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  • Snow & Steel

  • The Battle of the Bulge 1944-45
  • By: Peter Caddick-Adams
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Tim Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Between December 16, 1944 and January 15, 1945, American forces found themselves entrenched in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg defending against an advancing German army amid freezing temperatures, deep snow, and dense fog. Operation Herbstnebel - Autumn Mist - was a massive German counter-offensive that stunned the Allies in its scope and intensity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • fascinating and thorough, painful narration

  • By richard on 01-05-15

Excellent unbiased history

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Wonderful historical perspective of the events. Very detailed and provided detailed evidence
Great listening if you enjoy history. Highly recommend.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Yell

  • The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
  • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,514
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,515

General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good read

  • By rhl60 on 11-05-14

Excellent history of Stonewall Jackson

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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: 03-08-15

Although long, very entertaining and interesting. Gave an excellent view of the man. Highly recommend. Worth the time to invest.

  • War Dogs

  • Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
  • By: Rebecca Frankel
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities - from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. The history of dogs in the U.S. military is long and rich, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs who lead patrols hunting for IEDs today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dogs good; story not so much

  • By Kevin on 02-08-15

Good read & very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

I got this book out of curiosity and found it both interesting and moving at times. Good narration and engaging story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scrum

  • The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,517

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but...

  • By punkmasta on 08-31-15

Highly Recommend

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-15

Excellent overview. Inspiring to set about to change my world to achieve its maximum value.
Gave a great perspective about thinking how to solve big problems.