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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,564
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,512
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,412

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-22-18

Very good read

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I may or may not agree with his decisions, but I now completely understand what and how he did what he did and didn't do. I also had no idea how full his career was. I thought it would be all about the 2016 election and Trump but actually, that part wasn't until toward the end and comparatively quite brief. Very well written, as I expected, but also kept my interest all the way through. I had started reading this by hard copy and then got busy so finished it using audible version. Wish I had "read" the entire thing this way as it is read by the author. I now appreciate that this is an honest man and am grateful for his service to this country.

  • Thanks, Obama

  • My Hopey, Changey White House Years
  • By: David Litt
  • Narrated by: David Litt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

More than any other presidency, Barack Obama's eight years in the White House were defined by young people - 20-somethings who didn't have much experience in politics (or anything else, for that matter) yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth. David Litt was one of those 20-somethings. After graduating from college in 2008, he went straight to the Obama campaign. In 2011 he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, personal, and insightful

  • By Lili on 10-21-17

very. good read!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

loved it. informative and funny.
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  • The Last Days of Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Moore
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,481

New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite book of 2016

  • By Taryn on 12-19-16

too repetitious

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

explained the same thing every possible way. over and over. i cpuldnt finish it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 13,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,173

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

Beautifully "illustrated"

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

Reviewed: 12-25-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this for anyone who is interested in the personal aspects of historical events, especially war.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The necessity of each character is well-balanced, which makes it difficult to choose. I think the young boy who brought it all together with his song, is the one that comes to mind first.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was touched most at the end when the narration slipped into the end of a letter written to the mother of the boy whose voice had such a positive influence in such a negative venue.

Any additional comments?

Beautifully written and executed. This may become our annual Christmas "listening."

18 of 20 people found this review helpful