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TommyMellin

SACRAMENTO, CA, United States
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  • Neptune

  • The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings
  • By: Craig L. Symonds
  • Narrated by: Craig L. Symonds
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Seventy years ago, more than 6000 Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a 50-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches where the ships landed the soldiers have become immortal: Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and especially Omaha, the scene of almost unimaginable human tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Whys of D-Day

  • By Mike From Mesa on 02-09-15

A good story

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

Craig Symonds does an excellent job giving you the big picture and the small details while never bogging down. would recommend to anyone who likes history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

  • By: Drew Karpyshyn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,005

There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it. Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians - and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but his memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did you play Knights of the Old Republic?

  • By Ryan on 11-18-11

Not Really What I Expected

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

I'm not really sure how to review this book. The writing is not bad, and the narration is quite good. I did find the effects to be a little gimmicky but at time it added to a fun atmosphere.

The problem I have is with the book is the way it treats the characters. I loved the original videogame and have played both several times in fact KOTOR is top 3 games of all time in my book. To me they used them as a backdrop for a new character that I did not really care for and left me trying to grapple how these were the same characters as in the videogame. The only one I feel was at least treated properly was the Canderous Ordo.

In the end I am not sad to have listened to the book as some neat information was scattered about, but in the end I am not sure that I would recommend it to anyone who truly loved the games.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful