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G. A. Miller

Worthington, OH USA
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  • Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

  • The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task - New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians. What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was new to me War 1812

  • By Suz on 10-27-17

A Good Addition To War of 1812 & Jackson History

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Brian Kilmeade is a good writer and the book was interesting, well-written and offered some additional insight into the realities of early 19th century life and the incredible courage that a soldier of that era demonstrated. And Andrew Jackson, if he was nothing else, was a man of courage. He was far from perfect, but it's important people know the whole story and know that much of what made the America we live in what it is today began with Andrew Jackson and men like him.

I have to say, though, I would love to have heard this book narrated by someone with that talent and skill. Brian's sales would probably increase (in audio book form) if he'd let the narrators do their thing... and he can keep writing and talking on TV and radio.

  • Rabid

  • A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus
  • By: Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,197

The most fatal virus known to science, rabies kills nearly 100 percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabid is a fresh, fascinating, and often wildly entertaining look at one of mankind’s oldest and most fearsome foes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite science read this year.

  • By Sparkly on 10-06-12

Great Information

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I love history told as biography and that is what this work does. You learn the history of Rabies (and related viruses) and the history of the search for cures and vaccines, while also learning about the people: victims and research scientists.

Very well told. The author's personal religious and philosophical views (seemingly agnostic, new age or Universalist Unitarian) shade some of their commentary but it's not overbearing and doesn't overshadow the factual content in the book.

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

  • The Forgotten War That Changed American History
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting history - terrible narrator

  • By School Nurse Cindy on 12-08-15

Important History: The Reality of Islam's History

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Islam has a 1,400 year history. And those who follow the example and teachings of Mohammad are what we call "terrorists". And this book reveals a very important chapter in Islamic history as it relates to American history.

This book is very well-written, though a little bogged down on a couple of occasions by some detail that is not really important for the story. But I want that criticism to be taken as intended and for anyone reading this review not to think that it should keep you from purchasing it. As a matter of fact, this is on my permanent "recommended reading" list to my students. (I am a Bible teacher who emphasizes the need for understanding history in order to give Biblical teaching proper perspective and for the purpose of living with an informed awareness of the world you live in.)

And I mean no disrespect to the author but I imagine how much better the audio version would be if one of the master readers had narrated it. I don't know the "politics" or financial considerations involved in this decision, but I would have LOVED to have heard Stefan Rudnicki or Grover Gardner... or how about James Earl Jones?!?

Regardless, I close by saying I really enjoyed this and highly recommend it.

  • Radicals

  • Portraits of a Destructive Passion
  • By: David Horowitz
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Radical liberals want to make America a better place, but their utopian social engineering leads, ironically, to greater human suffering. From Karl Marx to Barack Obama, Horowitz shows how the idealistic impulse to make the world a better place gives birth to the twin cultural pathologies of cynicism and nihilism and is the chief source of human suffering. A former liberal himself, Horowitz recounts his own brushes with radicalism and offers unparalleled insight into the disjointed ideology of liberal elites through case studies of well-known radial leftists, including Christopher Hitchens, feminist Bettina Aptheker, leftist academic Cornel West, and others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Radically Insightful!

  • By Benin B. on 12-29-12

Great Insight From a Respectable Source

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

If you like history and love to read it as biography, this is a "must read". I admit right up front that I am a big fan of David Horowitz and, though I limit how often I watch the "news" and political talk shows, I will make a point of tuning in whenever I see that Mr. Horowtiz is going to be a guest. So, my bias may show but if you share my appreciation for the author, then you will know that this is one that you really need to buy.

In addition, I also must admit that even though I am a Bible believing Christian, I am also an admirer of Christopher Hitchens. Not his views, obviously, but of his talent. And after reading this work I believe I am safe in assuming that the author, who was a personal friend and acquaintance of Mr. Hitchens, shares my particular admiration. And knowing that these two gentlemen had paths that crossed over a period of decades, I had only two regrets: that I had allowed the business of life to delay my reading of this book and that the author didn't give us even MORE in his discussion of the life of Christopher Hitchens.

However, on the whole I was not disappointed. John McLain only added to my pleasure with his very well done narration. I sat in my family room (leaving my wife to rest and recover from bronchitis in another room) with my Himalayan salt lamp providing a dim glow while our local classical radio station (101 FM) played softly in the background and Mr. McLain read the words of Mr. Horowitz on my Amazon Fire, hooked up to my Bose speakers.

I add that last paragraph because sometimes I think folks would enjoy good audio books more if they were in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

I laughed out loud (that is, "LOL", on social media) a number of times, especially during the chapter on Cornell West. Mr. Horowitz took the words right out of my MOUTH. But the rest of the book was very much brand new to me. I had no idea who the feminist Bettina Aptheker was, for example.

So, I will close by saying that this book had a little bit of everything in it for me and I LEARNED a great deal, which is what makes a book so worthwhile. I have much to learn but not quite as much as I did before picking this one up. Thank you, Mr. Horowitz. And I'm looking forward to my next opportunity to read something that you have produced.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heaven

  • By: Randy Alcorn
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise listeners and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire listeners to long for heaven while they're living on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He went to prepare a place for us

  • By Lona S. Buggs on 09-29-15

Wonderful Topic, Enjoyable Read, But With Issues..

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

Firstly, Chris Fabry is great. If I am thinking about buying a book and see that he's narrating, that will put me over the top for the buy.

