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  • The Hunt for Red October

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,649

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on - and there’s only one man who can find her. Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers - a game that could end in all-out war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular

  • By Michael Borg on 08-02-18

Favorite movie now one of my favorite books.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I should have listened to this year's ago as sub stories are a great thriller

  • Tools for Survival

  • What You Need to Survive When You're on Your Own
  • By: James Wesley Rawles
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

In his earlier bestselling nonfiction book, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, James Wesley, Rawles, outlined the foundations for survivalist living. Now, he details the tools needed to survive anything from a short-term disruption to a long-term, grid-down scenario. Rawles covers tools for every aspect of self sufficient living.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Huge Rawles fan but this was horrible...

  • By novagsd on 10-05-15

I've read it three times now...plan to again soon

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

Would you listen to Tools for Survival again? Why?

There are those of use that have had practical experience with a wide set of tools, and those that have not. How would we each fare if our high school shop teacher were to walk into our garage/shop/workbench and worked up a safety grade or watched us work to sharpen a lawn mower blade or change the oil in our car, much less other more valuable tricks?

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is really a pragmatic approach to running a bench with quality tools. There is a decisive bent toward American made products (for good reason) and it speaks as if one might be back in their garage helping their dad on a Saturday morning after cartoons. They were good times for me.

What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

Phil Gigante's voice and diction was good. Nothing was too distracting, not too much accent, lisp, tone, intonation, resonance, etc. that is until he started pronouncing gun manufactures. "mosin nagant" was particularly amusing. very good overall

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Tools for Survival?

I've gone back to each chapter and started taking inventory of my own shop with new eyes: teaching my own sons best practices. Call it Boy scouts for men. A 1895 man looked a lot different than "men" today.

Any additional comments?

Get this book now and listen to it while in your shop. Get the first book next "green cover"

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