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  • With the Old Breed

  • At Peleliu and Okinawa
  • By: E. B. Sledge
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

This modern classic of military history has been called "one of the most important personal accounts of war that I have ever read" by distinguished historian John Keegan. Author E.B. Sledge served with the First Marine Division during World War II, and his first-hand narrative is unsurpassed in its sincerity. Sledge’s experience shows in this fascinating account of two of the most harrowing and pivotal island battles of the Pacific theater.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best

  • By Kent Valandra on 05-26-10

Great book. Annoying narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-10

I would have rated this book 5 stars except for the narrator. Whistling through his nose as he breathed and smacking as he swallowed, the narrator made listening to this book nearly intolerable. Shame on the audio engineer and the director for not fixing this problem before final production.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Scott Holst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,015
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,378

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My friends thought I was crazy.

  • By bluecat1861 on 03-23-10

Surprisingly entertaining.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-10

I was intrigued by the title and didn't know what to expect, but I enjoyed this book very much. It was an entertaining mix of historical fact and vampire fiction. I also enjoyed Scott Holst's narration.
This is just a fun book, I highly recommend it.

50 of 53 people found this review helpful