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Owen Cleverton

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  • Things I'll Never Forget

  • Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam
  • By: James M. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Things I’ll Never Forget is the story of a young high school graduate in 1965 who faces being drafted into the Army or volunteering for the Marine Corps. These are his memories of funny times, disgusting times and deadly times. The author kept a journal for an entire year; therefore many of the dates, times and places are accurate. The rest is based on memories that are forever tattooed on his brain. This is not a pro-war book, nor is it anti-war. It is the true story of what the Marine Corps was like in the late 1960’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Karl Puetz on 24-10-2018

The best of many

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-2019

I enjoyed this narration so much. Being of an age identified with the Vietnam war, I could feel this guy's realism and compassion. I particularly agree with the finale of his final chapter.

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  • Brideshead Revisited

  • By: Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece - a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a true classic read by a veteran performer

  • By Patrick on 19-08-2017

Wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 06-01-2019

I've always loved this story. Read the book, watched the TV series, but I must say that I have enjoyed this most, Jeremy iIron's narration fits perfectly. I will be listening to it again in the not too distant future.

  • King Rat

  • The Asian Saga, Book 4
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as first three

  • By Elijah Chen on 09-06-2019

Superb

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2018

A superb rendition of a great story. What's more to be said? Highly recommended, listen to it!