 weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Gregory Stark on 05-20-17

Outstanding!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Captivating account of the moon mission. I was 13 years old when the mission was flown. It brought back found memories my family in front of the TV. Highly recommended.