Secondly, I believe Randy Alcorn is a sincere Christian and I really enjoyed MOST of this book. But I am simply disgusted by the terrible new Bible versions and just cannot give 5 stars when I'm subjected to things like the "NLT" (New Living Translation), especially when it really waters down and changes the actual words of the text. More and more of us who are serious Bible believers are going back to the trusted, tried and true Authorized King James Bible and if Alcorn had used that version exclusively, it would have made a big difference.

Thirdly, is this evangelical fascination with quoting questionable sources. I can only figure that Alcorn and/or his publishers think that quoting Roman Catholic sources (authors, monks, nuns, etc.) will sell more copies of the book. Those who know what the Roman Catholic Gospel is, know Galatians 1:6-9 and are not ashamed to STAND with God's word against the false gospel of Rome will find these constant quotations a HUGE disappointment. Meanwhile, honest Roman Catholics who believe their own church doctrine will find the "salvation by grace alone, apart from good works" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 10:9-13) message (which is TRUTH) to be hard to take. Thankfully, many (especially American RC's) have no idea what their church teaches and they are saved by faith and not of works (see Ephesians 2:8-10).

Finally, while I could have taken the "Story" down to 3 stars and the "Overall" to 4 stars since I have TWO major issues... I am being generous and only striking HALF a star for these two issues mentioned above, especially since the overall message is Biblically sound, the style by brother Alcorn is VERY readable AND, as mentioned above, Chris Fabry is a PRO.

I pray for all who read this to believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ and join us in Heaven.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • In Trump We Trust

  • E Pluribus Awesome! (That Was the Easy Part) and Is Fighting for US
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993

Donald Trump isn't a politician - he's a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. We're about to see the deluxe version of the left's favorite theme: Vote for us, or we'll call you stupid. It's the working class against the smirking class. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Reminder!

  • By So. Cal. LEO on 04-23-17

Ann Is The BEST!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

The only problem with this book is that it was too short. As always, and hit a homerun. if enough of the never Trump crowd would read this before November, he will win the election.

10 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Government Zero

  • No Borders, No Language, No Culture
  • By: Michael Savage
  • Narrated by: Barry Baer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Michael Savage has been warning Americans for decades, and now it's here. In Government Zero: No Borders, No Language, No Culture, Savage sounds the alarm about how Progressives and radical Islamists are each unwittingly working toward similar ends: to destroy Western civilization and remake it in their own respective images. These two dark forces are transforming our once-free republic into a socialist, third world dictatorship ruled by Government Zero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Ray on 11-04-15

Great Information & Incredibly Great Last Chapter

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

While there were a couple of areas that I would not completely agree, 99% of this book is right on target, in my opinion. As with Ann Coulter's, "Adios America," this is a book that I would love to see every American voter and EVERY American student own and read.

If you love America, love the U.S. Constitution and are sick of the two major political parties being the SAME, this book is for you. If you are a Donald Trump supporter and would like to better understand WHY things are happening as they are and have AMMO to use when attempting to speak to liberal progressives and the "never Trump" movement, this book along with Coulter's mentioned above and Trump's own, "Crippled America" are a TRIPLE THREAT to tyranny, and serve as a blueprint for fundamentally REVERSING the fundamental changes brought about by Barack Obama.

I highly recommend this and give it 5 out of five starts.

  • None Dare Call It Conspiracy

  • By: Gary Allen, Larry Abraham
  • Narrated by: Andrew Heyl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

None Dare Call It Conspiracy will be a very controversial book. At first, it will receive little publicity, and those whose plans are exposed in it will try to kill it by the silent treatment. For reasons that become obvious as you listen to this book, it will not be reviewed in all the "proper" places or be available on your local book stand. However, there is nothing these people can do to stop a grassroots book distributing system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Things Have Changed But The Truths Therein Remain

  • By G. A. Miller on 05-03-16

Things Have Changed But The Truths Therein Remain

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

40 years later and the observant reader can see that things are moving along AS PLANNED. The rule is "incrementalism", so the march toward global totalitarianism is slow, but progressing.

One of tthe most interesting things in this book was the short but revealing account of Richard Nixons career-long work to bring about global governance while presenting himself as a defender of the U.S. Constitution. This is the model followed by George H.W. Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and other Neo-Cons.

Let us pray that Donald Trump is not following this blueprint.

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Adios, America

  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants - all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An alarming look at the future of America

  • By Captain Funky Junk on 03-13-18

A Book That Every American Should Read

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Once in awhile, I read a book and think about what a shame that so few people will ever read it. And this is one of those books.

In a perfect world, every American would get a copy of this and read it slowly and carefully. And I will guarantee you one thing. Anyone attacking Donald Trump for his views on illegal immigration, the need to halt Islamic immigration and the need to CONTROL immigration into America has NEVER read this book or anything like it.

I give it 5 stars. And if you want to read a book dealing with the question of immigration, make THIS the book you read.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Seven Days That Divide the World

  • The Beginning According to Genesis and Science
  • By: John C. Lennox
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

What did the writer of Genesis mean by "the first day"? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture?In response to the continuing controversy over the interpretation of the creation narrative in Genesis, John Lennox proposes a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Informative, Narrator Hard to Listen To

  • By C. J. Proctor on 02-18-14

An Excellent Answer to Neo-Darwinist Assumptions

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

This book does not uphold or defend the young Earth creation View but will probably still be Lampoon by Neo Darwin Fundamentalist as it provides a very sound , reasonable refutation to both naturalistic and theistic evolutionary theories. The final appendix on natural selection,alone, is worth the price of admission.

this book is very well written. the subject matter is very clearly presented. the narration is very well done. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience.