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  • Killing the Rising Sun

  • How America Vanquished World War II Japan
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,342
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,303

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice voice, just fine! *****

  • By Gramofalot on 11-25-16

Killing The Rising Sun

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

High School Students should be required to read or listen to this book and write a report. They would finally appreciate what our Military went through.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Reagan

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,708

Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable - or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kiliing Reagan

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-15

KILLING REAGAN

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

This book is more than EXCELLENT! I would recommend this book for almost anyone.
Very hard to put down!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,245

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twenty Questions

  • By Toulon Belle on 11-22-15

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-13

I really love the Vince Flynn Series of Mitch Rapp. All are great books! Full of Suspense!

  • Proof of Heaven

  • A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife
  • By: Eben Alexander
  • Narrated by: Eben Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,081

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Kelly on 10-27-12

A HEAVENLY EXPERIENCE!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-13

I recommend this book to everyone, but especially those who are nonbelievers. I think Dr. Eben Alexander was chosen by God to go through this experience for two reasons: 1) because he was a nonbeliever and 2) because he is a neurosurgeon. Scientifically he was able to prove without a doubt that Heaven and God truly exist. I love this book and will most likely read it again and again!

  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,301

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come one, Come all into 1984!

  • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08

Well Written

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

Reviewed: 06-21-13

I liked the book, but just okay. I've read some lately that are much more captivating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Consent to Kill

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,952
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,568

For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Stories I've Ever Heard

  • By Timothy on 06-23-08

VERY Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-13

I loved this book. This was my first Vince Flynn book and I loved it. My plan is to read all of his books (or listen). I am saddened by the news of his death and my prayers go out to his family and close friends. He was an excellent writer and they can all be very proud of the legacy he leaves behind.

  • Alas, Babylon

  • By: Pat Frank
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,880

This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly contemporary

  • By SomervilleWhereElse on 12-25-10

I LIKED THIS BOOK

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

This book held my attention, and that's very important to me. Like others have said...it's still up-to-date. We just continue to hold our breath.

  • The Murder of the Century

  • The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
  • By: Paul Collins
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

In Long Island, a farmer found a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discovered a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumbled upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime were turning up all over New York, but the police were baffled: There were no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era's most perplexing murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great look at NYC crime, forensics, and journalism

  • By deborah on 11-04-11

IT WAS JUST OKAY

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

This book could not stay on track enough to suite me. Much to much detail for me. I'm pretty much a "bottom-Line" person. The narration was good, however.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kennedy Detail

  • JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
  • By: Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly 50 years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-14-10

THE THINGS WE NEVER THINK ABOUT

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

I can't really say why I bought this book, but I ended up VERY happy that I did. This book is extremely interesting. Of course, you need to be interested in the "behind the scene" things in life. I was there on the street when Kennedy was murdered, but never gave a second thought to the secret service. We just take these jobs for granted...I won't ever again. I feel badly because I never thought about how their lives were so deeply affected.

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,772

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

I LOVE THIS BOOK!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-13

I have a German Shepherd myself and that might be why I was so interested, but it was done very well and I loved it. Robert Crais is an excellent writer. I didn't want to stop listening. I would recommend it highly....(just wish some of the language was cut).