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  • A Matter of Honor

  • Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice
  • By: Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

The Japanese onslaught on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, devastated Americans and precipitated entry into World War II. In the aftermath, Admiral Husband Kimmel, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, was relieved of command, accused of negligence and dereliction of duty, and publicly disgraced. But the admiral defended his actions through eight investigations and for the rest of his long life. The evidence against him was less than solid.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great information, Reads like a textbook.

  • By UncleHammy on 12-13-16

Black & White

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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: 05-15-17

Many of us are content with thinking things are black and white, right or wrong, one way or the other. It makes it easier for us. But this telling of the Pearl Harbor story challenges us to admit there are many sides of the same story; it really does depend on who controls the narrative. Challenge yourself; read this story and see if you're not left with a new view.

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the cabinet secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fitting conclusion to an amazing series

  • By TP on 11-20-16

The best!!

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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: 12-20-16

A great read, from book #1 to #7! Truly!!! My only disappointment was when it ended. I hoped it never would!

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,989

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Best 'listen' in a long time...for sure!

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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: 02-26-16

It captured me in the first chapter, and then had me hoping it would never end. A wonderful story of a truly wonderful man. Every single character is special. Do yourself a favor and listen to this story.