The book reads like a novel but is actually a fact filled story. It chronicles the life of the Whiskey Robber, Attila, who apparently had some notoriety in Hungary during the late 1980's. Attila has his own imperfections, and we are were cheering for him even though we wish he could just get it together in his life. The book is generally amusing. The beginning of the book is a little slow but the book ends very well and is worth the wait. The reader could have more spring in his voice, but the many other voices that are used are excellent. Good for a light read.
Yes, the accented version of this small book gives the sense of listening to Bertie. I have read every Wodehouse book but listening to Johnathan Cecil, the reader, has the feel for the real Bertie and the real Jeeves.
If you are a Wodehouse fan, this is the classic of all time. Can we all move to this delightful world of major crisis when on reflection, there is no crisis. All gregarious much to do about nothing. Wodehouse admits that he has only one book and he changes it around a bit. It works for me.
I have bought the book and listened to the audible book. I am an endocrinologist and found many of the ideas and facts from this book relevant to those who have diabetes and obesity. I use some of her ideas in my speech on obesity and diabetes. Unfortunately the ideas are quickly forgotten. Losing weight by force of will generally works just a short time. However the book is relevant and helpful. The main thing that I realized from the book is how to help those who are over-stressed.
There were areas of introspection for myself that are humorous. Yes when I am doing well with my willpower that is when I fall down. Moral licencing.
There is a lot to encode thus a few sessions are better.
It was worth it.
Yes, the British accent and the range of voices are quite remarkable. This reader who is my favorite Bertie and Jeeves voice adds to the whole mind picture.
Only other Wodehouse books. Actually Wodehouse has just a few stories told in minor different ways and he has written over 90 books. It is a pleasure to see how he does each one.
Either you like farcical British humor that is light, intelligent and pleasant or you don't. I have read the vast majority of Wodehouse's books and in every sentence there is genius. Jonathan Cecil brings the story to life.
Yes. This very interesting history portrays the heartbreak of a genius who did everything humanly possible to be accepted but to no avail.
This story is about Fritz Haber, a nobel prize winner and also some think a war criminal.
He did not envolve himself in the story, it went smoothly and the reader just did his job and that is to read.
The man who has saved the lives of 4 billion people
This critical biography is a must for any who have a good interest in history.
I see some who are anti this book. Pay no attention. The wealth of history, the correlation of Rome and the Americans is obvious to those who are able to see the world as it is and not the way you want it to be. If you are a person who lives their life by the way you want it to be but not by how it is, you will not like this book. Hard truths are told. I agree with them and I can take it.
I did not enjoy this book. The rebellious teen heroine is frustrating and very immature.
This marvelous book will make your hair rise. The unbelievable chronicle of Pizzaro and the Incas seems like fiction, but it is all true. When I explain the history to those who might have an interest, they are incredulous. The Spanish method did work, but it couldn't be done today and shouldn't be done. Listen to it if you have an interest in history.
I am 55 years old, a professional, and I am happy to tell you that I loved this book. But I liked American Pie (though I didn't think it was right that they put the Czechoslovakia girl on the net) and other idiotic, immature, and lowbrow stuff too. It is for a person who can let themselves go back to age 13 and re-experience the mindset and erection set. I wonder, maybe my mindset hasn't changed in 42 years and I am not going back.
Paul Farmer is obscessive compulsive and searches for glory. He is willing to give up everything in his life for it (lover, country, and comfort). He risks his life and almost dies for it. The good part is that humanity in general benefits from the Mother Teresa's of the world. He is energetic and powerful man and his accomplishments are amazing. For me the glory isn't worth it. I am glad however there are people in the world like him. For him, the adoration he gets from those he helps, makes up for his loses. They think he is God. Is it worth reading about a man who gives everything for this cause or if you do not agree with my inclination of his motivation then "A CAUSE"? YES
This is one of the three books which is required reading for the incoming class of Stanford University, next year (Fall 2006). I thought I would listen to it, though I wouldn't have generally chosen it. I like history and shy away from fiction. This book does not read like fiction and I wonder if many of the events did take place though there are some coincidences that can only be ficticious. I will find out from my daughter when she meets the author at Stanford. My daughter had a hard time reading the book because the author failed his best friend as well as himself. I encouraged my daughter to push on because our hero redeems himself. Every American should read this to feel the humanity of this Muslim author, the common ideas and philosophies we have in common and to experience the life in Afghanistan at its best and worst. The reader is excellent with just the right amount of accent.
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