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About hitman

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    Pyrate Captain
  • Birthday 12/19/1979

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    Sardis Ga
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    women, booze,books,tobacco,tall ships.hot rods and other monstrocities
  1. What are you reading right now ?

    A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Volume 1 by Captain James Cook. I enjoyed the book but as a word of warning to those who want to get the free audio book from Librivox it's read so slow that while listening at 1.75 times speed it often seemed only slightly faster than a normal conversation.
  2. What are you reading right now ?

    Me again, A General History of the Pyrates Volume 1 By Captain Charles Johnson I imagine I'm not the only one here who's read this one. If your interested in an audio version I listened to the librivox version and was quite pleased. TBH I listened at either 1.5 or 1.75 speed and the reading was still good.
  3. What are you reading right now ?

    Wicked River: The Mississippi When it Last Ran Wild by Lee Sandlin A really good book about the Mississippi in it's wild river life heyday.
  4. What are you reading right now ?

    Sorry double post
  5. What are you reading right now ?

    Treasury of Deception by Michael Farauhar A collection of historical cons that was good though not great. The idea has been done before but this is still a fun little read.
  6. What are you reading right now ?

    Birdmen by John Goldstone, A fascinating book about the early days of aviation mostly centered on the Wright/Curtis patent fued. I loved the book though I find it disappointing to now think of the Wright brothers as patent trolls.
  7. What are you reading right now ?

    Rubber Legs and White Tail Hairs Never Sniff a Gift Fish Both by McManus and both re-reads but well worth it even if I don't like the reader on the audio books.
  8. What are you reading right now ?

    Across Mongolian Plains by Andrew Chapman An incredibly well written book describing expeditions into Mongolia and some regions of China for the collection of specimens destined for the American Museum of Natural History. The opening scene of this book is a wonderfully written description of chasing antelope across the plains of the Gobi. The book is at once an incredible adventure, a sportsman's journal, and a plea for conservation nearly a century old. The Gutenberg edition of the e-book does not include images but there is an online copy that does.
  9. What are you reading right now ?

    An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stephenson and Canoeing in the Wilderness by Henry David Thoreau. Both of these books are short at around 90 pages however both or quite good. Robert Louis Stephenson's an Inland Voyage is IMHO the better of the two.
  10. What are you reading right now ?

    High Seas High Stakes; Naval Battles That Changed History by Timothy Shutt. Another one of Recorded Books Modern Scholar lecture series and quite good too. Mr.Shutt is easily the most enthusiastic of the lecturers thus far though he often gets overtly excited losing his place and or smacking his lips. Still a lot of fun.
  11. What are you reading right now ?

    World War 1: The Great War and the World it Made. Another one of Recorded Books "great lecture series", a good book not only in it's content but also in that Professor Ramsden is a good speaker. I really enjoyed this book.
  12. What are you reading right now ?

    Barbarians; Warriors and Wars of the Dark Ages by Tim Newark Pretty good little book and a good reading of it by Nelson Runger.
  13. What are you reading right now ?

    The New Testament, never actually read it straight through before. The Great Explores Columbus to Cook, This is part of the "Great Lectures" series and was very interesting despite the fact that the professor reading it wasn't very good as a reader.
  14. What are you reading right now ?

    Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler Yeah I'm a fan so it should be no suprise I loved it but to be totally honest it is one of the best books I've read this year as far as sheer joy of reading goes. I still feel a little melancholy about it being over.