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The Dummy Line audiobook cover art

This is a great 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: 09-16-19

Loving the outdoors I read about this author in a hunting magazine. What a suspenseful page turner. I’m hooked and looking forward to reading/listening to all Bobby Cole’s other books.

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Just terrible!

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-19

This book is written for an eight year old. It insults your intelligence. Do not waste your time.

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Not Bad But Misleading

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

Reviewed: 07-28-19

This book is a fun read about the history of entertainment and entertainers in Vegas but has little to do with Elvis overall. The first 60% of the book he is only mentioned in passing.

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Very average!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-19

While an entertaining subject, especially for those who are old enough to remember 1970’s football, this book is very average. Not particularly well written. Certainly must be better books on Stabler!

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A Great Bio!

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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: 06-29-19

What a great bio on Joe Frazier. In my mind there is no greater feat in sports than maximizing potential to the nth degree. Joe Frazier did this. A polar opposite to Ali who in my opinion was way overrated as a cultural icon who was a loud mouth braggart, poor loser, and worse winner. Frazier worked hard, never backed up, and conducted himself with dignity despite Ali’s cruel and racist attacks.

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Jane Leavy - Last Boy is Better

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

All baseball fans will enjoy this book as did I. However, Jane Leavy’s The Last Boy is better and probably a more honest account of the good, bad, and ugly of Mickey’s life and career.

Additionally, as much as I love the Mick and his tragic hero persona, there is no way he was the best that ever was. He very well is underrated when modern metrics are used (especially looking at OBP) and may have been the greatest if not for the injury in the 51 series but stats don’t lie. Aaron, Musial, Robinson, maybe Clemente we’re all better.

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First C. J. Box non Joe Pickett

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

Reviewed: 04-30-19

This was my first book by C. J. Box which was not part of the Joe Pickett series. I was somewhat hesitant but find it enjoyable and worth the time.

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If only 50% is true....what a life!

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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: 03-31-19

Obviously the question is how much if any is exaggerated ? Probably some but for some reason I believe most and found this book really enjoyable.

The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 audiobook cover art

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

Having been born in 1968, this book struck a real cord with me. The 68 Harvard Yale Game was another of the remarkable, seminole, and historical events of that year that truly altered history.

Perhaps because I am now nearly 51 and reflecting so much more on life and legacy, this story makes me long for what was or at least seemed like a more real and innocent time.

I would recommend this book to anybody but especially those over 45.

Camelot's End audiobook cover art
  • Camelot's End
  • Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic Party
  • By: Jon Ward
  • Narrated by: John Pruden

Worth the time!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

This is an insightful and unbiased look into both Kennedy and Carter as men and historical figures.