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  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

  • A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Al Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time to reread this book

  • By Retire to read on 02-04-17

GOOD READ

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Where does Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

in the middle...just a good read from a now "EX" member of congress

What did you like best about this story?

Al's delivery...

What does Al Franken bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

just common sense

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

no...just a good read

Any additional comments?

interesting how a book can get the ball rolling for getting rid of a decent man

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict

  • Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World
  • By: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell PhD
  • Narrated by: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell PhD, Bob Souer
  • Length: 42 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated - because the truth of the Bible doesn't change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, best-selling author Josh McDowell gave Christian audiences the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites listeners to bring their doubts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lexicons aren't best suited for Audible

  • By Leifen on 10-24-17

Terrible...waste of time

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

What would have made Evidence That Demands a Verdict better?

This is one of the worst books I have ever tried to read....I just gave up.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sean McDowell PhD and Josh McDowell again?

No...NO...a thousand times no

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

no

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

if purchased in hard copy it might make a good door stop

Any additional comments?

Run Forrest and don't buy this book...run!!!!!

0 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Hitler’s Monsters

  • A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
  • By: Eric Kurlander
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler's personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, witchcraft, miracle weapons, and the lost kingdom of Atlantis in reimagining German politics and society and recasting German science and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sobering

  • By Nicholas Monco on 10-27-17

One of the worst books I have ever read

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

G.O.K...(God Only Knows)...very difficult book to listen to...can't believe there is someone who would enjoy this book.

Has Hitler’s Monsters turned you off from other books in this genre?

No...but I'll be more careful in the future in choosing my books.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Grover Gardner is one of the best...I'm still in awe that he could go from start to finish

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

Yes...it would make a great starter for a fire in the hearth

Any additional comments?

As stated in most of my reviews...I walk a great deal...3 to 10 miles a day....the books I buy are in general, history books and books that have a read time of usually +20 hours...If I walk 2 hours a day...that will have me listening to a book for about 10 to 12 days....this book made walking an ordeal...listening to it as you walk made each mile seem like 2....last comment...TERRIBLE...repeat...ONE OF THE WORST BOOKS I HAVE READ.....

7 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe

  • The U.S. Army Air Forces Against Germany in World War II
  • By: Jay A. Stout
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

In this dramatic story of World War II, Jay A. Stout describes how the US built an air force of 2.3 million men after starting with 45,000 and defeated the world's best air force. In order to defeat Germany in World War II, the Allies needed to destroy the Third Reich's industry and invade its territory, but before they could effectively do either, they had to defeat the Luftwaffe, whose state-of-the-art aircraft and experienced pilots protected German industry and would batter any attempted invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for WWII buffs

  • By david on 07-27-17

Up We Go...Into The Wild Blue

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

What made the experience of listening to The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe the most enjoyable?

The experience of common men, enlisted into the service...trained to fly...and they did it under sometimes harrowing times...

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe?

nothing particular...just a good read about life in the air force.

Have you listened to any of Paul Woodson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Bombs Away

Any additional comments?

I walk a great deal...3 to 10 miles a day...listening to this book made the walk enjoyable...sometimes a bit draggy but all in all...a good read about life in an airplane over Germany in WWII

  • The Forgotten Soldier

  • By: Guy Sajer
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355

When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautifully Written Heartrending Tragedy

  • By Gillian on 03-31-17

The war as seen from the other side.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

What made the experience of listening to The Forgotten Soldier the most enjoyable?

Interesting to know of some of the thinking, from a "grunts" point of view about the war.

What other book might you compare The Forgotten Soldier to and why?

nothing pops into my mind

Which scene was your favorite?

nothing particular....

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

I do a lot of walking...3 to 10 miles a day....most of the time the book was more enjoyable than the walking...all in all...a good read if you like war history.

