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  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,462

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Excellent dramatization

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

The voices and sound effects capture the horrific war mixed with the hope of Christmas.

  • In the Hurricane's Eye

  • The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
  • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

In a narrative that moves from Washington's headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette's brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, author Nathaniel Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even-handed, yet dramatic!

  • By Eugene on 10-24-18

Listens like a novel

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

This was one of the best performed history books I have ever heard. The author and reader get you into the story behind the characters of the Revolutionary War. The only difficulty is that there are a lot of names and sometimes leads to confusion, if you forget.

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