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  • In Harm's Way

  • The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,764
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,753

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Clarence Sparks on 10-22-16

Very Engaging History

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I enjoyed the narrative style of the author. The story is mostly told through the eyes of the participants from their perspective at the time. Brings the story to life. Not a lot of suspense as the events are foreshadowed throughout.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First Hostage

  • J. B. Collins, Book 2
  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

The president of the United States...is missing." With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan's king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Susanna on 03-03-16

A Bit Far-Fetched

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

A reporter who is welcomed into the presence and exclusive confidence of kings, presidents,and terrorist leaders. A reporter who has never killed being taught how to use a machine gun by a king. He then turns around and kills terrorists efficiently and is thanked by a general for his fighting skills.
The narrator was a bit juvenile sounding.

  • 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 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

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

Fascinating Story of a Less-Known Part of WWII

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Written like a novel. It takes a while to get going, but then it goes through story after interesting story non-stop.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Patriot Games

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,138

It is fall. CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved - the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oldie but Goodie!

  • By K. Masheter Deal on 08-13-12

As Thrilling as I Remember

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Very good book and narration. I don’t usually listen to books I have read before. Too many new ones I have on my list. This was fun to revisit after about thirty years. Highly recommended. Clancy, as always, does a superb job of character development.

  • Pushing Brilliance

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete Kyle Achilles is also in the crosshairs of assassins' guns. Why? He has no idea. He's fighting blind against two master strategists and one extraordinary invention - known as Brillyanc. Achilles' only ally is the other prime suspect, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life. Katya was engaged to Achilles' brother - before he died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book of the Year!

  • By Brad on 08-26-16

Enjoyed and Will Read More

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

This book was exciting and had some interesting twists. A couple of instances where disbelief had to be suspended, but overall very engaging. I will definitely read the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Martin Luther

  • The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,320

Five hundred years after Luther's now famous 95 Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the best-selling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reformation!

  • By John Wurst on 10-13-17

Very Good Biography

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Luther was such a pivotal figure in Western history. Metaxas is just the writer to bring this important life to life at the 500th anniversary of the start of the reformation. This writer has skills as a biographer as demonstrated in this and other works. And he understands the critical points of biblical teaching and interpretation to help the reader understand why all of the arguments on points that might otherwise seem trivial to us.

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,424
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,424

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Corruption

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

If you want to understand Russia under Putin and the oligarchs, this is a must read! An amazing, well-written story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Day of the Jackal

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, operations chief of the O.A.S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite a chase!

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-14-10

Classic Thriller

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

If you love Mitch Rapp and Dewey Andreas, you will see their creators' inspiration in the Jackal. This is a wonderfully developed story that is complex but not complicated. I enjoy the dual perspective of a master of deceit up against a skilled and intuitive investigator. I loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Russian Revolution

  • A New History
  • By: Sean McMeekin
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

Historian Sean McMeekin traces the events that ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I, the Bolsheviks staged a hostile takeover of the Russian Imperial Army, promoting mutinies and mass desertions of men in order to fulfill Lenin's program of turning the "imperialist war" into civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book on the Russian Revolution

  • By IRP on 09-02-17

Good Overview

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

This book gave a thorough understanding of events leading up to and immediately after the revolution. I recommend it as a quick way to get a solid understanding of this important period of recent history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Memorial Day

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,100

It's just seven days before Memorial Day, and a spike in CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States. Now it's up to counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp to pull out all the stops. Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan, where he leads a special forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into a remote Pakistani village. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Rapp and his team soon discover plans for a catastrophic nuclear attack on Washington, DC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ditto on the High Fives!

  • By Phyllis on 03-06-11

Terrifyingly Believable and Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

This thriller has an all-too-plausible terrorist threat that must be foiled by extreme and bold actions. Part of the obstacles faced by Rapp are naive and gullible politicians who get in the way. This will keep you on seat's edge!