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  • One Rough Man

  • A Pike Logan Thriller
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,614

A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the book, Skip the audio version

  • By Harry on 02-04-14

Great Story, Not So Good Narration

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story as written is a good story and kept my attention.

What other book might you compare One Rough Man to and why?

I would compare this book to ones by Lee Child or Vince Flynn.

How could the performance have been better?

The narration is the biggest reason for the low number of stars. I do not mind two people reading the book but the way this was done interfered with the story itself.

  • Valiant Ambition

  • George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
  • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

In September 1776 the vulnerable Continental Army, under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle), evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book that every American should read

  • By Ross on 11-02-16

good read on a topic that I had little knowledge o

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

good read on topic I had little knowledge of. fascinating to learn of Arnold. did not know how much he meant to Washington.

  • Rebel Yell

  • The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
  • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,488

General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good read

  • By rhl60 on 11-05-14

excellent biography of Stonewall Jackson.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

loved it and was sad that it had to end. I didn't know much about the man and I am a novice at history of the civil war.

  • Struggle for Sea Power

  • A Naval History of the American Revolution
  • By: Sam Willis
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

The American Revolution was a naval war of immense scope and variety, including no less than 22 navies fighting on five oceans - to say nothing of rivers and lakes. In no other war were so many large-scale fleet battles fought, one of which was the most strategically significant naval battle in all of British, French, and American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very fine

  • By Clayton on 03-08-16

Seapower redefined

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

I learned much especially since the author presented a global perspective of the war. I was amazed to learn of the foreign powers involved around the world.

  • The Admirals

  • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
  • By: Walter Borneman
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. Navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In The Admirals, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Insight In To Another Side Of the War

  • By K. Winters on 02-25-13

best military narrative

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

one of the best historical narratives I have ever read. even non military folks will love it.