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Scott Baker

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  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,787

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
  • Flynn never disappoints

  • By lesley on 10-12-10

Lots of fun and excitment

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

Left me wanting more. Big build up to an exciting ending just left me wanting the story to go on, close a few circles left in closed. Good book, recommend it.

  • 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 7,932
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,109
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,067

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

Enjoyable overview of the war with Japan

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

This is a quick fast passed read. I wish there was more. Finished in one sitting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Iceland Imagined: Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North Atlantic

  • A Weyerhaeuser Environmental Book
  • By: Karen Oslund, William Cronon (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 28

Iceland, Greenland, Northern Norway, and the Faroe Islands lie on the edges of Western Europe, in an area long portrayed by travelers as remote and exotic - its nature harsh, its people reclusive. Since the middle of the 18th century, however, this marginalized region has gradually become part of modern Europe, a transformation that is narrated in Karen Oslund's Iceland Imagined. This cultural and environmental history sweeps across the dramatic North Atlantic landscape, exploring its unusual geography, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics, and analyzing its emergence as a distinctive and symbolic part of Europe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good information poorly presented

  • By David on 04-13-15

Hard to listen to

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-15

What disappointed you about Iceland Imagined: Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North Atlantic?

This book was dry. Very difficult to get through. Disappointing. The narrator did her best to make the boo interesting, just had nothing to work with.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure

What didn’t you like about Cynthia Wallace’s performance?

She did her best with challenging material

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I just wanted it to end. I was hoping to get some color on Iceland. What I received was a doctoral thesis.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful