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  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040

Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You must buy this audio only if...

  • By Eileen C on 08-15-09

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-07

Narration top notch! The storyline is excellent. Do not be put off by language later in the book, it is necessary to the account. Don't miss this one, Best since Shadow Divers for holding your attention.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Defying Hitler

  • A Memoir
  • By: Sebastian Haffner
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

When the famous German author Sebastian Haffner died at the age of 91 in 1999, a manuscript was discovered among his unpublished papers. The book was begun in 1939, but with the advent of World War II, Haffner had set it aside. His family made the decision to publish it, and the book became a best seller in Germany in 2002. Spanning the period from 1907 to 1933, it offers a unique perspective on how the average educated German grappled with the rise of Hitler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story of moral courage

  • By GLENN on 08-27-04

Excellent! A rare find...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-05

What an insight into life inside Germany of WW11 as it was happening! Haven't we all wondered 'What would I have done?'

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Sea of Glory

  • America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition 1838-1842
  • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

In 1838, the U.S. government launched the largest discovery voyage the Western world had ever seen; six sailing vessels and 346 men bound for the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Four years later, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, or Ex. Ex. as it was known, returned with an astounding array of accomplishments and discoveries: 87,000 miles logged, 280 Pacific islands surveyed, 4,000 zoological specimens collected, including 2,000 new species, and the discovery of the continent of Antarctica.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good solid voyage of discovery

  • By Ken Sundermeyer on 06-18-05

Good History

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-05

This is a good account of a very obscure bit of American history. Well read and interesting.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful