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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-06

To forget is to repeat !!

It is a totally unbelievable thing of how quickly "we" forget what these precious souls have endured under the realization of evil NOT stopped.

Are you listening? These blessed souls lived through the "all is well" "we can talk to them" "they love peace" if we do not learn from the words of these wonderful souls who lived, breathe, and endured the hatred of a man who said "I only want to help my people" "we want peace, we mean no one any harm"

Can you imagine a group of people breaking down your door and beating you with a perfect hatred and your family divided and you remember those who raised the alarm; do they sound stupid now, are they now alarmists???

Please read this book and remember they once lived in peace and prosperity. I highly recommend this book.

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8 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-06

A fantastic Story Telling of a Truly Horrific Time

The civil war was truly a defining moment in American history ! Shelby Foote was a man who through his pen brought us face to face with the titanic figures of this war. He brings us into the personal lives of so many "yankees" and "rebs" common foot soldiers, officers, Generals, civilans, and the common folk; I found it both terrifing and unbelievable as letters are read, relationships long since gone into history once again alive and breathing life into my ears.

I laughed heartily and I cried deeply for the people of this historical event called the Civil War. I love Shelby's way of writing and his gentle, warm southern charm; this comes seeps through the book everywhere. The late Mr. Foote was brutally honest to both sides and maintain a fair and very well balanced view of the civil war.

I cannot do this book justice in writing this review by my words - this book - The Civil War by Shelby Foote is something that you Audible listener MUST experience for yourself !! As you listen time fades away as you stand transfixed on the events unfolding right there before your eyes and ears.

Every single person must listen to this book as it touchs on every single issue that you will every encounter in your life. Download this book now YOUR experience is waiting !! :)

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-06

Blackadder is terrific

Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie are stupendious in this series !! One moment please .... shut up Baldrick !! As I was saying this is a absolutely top notch british humour, I love it !!

You may listen to this and watch it and either way it is one terrific show !!

Until Pitt the younger starts shaving, download this and hold on to your sides.

Hugh Laurie also stars in the hit TV show House MD entering it's third season :)

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-06

Alexander a purpose from history

Alexander of Macedon by Harold Lamb, is a brillant essay on the life and times of a colossus figure from history Alexander the Great.

From beginning to the end is a terrific listen and it holds you by the throat at times as you find yourself sitting at council with Alexander and his men, next you are in the heat of battle, and than you hear the faint talk of men in the camp as your eyes slowly close by the crackling fire.

Please download this book it is a great collection for your audio library. I have it in mine :)

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-06

Wealth, Women, Death

Louis the 14th, the sun king. Here is the opening door to the wealth of the french king who did as he pleased and was pleased in what he did !!

The life of spendor, and of self, where you as king could well said what Mel Brooke said"It's good to be the king" ! It was of course not "good to be poor"

This is a well written book that is both candid and explantive in the areas covered. Again wealth beyond measure, in a time of need and frustration.

I heartily recommend this book as a delightful read and a true experience to be enjoyed !!

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-06

Kings, knights, battles, and desire !

The Crusades by Richard A. Newhall is a grand listen filled with facts and stories to hold one in wonderment for very long periods of time.

This was a time of uncertainty, a time of deals and back door deals where life was short and country was everything !

The scope and pace of this book is wonderful and if you close your eyes you may find yourself looking out though your helment as the horse you sit upon shakes and rocks with excitment, waiting for you to join the battle !!! Ccchhaaarrggeee !!!!!

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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-06

Hitler we will never completely understand

This is a very interesting book for several reasons; the author Ron Rosenbaum has done a remarkable job with his views and reseach results in this very well written book.

Adolf Hitler was a gargantuan figure in history, his whole purpose in life was the total and complete destruction of the jewish people - period!!

Mr. Ron Rosenbaum not only reveals new insights into the horrible person of Hitler but also looks at the other persons views and distortions.

I highly recommend this book, It is a keeper!!!

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7 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-06

A fantastic Story Telling of a Truly Horrific Time

The civil war was truly a defining moment in American history ! Shelby Foote was a man who through his pen brought us face to face with the titanic figures of this war. He brings us into the personal lives of so many "yankees" and "rebs" common foot soldiers, officers, Generals, civilans, and the common folk; I found it both terrifing and unbelievable as letters are read, relationships long since gone into history once again alive and breathing life into my ears.

I laughed heartily and I cried deeply for the people of this historical event called the Civil War. I love Shelby's way of writing and his gentle, warm southern charm; this comes seeps through the book everywhere. The late Mr. Foote was brutally honest to both sides and maintain a fair and very well balanced view of the civil war.

I cannot do this book justice in writing this review by my words - this book - The Civil War by Shelby Foote is something that you Audible listener MUST experience for yourself !! As you listen time fades away as you stand transfixed on the events unfolding right there before your eyes and ears.

Every single person must listen to this book as it touchs on every single issue that you will every encounter in your life. Download this book now YOUR experience is waiting !! :)

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-06

A fantastic Story Telling of a Truly Horrific Time

The civil war was truly a defining moment in American history ! Shelby Foote was a man who through his pen brought us face to face with the titanic figures of this war. He brings us into the personal lives of so many "yankees" and "rebs" common foot soldiers, officers, Generals, civilans, and the common folk; I found it both terrifing and unbelievable as letters are read, relationships long since gone into history once again alive and breathing life into my ears.

I laughed heartily and I cried deeply for the people of this historical event called the Civil War. I love Shelby's way of writing and his gentle, warm southern charm; this comes seeps through the book everywhere. The late Mr. Foote was brutally honest to both sides and maintain a fair and very well balanced view of the civil war.

I cannot do this book justice in writing this review by my words - this book - The Civil War by Shelby Foote is something that you Audible listener MUST experience for yourself !! As you listen time fades away as you stand transfixed on the events unfolding right there before your eyes and ears.

Every single person must listen to this book as it touchs on every single issue that you will every encounter in your life. Download this book now YOUR experience is waiting !! :)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-06

The Ultimate Classic of Comedy

Comedy is defind in Fawlty Towers. The writing is superior and the casting of the characters was perfect.

John Cleese is one comic perfect !!

This is the only comedy that is very greatly enjoyed by either watching it or listening to it !!
British comedy is the best and bightest when it uses it's dry and wildly funny wit, as found in Fawlty Towers.

I know that you will come across people in your world that appear in Fawlty Towers. Have a super terrific time as you listen to Fawlty Towers ... Manuel, manuel, MANUEL !!!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful