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  • The Lost Airman

  • A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France
  • By: Seth Meyerowitz, Peter F. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of the French Resistance in WW2

  • By Rebecca Lawton on 06-19-17

Amazing Story about Perseverence

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Terrific story about escape of a downed American soldier who also happened to be Jewish. Very muched enjoyed hearing the many background stories of the French resistance. Well written and performed.

  • Smart Baseball

  • The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball
  • By: Keith Law
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law's iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • slightly annoying but solid

  • By Ex on 08-07-17

So Tedious

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-18

What a chore to finish. Condescending, pretentious, and patronizing. Made me happy to have stopped following major league baseball; and watch it even less than the few times a year that I do now. Seemed like the narrator himself was also numbed by the text.

Skip this one.

  • White Fang

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Peter Husmann
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. White Fang is a companion novel and thematic mirror to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic story with Peter Hudson doing it justice

  • By Julio Arguello on 06-21-18

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Who woulda thought this book would tug so hard at the heartstings? I thought I had know the story from the movie(s) but I should have known better. Makes me long for the two great dogs I have had in my life. what a blessing they were and this story helps reinforce their gifts to me.

  • The Kid

  • The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
  • By: Ben Bradlee Jr.
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 35 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-21-14

Well written account of a very profane man

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Williams is such a disgusting person, that I put this book down twice only to pick it up again and again several months later. This is a well written book and the narration was good. However, the subject of the book is an absolute pig. Bradlee showed Williams to be a great ball player but also as a wayward husband, a thin skinned malcontent, a vulgar person, a me- first player in a team game, and a disrespectful diva. Williams is noted to have been kind hearted to children and one who frequently helped others, it's hard to imagine how he functioned outside a locker room. All in all, he seemed like a one dimensional jerk.

  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,756

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

Well written and great performance.

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

Great characters. Fast paced and gripping action. The narrator does an excellent job with each character.

  • How to American

  • An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents
  • By: Jimmy O. Yang, Mike Judge - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jimmy O. Yang
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721

Jimmy O. Yang is a stand-up comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley. In How to American, he shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immigrant who pursued a Hollywood career against the wishes of his parents: Yang arrived in Los Angeles from Hong Kong at age 13, learned English by watching BET's Rap City for three hours a day, and worked as a strip club DJ while pursuing his comedy career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had to pull over I was laughing so hard

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-18

Underdog Story

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

This was a great story and I appreciate Mr. O. Yang's determination and hard work but I was a little put- off and disappointed that the American dream is nothing more than strip clubs, partying, and bikini clad women. The underlying theme of the book is that the American dream means different things to different people but ultimately the opportunities to follow one's dreams is quintessentially American. An entertaining book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,180

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Traveling through history rather than time

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 11-04-17

Entertaining and intriguing story

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

All in all, I enjoyed this book. Mr. Porter gave an impressive performance - very good. His voices for each character were terrific and made the book much more enjoyable. I found the character of Eli tedious. He was like fingernails on a chalk board with all of his whiney questions. The story was original and entirely new to me. The ending did not fully explain to my satisfaction how the dream worked and I therefore found the ending to be a bit of a let down. I rarely read fiction but overall this was a good diversion from the history books and biographies to which I normally listen.

  • The Forgotten Soldier

  • By: Guy Sajer
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505

When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautifully Written Heartrending Tragedy

  • By Gillian on 03-31-17

Words cannot adequately describe...

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

There are not words in the English language to describe the horrors of Sajers wartime experiences. However, Sajer manages to do so. His story is hands down the most compelling, the most graphic, the best, and the most emotionally draining first-hand account of any WWII soldier. Mr. Sajers will to live is unsurpassed. What an incredible story of survival. The Forgotten Soldier completely obliterates any and all romantic or positive connotations of war. My heart broke for Mr. Sajer.

  • The Great Divorce

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,335
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,069

C. S. Lewis's dazzling allegory about Heaven and Hell - and the chasm fixed between them - is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, where we discover that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon in Hell and embarks on an incredible voyage to Heaven. Anyone in Hell is invited on board, and anyone may remain in Heaven if he or she so chooses. But do we really want to live in Heaven?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Michelle Pierce on 08-22-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

Of the 100 or so titles I have heard on Audible, this production of The Great Divorce is one of the best. The narration was superb with pleasant pace, tone, and diction. Mr. Rhind-Tutt masterfully spoke for the many characters, each with their own distinct voice. C.S. Lewis is a wonderful author and this is one of his most beautiful stories.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Team Yankee

  • A Novel of World War III
  • By: Harold Coyle
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230

Team Yankee, the New York Times best-seller by Harold Coyle, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. Using the geo-political and military scenarios described by General Sir John Hackett, former NORTHAG commander and author of World War Three; August 1985, Team Yankee follows the war as seen from the turret of Captain Sean Bannon's tank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They came in the same way, and, we whooped them.

  • By Robert on 03-21-17

Lacking

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

This book should turn in it's DOR and go back to short stories. The story went in fits and starts and was a dud. I enjoyed the narrator; however, the plot is predictable; the characters are not developed (I mean what was the whole point of the story of the wife's escape?); and the story is highly unlikely. Supposedly the Warsaw Pact countries are advancing against everybody but are extremely inept versus the Americans; we are to believe that the Poles, Czechs, and East Germans actually agree to fight along side the Soviets; and, let's nuke a city and then give up... Very disappointed.