This is an extraordinary story about the US's involvement in the Middle East. I never realized the extent of this involvement and how present day actions are a logical continuation of what we have been doing there for over 200 years. Scary.
Author fell in love with every little fact about the Big Burn and just couldn't leave any out. Book would have been better if it were shorter.
Take out all the repetition about the Big Burn -- author seemed to feel we needed to hear the same thing several times.
A fine narrator
Author did a terrific job of taking the facts about a truly weird country and weaving them into a believable and exciting story. I enjoyed every minute of it.
A very fine narrator. Gave the book a lot of punch and drama.
Book would be best read abridged. He fell in love with every fact he found and filled the pages with them. He needed a good editor to prune it back.
Not at this point.
A fine reader, stuck with a too-long book.
A terrific story and reader. I could have done without Greenblatt's story about his mother at the beginning, but otherwise it is a terrific book.
A great reader
A fictional Balkland setting that stretches the reality there (and here) to where you see the absurdities of the frontier lines betweeen countries.
I have enjoyed all her books and especially this one. She gives a perspective on Bagdad before and after the war like no one else. The reader is superb, too, which makes it all the more enjoyable.
Beautifully written and read. A joy to the last page.
A mediocre writer and the worst reader I have seen on an Audible book.
Beautifully read and written. Even for the non-physisist it is a wonerful listen.
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