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Gene W

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  • Into the Breach at Pusan: The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade in the Korean War

  • Campaigns and Commanders Series
  • By: Kenneth W. Estes
  • Narrated by: Stuart Appleton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Estes describes the mobilization, organization, and operations of First Brigade during the first three months of American participation in the Korean War. Focusing on the battalions, companies, and platoons that faced the hardened soldiers of the North Korean army, he brings the listener directly to the battlefield. The story he reveals there, woven with the voices of soldiers and officers, is one of cooperation rather than interservice rivalry. At the same time, he clarifies differences in the organizational cultures of the US Army and the Marine Corps.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Marine hater?

  • By Gene W on 17-12-2018

Marine hater?

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

Reviewed: 17-12-2018

This writer seems to spend half his time talking down previous accounts of the battles of the Pusan Perimeter.
Really very discouraging. can't finish, getting refund.

  • Last Stand at Khe Sanh

  • The US Marines’ Finest Hour in Vietnam
  • By: Gregg Jones
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

The vivid, fast-paced account of the siege of Khe Sanh told through the eyes of the men who lived it. For seventy-seven days in 1968, amid fears that America faced its own disastrous Dien Bien Phu, six thousand US Marines held off thirty thousand North Vietnamese Army regulars at the remote mountain stronghold called Khe Sanh. It was the biggest battle of the Vietnam War, with sharp ground engagements, devastating artillery duels, and massive US air strikes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok

  • By Gene W on 08-12-2018

It's ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-2018

Prefer hearing first hand account not a reporters.
Narrator does not know how to say Vietnamese. Can't listen anymore.

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Galaxy's Edge, part 2

  • By John on 17-06-2018

Too many silly things

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

Reviewed: 19-11-2018

Lots of logic issues, such as stabilizer not working and still flying a successful air strike. Wait, what?
Mumbossa is a super hero! Flying across gaps, finding the only spot on the outside of a warship NOT armored... ugh, too many super feats to suspend disbelief. All the bad guys gotta do is send mubossa with Kat flying to the republic as a missed and bam! game over. baaahhh.

  • Collusion

  • How Central Bankers Rigged the World
  • By: Nomi Prins
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In this searing exposé, former Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007-2008 financial crisis turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Packed with tantalizing details about the elite players orchestrating the world economy, Collusion takes the listener inside the most discreet conversations at exclusive retreats like Jackson Hole and Davos. A work of meticulous reporting and bracing analysis, Collusion will change the way we understand the new world of international finance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great piece of work, Nomi Prins

  • By Mark on 20-09-2018

Not Comprehensive

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-2018

This book is striking in as that it leaves out all of the Espionage that is shown to have happened between the Russians and the Chinese government and attacks on the financial institutions 2008. Also I did not much care for the Miss quotations of political statements regarding Mexico it was unnecessary and not a further the story at all.

  • Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Walking Dead" meets "The Unit"

  • By Luci Adams on 13-06-2016

Disrespectful

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

Reviewed: 07-01-2018

This book breaks so many laws that it's absolutely ridiculous; the law of thermodynamics the law of conservation of energy, all of them.
also some of the vulgarity with regards to Jesus Christ is very hard to listen to.
constantly active zombies would burn through their muscle mass in no time since they have no way to replenish it and a fast moving turmoil storm of zombies would dissipate in virtually no time not to mention the fact that would take over the entire population of the North and South America to make a zombie storm.
it really looks like these guys are just ignoring huge holes in their story. to reach out from a wheel on a Seahawk helicopter to the barrel of the gun is impossible you'd have to a wingspan of over 10 feet plus everybody left in the entire world are battle-hardened veterans not screaming 12 year old girls afraid of zombies. I just can't read this book it's just too bad I tried I really tried but I can't.
I try to read these silly zombie stories but they never work out at some point I always have to stop it would be really nice if someone could come up with a decently written logical zombie type story, but this certainly is not it.

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  • Exodus

  • Arisen, Book 5
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 108

The world's last floating nuclear supercarrier looks into the face of oblivion as her thinned, exhausted, and beleaguered crew face the largest herd of dead ever recorded. Soon the ship's five-acre flight deck will become the scene of a furious and desperate set-piece battle - like no combat any modern army has seen since Stalingrad. The ranks of the dead are infinite, and those of the living are tiny, depleted, and running out of time...and of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Book So Far

  • By Alex on 11-03-2016

SDI in action

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2018

unrealistic action and circumstances. this is repeated again and again. it's very distracting.

I've done some of this stuff and this is simply poorly imagined.

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  • Maximum Violence

  • Arisen, Book 4
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

In Canterbury, as the virus rages out of control, one troop of Royal Marine Commandos fights a 360-degree battle for survival while also racing to rescue the Channel Tunnel survivors from a relentless siege, all before Hellfire missile strikes and carpet bombing kill anyone left alive. Across the Atlantic,the crew of the USS John F. Kennedy risks a catastrophic reactor meltdown to get out of the path of a 10-mile-wide tide of the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense but sometimes a bit too much

  • By Alex on 11-03-2016

Silly - I don't recommend this

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-2017

I don't think I have ever heard of so many miraculous close call, lousy lucked million to one bad luck happenings. it becomes so tiring. four books in and I'm not doing another. save your money.

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  • 13 Hours

  • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 13 hours<br />

  • By spw on 22-11-2017

Great Account

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2017

Excellent writing, wonderous heroism. These men should never be forgotten. We or a better country because of you.

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  • Men in Green Faces

  • A Novel of U.S. Navy SEALs
  • By: Gene Wentz, B. Abell Jurus
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Gene Wentz's Men in Green Faces is the classic novel of Vietnam that inspired a generation of SEALs. Here is the story of a good soldier trained to be part of an elite team of warriors - and of the killing grounds where he was forever changed. Gene Michaels carries an M-60, 800 rounds, and a Bible. The ultimate SEAL, he also carries a murderous grudge against a bloodthirsty colonel who was once one of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great job Gene

  • By Gene W on 02-11-2017

Great job Gene

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2017

Thank you so much for your service. Men like you are the reason this country has been amazing for so long.

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  • No Hero

  • The Evolution of a Navy SEAL
  • By: Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

The second book by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen, following his multimillion-copy classic about the bin Laden mission No Easy Day, in which he tells the stories from his career that were most personal to him and that made him the operator and the person he is today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Catharine on 28-09-2015

Thank you for your service!

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

Reviewed: 27-10-2017

To you your swim Buddies and the rest of men on your team thank you so much for what you have done for our country. I would be proud to buy you gentlemen a beer if you're ever in Dallas or Houston Texas.

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