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  • Beyond Band of Brothers

  • The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters
  • By: Dick Winters, Cole C. Kingseed
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857

They were called Easy Company, but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered huge casualties while liberating Europe in an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Dick Winters led them through the Battle of the Bulge, the attack on Foy, where Easy Company reached its breaking point, and finally into Germany, by which time each member had been wounded. Outside Munich, they liberated an S.S. death camp and captured Berchtesgaden, Hitler's alpine retreat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond the Band

  • By Renee on 02-03-07

Very Good

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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: 03-21-19

I gave this book 5 stars because of the value of it's content. It should be read by every American. The writing is strong and the story reads very well. It does get a little redundant towards the end, but nothing worth pulling a star from. Thank you to Easy Company and all the men and women that have served in the armed forces.

  • Dreamland

  • The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
  • By: Sam Quinones
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,905

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America - addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • American Nightmare that is Necessary Reading

  • By Mel on 05-09-15

Good 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: 11-24-18

this was a very eye-opening book on drug abuse in this country. I thought it could have been a chapter or two shorter, but not enough to take off a star.

  • No Shortage of Good Days

  • By: John Gierach
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

In No Shortage of Good Days John Gierach takes listeners from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico - saltwater or fresh, it's all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, night fishing when the trout and the mosquitoes are both biting, and fishing snobbery, a pitfall he seems to have largely avoided.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gratefully along for the trip

  • By RyanStampfli on 01-06-19

Outstanding<br />

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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: 07-20-18

A wonderful writer for a wonderful sport, hobby, addiction. If you fly fish,
it's a must-read. If you don't fly fish, there's no hope for you anyway.

  • Crime and Punishment

  • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
  • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292

A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By G. Green on 10-11-15

Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I haven't read this book so nice high school. I remember living it in school and it was everything I remembered and so much more. A classic of classics.

  • The Habit of Rivers

  • Reflections on Trout Streams and Fly Fishing
  • By: John Gierach (foreword), Ted Leeson
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Originally published in 1994, this book was a fly-fishing phenomenon in the way Howell Raines' Fly Fishing Through the Mid-Life Crisis was. Taking his fishing hobby to near metaphysical levels, Ted Leeson tells about his passions: rivers, trout, and fly fishing. With wry humor and rare insight, he explores questions that engage most fishermen: What is it about rivers that draws us so irresistibly, and why does fly fishing seem such an aptly suited response?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You

  • By Pete on 06-28-16

great read

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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: 05-09-18

If you are a fan a fly fishing, the outdoors, or just fantastic writing, this is a great book for you.

  • Paul Revere's Ride

  • By: David Hackett Fischer
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history - yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. In Paul Revere's Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the eruption of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn

  • By Claudio on 06-24-17

outstanding and comprehensive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Loved this book. A very comprehensive look at Paul Revere and his legend. Two more words.

  • The Antidote

  • Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
  • By: Oliver Burkeman
  • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857

The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that it’s our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. And that there is an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Antidote explores the negative path.

  • By Bonny on 05-15-14

An en enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I enjoyed this book. I too have been on the positive thinking bandwagon and have found myself a bit overloaded. it is nice to see a perspective from the other side.

  • A River Runs Through It

  • By: Norman Maclean
  • Narrated by: Ivan Doig
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

A River Runs Through It is a universal story of family love and a lyrical masterpiece, as beautiful as the great trout rivers of western Montana upon which it is set. Its beauty is especially evident through the "near-perfect match" of reader Ivan Doig and author Norman MacLean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lyrical - wonderfully done

  • By John on 05-27-05

Classic

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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: 02-17-17

If you love fly fishing, it is automatic. You will love this book. Otherwise, it is a great story of a family, their triumphs and struggles. Wonderfully read.

  • Victory at Yorktown

  • A Novel
  • By: Newt Gingrich, William R. Fortschen
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

New York Times best-selling authors Newt Gingrich's and William R. Forstchen's George Washington series continues - in a novel about faith, leadership, and the triumph of the American cause. It is 1781, and Washington and his army have spent three years in a bitter stalemate, engaging in near constant skirmishing against the British. The enemy position in New York City is too strong, all approaches blocked by the Royal Navy. But at last, two crucial reports reach Washington....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If only all Americans would find their way to this History

  • By michael on 12-30-15

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

this was a great book to read and seemed fairly historically accurate. definitely worth the read.

  • The Miracle Morning

  • The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life - Before 8AM
  • By: Hal Elrod
  • Narrated by: Rob Actis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,344

What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any - or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved? What if I told you that there is a "not-so-obvious" secret that is guaranteed to transform any - or literally every area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great program, AWFUL book

  • By Jessica on 05-31-13

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-15

I'm getting there. I can't seem to string together more than 3 days, but it is amazing when I do. life changer. Thx my pal hal.