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  • Lincoln and His Admirals

  • By: Craig L. Symonds
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Abraham Lincoln began his presidency admitting that he knew "but little of ships," but he quickly came to preside over the largest national armada to that time, not eclipsed until World War I. Naval historian Craig L. Symonds' Lincoln and His Admirals unveils an aspect of Lincoln's presidency unexamined by historians until now, revealing how he managed the men who ran the naval side of the Civil War, and how the activities of the Union Navy ultimately affected the course of history. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpiece from the Master

  • By Boone on 09-19-18

Another masterpiece from the Master

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

It is obvious that when Dr Symonds writes, he carefully considers every word to make sure his message is clear and understandable, even to a history novice like me.

This is a great book. I hope everyone who is interested in the navy, civil war or Lincoln will read this book.

I encourage Tantor, Recorded Books and Audible to produce all of Dr Symonds books.

  • The Railway Man

  • By: Eric Lomax
  • Narrated by: Bill Paterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

A naive young man, a railway enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the 'Railway of Death' - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma. Exhaustively and brutally tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From hatred to forgiveness

  • By 9S on 05-04-12

Very Powerful!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

This was a great book with a very powerful ending. It was well written, and well read.

  • Neptune

  • The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings
  • By: Craig L. Symonds
  • Narrated by: Craig L. Symonds
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Seventy years ago, more than 6000 Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a 50-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches where the ships landed the soldiers have become immortal: Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and especially Omaha, the scene of almost unimaginable human tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Whys of D-Day

  • By Mike From Mesa on 02-09-15

Best reader of all time!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

All of Craig Symond's books should be recorded, and he should read them all.

Well written, easy to follow, great book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thunder Below!

  • The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II
  • By: Eugene B. Fluckey
  • Narrated by: Corey Snow
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033

Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey.

This is a gripping adventure chock-full of "you-are-there" moments. Fluckey has drawn on logs, reports, letters, interviews, and a recently discovered illegal diary kept by one of his torpedomen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Excitement, & History. A great read!

  • By Boone on 09-28-13

Action, Excitement, & History. A great read!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-13

Great read!! Fluckey did a great job putting you right in the action. Those who were there are the best at this. The book doesn't just tell you what happened, it lets you experince it first hand. You also get to know the men on the boat. I feel like I have a bunch of new friends. This book would be great for anyone interest in action, excitement, and history.

The production of the Audible portion was one of the best I have ever heard. The reader even pronounces the word " submariner" correctly. If you have ever spoken to an old submarine man he will be quick to tell you it's "submarine-er" not "sub-mariner."

This one of several titles that have needed to be on Audible for a long time. If everybody buys this title then maybe Audible will add other tiltes like: Richard Kane's "Wahoo" and "Clear the Bridge," and Edward L. Beech's, "Run Silent Run Deep," "Dust on the Sea," "Cold as the Sea," and "Submarine."

I want more!

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Quantum Thief

  • By: Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 552

Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy—from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. Now he’s confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Starts Confusing, Gets Exciting, Ends Awesome

  • By Matthew on 10-21-11

I tried to love it

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

Reviewed: 09-01-11

Well, I'll start by saying that Scott Brick is an excellent narrator and I purchased this book after listening to a video interview he did about it. The book definitely introduces some interesting ideas into the world of sf. If you are looking for something unique this book may be what you are looking for. That being said, I found the book extremely hard to listen to, I didn't care about the characters, I found the main character's side kick extremely one dimensional and annoying. The story never really seems to go anywhere. In most fiction the flow moves toward an exciting conflict in this book I felt like I was being lead around with a blind fold and when we finally got where we were going it was very anticlimactic. I also had a really hard time following what the heck was going on in the book, that is probably why I didn't like the characters and such. Normally I really enjoy a book that drops me into a world and lets me figure it out on my own but in this case it got way to deep way too fast, nothing ever seemed to be explained. Anyways, that's my opinion don't let me dissuade you from trying it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Zone

  • A Sniper Novel
  • By: Jack Coughlin, Donald A. Davis
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

An American general is captured in the Middle East. His captors threaten to behead him within days. But moments before he is rendered unconscious during the attack, the general realizes that his unseen captors are American.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hats off Gunny

  • By scottad1 on 08-22-10

Contrived transparency

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-07

I will start off by saying, if you have a few hours for a good exciting read… Buy it! That said, having read these authors other work I am amazed at the magnitude of transparency between the real Jack Coughlin (Mastery Gunny SGT/ Marine Scout Sniper ) and the main heroin. At some points you can’t help but shake your head and sigh, this book is like a fanciful overlay for Jack Coughlin’s book “Shooter” a historical account of his experiences in Iraq. If you are looking for a book about war, snipers, marines, ext I would highly recommend Shooter the authors other book however, this book is excellent!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful