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  • The Drive on Moscow, 1941

  • Operation Taifun and Germany’s First Great Crisis of World War II
  • By: Niklas Zetterling, Anders Frankson
  • Narrated by: Dave Courvoisier
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

At the end of September 1941, more than a million German soldiers lined up along the frontline just 180 miles west of Moscow. They were well trained, confident, and had good reasons to hope that the war in the East would be over with one last offensive. Facing them was an equally large Soviet force, but whose soldiers were neither as well trained nor as confident. When the Germans struck, disaster soon befell the Soviet defenders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Certainly Drove The Story Home

  • By J on 27-06-14

LEAVES OUT THE BEST PART--THE RUSSIA COUNTERATTACK

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

What made the experience of listening to The Drive on Moscow, 1941 the most enjoyable?

GREAT NARRATION

What was most disappointing about Niklas Zetterling and Anders Frankson ’s story?

LEFT OUT THE RUSSIAN COUNTER OFFENSIVE---SPENT TOO MUCH TIME ON THE GERMAN ENCIRCLEMENT-IF YOU DIDN'T READ THE LAST CHAPTER YOU'D THINK THE GERMANS WON WW2

Which scene did you most enjoy?

POOR HORSES--BUT I DIDN'T ENJOY IT

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

WHAT IF HITLER HADN'T INTERFEARRED? WE'D ALL BE SPEAKING GERMAN NOW.

Any additional comments?

PLEASE, DEAR AUTHORS, WRITE PART 2--THE RUSSIAN DRIVE ON BERLIN--BEGINNING WITH THE COUNTER ATTACK AT MOSCOW

  • Lindbergh

  • By: A. Scott Berg
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 31 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh - renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for his opposition to America's entry into World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By Steve on 18-12-18

I always love Scott Berg's Bios'.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes--but it's a long but outstanding read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lindbergh?

Of course, the actual flight over the Atlantic, and the dignity in which he was the major player in his sad final moments.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The frolics on the islands in his golden years--I never would have believed it of such a straight laced guy.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You guessed it: LUCKY LINDY. He and his courageous wife took so many life threatening chances flying those planes all over the world--I'm so glad they never crashed.

Any additional comments?

The kidnapping was so unfair of FATE. If people think rich people have it so good, they must read Scott Berg's biography.

HIs wife was an absolutely wonderful woman. I don't think liberated women have given her as much attention as Zelda.

  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Philosophy Bites

  • By dave on 01-03-15

A Great History of Philosophy

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

What did you like most about A Little History of Philosophy?

I can understand it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author and his funny, clear way of presenting difficult philosophical ideas.

What about Kris Dyer’s performance did you like?

The voice has character---an old fashioned word my father use to use to judge people.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well--philosophy isn't a novel but great ideas esp the discussion of Witgenstein was outstanding.

Any additional comments?

Great book, great listen--so much better than Bertrand Russell's who is just too smart for me. HIs discussion always fly over my head.

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