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Charles Jackson

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  • Secrets of the Secret Service

  • The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service
  • By: Gary J. Byrne, Grant M. Schmidt
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

The American public knows the stories of Secret Service heroism, but they don't know about the hidden legacy of problems that have plagued the agency ever since its creation. Gary Byrne says that decades of catastrophic public failures, near misses, and bureaucratic and cultural rot threaten to erode this critical organization from the inside out. Today, as it works to protect President Trump, the Secret Service stands at a crossroads, and the time needed to choose the right course is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE ONLY TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE SECRET SERVICE

  • By Steve Horwitz on 01-05-18

THIS BOOK SUCKS

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

ITS BORING AND I DIDNT LEARN ANYTHING EXCEPT THE SECRET SERVICE IS A JOKE. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY WERE AN AWESOME GROUP OF PROTECTORS... I WAS WRONG

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,048

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

awesome

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Reviewed: 03-20-18

I had seen Admiral McCraven on TV giving his speech at UT... I thought that's pretty cool. When I came across this book I thought why not? Im glad I listened to it. It made me day better and ill never forget to make my bed. I literally have made it every day since.

  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
  • By: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,499

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights with bad audio quality

  • By Marc Freudenberg on 11-27-17

most boring book ever

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-18

I was disappointed to say the least... I felt like the story would never end. Nothing exciting or special...

  • Never Look at the Empty Seats

  • A Memoir
  • By: Charlie Daniels
  • Narrated by: Charlie Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 195

Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Listeners will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-Depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t stop listening!!

  • By f on 10-26-17

A GREAT STORY ABOUT A GREAT AMERICAN

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

i had been waiting on this book for months an it didnt let me down. I have been a fan of CDB most of my life. Charlie Daniels is the epitome of countru music and what it means to be an American. He gives you a look into his life and career and even shares stories of the band and his personal life. I hated to finish it.

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  • The Worst President in History

  • The Legacy of Barack Obama
  • By: Matt Margolis, Mark Noonan
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

As Barack Obama's presidential failures keep adding up, remembering them all can be a challenge. Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan have compiled everything you need to know about the presidency of Barack Obama (so far) into one book. Now you can easily find all the information that was ignored by the media and that Barack Obama would like you to forget.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Uninspired Narration Killed It For Me

  • By Katie Shelton on 08-24-18

waste of time... you already know all this...

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

if you didnt keep up with the failures of his administration then you will be astonished at this information.

7 of 21 people found this review helpful