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  • The Wolves at the Door

  • The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy
  • By: Judith Pearson
  • Narrated by: Patrice O’Neill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Virginia Hall left her comfortable Baltimore roots in 1931 to follow a dream of becoming a Foreign Service Officer. After watching Hitler roll over Poland and France, she enlisted to work for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), a secret espionage and sabotage organization. She was soon deployed to occupied France where, if captured, imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Gestapo was all but assured.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator is ruining the book for me

  • By Penni Khandi on 06-19-14

Splendid book, fascinating, couldn't put it down.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

Reader was hard to understand at times. But the story was wonderful. Perhaps if a man had read the book it would have work to the stories advantage.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good Hunting

  • An American Spymaster's Story
  • By: Jack Devine
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story is the spellbinding memoir of Devine's time in the CIA, where he served for more than 30 years, rising to become the acting deputy director of operations, responsible for all of the agency's spying operations. This is a story of intrigue and high-stakes maneuvering - all the more gripping when the fate of our geopolitical order hangs in the balance. But this audiobook also sounds a warning to our nation's decision makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, An education on spying

  • By Anthony on 12-13-15

Fascinating, An education on spying

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

Reviewed: 12-13-15

A global view of our countries history and involvement in the clandestine world of Spy's and their craft. Jack Devine can tell a story well. Jack is the only person I know of who makes the Iran Contra episode of our history understandable. One of the most exciting revelations is jack's confirmation that operation Gladio was real.
The reader is an excellent choice for the story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Operation Gladio

  • The Unholy Alliance Between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia
  • By: Paul L. Williams
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

In this disturbing exposé, journalist Paul L. Williams describes a secret alliance forged at the close of World War II by the CIA, the Sicilian and US mafias, and the Vatican to thwart the possibility of a Communist invasion of Europe. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence, in many European countries, of "stay-behind" units consisting of 5,000 to 15,000 military operatives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow...

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-11-16

A haunting, spellbinding tale.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

This story is a torn pocket on a fine tailored suit. The damage makes you a little sick when you first see it. The suit from a distance looks immaculate. A close inspection reveals the jaundiced yellow flesh behind the torn fabric. Then you realize what thought was real is a lie.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • By-Line Ernest Hemingway

  • Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades
  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Here is Hemingway: the adventurer, the reporter, the man! More intimately than all his fiction, Hemingway the reporter reveals Hemingway the man, driving an ambulance through a bullet-barrage or leading guerrilla forces into Paris, always in the thick of the action. Here are his most sensational dispatches, the behind-the-scenes stories that became For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Sun Also Rises.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A really interesting listen on the life of Ernest

  • By C. O'Keefe on 08-21-17

Great history lesson!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

This book is proof Hemingway would have made a great President. He understood, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Global Economics. He understood, and studied human nature. This is why we can connect with the people in his stories so easily. He framed the gateway so that we walk into the scene. The dialog between Mice and Your Correspondent. Gave me the courage to begin writhing. This one of my favorite

7 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • A Moveable Feast

  • The Restored Edition
  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 556

When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect complement-Paris Wife & Midnight in Paris

  • By Julie on 06-09-12

This is the third time I've listen to this title.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

I have listened to almost all of the Audio book by and about Hemingway. He is like an old Friend now. This was the third time for Movable Feast. I have not listened to the earlier version. Each time I listen I learn something. It has many lessons for a writer. It has lessons for a code to live life by. I have listened to Fitzgerald and the book "Call me Zelda." But in the end I think Ernie had them both pegged. The comparison to Scott and the marred Butterfly wings is such fine writing. Only thing that equals this is the stream of consciousness paragraph in Islands in the Stream where Hem describes the Gulf Stream. Movable feast was my first Hemingway book maybe 5 or 6 years ago. I have since purchased all of his books that Audible has available. They are all great. I am convinced, if you have talent and you listen. Hem will make you a better writer. He is the teacher you always wanted. Buy the kindle version too so you can see and hear the words.

  • West with the Night

  • By: Beryl Markham
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west, describes her childhood on a farm in Kenya, her apprenticeship as a horse trainer, and her later career as a pioneer aviator who piloted passengers and supplies in a small plane to remote corners of Africa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Caitlín Mitchell on 10-28-08

Wonderfully Addictive.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

I have listened to "West With the Night" twice now. Anna Fields voice is so perfect for this story. She does a wonderful reading. Ernest Hemingway loved Beryl Markham's book, and recommended it to Max Perkins, this was the main reason that I purchased, and listened to, "West With The Night". The other reason is, I love East African literature from this era. Markham's words evoke images of the people, the tribes, the animals, and of course The Continent of Africa. It all becomes very real. Three dimensional without pasteboard colored lens glasses. Markham’s words through Anna Fields voice conjure up the experience of landing an ancient plane in a torch lite field, at night, in a wild unforgiving country. The second time I listened was even better. Markham loved her Africa, it was her home, she live out her life there. She always returned to her Nairobi, like Lord Delamere she had found a home, and it was East Africa.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful