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  • The Moscow Rules

  • The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
  • By: Antonio J. Mendez, Jonna Mendez
  • Narrated by: Wilson Bethel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Antonio Mendez and his future wife, Jonna, were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns, tapped their phones, and even planted listening devices within the US embassy. In short, intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for enthusiasts

  • By Michael on 05-24-19

Very interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-19

I really enjoyed this book, and I wasn't sure I would. I found it interesting how they developed new technology to adapt to their situations. The narration was very good, very articulate.

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  • The Year of Magical Thinking

  • By: Joan Didion
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,714

"Life changes fast....You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal coronary. The two had lived and worked side by side for nearly 40 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to Read, but I didn’t like it

  • By Michael on 05-08-15

beautifully written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-18

This book touched me like no other has. I have not lost my spouse or child but I have my mother. Ms. Didion describes so beautifully what one feels, I could totally relate.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,153

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.72 stars......one of the best

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

beautiful!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-18

This is such a beautifully written book. I couldn't stop listening. It is so descriptive and it just flows.

  • I'll Never Change My Name

  • An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars
  • By: Valentin Chmerkovskiy
  • Narrated by: Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Maks Chmerkovskiy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 103

Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the world championship-winning and beloved Dancing with the Stars ballroom dancer invites fans into his life as never before, sharing the experiences, including the failures and successes, that have shaped him, from his early childhood in Ukraine to growing up as an immigrant in the US to his rise to international fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must for Dancing with the Stars fans

  • By Rana I O on 03-10-18

loved it!<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I have watched DWTS from the beginning, so I knew some of Val's story, but it was good to hear all about his family and struggles. Personally, after listening to this book, I think his entire family is inspiring.