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  • Damn Few

  • Making the Modern SEAL Warrior
  • By: Rorke Denver
  • Narrated by: Rorke Denver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358

Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs - the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow’s soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed. Now, Denver takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he now oversees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful autobio,but sort of deadpan delivery

  • By AXiD on 03-31-13

Excellent First Hand Account

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Damn Few to be better than the print version?

One of the things I liked most was that the book was read by the author. There's just something about knowing/relating the experience to the man behind the voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book has planted the seed and the desire to read more war/military novels.

  • Aftermath

  • By: Ann McMan
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Over the past 18 months, Syd, Maddie, and little Henry have become a family, and things are going surprisingly well for most of Jericho's residents...if you don't count the devastating storm that whips through town. In the weeks and months to come, Syd, Maddie, and all of Jericho are forced to pick up the pieces and rebuild their homes, their lives, and their town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first

  • By Marcie P. Davis on 04-23-15

Intense Storm Scene + Hilarious Food Fight = 👍👍

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

Reviewed: 04-27-15

This book, a complimentary story to Jericho, had a different focus than its predecessor. The story was a little too short for my taste but filled with much of the same LOL one-liner humor and a few very intense scenes. There's even an epic food fight scene that reminds me fondly of Steel Magnolias. Worth the read. My only wish was for it to be longer and possibly having ended with a modern family dinner scene with the new extended family enjoying a routine fellowship on the farm.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jericho

  • By: Ann McMan
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As Good As Advertised

  • By Me & My Girls on 02-23-15

Great chemistry between characters w/LOL moments

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

Good story with lots of colorful characters and interesting plot lines. Really liked the chemistry between Mattie and Syd. While I know the story continues into the book Aftermath, I almost wish McMan had decided to expand on and flush out several of the storylines more completely. Ultimately I think this could have been split things up into 2+ books. Might have read smoother in the last 1/3 of the book where there was a lot going on and things being brushed over. That said, I still highly recommend this book as a great listen. Found myself relating to many things. 👍👍

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dante's Eternity

  • By: Martin Kaynan
  • Narrated by: Brian Kamei
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

A genetic legacy of pre-teen incest and rape results in a third generation set of twins with a bond beyond all normality. From childhood on, every act of violence, adultery, blackmail and murder by Dante DeMille, causes the accelerated aging and agony of his twin sister, Demi. Although they have lived a continent apart as adults, they meet after thirty years of separation. Payback is hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Storyline - Excellent Narrarator

  • By Heidi T on 03-19-15

Engaging Storyline - Excellent Narrarator

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

What about Brian Kamei’s performance did you like?

What made this book even more enjoyable was the artistry of the narration. Brian Kamei did a fantastic job with subtle tone, pitch, and style changes to each character in the book which helped paint the picture and keep the story straight.