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  • State of the Union

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826

The most unlikely terrorist enemy of all now holds a knife against the country’s throat. With both diplomatic and conventional military options swept from the table, the president calls upon Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath to disable a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy intended to bring the United States to its knees. Teamed with beautiful Russian Intelligence agent Alexandra Ivanova and a highly trained CIA paramilitary detachment, Harvath embarks on an adrenaline-fueled search that spans the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling!

  • By Loray on 01-31-11

Good Read made better by the George Guidall

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

George Guidall is the best narrator I have heard. He can take a mediocre novel and turn it in to a winner.

  • Havana Storm

  • A Dirk Pitt Adventure, Book 23
  • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous - a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another exciting adventure for the Pitt's.

  • By Michael W. on 12-27-14

Entertaining as usual

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

As usual another entertaining Cussler Novel. If you can read or listen to the entire series.

  • Arctic Drift

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming...a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia...a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war...NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Political Nonsense Saps All the Fun From Book

  • By Garland Noel on 12-10-17

Good md but Not one of the best

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-15

Enjoyable but slow at times. The performance was good and the characters did not disappoint

  • Treasure of Khan

  • A Dirk Pitt Novel
  • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror of all time, who, at his peak, ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. His conquests are the stuff of legend, his tomb a forgotten mystery. Until now. A mysterious Mongolian harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of his ancestors, and holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan that just might give him the wealth and power to make that dream come true.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The best for last?

  • By Lisa S. on 02-04-14

Another good Pitt story

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

For new reads of Pitt novels this will be quit enjoyable. I found the performance excellent. As usual Summer comes across as a bit ditsy and written by a male chauvinist and preformed that way was well. Over all a good time was had by all

  • December 7, 1941

  • The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor
  • By: Gordon Prange
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

With all the dramatic listenability of a novel, Prange provides a richly detailed, chronological account of the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Advertising in Army, Navy, Air Force Times, Military History, and World War II magazines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History in the first person

  • By Walter Fiarman on 06-11-15

History in the first person

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

History comes alive as the author builds upon the work of other to bring a turning point in American history alive

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  • Days of Infamy

  • By: Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Pearl Harbor is in utter chaos after the unexpected third strike by Imperial Japanese Naval Air Forces, ordered into the attack by Admiral Yamamoto. A victory has been achieved, but is it total victory? Yamamoto is horrified to discover that the Foreign Ministry office of his government has utterly failed in their promise to insure that a proper declaration of war be delivered to America prior to the opening of hostilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Ken on 10-14-09

The continuation of revisionist history

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-15

Had the authors written a pure novel instead of vouching it as active history it would have been acceptable. However to the casual history buff this book is a major disservice
The performance was over acted.

  • Pearl Harbor

  • By: Newt Gingrich, William Forstchen
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

After their New York Times best-selling series on the American Civil War, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen now turn to the events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and examine how different decisions might have profoundly changed the history that unfolded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History with a twist

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 11-07-10

Revisionist history

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

I purchased this book because it promised to bring history alive. Instead it rewrote history. To the casual reader who is not familiar with events of December 7, this a major disservice. I am currently reading part 2 days of infamy and am hoping that I will again be disappointed by rewriting of history.

The performance was over acted. If it was a crime the reader would be in jail

The story was ruined by the rewriting of actual historical facts.

  • Exodus

  • By: Leon Uris
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 28 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882

Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon - the towering novel of the 20th century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies - the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the story of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era. Here is Exodus - one of the great best-selling novels of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of ALL Time

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 08-22-12

Epic

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

Epic account of the birth of a nation Israel. Fascinating novel great actor great characters great author. I highly recommend this book for the storyfor the history of its time

  • Six Days of War

  • June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
  • By: Michael B. Oren
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really 2 Books in One . . .

  • By Tim on 04-05-06

Living history

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

I throughly enjoyed the book. Thought I was familiar with the events of 1967 I still learned a tremendous amount of the inside story to the war.
The performance was good.

  • O Jerusalem

  • Day by Day and Minute by Minute the Historic Struggle for Jerusalem and the Birth of Israel
  • By: Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre
  • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

O Jerusalem! is the epic drama of 1948, when Arabs and Jews fought for control of the city of Jerusalem. This story traverses centuries and continents, covering the time between WWII and the creation of the independent state of Israel. Based on five years of intensive research and thousands of interviews, this is a story of courage, terrorism, heroism, and ultimately, war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • O Jerusalem - a review and reminiscences

  • By Mirek on 05-28-09

A story everyone should read.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

The birth of Israel is a complex and tragic history of the Jewish people. This book helps explain on small but monumental period in the history of the Hews and Israel. The performance was pure jewish story telling and lent a feel for the events and the people.