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  • In the Hurricane's Eye

  • The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
  • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

In a narrative that moves from Washington's headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette's brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, author Nathaniel Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even-handed, yet dramatic!

  • By Eugene on 10-24-18

Outstanding History

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Nathaniel Philbrick concludes his masterful trilogy on Washington and the American Revolution with this stirring story of catching Cornwallis at Yorktown. He provides the in-depth description of our "French allies" and their almost reluctant help in defeating the British. Philbrick gives so much more than we learned in our history books. Outstanding story telling.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • White River Burning

  • Dave Gurney
  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. But when he zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders that follow, his involvement is suddenly terminated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Layers upon layers...

  • By shelley on 07-07-18

Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Great Mystery that I listened to endlessly. Kept me guessing right to the end. Astonishing!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Death of Democracy

  • Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic
  • By: Benjamin Carter Hett
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Adolf Hitler to seize power? In this dramatic audiobook, Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time. Benjamin Carter Hett is one of America’s leading scholars of 20th-century Germany and a gifted storyteller whose portraits of the feckless politicians of the Weimar Republic show how fragile democracy can be when those in power do not respect it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too Close for Comfort

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-05-18

Too Close for Comfort

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Incredible history and a warning for anyone paying attention. A must read. Well done
great

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,446

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Riveting Story

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

This is my first Michael Connelly book but it will not be my last. The story of Renee Ballard and the LAPD investigating the club murders kept my attention from start to finish. Their are enough clues along the way to give some idea of where the case will end. Ballard is a very believable character as our most of thje others.

I could have done without the woman in bondage parrt; just once couldn't a male cop have that happen to them! That quibble aside, I hope to encounter officer Ballard in the future. A riveting story that never lets up.

  • American War

  • A Novel
  • By: Omar El Akkad
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,418

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen in years

  • By odin on 04-08-17

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

i read several reviews before i decided to purchase the book to listen . El Akkaf tells the story of the Second American Civil War. Sarat Chesnut recalls Katniss Everdeen as she is fearless in defending her family and stopping at nothing to destroy her enemies. El.Akkar's experience as a war gives unique power to story, especially the harrowing time at the Sugar Loaf prison. Memorable and compelling.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Crucible of Command

  • Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee - the War They Fought, the Peace They Forged
  • By: William C. Davis
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

They met in person only four times, yet these two men determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast competing styles for the reunited nation. Each the subject of innumerable biographies, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee have never before been paired as they are here. Exploring their personalities, their character, and their ethical, moral, political, and military worlds, William C. Davis finds surprising similarities between the two men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plutarch looks at Grant and Lee ...

  • By Orson on 02-24-15

Good retelling

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

I enjoyed the retelling of the stories of Grant and Lee and their leadership during the Civil War. I particularly enjoyed Davis' focus on how they stragetized their campaigns and how they handled their staffs. Davis' use of their correspondence gave us an intimate look at their personal struggles. A familiar story well told.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful