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  • Emerald Buddha

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 733

Drake, Allie, and Spencer reunite in Emerald Buddha, the second Drake Ramsey adventure - a quest to locate the lost treasure of the Khmer Empire, secreted away in a hidden temple somewhere in Myanmar. But nothing is as it seems, and their archaeological expedition soon turns deadly when desperate factions target them in order to safeguard a secret that could topple the US government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start But I Loved The Book

  • By Kim on 08-10-16

Disappointing after “Ramsey’s Gold”

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

In my opinion, this book was not nearly as good as “Ramsey’s Gold.” I got turned off on it initially because it started out making Spencer look like a fool. Fortunately, that aspect of it was not continued throughout the book. Obviously, it captivated me enough to continue reading it to the end, but it will definitely not be on my list to read again when I’m bored.

  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,467
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,724
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,689

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complete inside look into the teams and the life story of a great American patriot

  • By RenegadeTM3 on 04-28-17

Too much profanity

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

I'm not a prude, and I understand how people in the Navy talk. I was in the Navy myself once. However, there was entirely too much profanity in this book. The story could have been told just as well or better without all of the profanity. He wrote this book as if he was talking to other sailors, not to every day people who don't necessarily like to hear that type of talk all the time. I was very disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the story, just not how he told it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,861
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,809

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Very David McCullough-ish!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

I am a huge David McCullough fan. This was written in the same style that I love where it brings you, the reader, into the lives and time of the people about whom he is writing.

  • Hiking Through

  • One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail
  • By: Paul Stutzman
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 448

After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart - the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. With a mixture of dread and determination, Paul left his job, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life and can change yours as well. In Hiking Through, you'll join Paul on his remarkable 2,176-mile trip through 14 states in search of peace and a renewed sense of purpose.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Max on 03-08-16

Very inspirational!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

This book not only inspired me to hike the AT someday, but has inspired me to reach out and face and the challenges and the obstacles in my life.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Women Want in a Man

  • How to Become the Alpha Male Women Respect, Desire, and Want to Submit To
  • By: Bruce Bryans
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

You can learn everything you can about how to make women want you and still fail to master the inner game of being a man who naturally attracts women. Some guys even study all kinds of seduction secrets on attracting women, yet they only end up in terrible relationships with low-quality women. Most guys simply don't understand how women think. If you asked the average guy what women want, he may say things like confidence, money, or ridiculous good looks, but all of these things are just the tip of the iceberg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Buggerall on 03-22-16

Great advice!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

This book sounds like it was written just for me. Great advice that I'm going to start working on today.

  • Quit Your Job in 6 Months: Why You Should Quit Your Job and How You Can!

  • By: Buck Flogging
  • Narrated by: Matt Stone
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Jobs feel safe. We show up, do what we're supposed to do, and a check for the same amount comes in every couple of weeks. We can feel safe, secure, and comfortable with that. We can budget for housing, transportation, and food. We might even get a few weeks of vacation each year and have enough left over to go somewhere nice. So, what's the problem? The problem is that average just isn't satisfying. We can be thankful that we're not homeless or completely impoverished all we want, but that still doesn't scratch the itch we all have to live an extraordinary life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time

  • By Bushido Eternal on 07-17-15

So so

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

The author seems to be a stand up comic wanna-be. His profanity and sexual talk were totally unnecessary. If he had just stuck to the subject without the above-mentioned stuff, this could have been a decent book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fearless

  • The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,493
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,506

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These heros and their families give so much

  • By Susan on 08-13-12

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

One of the best, most inspiring books that I have ever read. Adam Brown and many like him are true heroes.