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  • Three Days in Moscow

  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
  • By: Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
  • Narrated by: Bret Baier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 432

In Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today. On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable - yet now largely forgotten - speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Brian W. Barton on 05-20-18

Incredible story and strong delivery

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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: 05-25-18

Very well done and informative. Really taught me a lot and made me think. A great leaders in a dangerous time, wisdom and strength was a blessing from God!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • D Day Through German Eyes Book 2

  • More Hidden Stories from June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

The first book of D Day Through German Eyes has fascinated listeners around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6, 1944. Now, book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive. These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking, and all too human in their shock at the onslaught they faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Clay McCreary on 08-03-16

Great historic references, amazing

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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: 03-06-18

Really enjoyed the story from this point of view. Lots of new info and perspectives

  • Deep Undercover

  • My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America
  • By: Jack Barsky, Cindy Coloma
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

One decision can end everything...or lead to unlikely redemption. Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Chad J Cargill on 03-30-17

Great real life story!

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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: 02-09-18

Great spy book with an even bigger surprise at the end. Amazing and well read.

  • The Lost Airman

  • A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France
  • By: Seth Meyerowitz, Peter F. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of the French Resistance in WW2

  • By Rebecca Lawton on 06-19-17

Great story and well read

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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: 01-15-18

Amazing story about the struggles of people during WW2 and there amazing sacrifices. True fight for survival, thank you to all the men and women who have fought so hard for freedom!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Taking of K-129

  • How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
  • By: Josh Dean
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

In the early hours of February 25, 1968, a Russian submarine armed with three nuclear ballistic missiles set sail from its base in Siberia on a routine combat patrol to Hawaii. Then it vanished. As the Soviet navy searched in vain for the lost vessel, a small, highly classified American operation using sophisticated deep-sea spy equipment found it - wrecked on the sea floor at a depth of 16,800 feet, far beyond the capabilities of any salvage that existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the great stories in history

  • By Ben Newman on 11-21-17

Great Story, amazing

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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: 11-13-17

This is an amazing story. This is what exceptional American’s can do when needed. Thanks to all who help protect us and have to keep secrets and make huge sacrifices.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Escape

  • By: Paul Brickhill
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020

It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men for every hour, every day, and every night for more than a year. With only their bare hands and crude homemade tools, they sank shafts, built underground railroads, forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons, and tailored German clothes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and exciting!!

  • By 6catz on 10-28-13

Good story, very well read. Very detailed

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Good story. Writer is very detailed, story is interesting but does not keep on the edge of your seat. Amazing what they did and how they did it. Many thanks to all who serve to protect us and their sacrifices!

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,054
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,475
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,476

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Great story, well done

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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: 10-08-17

Super story, human connection to wrong doing and injustice. Amazed this took place just a few years ago.

  • Ranger Games

  • A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime
  • By: Ben Blum
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a US Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. In the first hours of his final leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex was supposed to fly home to see his family and beloved girlfriend. Instead, he got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real Life Crime Drama

  • By Jules on 09-26-17

Interesting true story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Not what I expected but a interesting story for sure! The experience and mental games played were intriguing.

  • Boyd

  • The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
  • By: Robert Coram
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest US fighter pilot ever - the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than 40 seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft - the F-15 and F-16. Still, others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Marc on 11-01-16

Incredible!

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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: 09-08-17

Wow, integrity and desire in one heck of a story. Should be a required book for all us.

  • The Forgotten 500

  • By: Gregory A. Freeman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Here is the astonishing, never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II: when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines. During a bombing campaign, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, waiting for rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read for WWII Fans

  • By B. Beck on 03-06-08

Excellent story, well read, and full of lessons

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

This is a wonderful well written story. Makes me very thankful for the sacrifices so many have made