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Karl Anderson

Greentown, Pa USA
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  • With the Old Breed

  • At Peleliu and Okinawa
  • By: E. B. Sledge
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,800
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,787

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the second audio book of Sledge's work

  • By Richard on 10-21-13

Brutal, vivid, and timeless.

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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: 11-04-18

Sledge’s very personal account of combat in the Pacific as a young Marine is a glimpse of the hell that only those who have seen war can know. It is, in my mind, the obligation of the citizenry of a free nation to know a little of what sort price has been paid by those who protect our freedoms. It made me weep.

  • Death of a Nation

  • Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic Party
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 671

Who is killing America? Is it really Donald Trump and a GOP filled with white supremacists? In this audiobook, Dinesh D’Souza makes the provocative case that Democrats are the ones killing America by turning it into a massive nanny state modeled on the Southern plantation system. Death of a Nation's bracing alternative vision of American history explains the Democratic Party's dark past, reinterprets the roles of figures like Van Buren, FDR, and LBJ, and exposes the hidden truth that racism comes not from Trump or the conservative right but rather from Democrats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book, shining a light on a dark history.

  • By Christopher Campos on 08-12-18

His most powerful book yet.

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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: 10-06-18

D’Souza brings his formidable intellect to bear on what ails America and how we got here. He shows why the elites fear their own history, as he has in previous books, but in a much deeper (as well as entertaining) exploration. He always connects past and present to show exactly why this knowledge is of incalculable importance. The final chapter in which he makes the case for the virtue of American values and why we must fight for them is the most compelling case I have read by any author to date. I predict that you will recommend this to all your friends.

  • 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 3,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,053

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

Chilling

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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: 10-23-17

Joe Kenda spent twenty six years catching the most depraved predators among us. This is his story told in his own voice. I came away with a renewed respect and gratitude for the men and women of law enforcement.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Lie

  • Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,895

What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives - and President Donald Trump in particular - are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor." But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America - but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not his best.

  • By smarmer on 02-23-18

Will the real fascists please stand 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: 08-24-17

D'Souza shines a light on the family tree of of collectivist movements in the news today. With a scholarly approach and a readable style he illuminates what they want and why they fear exposure. A great read and VERY timely.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Rediscovering Americanism

  • And the Tyranny of Progressivism
  • By: Mark R. Levin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Lowell, Mark R. Levin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

In Rediscovering Americanism, Mark R. Levin revisits the founders' warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up. Levin returns to the impassioned question he's explored in each of his best-selling books: How do we save our exceptional country? Because our values are in such a precarious state, he argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, terrible performance

  • By David on 08-17-17

Essential!:?@

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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: 06-29-17

Mark lays out the philosophical underpinnings of Americanism by going back to the original sources. He employs the same method to reveal the doctrinal foundations of progressivism, which seeks to obliterate the core principles set forth in our founding documents. Every American needs to be familiar with this material, especially if you value your own liberty!

11 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Writing Deep Point of View

  • Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft, Book 13)
  • By: Rayne Hall
  • Narrated by: Cat Lookabaugh
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

In this book, I'll reveal the powerful techniques employed by best-selling authors, and I'll show you how to apply them to rivet your readers. I'll start with the basics of Point of View - if you're already familiar with the concept, you can treat them as a refresher - and then guide you to advanced strategies for taking your reader deep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slipping into someone else's skin

  • By Michael on 09-05-16

Good material, a keeper!

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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: 12-27-16

A short listen, and worth reviewing from time to time to brush up. There is enough material here not covered in the same way elsewhere to make it a valuable resource. Also, the reader is excellent, British, and female, like the author - always a good combination.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tiger Tracks

  • The Classic Panzer Memoir
  • By: Wolfgang Faust
  • Narrated by: George Backman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 339

Wolfgang Faust was the driver of a Tiger I tank with the Wehrmacht Heavy Panzer Battalions, seeing extensive combat action on the Eastern Front in 1943-45. This memoir is his brutal and deeply personal account of the Russian Front's appalling carnage. Depicting a running tank engagement lasting 72 hours, Faust describes how his Tiger unit fought pitched battles in the snows of Western Russia against the full might of the Red Army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic I can't verify, but it's a fun read

  • By amazonbuyer2016 on 11-30-16

Real memoir? Dunno bout that...

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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: 12-18-16

Real or not this tale is certainly embellished to say the least, all the while claiming to be a memoir. It unwinds like a movie, grim, violent and very visual. The reader will come away with a sense of the horror of the eastern front. Beginning to end the non-stop action makes for a great read, and I will definitely be doing another read through.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Hillary's America

  • The Secret History of the Democratic Party
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

Dinesh D'Souza, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller America, is back with this darkly entertaining deconstruction of Hillary Clinton's flawed character and ideology. From her Alinskyite past to her hopes for America's progressive future, the presumptive Democratic nominee is revealed to be little more than a political gangster intent on controlling the nation's wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hillary's America

  • By customers coins on 08-29-18

Dirty (big) secrets

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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: 08-26-16

Well written, well researched and EXPLOSIVE.
Are you a progressive? Do you truly believe in social justice? Are you REALLY a 'free thinker'?
Then this information will rattle the foundations of your default world view. Question everything - question this - but find out for yourself and act.
Or we can all just put our collective fingers in our collective ears an recite LA LA LA LA LA and make our caring, smiling oppressors very happy.
Here's the thing - we tend to form our world view in our youth, when we are at our least informed and most impressionable. Then we spend the rest of our lives defending the dogma.
Doh!
Don't be that guy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cruel Numbers

  • A Steampunk Noir Mystery
  • By: Christopher Beats
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

After the North loses the War of Southern Secession, money buys power in the Magnocracy, and people can disappear in a blink. War veteran Donovan Schist's specialty is finding these missing persons. There isn't much money in it, but he sleeps a little better. This time, Donovan is looking for a girl named Bridget Cleary. Her family's had no word from her for months. Donovan's certain he'll find her belly-up, but it seems her talent for analytical machines has made her a valuable asset to the powers that be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Noir, Steampunk a Plus

  • By Charlie K on 02-21-14

Dark Music

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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: 05-28-15

Just the right mood and flavor, well written and well performed. The kind of book I will listen to again and again, like a piece of music.

  • Writing with the Master

  • How One of the World’s Bestselling Authors Fixed My Book and Changed My Life
  • By: Tony Vanderwarker
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 12

With seven unpublished novels wasting away on his hard drive, Tony Vanderwarker is astonished when John Grisham offers to take him under his wing and teach him the secrets of thriller writing. The beginning and the end are easy,” Grisham tells him. It’s the three hundred pages in the middle that’s the hard part.” To ensure his plot doesn’t run out of gas, Grisham puts Tony though his outline process. Tony does one, and then Grisham asks for another and another and another.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The title implies that this is something it's not

  • By End User on 02-16-14

Not your average book about writing

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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: 11-13-14

I love books about the craft of writing, I have shelves full of them both physical and virtual. This book stands out as a different perspective on the writers craft, the true story of writing a novel with the assistance of a professional author as your mentor. While much can be learned from this book, it's not be confused with the How-To style of writing manual. Entertaining and informative, it is, in my opinion well worth the credit and is one of my personal favorites.