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  • A Rumor of War

  • By: Philip Caputo
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • rumour of war (Vietnam through the eyes of a vet )

  • By paul medcalf on 22-09-17

An enthralling read.

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

An education. Eye opening first and account full of emotion in every sense. An actual journey, with the withering debate of right and wrong on so many levels and the challenges we face to get there.

  • Le comte de Monte-Cristo 2

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
  • Length: 24 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Le comte de Monte-Cristo s'est installé à Paris. Par sa magnificence, sa spiritualité et ses étranges manières, il devient la personnalité la plus recherchée de la haute société. C'est justement ce qu'il voulait afin de pouvoir mettre en place son implacable vengeance. Ainsi, tous les protagonistes de cette affaire, tous ceux qui participèrent à l'horrible machination dont le jeune Edmond Dantès fut autrefois la victime, s'avancent en toute innocence dans les rets tendus par le comte. Et pour chacun un piège longuement, patiemment, diaboliquement construit se prépare. Le comte, tel un chat, va jouer avec ses victimes, savourant le moment où il les fera basculer dans la déchéance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true jewel.

  • By Billybob on 23-11-18

A true jewel.

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Narration is truly incredible. The voice never wavers, contrary to other books when you know the narrator has taken a break, or came back next day etc. Truly wonderful.