  • Brothers, Rivals, Victors

  • Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe
  • By: Jonathan W. Jordan
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler’s hold over Europe. But they also shared an intricate web of relationships going back decades. In the cauldron of World War II, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism, and ambition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best tri-hero book in years!!

  • By aaron on 04-17-11

Hooray for the trio and their involvement in WWII

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

If you could sum up Brothers, Rivals, Victors in three words, what would they be?

3 great men ...and it was too bad that "politics" sometimes (a lot of the time) sttod in the way of their success.....

What other book might you compare Brothers, Rivals, Victors to and why?

Nothing particular jumps out.

Which scene was your favorite?

any scene involving Patton...especially his handling of the troops in the Bulge battle.

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

No

Any additional comments?

Good read....my daily routine had me walking 3 to 10 miles a day....this book made the miles fly by.....

  • Drums Along the Mohawk

  • By: Walter D. Edmonds
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

Drums along the Mohawk, Walter D. Edmonds' masterpiece, is not only the best historical novel about upstate New York since James Fenimore Cooper, it was also number one on the bestseller list for two years, only yielding to the epic Gone with the Wind. This is the story of the forgotten pioneers of the Mohawk Valley during the Revolutionary War. Here Gilbert Martin and his young wife struggled and lived and hoped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Robert on 09-06-15

The Red Coats are coming.....together with Indians

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

yes...especially if they are interested in that period of american history...good read

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

nothing particular

What three words best describe Mark Bramhall’s performance?

interesting...direct...good

Do you think Drums Along the Mohawk needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no opinion....

Any additional comments?

My daily routine has me walking 3 to 10 miles a day....some parts of this book made the walking miles just fly by...other parts were a drag....maybe it's me and not every page and chapter can be good....just an opinion....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Follow the River

  • By: James Alexander Thom
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

Mary Ingles was 23, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing tale of survival

  • By Marie L Walker on 01-12-11

WOW!!!...What an ordeal

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Would you listen to Follow the River again? Why?

Yes and plan to in the near future.....Hard to believe the ordeal and hardship .....

What did you like best about this story?

The human spirit to survive in the face of all odds.

Have you listened to any of David Drummond’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

NO...but I could.

Any additional comments?

I walk a lot ...5-8 miles a day....this book made me want to keep walking...and walking...and walking.....the miles just flew by!!!!

  • Chickenhawk

  • By: Robert Mason
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986

With more than half a million copies sold, Robert Mason's Chickenhawk is one of the best-selling books ever written about the Vietnam War. Fascinated with flying from a young age, Mason earned his private pilot's license even before graduating high school. He enlisted in the army in 1964 and endured an extremely challenging "weeding out" process in an effort to fly helicopters. Sent to Vietnam, he survived more than 1,000 air combat missions despite the violence and brutality exploding all around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best

  • By richard olson on 08-21-15

Helicopters and Nam

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Would you listen to Chickenhawk again? Why?

No...interesting but just not my style...

What other book might you compare Chickenhawk to and why?

Nothing comes to mind

Have you listened to any of L. J. Ganser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

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

nothing in particular....decent book but nothing to write home to mom about

Any additional comments?

okay book...just didn't live up to what I was hoping.....

  • Killing Rommel

  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Autumn 1942. Hitler's legions have swept across Europe; France has fallen; Churchill and the English stand isolated on their island. In North Africa, Rommel and his Panzers have routed the British Eighth Army and stand poised to overrun Egypt, Suez, and the oil fields of the Middle East.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Killing Rommel

  • By James on 07-09-08

GOOD READ

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Would you listen to Killing Rommel again? Why?

INTERESTING...I WALK A LOT...5-10 MILES A DAY....LISTENING TO BOOK MADE THE MILES FLY BY

What was one of the most memorable moments of Killing Rommel?

JUST A GREAT READ

What does Alfred Molina bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

MOLINA IS ONE OF THE BEST....

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

AFRIKA CORP...

Any additional comments?

JUST A GOOD LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF DESERT WARFARE