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  • John Quincy Adams

  • By: Harlow Giles Unger
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238

He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of La Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Adams as a towering figure in the nation’s formative years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and well written.

  • By Gotta Tellya on 08-20-14

Very interesting and informative

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of John Quincy Adams to be better than the print version?

I would say both forms of work are great! A book like John Quincy Adams turns the morning commute into a useful learning experience.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The accomplishments of John Quincy Adams were amazing. I did make me sit back at the end and appreciate the things this one man did.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to anyone that wanted to learn and understand more about one of the early American politicians and our history.

  • Eagles in the Storm

  • By: Ben Kane
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

The date is 15 AD. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren't nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion's eagle found and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius - devious, fearless - is burning for revenge of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great to the last word

  • By Justin on 05-06-17

Great to the last word

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Another great Ben Kane series! The emotions of the previous two novels come to a perfect climax. Would recommend to anyone regardless of being into Roman History or not as the series had great characters and vivid battle scenes.

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  • Marching with Caesar

  • Birth of the 10th Legion
  • By: R.W. Peake
  • Narrated by: Simon Burdett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Titus Pullus, the hero of the 10th Legion and the Marching With Caesar series, tells his story from the very beginning of his life, starting with his relationship with his father, how his friendship with Vibius Domitius began, and how their burning ambition to join the Legions was helped by a veteran nicknamed Cyclops. Enlisting in the 10th Legion, raised in 61 B.C. by Gaius Julius Caesar, Birth of the 10th Legion recounts the first campaign ever conducted by Julius Caesar as a commander...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb history and pulse pounding excitement.

  • By William H. Harrington on 12-10-14

Great start to a good series!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Who was your favorite character and why?

Titus Pullus because he is a young Roman man that is fighting to make something of himself. Through the legions and army life he is going to make that happen.

What about Simon Burdett’s performance did you like?

Did a fine job of keeping excitement in the characters and I never felt like his performance deterred from my listening.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have listening in one sitting if I had that much time but this was a listen that I did finish rather fast!

  • Black Hawk Down

  • By: Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148

Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Their wounded are bleeding to death. Their ammunition and supplies are dwindling. This is the story of how they got there - and how they fought their way out. Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces and puts you in the middle of the most intense firelight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Of Military Writing...

  • By Joshua on 11-06-16

Great to read and compare to the movie.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Would you listen to Black Hawk Down again? Why?

Yes I would listen to this again. There is a lot of thing happening and a lot of soldiers involved during the battle that I feel I would catch new things on a re-listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Hawk Down?

The general break down and FUBAR of the battle was mind boggling at times.

  • Hunting the Eagles

  • By: Ben Kane
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead, and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived, and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush. Tullus will stop at nothing to kill his bitterest enemy or to recover his legion's lost Eagle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent historical fiction

  • By Aaron on 08-06-16

Another great series by Ben Kane.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

What made the experience of listening to Hunting the Eagles the most enjoyable?

The characters much has other Ben Kane works makes me feels as if I was there.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hunting the Eagles?

Tullus gaining his former glory through promotion from hard fought battles.

What does David Rintoul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Brought emotions and personalities to life. Great emotion and excitment that never left me bored of listening.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Tullus finally finding the standard of his troops when visiting the ill fated battle scene 6 years later.