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  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Jon Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story/horrible narrator

  • By Lobo11 on 08-20-12

The best Navy SEAL book of them all.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Brandon Webb's story is the most interesting, educational and entertaining of all the SEAL books. I learned so much more about SEALs and snipers from this book. Loved it!

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,724

"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would

  • By Brady on 09-22-13

A very good resource.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Great course! Presented on a good level for all to learn and understand. Prof was very engaging and enlightening.

  • The All-American Boys

  • By: Walter Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Walter Cunningham
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

The All-American Boys is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by a former Marine jet jockey and physicist who became NASA's second civilian astronaut. Walter Cunningham presents the astronauts in all their strengths and their weaknesses in this dramatically revised and totally updated edition of a book that was considered an instant classic in its first edition over two decades ago.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really lowered my idea of Astronaut as hero

  • By Christopher on 04-09-17

A very insightful and interesting book.

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I went into this book with little knowledge of Walt Cunningham. The book was a very interesting read, and full of space race era information. Walt is a very, very intelligent guy and has a great perspective on all he was involved in and more. I really enjoyed the book for it's technical and historical content, which is a treasure trove. Walt also talks a lot about the other astros, the life and times he experienced and the politics and shortcomings of the administration. There is a tremendous amount of interesting stuff in this book and I loved it. the only drawback, and I say this very hesitantly, is Walt's reading. I liked that it was him very much, but it is a long book and the "natural" noises and ever changing energy and audio levels is daunting. I guess I was unknowingly spoiled by professional readers. However, in the end I like that he read it and it added to the sincerity of his story and strong opinions. Great book. Mountians of technical and personal insight.

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  • Go, Flight!

  • The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
  • By: Rick Houston, J. Milt Heflin
  • Narrated by: John Gagnepain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

At first glance, it looks like just another auditorium in just another government building. But among the talented men (and later women) who worked in mission control, the room located on the third floor of Building 30—at what is now Johnson Space Center—would become known by many as "the Cathedral." These members of the space program were the brightest of their generations, making split-second decisions that determined the success or failure of a mission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, with some interesting insights

  • By Joe on 12-29-17

A very insightful and informative book.

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I have always felt a special connection to the flight control people in space travel. This book lays it all out and brings you inside the smokie rooms. Best of all, you get to know all the great people who made this incredible technical marvel a reality. This is a fine book and I enjoyed every second of it. Very technical, yet full of the human side. Simply a must read.

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  • Carrying the Fire

  • An Astronaut's Journeys
  • By: Michael Collins, Charles A. Lindbergh - foreword
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 139

In Carrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of the adventure of reaching the moon. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 spacewalk, presenting an evocative description of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a boring moment

  • By Yon on 07-10-17

Collins has a brilliant perspective on history

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Fantastic book. I am a huge Apollo fan and just never felt much gravity from Michael Collins. This book changed everything for me. Collins is a laid back, funny and brilliant guy and a very competent pilot and astronaut. This book is a very fun and unique perspective on serious history. Lots of technical insight, but that is everywhere in astro books. This book has more of a human touch, and by the end, I felt like Collins was the perfect blend of test pilot AND regular Joe. I enjoyed this book far more then any other space race book I have devoured. great, great book. The reader on the audiobook is perfect in his role, and it's very well done! Thank you for this wonderful book!

  • Ghost in the Wires

  • My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  • By: Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,338

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen for tech fans

  • By Mikeyxote on 06-01-12

Great book full of unbelievable ingenuity.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Enlightening and suspense fillled ride on into a dark tunnel right under our feet. Great story. Well told. Very well read. I enjoyed every word and came out A LOT wiser about people, technology and that magical space in between.

  • Rocket Men

  • The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon
  • By: Craig Nelson
  • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

A richly detailed and dramatic account of one of the greatest achievements of humankind. At 9:32 A.M. on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 rocket launched in the presence of more than a million spectators who had gathered to witness a truly historic event. It carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins to the last frontier of human imagination: the moon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There's always more to learn

  • By S. Perry on 08-30-09

Fantastic book for many reasons.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I am a huge space nut. This book is by far my favorite Apollo centric book yet. It is full of information from all facets of people involved. I learned more from this book then ANY other I have read. Well formatted, researched, written and read. This is a must have for anybody with an interest in space, Apollo, late 19th century America and our future. Excellent Book on all levels.

  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

  • By: Andrew Chaikin
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415

Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, comforting book on moon exploration

  • By Mark on 06-17-16

This book is a master class in Apollo.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

I am a huge space buff, specifically Apollo. This book is the richest cache of information, insight and anecdotes available thus far. It is very well researched, structured, and presented. I enjoyed and hung on every word. The mission accounts were packed with all facets of the historic effort. I simply cannot recommend this book enough. Additionally, Bronson Pinchot's reading was wonderful. One of the very few books I will listen to over and over again. 5 stars!!!

  • The Conquering Tide

  • War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
  • By: Ian W. Toll
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 27 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire island by island. This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War - the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944 - when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide", concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Researched and Perfectly Detailed History!

  • By Matthew on 10-07-15

Fascinating and very informative.

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

This was the best historic account of WWII in the Pacific I have ever found. The massive scope of the gathered material was masterfully broken down and delivered in a gripping and historic account. I thought I knew some things about this subject. I learned so much more. Great detail and material from both sides. Very, very educational. Well written. Well read.

  • The Home Front: Life in America During World War II

  • By: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480

[Contains some explicit content] Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in the newest Audible Original series. Martha Little is the Executive Producer. Dan Gediman is the Series Producer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! But incessant breaks with credits along the way.

  • By Bradley Justice on 09-11-17

Informative piece on America at war.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Well constructed and interesting view of America during WWII. I learned a lot and came away with new food for thought about a period of American Life I thought I knew a lot about. Well done. Very interesting, informative and enjoyable.