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  • How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL: Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals

  • By: Chris Sajnog
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

Each year in America, two million criminals break into homes just like yours. Is your aim good enough to guarantee your family's safety? How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL teaches gun owners and their families the same deadly, effective techniques the author used to create the world's deadliest snipers. The book is designed to give you the most powerful methods in easy-to-follow instructions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shooter? If so then buy this audiobook.

  • By Sheepdog627 on 09-25-16

Great book, needs .PDF companion

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

If you could sum up How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL: Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals in three words, what would they be?

Practical useful instruction.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book has quite a bit of practical information that is of direct value to a shooter. The focus on the fundamentals is important, no "pitch" to buy more gear but in how to learn by doing and not just reading a web page and watching YouTube.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend the book but it really needs a .PDF companion. There are several topics that can be extrapolated from the audio but a picture or diagram would be very helpful.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunter Killers

  • By: Dan Hampton
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

A gripping chronicle of the band of maverick aviators who signed on for the suicidal, dangerous top-secret "Wild Weasel" missions during the Vietnam War - which used controversial and revolutionary tactics to combat Soviet missile technology - from New York Times best-selling author Dan Hampton.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • False Advertising

  • By Stephen Ford on 08-31-15

Great book in some areas, old news in others

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

Reviewed: 11-07-15

Would you try another book from Dan Hampton and/or John Pruden?

Yes, overall it was a good book but there was too much well told history about the Vietnam conflict; there needed to be more about the Wild Weasel missions and most specifically about the F-4 missions that were not even mentioned. The F-105 story is an outstanding historical account that is far too often overlooked but in all reality the F-105s were but a portion, more info about the entire mission would have been welcomed. Additionally, some thoughts about the current F-16 mission would have placed much of the word done by the early Thud Drivers into current context.

Would you recommend The Hunter Killers to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, within the listen there is some great stories and info but there is also quite a bit of old news.

Have you listened to any of John Pruden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, perfect voice for such books

Did The Hunter Killers inspire you to do anything?

No

  • The Arsenal of Democracy

  • FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
  • By: A. J. Baime
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

The Arsenal of Democracy tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a “bomber an hour”. Critics scoffed: Ford didn’t make planes; they made simple, affordable cars. But bucking his father’s resistance, Edsel charged ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edsel Ford, a tragic hero

  • By TG on 12-21-14

Missed the mark!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

What made the experience of listening to The Arsenal of Democracy the most enjoyable?

Overall it was a good listen but there are many interesting facts about the Ford/Willow Run B-24 production that were not included in the book. While a great story these points were glossed over and would have made it a more robust book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The relationships between the members of Ford family is always interesting and how even which the challenges they faces the company was able to move forward.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silencing

  • How the Left Is Killing Free Speech
  • By: Kirsten Powers
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Life-long liberal Kirsten Powers blasts the Left's forced march towards conformity in an exposé of the illiberal war on free speech. No longer champions of tolerance and free speech, the "illiberal Left" now viciously attacks and silences anyone with alternative points of view. Powers asks, "Whatever happened to free speech in America?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible censors fantastic book on free speech

  • By Steven on 06-07-15

Great listen for all, regardless of your politics!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

What did you love best about The Silencing?

Being a life long liberal gives Kirsten Powers a unique position when it comes to the activities to squelch free speech of the left. She supports her points with facts and logic that are not shrouded with any of her own political bias's.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silencing?

Her outlining the attacks by the left on Fax News and the facts she present that dissect the attacks as baseless. While no news organization is perfect when you take time to watch the various networks operate, listen to their on-air personalities her points really clarify the nasty nature of the left's anti-Fox operations.

What does Kristin Watson Heintz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is an outstanding narrator with a delivery that aligned well with the book's topic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was a great listen all around. Have recommended to several people with all kinds of political stripes!

Any additional comments?

Over the years I have read or watched Kirsten Powers numerous times. While I do not closely align with her politics I will always take the time to absorb her message and the logic she had used to from her thoughts. She is a consummate professional who conducts herself from facts, logic and the ability to look, listen and lear from others. "The Silencing" is a perfect example of how opinion columnist, news personalities and other who are within the media should operate with: facts, logic and respect for those who you may differ with.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Carrots and Sticks Don't Work

  • Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT
  • By: Paul L. Marciano
  • Narrated by: Richard Broski
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Reward and recognition programs can be costly and inefficient, and they primarily reward employees who are already highly engaged and productive performers. Worse still, these programs actually decrease employee motivation because they can make individual recognition, rather than the overall success of the team, the goal. Yet many businesses turn to these measures first-unaware of a better alternative. So, when it comes to changing your organizational culture, carrots and sticks don't work!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good ideas, awful narrator

  • By Salley on 08-13-13

Practical and Actionable Skills for a Leader

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

Reviewed: 10-17-14

What did you love best about Carrots and Sticks Don't Work?

Over the years I have read of listened to a myriad of books on leadership, management, employee development, motivating teams, .... Most being filled with highly theoretical and real world impractical advice that is thrown out the window when you hit the first bump in the road and deviate from the "plan". Dr. Marciano has created a well developed "life" guide that is easily actionable by anyone who has been given the opportunity to lead or manage people; regardless if they are entry level hourly retail employees or highly educated engineers or software developers. By building basic respect into your organization's DNA the by-product will be far more engaged, productive and happy personal who not only can, but will increase their level of play, increase organizational efficiently and add value to the origination far in excess of the time effort and resources invested in treating them as you would want to be treated; with respect!

What other book might you compare Carrots and Sticks Don't Work to and why?

There really is nothing like it I have listened to or read. I would liken "Carrots and Sticks" to some of great work by Malcolm Gladwell's, Simon Sinek or Jim Collins.

Which character – as performed by Richard Broski – was your favorite?

No one character in the book

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was a highly valuable listen for the entire book. Really great work!

Any additional comments?

Big recommendation for anyone who has been given the opportunity to lead, manage or supervise others. Well worth a listen for parents as well, some great life lessons.