A great book that tells the story of us, the United States, the effect that the Dulles brothers had and continue to have on our standing in the world, and how we view ourselves. This book explains how our actions during the 50s and early 60s continue to come home to roost.
A must read (listen).
If you are looking for a book only based on proper grammar, this book may be for you.
If you are looking for a book written by a lazy author or one without skill, this book may also be for you.
If you are looking for a book with a cheap and unimaginative story, this book is for you.
This is an eye-roller of a book. Never again a book by this author, not even for inane entertainment.
What a fascinating account of the life of a great, albeit flawed, man. I suspect that Mr. Chernow went into this project with a positive opinion of Washington, and I had to remind myself to remember that, despite my admiration for Washington, I should keep things in perspective and remember that this only presents one side. It was fascinating to "read" about the deceit and dishonesty that Washington faced. For better or worse it reminds me of the same deceit and dishonesty that people like these generals now heap on our presidents of today. Scott Brick made me interested in a book I otherwise would likely not have listened to. A wonderful performance. All of us, in the interest of understanding the roots of our nation, should listen to this riveting account.
The story line is great and so many surprises.
This book is by far the best by Harlen Coben. I kept looking forward to my next opportunity to continue listening.
I like every one of Scott Brick's performances. He is a master story teller. Absolutely the best.
The whole book.
A great book. Definitely worth the credit. I wish all stories were like this. I am not sure my wife would appreciate my absence as I listen to the stories.
As usual, Ken Follett is a great story teller. He brings history to life. A must listen if you like Ken's other books.
As usual, Scott Brick delivers a great performance. As a matter of fact, had it not been for Scott, this book would have been a bit difficult to "read".
While Nelson DeMille's previous books have been very good, this story was somewhat anti-climactic. The book consisted of 95% preparation for the climax and 5% actual engagement of the enemy. This was disappointing.
You will not go wrong if you look for an interesting story but if you are looking for engagement with the adversary, this book lacks.
I like to listen to books by Clive Cussler and those who co-write with him. The combination of these authors and Scott Brick make for some interesting listening. I have found that I can "take" Cussler books with moderation and in small doses. Took much Cussler for me can lead to disinterest.
John Lutz is pretty predictable in his gore and blood and guts. Standard for him and that is really what I have come to expect from him. His books are always interesting "reads". To me it is always Scott Brick who makes his stories so very good. Don't know if I would be drawn to this author's books without this narrator.
I actually like books by this author but, after a time, they all tend to follow the same type of story line. What keeps me listening to them is Scott Brick. He can turn any story, good or poor, into a winner. Some other listeners are not so enthralled by his type of narration but it works for me.
I usually like books "published" by Audible. They are well done with some great narrators. This book was clearly an exception. After about 40 minutes I knew what the outcome would be. The story was predictable with the standard cast of characters. Shallow indeed.
Dennis Boutsikaris has a style of narrating that is usually engaging. In this story it seemed that he had not previewed the book before narrating it. His style was almost comical and did not fit the story. Dennis did this book a great disfavor. As a matter of fact, the book did itself a great disfavor.
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