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  • Spaceman

  • An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
  • By: Mike Massimino
  • Narrated by: Mike Massimino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,435

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Likable guy, great storyteller

  • By Joy Woller on 10-09-16

An Unexpected Find - A New Hope

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

What made the experience of listening to Spaceman the most enjoyable?

It's a big deal when the author reads the book for you as only he can punch the more important things. He was always just right between the eyes on how he got to where he is today and how much sacrifice was made by not only him but his family and friends around him.

What other book might you compare Spaceman to and why?

I haven't ready anything like this one

Which character – as performed by Mike Massimino – was your favorite?

Mass (the author). He was funny and told it as it is. He never got on a soap box and gloated how much better he was because he traveled into space, he was honest. I loved where spoke about how much his team meant to him and the true definition of an astronaut.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried when he was bottoming out because i've been there. Hoping beyond home and knowing only God was going to get you out of this one. I also teared up when he spoke about his team coming together to support him and his family when he was loosing his father. I wish i could have found a team like his in my life.

Any additional comments?

I would love to hear him speak one day or even have a chance to shake his hand. He seems so down to earth and very approachable.

  • Delta Force

  • A Memoir by the Founder of the U.S. Military's Most Secretive Special-Operations Unit
  • By: Charlie A. Beckwith, Donald Knox
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882

Wanted: Volunteers for Project Delta. Will guarantee you a medal. A body bag. Or both. With this call to arms, Charlie Beckwith revolutionized American armed combat. Beckwith's acclaimed memoir tells the story of Delta Force as only its maverick creator could tell it - from the bloody baptism of Vietnam to the top-secret training grounds of North Carolina to political battles in the upper levels of the Pentagon itself. This is the heart-pounding, first-person insider's view of the missions that made Delta Force legendary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Military History

  • By Drew on 02-01-15

A good balance of history and adventure

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

What made the experience of listening to Delta Force the most enjoyable?

The amount of detail to get this poor group together. i just thought it kinda just happened but the effort that Beckwith went to was amazing.

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

I have a few of his other books and he's able to change his voice to fit the character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Never Die

  • Relentless

  • From Good to Great to Unstoppable
  • By: Tim S. Grover
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,064

Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Tim Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: You keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In "The Relentless 13", he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By Philadelphia on 06-13-15

A must read for any business owner

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

I like the fact the author said there's nothing here you never heard before but it was all done very concisely and right between the ice. As a business owner I often forget that if you're not the best you mynas will be the last. I had never heard of this author before but I would love to meet him one day. If you're looking for something to shake you awake this book is awesome. I've already heard it twice and I'm working on changing my outlook on life.

  • Skinny Bastard

  • A Kick in the Ass for Real Men Who Want to Stop Being Fat and Start Getting Buff
  • By: Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

In Skinny Bastard the authors explain why the macho "meat and potatoes" diet is total crap - and a turn-off - and how to get buff on the right foods. Eating well shouldn't be a "girlie" thing, and the Skinny Bastards will whip any man into shape with their straight talk, sound guidance, and locker-room language. This is another in the wildly popular series of no-nonsense, tough-love guides to real health.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not really impressed, too preachy

  • By Stephen on 03-02-12

not a bad book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-09

not a bad a book but take everything with a grain of salt. I will admit that I FREAKED OUT with some of the subject matter but a someone else brought me back down to earth. I did learn a bit here and there but I really think one should look at this as a resource book and not a book of absolute truths (like I first did).

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