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WICHITA, KS, United States
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  • Helmet for My Pillow

  • From Parris Island to the Pacific
  • By: Robert Leckie
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow, we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A classic narrative of the Pacific War

  • By Sean on 08-12-10

Fills in a LOT of missing details of The Pacific.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-10

I loved the series "The Pacific", but, I could never figure out why after 4 years in the Marine Corp. that Leckie still remained a private! Well, this book will certainly let you know why. Told with emotion, spirit and humor. Makes you love the guy and some of his antics and attitude!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • True Compass

  • A Memoir
  • By: Edward M. Kennedy
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

In this historic memoir, the late Ted Kennedy takes us inside his family, re-creating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. For the first time, he describes his heartbreak and years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time - civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the quest for peace in Northern Ireland - and the cause of his life: improved health care for all Americans

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Walk through the 20th Century

  • By Mark on 09-25-09

What an awesome book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-10

This is truly one of the best books I have heard in years! Senator Kennedy's story shows what a humble man he was. You will get answers to questions that you may have had, for years.

  • I Feel Bad About My Neck

  • And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman
  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Nora Ephron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 805

With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't make me get out of the car...

  • By Kestrel on 10-09-06

UGH! One of the worst....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-08

I've ever read or listened to. Save your money! Boring, Boring and Even More Boring. Truly one of the most ridiculous books out there.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,053

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inner Journey within an External One

  • By YoginiZora on 07-20-06

Bored me to tears....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-08

I'm rather disappointed that I listened to "Oprah" on this one. It bored me to tears. I did force myself to finish it, just in case it picked up, but it never did. I'd save my money.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tin Roof Blowdown

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, and bodies float through the streets and hang from trees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How Does One Manage?

  • By Deborah on 07-20-07

Truly, One of the best!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-08

Excellent Story. And the narrator is AWESOME. He captures each and every single character with such authenticity that you can't help being sucked into this story. I've been looking at this audible book for months and I'm glad that I finally decided to listen to it. The story is told with such depth of each character and scene that you don't want to turn it off. I give this one 10 stars.

  • Now & Then

  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Spenser knows something's amiss the moment Dennis Doherty walks into his office. The guy's aggressive yet wary, in the way men frightened for their marriages always are. So when Doherty asks Spenser to investigate his wife Jordan's abnormal behavior, Spenser agrees. A job's a job, after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good one!

  • By Elaine on 03-26-08

WORST book I've ever tried to listen to!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-07

This was the worst $9.95 I've ever spent on a book! The story would be good BUT, all it seems to say is "I said", "He said" and "She said". The sentences are 1-5 words long, followed by "I said, she said or He said." And there seems to be an emphasis on those words which makes that the only thing your hearing! Please, DO NOT waste your money on this one! It's awful!

11 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Mayday

  • By: Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great adventure! Hard to put down.

  • By Douglas on 02-15-03

The absolute BEST book I've ever listened to!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-07

You certainly will not go wrong with this book. I have never been so riveted by a book in the 50+ years I have been reading. This book has plenty of suspense and great story line, if not downright scary. (Scary because it has a real possibility of happening.) I found myself getting up in the middle of my sleep to come and listen to another chapter. Never has that happened to me. The story teller is brilliant as well. This is a book that I will listen to again and again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Up Country

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Graham S. Stafford on 08-26-08

One of the best I've ever heard or read...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-07

I have literally read or listened to thousands of books. And this is truly one of the best fiction books I've ever read/heard. This is one of the very few books that has kept my full attention and I didn't want it to end. This book has everything in it, suspense, mystery, sex, and so much more. It also enlightened me even more on Vietnam and the Vietnam war. This is worth the read. It is something that I will keep and listen to again. Get it, you won't regret it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion's Game

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,636

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and engaging

  • By CoCo on 12-26-02

I couldn't stop listening...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-07

DeMille has written another riveting suspense thriller! He has given us the most diabolical antagonist that we can imagine, and returns the irascible John Corey as the wisecracking protagonist.
You can't and won't go wrong with this book!

  • Tilt-a-Whirl

  • John Ceepak, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,819

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the reader makes this book

  • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

Loved This!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-07

My first book by this man and I absolutely loved it! Very much like CH, but, a style all of his own and a story line that is all his own. I look forward to reading/hearing his other books. You can't go wrong here. Good story line, good narrator, great who done it.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful