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I Invented the Modern Age audiobook cover art
  • I Invented the Modern Age
  • The Rise of Henry Ford and the Most Important Car Ever Made
  • By: Richard Snow
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette

Worth the read

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

Reviewed: 04-27-19

If you are looking for an exhaustive history of the Ford Motor Co., this isn’t it. Having said that, what it is is an in-depth look at the man Henry Ford, his influence on the world in which we live and his most important accomplishments, mass production and the Model T.
The language tends toward the sentimental at times, but not excessively so. Still, the author gives us a very well-researched, balanced, warts-and-all look at the subject with a steady supply of interesting quotes and anecdotes.
Pacing is good and I feel it may appeal even to those not especially interested in automobiles.

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Not What I expected

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

The book had its moments. Some moments were very touching. Some would make you laugh. However, authors kept jumping around in time periods. I also highly believe you can make your point without swearing!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Cop Under Fire audiobook cover art

Says what needs to be said

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-17

If you've ever heard the man speak, this book won't contain many surprises. Writing does get a bit repetitive in spots, but the whole book is spot on, containing so many things that need saying and all too often are not.

Clarke painstakingly backs up his assertions with facts and citations. Should be a must read for all Americans.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A Cold Day in Paradise audiobook cover art

Just ok.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Characters are better than just cardboard cutouts, but didn't really grab me either. Missing also is much like memorable dialogue that makes a really good book for me.
Having said that, the plot is fairly original and the story moves along nicely. There's even interesting twists.
Language is saltier than I care for, but I suppose that's normal. Gratuitous sex is kept to a minimum.
Mr Miller isn't bad , but never gets a handle on a real Yooper accent. (I've known people from the UP.) He sounds more Scottish.

Slow Kill audiobook cover art

Holds interest

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

Mr. McGarrity knows how to keep a story moving along, but this one lacks the memorable lines and insights that separate good from great.
Good character development and use of sub plots. Guidall's narration is always a plus.

The Photograph audiobook cover art

Not one of her best

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Personally I found this book quite boring at times. However, narrarator very good. Would prefer same narrarator through entire book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Forevermore audiobook cover art

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Book has some very humorous parts. Made me laugh and smile in various places. Narrator is excellent.

Adolf Hitler audiobook cover art

About as good as it gets.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-15

As an old history major, I can appreciate how difficult and depressing a subject this is. Toland not only writes very well, interspersing the narrative with interesting quotes and anecdotes, but manages to write very objectively. He succeeds in giving an understanding of what happened and to an extent, why, leaving partisan rancor to others.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 audiobook cover art

Worth the read.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

Extraordinary insight into a little-known chapter of WW2 and into American foreign policy in that region and time.
Pam Ward does a solid job as reader.

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Not your ordinary Christian Fiction Novel

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

This was a very touching and moving story about forgiveness.

The narrator did an excellent job (wish she also narrated the Author's notes at the end of the book) in depicting each of the characters. She made me laugh and cry.

I would have given this story a 5 star rating if the author did not leave you hanging at the end about one of the characters in the book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful