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  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,424

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and watered-down

  • By Daniel on 04-26-17

awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

love the way the author can find the humor and serious in this series,big fan!

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,820

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

entertaining!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

loved it,very skeptical of sci-fi books but was very happy with this book.sad and happy at the same time.a must read or listen!

  • Silent Sea

  • Silent War, Book 2
  • By: Harry Homewood
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

As they listened to the death throes of their sister ship Mako sinking in the Pacific where the waters were six miles deep, the crew of USS Eelfish suddenly came of age. They were a new breed: a brand-new fleet submarine crewed by draftees and reservists. Hidebound regular Navy officers believed they wouldn't fight. But fight they did with reckless abandon, proving themselves on two fronts - against the Japanese at sea, and against their own Admirals, who clung to outmoded concepts of how to wage war under the sea.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A great submarine saga

  • By Jean on 01-18-19

awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

This is a great adaptation of the naval war.historical accurate but a bit corny about there personal lives,still a great story.

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  • Final Harbor

  • Silent War Series, Book 1
  • By: Harry Homewood
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

She was a monster, sleek and gleaming, designed to strike without warning like the dreaded shark. She was the USS Mako, as fearless and bold as any submarine that ever prowled the blue Pacific. Her mission: seek out and destroy the hitherto invincible ships of the Japanese Imperial Navy - and revenge the earlier defeats of a long and dirty war. Here is the story of the men who pitted their lives against impossible odds in the most dangerous branch of the American armed services.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. Both times I listened

  • By Father of 3 on 06-13-17

This is one of the best books ever

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

growing up I heard stories like this from the retired navy vets from ww2,it's amazing what they went thru.

  • Erwin Rommel: A Life from Beginning to End

  • World War II Biography, Book 3
  • By: Hourly History
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

He was known as the "Desert Fox", and outfox his enemies he often did, leaving whole armies confounded and demoralized in his wake, and yet, the one adversary that Erwin Rommel could not outfox was his own government. On that rather unlucky day of October 14, 1944, when the SS came knocking on Rommel’s door, even his legendary heroism couldn’t save him from the monstrous regime for which he had once fought so hard.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What a tragedy, to bad he was on there side

  • By banning on 04-28-18

What a tragedy, to bad he was on there side

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-18

short,short,short but very accurate,to bad it ended the way it did,good read,nothing new to it.

  • Contact! A Novel of the Pacific War

  • Crash Dive, Book 4
  • By: Craig DiLouie
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The fourth book in the popular Crash Dive series! Still reeling from the hellish battle in the Japan Sea, Lt. Commander Charlie Harrison returns from Prospective Commanding Officer School to find the Sandtiger languishing in repair while her crew idles. He expects to take command, but the post is given to Captain Howard Saunders. Sandtiger’s orders: Take a team of elite commandos to the island of Saipan to destroy a major coastal gun before 70,000 Marines land on its beaches. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 12-09-18

My favorite story teller.great 👍

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-18

This just verifys the story's told to me 55 years ago.when I was growing up with the kids of surviving vets of ww2.thank goodness they did what they did.a great book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Running

  • Crash Dive, Book 2
  • By: Craig DiLouie
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Lt. Charlie Harrison survived the horrors of Rabaul and the midnight battle with the Mizukaze. When he reports to Sabertooth at Pearl, he must contend with a crew that isn't quite welcoming and an officer protecting a dire secret. While underway, the captain reveals the submarine's mission - travel to the Japanese-occupied Philippines, deliver supplies to the Filipino guerillas, and bring American refugees home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 11-23-18

Awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Way better than I expected.reminds me of old war movies when I was a kid.starting the 3rd book now.

  • The Greatest Civil War Battles

  • The Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro)
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Americans have long been fascinated by the Civil War and its biggest battles, particularly Gettysburg, Antietam, and Shiloh, all of which involved Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant. But one of the six biggest battles of the war, and the one that took the heaviest toll by percent on both armies was fought at the end of 1862 in Tennessee, and it involved neither of those generals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Insitgful

  • By banning on 04-04-18

Insitgful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

A lot of info without a lot of secondary story line.very educational in a short formate,buying all the other books in this series.

  • The Things They Carried

  • By: Tim O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,071
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,040

Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heavy Load

  • By Mel on 10-28-13

Inspiring

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I grew up during that time and remember several neighbors who died there,now I have a better understanding.thanx Tim