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  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,260

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

A long slow meandering fantasy with epic potential

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

A long book that sets up a meandering fantasy... while a long time to reach the core story it Is well written and full of exasperating details.

  • Hell's Angels

  • The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II
  • By: Jay A. Stout
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared to wage war. Although the US declared war against Germany in December 1941, the country lacked the manpower, the equipment, and the experience it needed to fight. Even had an invasion force been ready, a successful assault on Nazi-occupied Europe could not happen until Germany's industrial and military might were crippled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Voice for a Compelling Story

  • By Carter L. on 03-13-15

well compiled history of amazing men and machines.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

A true, amazing story of the 303 from training to wars end. One of the best 17 histories I've read

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  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,498
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,494
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38,442

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Excellence in Fiction

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

True to life, amazing story that will make your heart soar, scream, cry and hope. An incredible message of love and forgiveness and hope born from dark circumstances in WWII France during the Nazi occupation. Twists and turns and nail biting adventure wrapped in a methodically told tale of 2.sisters.

  • A Bridge Too Far

  • By: Cornelius Ryan
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan’s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters, Ryan brings to life one of the most ill-fated operations of the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story much better than the movie

  • By Michael on 07-26-12

Run on sentences

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

What did you love best about A Bridge Too Far?

The story, men and mission are captivating. A true and powerful example of heroism by the men, and bad decisions by the command.

What did you like best about this story?

Gritty, realistic and stories told from a soldiers POV.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Clive Chafer?

Anyone else... He reads the book like he is in a hurry. He reads without regard to punctuation, like it is a long run on sentence. The narrator killed the book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Despite the narrator I gained a very keen insight into the special and personal histories.

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  • War Beneath the Waves

  • A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine
  • By: Don Keith
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth-charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for 15 straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key members of the crew in a heroic effort to keep their ship intact as they tried to escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!!

  • By Snippersly on 08-11-13

Riveting!!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-13

If you could sum up War Beneath the Waves in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, nail-biting, explosive!

What did you like best about this story?

From start to finish this book keeps your interest. From the men who prevailed to the men who failed, this book pulls no punches and describes in explicit but not boring detail the dramatic events of submarine warfare!

Which scene was your favorite?

When forced to take command, the junior officer leads his men to a successful escape and then, displaying unimagined grace, keeps his cool when facing the commander at the conclusion of their harrowing escape... and maintains his composure after they return to shore.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Excellent story, and storyteller! Fascinating history.

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