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  • The Story of World War II

  • By: Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commager
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to previously censored testimony.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Inspiring Thought Provoking

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 06-01-14

A Painful, Realistic Portrait of War

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Reviewed: 02-24-19

One of the most gripping portrayals of WWII I've read (listened to). At times one cannot help but weep, at all times one is held in its grip.

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  • Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

  • The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat
  • By: Giles Milton
  • Narrated by: Giles Milton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: Its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now his talents were put to more devious use: He built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favorite, Reinhard Heydrich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rip-Roarin' Tale of Devoted 'Cads'!

  • By Gillian on 02-08-17

Unbelievably Informative

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Reviewed: 01-13-19

As a WWII history buff, I am amazed that this historical mountain of fascinating information has been so utterly neglected. This is one of the best books of WWII history I've ever come across. Excellent!

  • The Churchill Factor

  • How One Man Changed History
  • By: Boris Johnson
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

On the 50th anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Biography

  • By Jean on 01-29-15

A Fabulous Tour of a Fabulous Life

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Reviewed: 12-31-18

One of the best Churchill reads and roads I've toured. Excellent writing style, insights and fair judgments cincerning one of the world's greatest and most complex heroes.

  • Great Contemporaries

  • By: Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, the essays in Great Contemporaries focus on the challenges of statecraft at a time when the democratic revolution was toppling older regimes based on tradition and aristocratic privilege.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Churchill's Pre WWII Fame & Experience on Display

  • By Larry L. Booker on 12-27-18

Churchill's Pre WWII Fame & Experience on Display

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Reviewed: 12-27-18

Anyone who loves history, understands that it is made by people. These narratives by Churchill reveal as much about him as it does his contemporaries... which, no doubt W.C. had planned. Excellent.

  • 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 13,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,640

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

OUTSTANDING AND DEEPLY MOVING

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Reviewed: 12-26-18

An exceedingly moving depiction of one of the strangest and most beautiful moments experienced throughout all of human history's tragic sagas of warfare.

  • Tuesdays with Morrie

  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient, and wise who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live

  • By AudioAddict on 04-17-16

A Deeply Thoughtful Journey

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Reviewed: 12-22-18

Somewhere, sometime, every grown man and woman should read this book. It needs to be thoughtfully digested, contemplated and in each individual's life and way, implemented.

  • Clementine

  • The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill
  • By: Sonia Purnell
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748

By Winston Churchill's own admission, victory in the Second World War would have been "impossible without her". Until now, however, the only existing biography of Churchill's wife, Clementine, was written by her daughter. Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine her due with a deeply researched account that tells her life story, revealing how she was instrumental in softening FDR's initial dislike of her husband and paving the way for Britain's close relationship with America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well told history of inspirational unsung heroine

  • By Go Steelers on 02-10-18

A Book That Had to be Written

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Reviewed: 12-22-18

An avid Churchill fan and researcher, I now understand him in a much needed light. This is an excellent and very much needed book.

  • The Burglary

  • The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
  • By: Betty Medsger
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Betty Medsger
  • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 324
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

The never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists - quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans - that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, his own shadow Bureau of Investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget Ocean's 11

  • By Susie on 02-06-14

Excellently Informative

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Reviewed: 05-23-18

This is one of those books that MAKES one seriously think~regardless of ANY political outlook…

  • Killing England

  • The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,476

The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-best-selling Killing series transports listeners to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the listener from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Must Read This Book

  • By Susie Davis on 10-22-17

EXCELLENT!

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Reviewed: 11-01-17

The best book that I have read on the Revolutionary War... foot notes included. Very well done!

  • The Generals

  • Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II
  • By: Winston Groom
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest achievement: leading the allies to victory in World War II.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new here

  • By Mike From Mesa on 01-13-16

The Generals

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Reviewed: 10-03-17

Excellently written, extremely informative, ultimately fair to the subjects. Highly recommend to any Military history buff!