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Russell Bernard

Salt Lake City, Utah United States
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  • The Steadfast Tin Soldier

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Hans Christian Andersen's story of the tin soldier and the hardships he endures for the love of a ballerina has enchanted children over the years. This elegant narration of the poignant classic by Jeremy Irons will charm young and old alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Russell Bernard on 07-13-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

The rabbit ears stories are wonderful; with great narration and background music. my children listened to these when they where little. they are extremely fun so dive in.

  • The Miracle of Dunkirk

  • By: Walter Lord
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

On May 24, 1940, Hitler's armies were on the brink of a shattering military victory. Only 10 miles away, 400,000 Allied troops were pinned against the coast of Dunkirk. But just 11 days later, 338,000 men had been successfully evacuated to England. How did it happen? Walter Lord's remarkable account of how "the miracle of Dunkirk" came about is based on hundreds of interviews.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sold On The Miracle Of Dunkirk

  • By Eve Grissom on 05-08-17

Definitive history of this event

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

This is the definitive history of the rescue at Dunkirk written by Walter Lord. The narration needs to be redone with an English man doing the narration, this is an English story not American so please find a new narrator. The history is a bit dry and boring but hang in there, you will learn some amazing things about the war. Martin Jarvis would be a good narrator
I listened to this audio to increase my knowledge of WWII and this book was written along time ago in a style that was okay for the 80s

  • Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Danny Glover
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Sassy, sassier, sassiest! That Brer Rabbit was the back-sassiest critter in 10 counties and it got so Brer Fox just couldn't bear it another second. So he stirred himself up a sticky, gooey Tar Baby and left it on a log for Brer Rabbit to run smack into.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made for a child’s ears

  • By Russell Bernard on 07-03-18

Made for a child’s ears

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Dont miss these great recordings from rabbit ears. My children enjoyed these and i hope my grandchildren will to.
The narration is worth the cost.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Churchill

  • By: The Great Courses, J. Rufus Fears
  • Narrated by: J. Rufus Fears
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591

In these 12 inspiring lectures, Professor Fears presents a well-balanced portrait of Churchill that does not whitewash his flaws. Yet he also draws on the most recent historical scholarship and material from Churchill's writings and speeches to make the case that Churchill belongs with Pericles of Athens and Abraham Lincoln as one of the greatest statesmen in the history of democracy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Churchill

  • By Cliente de Amazon on 07-12-13

Courage and optimism in the face catastrophe

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Wonderful lecture of a very interesting man.
I was amazed that he wrote so much and that he painted and did many wonderful things.
Some people are critical of Winston Churchill, I found him inspirering and brave.
I like Rufus Fears he is very enthusiastic about this subject. I. Plan on listening to Winston Churchills book, “My early life”
“The Second World War” “The darkest hour” and “Clementine”
I will then have a more thourgh knowledge of Churchill.
The narration is wonderful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost Army of World War II

  • How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery
  • By: Rick Beyer, Elizabeth Sayles
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 804

In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs - including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey - landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should have been better I'm affraid

  • By Daniel on 08-04-16

Is it real or is it a mirage

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Wonderful part of wwii history that has been declassified after 50 years. I enjoyed the book very much and it was a quick listen. I think I did it in a day. So dive in and enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,436

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Exciting war time novel that covers all bases

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

If it is not true is should be
I read from the author’s that this is a novel, that frees tthe other to assume some things that may not have happened.
That being said as I listened I was very sceptical at the beginning of this book,as it went along I stated to believe the story more and more. Stick with it and you will be rewarded with an exciting and wonderful story. That is most likely true,
I enjoyed the narration very much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • With the Old Breed

  • At Peleliu and Okinawa
  • By: E. B. Sledge
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,110

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the second audio book of Sledge's work

  • By Richard on 10-21-13

Beyond woods and emotions

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Very moving first person account of the battle in the trenches of Peleliu and Okinawa of the solders on the line. I was moved by the narration and sometimes even gut wrenching realism of the events that played out on both sides of the war. I just finished Helmet for my pillow last week and these two books will give you a feeling of being on the front lines with these solders.
if you are interested in world war two in the pacific these two books are a must read. I cant give them enough stars.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Town on the Prairie

  • Little House, Book 7
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 206

The little settlement that weathered the long, hard winter of 1880-81 is now a growing town. Laura is growing up, and she goes to her first evening social. Mary is at last able to go to a college for the blind. Best of all, Almanzo Wilder asks permission to walk home from church with Laura. And Laura, now 15 years old, receives her certificate to teach school.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator could’ve done with less twang...

  • By Lindsay C. on 06-06-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Cherry Jones brings Laura ingles to life. I love how simple things where on the prairie and that they could get such joy out of the simplest things. Sharing a calling card or getting an autograph and a note from your glass mates. Wonderful way in bringing this part of the country to life. Other books that will get you into the prairie spirit are, “My Antonia” “Owl on Every Post” and Worst Hard Time”

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,893
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,698
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,694

[Contains explicit content] Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pros and Cons of free porn.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 08-11-17

Pornography will mess you up

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Fascinating listen on the side effects of pornpgraphy. Does not follow the popular belive that porn is harmless. I licked the navy study results and the difficulty that it can bring into ones life. I enjoyed the narrator Ron Robson does a great job, this sounds like a news story you would here on NPR

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Helmet for My Pillow

  • From Parris Island to the Pacific: A Young Marine's Stirring Account of Combat in World War II
  • By: Robert Leckie
  • Narrated by: James Badge Dale, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Account of the War in “The Pacific”

  • By Aaron on 08-13-14

What a Great Book

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

The narration was perfect and should not be missed. I was moved by the prologue and found this book to stir emotions inmy sole about the ugliness of war. If you listen to any world war ll book this should be the one. This is how we would experience it if we where sent during this time. The writing is excellent. I am now listening to With The Old Breed as I work my through several world war ll books this summer.

Not for the faint of heart!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful