The subject is a divisive one, but looking at how it was written. This is one of my favourite books. I listened to it over and over again. I plan on listening to it again in the future about 100 times or so.
Sad that someone who obviously has no training in Hebrew did not bother to consult with someone who does on proper pronunciation...very sad; if I cld get my money back I wld...
The reader is stiff, the writing is hard to follow - it jumps all over the place. I haven't been able to make it thru 25% of this book.
I found two problems. First, the details of people' feelings and movements, the exact contents of newspaper articles, the in-depth opinions about the most the most inconsequential of aspects of daily life related in the most excruciating detail, left me exasperated and bored to the extreme. Second was an almost computer-voice style of reading, without inflection or emotion that only added to the problems in relating the content. I was also annoyed by the mispronunciations of the Hebrew (eg. ha-GAN-a instead of ha-ga-NA). This book may be fine for those who hunger for the quotidian details of everyday Israeli life in 1967 but the forest gets lost in the trees.