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    • Sea Power

    • The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans
    • By: Admiral James Stavridis USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world's oceans from the admiral's chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destinies of nations and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today and will shape the world we live in tomorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommend. Brilliant, engaging & thoughtful

    • By Francis Claro on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Leader's Bookshelf

    • By: R. Manning Ancell, ADM. James Stavridis USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    For the last several years Adm. James Stavridis and his co-author, R. Manning Ancell, have surveyed over 200 active and retired four-star military officers about their reading habits and favorite books, asking each for a list of titles that strongly influenced their leadership skills and provided them with special insights that helped propel them to success in spite of the many demanding challenges they faced. The Leader's Bookshelf synthesizes their responses to identify the top 50 books that can help virtually anyone become a better leader.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Start here.

    • By Bennett M. on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Raven One

    • Flip Wilson Series, Book 1
    • By: Capt. Kevin P. Miller USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    For a moment Wilson froze and looked at the white-helmeted pilot who sat high on the nose of the colossal fighter. Across the small void, he saw the pilot's eyes peer over his mask. Dark, chilling eyes. Wilson kicked right rudder to slide closer and jam any chance for a bandit gunshot. When the bandit pulled all the way over, almost on its back but in control, he cursed in frustration at what he knew was coming next.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story and great first hand knowledge

    • By K WOLF on 09-08-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Against the Tide

    • Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy
    • By: Rear Adm. Dave Oliver USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Against the Tide is a leadership book that illustrates how Adm. Hyman Rickover made a unique impact on American and Navy culture. Dave Oliver is the first former nuclear submarine commander who sailed for the venerable admiral to write about Rickover's management techniques. Oliver draws upon a wealth of untold stories to show how one man changed American and Navy culture while altering the course of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made me proud to have served on Submarines.

    • By Ryan Dow on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Declared Hostile

    • Flip Wilson Series, Book 2
    • By: Capt. Kevin P. Miller USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Wilson shot a glance over his right shoulder at San Ramon. In addition to the blinking of anti-aircraft artillery guns, he could see clouds of smoke on the field from the numerous Slash hits. Breathing through his mouth, he concentrated on getting fast and maintaining a slight climb. Bright fireballs of AAA shot by him in groups of three and four, orderly trails from low to high. His body was tense, ready for impact. He felt and heard the thud behind, on his right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Declared Hostile - fantastic.

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Combat Swimmer

    • Memoirs of a Navy Seal
    • By: Captain Robert A. Gormly, USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Subtitled "Memoirs of a Navy Seal", Captain Robert A. Gormly tells his amazing story as the leader of the US Navy SEALs, taking us into the night, into the water and into battle on some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned. Rising through the chain of command within the SEALs from platoon leader to commanding officer, Gormly's journey began with a chance meeting on a Virginia beach.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Combat Swimmer

    • By Robert Lion on 02-04-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Accidental Admiral

    • A Sailor Takes Command at NATO
    • By: ADM. James Stavridis USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    After he was selected to be NATO's 16th Supreme Allied Commander, the New York Times described Jim Stavridis as a "Renaissance admiral." A US Naval Academy graduate with a master's degree and doctorate from Tufts University, conversant in both French and Spanish, this author of numerous books and articles impressed the Navy's leaders and senior Pentagon civilians. The Accidental Admiral offers an intimate look at the challenges of directing NATO operations in Afghanistan, military intervention in Libya, and preparation for possible war in Syria. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Front Burner

    • Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole
    • By: Commander Kirk S. Lippold USN (Ret.)
    • Narrated by: Commander Kirk S. Lippold USN (Ret.)
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    On October 12, 2000, at 11:18 a.m., an 8,400-ton destroyer, the USS Cole, was rocked by an enormous explosion. The ship’s commander, Kirk Lippold, watched as tiles tumbled from the ceiling, mugs of coffee tumbled to the floor, and everything not bolted down seemed to float in midair. Lippold knew in a matter of moments that the Cole had been attacked. What he didn’t know was how much the world was changing around him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you CDR Lippold!

    • By Skip Galt on 04-15-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Stingray

    • The Russians Are Listening
    • By: Alan C. Thomas HMCM/USN Ret.
    • Narrated by: Chris Trimble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1980, Rob's life became entwined in the midst of another clandestine operation with one key difference. That operation did not fail. It was alleged that the Russian KGB codenamed their operation "Stingray" or "Operation Stingray." "Stingray" made it possible for the former Soviet Union and more specifically the Russian Navy to know in real time the coordinates of our "Fast Attack" Class and "Boomer Class" submarine fleet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great audiobook!

    • By Christopher on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $24.95