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Ben Newman

Furlong, PA
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  • The Taking of K-129

  • How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
  • By: Josh Dean
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

In the early hours of February 25, 1968, a Russian submarine armed with three nuclear ballistic missiles set sail from its base in Siberia on a routine combat patrol to Hawaii. Then it vanished. As the Soviet navy searched in vain for the lost vessel, a small, highly classified American operation using sophisticated deep-sea spy equipment found it - wrecked on the sea floor at a depth of 16,800 feet, far beyond the capabilities of any salvage that existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the great stories in history

  • By Ben Newman on 11-21-17

One of the great stories in history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-17

this is a really good luck at an interesting chapter in American history. the effort to raise the sub was truly massive and this look at it explore parts of the story the history channels special left out.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,070
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,069

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Great sequel to the first

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Great book I love the follow up and the expansion of the first. can't wait for book 3.

  • Locally Laid

  • How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
  • By: Lucie B. Amundsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he'd tell her over dinner - that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits!) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly 2,000 chickens - all named Lola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big facts candy coated

  • By Eleanor B. Hildreth on 01-05-18

Great story,

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-17

What did you love best about Locally Laid?

It's a great overview of the birth of the business but wish there was more business aspects in it. overall great story and would recommend it.

Any additional comments?

I really wish there was more detail about the product. there is a great story here, but just wish there was more detail about the operations.

  • Land Buying Tips from the Pros

  • How to Buy Rural Real Estate
  • By: Pat Porter
  • Narrated by: Pat Porter
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

No two tracts of land are the same. Buying timberland is not the same as buying farm land. Buying a wooded recreational tract is not the same as buying a wooded development tract. This book will give you specific information as it relates to a number of different rural real estate types, scenarios and what-to-watch-fors. You will get good information that can save you money, make you money, save time or all three!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • concise and very helpful

  • By Amanda H. on 07-13-17

pretty good overview

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-17

covered a lot of the basics of land buying, spent some good time explaining timberland. pretty informative, was hoping for more on those looking to farm/ranch. maybe anouther book?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eradication

  • The Void Wraith Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

The Eradication has finally begun, and there is little hope of victory. Mankind's fleets are devastated. Their Tigris allies have lost their homeworld, and only a few Primo survive. They need allies, but few are left to be had. Fizgig sets out to persuade the notoriously hostile Jaguara Pride to join the war. Dryker fights a running retreat, losing on every front while the Eye pushes slowly toward Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic ending to a great series

  • By saul on 02-11-17

didn't like that shitty twist

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-16

great derisive your sense of humor but that middle twist seemed forced. kind of disappointed In how it ended.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

  • By: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
  • Narrated by: Paul Eddington, full cast, Nigel Hawthorn
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 505

Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ...

  • By Emily on 08-15-14

one of my favorite Series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-16

I loved this series, I have listened to it over and over and still find new jokes. it is a brilliant and we'll thought out series. shame there isn't more like it.

  • Come and Take It

  • The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free
  • By: Cody Wilson
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and rogue thinker, combines the controversial yet thrilling story of the production of the first ever 3D printable gun with a startling philosophical manifesto that gets to the heart of the 21st-century debate over the freedom of information and ideas.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute waste

  • By Marco Otero on 12-15-16

great book and philosophical for a gun book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-16

it was a great story of how the liberator was made. Cody does a great job explaining why he made the gun and the importance of it's continued research and proliferation. It is a good step to the nullification of gun control laws.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The War on Guns

  • Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies
  • By: John R. Lott Jr. PhD
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

When it comes to the gun control debate, there are two kinds of data: data that's accurate and data that left-wing billionaires, politicians, and media want you to believe is accurate. In The War on Guns, economist and gun rights advocate John Lott turns a skeptical eye to well-funded antigun studies and stories that perpetuate false statistics to frighten Americans into giving up their guns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real facts on guns.

  • By Vanessa Tran on 11-18-16

great book that goes over details well.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-16

This book really helps dispelled a lot of the misinformation surrounding guns and gun politics. it explores crime stats in a detailed way and compares around the world. this is a great guide if you want to learn how to counter a lot of points you hear from anti-gun rights people.

  • The Bear and the Dragon

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 42 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,231

Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Clancy Book and Enjoyable Audio

  • By Emil on 03-24-12

one of my favorite books.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

awesome book to listen too, long and super engaging. I wish the reader had more voices.

  • FLIP

  • How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit
  • By: Rick Villani, Clay Davis
  • Narrated by: Cliff Haby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

Here, in one intensely focused download, is everything you need to know to successfully flip a house, from finding a great investment property and buying it, right to fixing it up and netting solid profit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flipping out with Flip the Book

  • By Blake Penland on 08-24-15

Great books, walks you through the whole process

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-16

the Author was very informative, really walked you through the whole process of finding and buying a house. also a great deal about what to look floor in a flipping opportunity, two readers which was nice break.