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Dave Miller

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  • Let Trump Be Trump

  • The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency
  • By: Corey R. Lewandowski, David N. Bossie
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

Corey R. Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager who launched Trump's historic bid for the White House, teams up with David N. Bossie, the consummate political pro who helped steer the last critical months of the Trump campaign, to offer the first insiders' account of the most historic campaign in modern political history. Starting from the months leading up to Trump's announcement all the way through staff shakeups within the White House, they offer eyewitness accounts of the real stories behind some of the most sensational headlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RESPECT

  • By Susan McGuire on 12-27-17

The title says it all.

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Don't get caught up in the little shit that doesn't matter. Look at the big picture of what Trump has done and what he is trying to do.

  • The Middle Ages

  • By: Morris Bishop
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

In this indispensable volume, one of America's ranking scholars combines a life's work of research and teaching with the art of lively narration. Both authoritative and beautifully told, The Middle Ages is the full story of the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance - a time that saw the rise of kings and emperors, the flowering of knighthood, the development of Europe, the increasing power of the Catholic Church, and the advent of the middle class.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • "It's All left to the imagination."

  • By Dave Miller on 09-22-17

"It's All left to the imagination."

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

I really enjoyed the audiobook for the most part. It was very interesting to hear about what life was like for various types of people in the middle ages rather then endless names of kings and battles and dates. The big problem I had with this audiobook was that the later chapters talked a lot about art and architecture. It would have been very helpful to have have a pdf guidebook with PICTURES and illustrations. I even purchased the kindle ebook in hopes of getting pictures, diagrams and maps, but it had NONE! An ebook that discuss art and architecture without a single picture. Boo

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Brief History of the Celts

  • Brief Histories
  • By: Peter Berresford Ellis
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit dry, but overall interesting

  • By Lokkish on 04-13-15

The Greatest at everything everywhere.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Mr. Peter Berresford Ellis is most certainly one the greatest Celtic apologists. The Celts are the be all end all of civilization in Mr. Ellis' mind I do believe. Interesting information but very favorable in all things Celtic. I admire the Celts as much as anyone, and my DNA has roots in Britain and Western Europe, but Mr. Ellis certainly has his Celtic bias.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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

One of the better war "memoirs"?

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

The reason I give it (2) four stars ratings and not fives, is that I have read that Sajer's actual experiences to the war in the eastern front are somewhat ambiguous. Sajer himself states that the book is based on recollections but not an attempt at a historically accurate book. So it's probably more of a war novel in the vein of "All Quite on the Easter Front" rather than an accurate memoir. That aside, I found it well written and compelling.

  • Life and Death in the Central Highlands

  • An American Sergeant in the Vietnam War, 1968-1970 (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
  • By: James T. Gillam
  • Narrated by: Todd Belcher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

In 1968 James T. Gillam was a poorly focused college student at Ohio University who was dismissed and then drafted into the Army. Unlike most African-Americans who entered the Army then, he became a Sergeant and an instructor at the Fort McClellan Alabama School of Infantry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrative

  • By Doc Holliday on 04-03-17

Absorbing

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

Very engrossing, it's just incredible what this one soldier experienced. Very well written and fast moving. It's easy to understand the difficulty this person had returning home and trying to instantly begin a "normal" life.

  • The Last Headbangers

  • NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless 70s - The Era that Created Modern Sports
  • By: Kevin Cook
  • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The inside story of the most colorful decade in NFL history - pro football's raging, hormonal, hairy, druggy, immortal adolescence. Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana's gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Poignant

  • By Mike McDaniel on 05-22-18

Nothing New for Me

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

This was a well written, well performed and a good story, but there just wasn't anything really new to me. I guess having lived through that time and being aware of all of the happenings described in the book, it just felt worn.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Somme

  • Into the Breach
  • By: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year. Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle look at a horrific subject

  • By Morr Rabbit on 02-27-17

Gained lots of information

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

Very detailed, very well narrated but also complex. It would have required an interactive map to be able to keep track of locations of the action. The small maps in the ebook helped but still not enough.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The History of the Ancient World

  • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
  • By: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,754

This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced history

  • By serine on 01-23-16

26-1/2 hours of a great overview

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

It's hard to imagine that an audiobook 26-1/2 hours long could seem to only touch on the 'what leader did what to whom and when' without going into any of the details of the people or their way of life or who they were. This book covers a vast amount of history in those 26-1/2 hours. The best you can hope for is to find points of interest that you can later read further to find more indepth information. I was particularly lost in the vast amount of names and places in Chinese history with no context or background. Overall, very informative on a grand overview basis. Also, in the beginning there was a mixture of myth along with archaeologically backed history that it was difficult to distinguish when the writer was relaying a myth or some real history, which I found confusing at times.

  • Hill 488

  • By: Ray Hildreth, Charles W. Sasser
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

On June 13, 1966, men of the 1st Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division were stationed on Hill 488. Before the week was over, they would fight the battle that would make them the most highly decorated small unit in the entire history of the US military, winning a Congressional Medal of Honor, four Navy Crosses, 13 Silver Stars, and 18 Purple Hearts - some of them posthumously.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Experience

  • By Robert on 04-06-16

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

Where does Hill 488 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would put this in the upper third of the audiobooks that I have listened to so far. The story was top notch, with a direct and to the point recounting of a marine who experienced it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jimmie E. Howard, amazing leader

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I thought the performance lacked the intensity and drama that it should have had. It seemed very passive or laid-back for the material.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Red Blood, Black Sand

  • Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima
  • By: Chuck Tatum
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

When Chuck Tatum began Marine boot camp, he was just a smart-aleck teenager eager to serve his country. Little did he know that he would be training under a living legend of the Corps - Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone, who had almost single-handedly fought off a Japanese force of three thousand on Guadalcanal.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as helmet or old breed

  • By C. Kenny on 01-21-17

Felt like I was in the action.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

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

Yes. If you enjoy war memoirs this is one of the best.

What did you like best about this story?

Well written first hand account from a soldier that was there.