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Arthur W. Brown

Naples, FL
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  • 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 1,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

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

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I loved the numerous quotes from the generals, and overall narrative, this book resonated with my patriotic side. My only worry about positive gloss that might not show the full story... But otherwise this is a great book.

  • Unbound

  • How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink
  • By: Richard L. Currier
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time, eight key technologies gradually freed us from the limitations of our animal origins.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but not mind blowing

  • By Arthur W. Brown on 01-13-19

Interesting but not mind blowing

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I was hoping for more, it was neat but I didn't have any goosebump moments

  • The Gray House

  • By: Mariam Petrosyan, Yuri Machkasov - translator
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 68

Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled students living in the House are overlooked by the Outsides. Not that it matters to anyone living in the House, a hulking old structure that its residents know is alive. From the corridors and crawl spaces to the classrooms and dorms, the House is full of tribes, tinctures, scared teachers, and laws - all seen and understood through a prismatic array of teenagers' eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Collective consciousness, budding sociopathy

  • By Jessica H. on 06-19-17

Completely Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

I loved this. It is like a combination of "Lord Of The Flies" and "Through The Looking Glass" but really unique in so many ways, revealing more and more of its depth as you go along. It is long, but the author is Russian, right? Seriously though, the entire story is engaging, I could have gone straight through if I had the time. If you want a very imaginative story that has a incredible amount of beautiful imagery coupled with deep emotion, even savage at times, this is a great choice.

  • The Light of the Fireflies

  • By: Paul Pen, Simon Bruni - translator
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,677

For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns. He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyone's been acting very strangely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By David Shear on 04-11-16

incest

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I did not love that incest was a fundamental theme of the book, but otherwise it was full of imagery and twists that were entertaining.