I heard an excerpt of this book on "book radio" on satelite, and I needed to heart it from the beginning. I laughed and cried many times during this listen. Well worth it.
It was a fascinating story. Leaving many questions unanswered as they should be, but giving a very realistic view of an often untold event.
I haven't listened to any other performances
No, I listened to it over a one week period.
I really enjoy all things Tony Horwitz. This book really is a great history lesson. Much more than I ever learned in US History in school. I was amazed by the detail of the story, and all that it entailed. I am a fan of this period in history, and my curiosity is peaked once again to learn more.
I listened to this book for a book club. I have the digital version also, and read this with my mom. I must say what an enrapturing story it became. I had trouble getting into it, but once I allowed myself, towards the end, I couldn't turn it off. It surprised me right up to the very end.
Well worth the listen!
If you are a fan of the show - you will be a fan of the books - it really makes much more sense when you listen to the books and then go back to watch the episodes - there are more nuances we are missing out on than we realize!
Excellent story - I am enjoying the whole saga!
Well, this book actually helped to change my life. I usually don't go for this type of book, but I am glad I did. This book gave me the best advise that I decided to accept - stop saying I will, and live like you are!
I am... and that's all there is to it.
Thank You Dr. Wayne!
As a fan of the HBO Series first, a friend encouraged me to listen to the books, advising I would learn much more of the "behind the scenes" information I was craving. So I just finished book one a couple of weeks ago, and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it! There were many times that I couldn't stop listening and would put my headphones in and go into the grocery store still listening to this book. I can't wait to read book 2... book 3... and all of them!
The only slightly annoying piece is that the narrator often will call people by variations of their name - Joffrey will be jeffrey, jeff, joffrey or joff... and there is the occasion when Bran will be called Brad and you have to think a minute to wonder if there isn't some other character in there. But you get used to that quickly!
I own both the audio and print version, but read the print version first and couldn't put it down. I don't know that I enjoyed the audio version more, except that I am able to multi-task while listening to a book.
As a fan of the US Civil War period, I thoroughly enjoyed Tony Horowitz's recounting of his "civil war-gasm", as well as his thoughts about the various types of folks who participate in reenacting.
There are many moments that are particularly moving, especially as he is interviewing people about their modern thoughts on the US Civil War.
I feel this is well written, informative and entertaining. This is a book that I would read again and again.
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