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Lawrence McCarren

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  • War with Russia

  • An urgent warning from senior military command
  • By: General Sir General Sir Richard Shirreff
  • Narrated by: General Sir Richard Shirreff, Michael Fenner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Closely modeled on his NATO experience of war gaming future conflicts, War with Russia is a chilling account of where we are heading if we fail to recognise the threat posed by the Russian president. Written by the recently retired Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and endorsed by senior military figures, this audiobook shows how war with Russia could erupt, with the bloodiest and most appalling consequences, if the necessary steps are not taken urgently.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book with Outstanding Narrator

  • By Stephen Veal on 02-15-17

great story. great persoective

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Great perspectives here. The build up and fight was well done. Not 5 stars because it lacked the intensity that I think a modern conflict between peers would have. The occupation of a western nation violently opposing that occupation would lead to constant atrocities on either side. Atrocities of war would demand quick and decisive action by the occupiers and the west. I cant imagine the west sitting on its hands for a month without doing anything after 2000+ brits are killed all on camera. where was the American navy? where are the subs employed by NATO? overall good just lacks the verocity that I think a war with Russia would have.

  • Red Hope

  • An Adventure Thriller (Book 1)
  • By: John Dreese
  • Narrated by: Bob Reed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 389

For two million years, Mars has hidden a secret. Two hours ago, the Mars Curiosity rover found it. With less than a year to prepare, four modern-day astronauts are asked to leave their families behind and risk their lives on what will become the most dangerous mission humanity has ever launched. Will the Red Planet give up its real secret before the astronauts run out of time?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When there is no Hope you have Red Hope

  • By Bryan Spencer on 06-03-18

not a fan

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

The story is underpinned by the idea that no one is remotely good st their jobs. From the president to all the NASA engineers everyone drops the ball with regard to design and safety. Then the chain of events is simply not believable.

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  • The Science of Energy

  • Resources and Power Explained
  • By: Michael E. Wysession, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Wysession
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659

To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Overview

  • By Amanda Gannon on 04-07-16

Great synopsis of a complicated subject.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Loved it all but, there were some bits about nuclear that weren't quite right. However, for a geologist (looking at you NRC) it was right enough that its not enough to through the entire lecture out.

  • Atomic Awakening

  • A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear power is full of mind-bending theories, deep secrets, and the misdirection of public consciousness - some deliberate, some accidental. The result of this fixation on bombs and fallout is that the development of a non-polluting, renewable energy source stands frozen in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome perspective on nuclear history

  • By John Rohde Jensen on 10-13-16

the history and conundrum of nuclear power

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

well written and performed. love the level of detail and use of dates and etc.

  • The Fire Next Time

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Jesse L. Martin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,878
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,858

At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with this eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Sadly Relevant

  • By Steve M on 03-20-16

A profound vision by a profound man.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

This man was an amazing writer and communicator and the narrator captures so well the pros of James Baldwin.