LISTENER

W. Fogle

  • 24
  • reviews
  • 7
  • helpful votes
  • 26
  • ratings
  • The German War

  • A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945; Citizens and Soldiers
  • By: Nicholas Stargardt
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

As early as 1941, Allied victory in World War II seemed all but assured. How and why, then, did the Germans prolong the barbaric conflict for three and a half more years? In The German War, acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt draws on an extraordinary range of primary source materials - personal diaries, court records, and military correspondence - to answer this question. He offers an unprecedented portrait of wartime Germany, bringing the hopes and expectations of the German people to vivid life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding.

  • By Francis S. Brown on 06-09-16

View from the other side

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I enjoyed the tome although I'm not sure it was anything new to me having read maybe 1000 books concerning WW2, but I enjoyed this book.

  • Tail-End Charley

  • Stories from an American Fighter Pilot in World War II
  • By: James E. Brown
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

On his 19th birthday, James E. Brown tries to fake to his flight instructor that he has flown before. On his 21st birthday, Brown is on his way home after logging 85 missions in a P-47 fighter over Italy, France, and Germany. Brown's stories surrounding his training and combat experiences in World War II reveal brushes with death, continuous peril and, ultimately, a coming of age for a young man whose freshman year in college becomes instead a heroic engagement with one of the fiercest enemies his country has ever encountered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read !

  • By kevin on 06-19-18

Authentic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Although sometimes the tome repeats,it can be a good thing. The author never brags in fact he lessens his roll in the war. I listened to it non stop a rarity for me. It is a hopeful diary of someone living day to day. I recommend his story.

  • Target: Patton

  • The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton
  • By: Robert K. Wilcox
  • Narrated by: Lynn Benson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

The death of General George S. Patton is shrouded in mystery. While officially the result of an unfortunate car accident, the evidence points to a far more malevolent plot: murder. So says investigative and military journalist Robert K. Wilcox in his book Target: Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton. Written like a WWII spy thriller and meticulously researched, Target: Patton leads you through that fateful December day in 1945, revealing a chilling plan to assassinate General Patton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wilcox makes a credible case

  • By Christopher Arthur on 02-14-18

At last

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

The book seems to flounder at times,but it gives food for thought. Hearing the reader cough,turn pages and get lost takes away from the story. Did the author she'd new light?

  • Act of War

  • Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo
  • By: Jack Cheevers
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced surveillance equipment and classified intelligence documents, the USS Pueblo was poorly armed and lacked backup by air or sea. Its crew, led by a charismatic, hard-drinking, ex-submarine officer named Pete Bucher, was made up mostly of untested sailors in their teens and twenties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerizing book

  • By Jean on 09-18-14

Truth will out

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

The government always tries to push the blame down the ladder until it sticks to someone,here they picked the wrong people. Good read or as in my case listen,in fact I will listen again.

  • D DAY Through German Eyes

  • The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040

Almost all accounts of D-Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A work of fiction

  • By John Lindsey on 05-22-16

Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

I liked the view from the other side. Telling as to the way they performed under pressure.

  • Crash

  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

When Jed Allen wakes up at a desk in New York City, he has no idea who he is. The evidence around him shows he's a hotshot architect, and a photo in his wallet reveals he has a beautiful girlfriend named Cassie. But when he goes home to seek her help, Cassie is nowhere to be found. Self-penned notes remind Jed that he's been suffering bouts of amnesia since a car crash nine months ago. As he plays private detective with the facts of his own life, he discovers more and more about his character.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit predictable...

  • By shelley on 01-19-18

Good mread

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

If you like mystery here is a good one. It is confusing at first but keep your mind open. I would have preferred to give 4.5 instead of 5 but that's the only thing. I figured out the quandary as you most likely will but the end is great.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Americana

  • A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
  • By: Bhu Srinivasan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Bhu Srinivasan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a 400-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things - the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking, to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the 21st century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent history!

  • By L. Maranto on 10-14-17

The author believes in big government

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-18

LAST WORDS DON'T BOTHER. He was born in a poor country therefore does not understand our history . The writing at first I believed the author understood that John Maynard Keynes was a huge government entitlement idealist. He believes that government spending brought us out of the great depression, nothing could be further from the truth. The world needing something or someone to blame for the years of theft by central banks especially the Federal reserve bank. He tries to equate the first settlers with big government. We in history have thrown off the yoke of government,today's taxes are 60% we rebelled over 0.025%. Maybe America is not your best subject try showing how government intervention in India's economy has worked so well.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • God's Debris

  • A Thought Experiment
  • By: Scott Raymond Adams
  • Narrated by: D. C. Goode
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

God's Debris isn't a conventional book. It is written on three separate levels, by Scott Adams, better known as the creator of the Dilbert comic. What is less known about Adams is that he's a trained hypnotist. God's Debris is what happens when creativity and hypnosis intersect. On the surface, God's Debris is a simple fictional story of a delivery man who encounters an Avatar who knows literally everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God's Debris - A beautiful tale

  • By Mirek on 01-23-10

DONT bother

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-18

This book has so much horsehockey you will be swimming in poop. He doesn't understand Einstein's General theory of relativity, yet he tries to act wise. Don't get me wrong I have several Dilbert books and get his calender every year. This book is so absurd we should be paid to download then delete it. I'm sorry Scott I wrote to you years ago and watched every episode of your television show. I'm sorry I'm forced to write this review but I must be honest. If you are unfamiliar with Scott's work read any Dilbert book, you will smile and laugh all the way through.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Afterlife

  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,217

The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion - a thousand shards of glass surfing a lethal shock wave. He wakes without a scratch. The building is in ruins. His team is gone. Outside, Chicago is dark. Cars lie abandoned. No planes cross the sky. He's relieved to spot other people - until he sees they're carrying machetes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Creative but too complex

  • By Robert on 07-22-17

Strange but loads of fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-18

The tome is a wistful romp. If you are,like me,with little desire for sex in a book then be aware there are bedroom romps. Also God is not real in her story. Myself as a Christian have grown accustomed to the poo pooing of my beliefs and cannot be shaken. All in all I enjoyed the book and will check out her others.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,699

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

It's good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I read Mars when it came out,it's got a good plot and good reader would have never guessed who it was she is very good. It's different from the other book, I don't recommend it as much as Mars.