Fort Worth, TX, United States | Member Since 2011
It flows but not in a story like manner. It is allot of facts and some stories about key characters who played pivotal roles in the crash but was lacking in the type of story telling which would have made me want to listen. I had to make myself listen and pay attention.
An encyclopedia or the wikapedia on the internet
Not really... first there were no characters or rather no dialogue. He had a good voice but got into a rhythm which became annoying. It was like listening to a horse race back in the 1930's.
No I struggled to pay attention because it had was missing a compelling story line other than the facts and figures of the crash. Also the speaker was annoying with the rhythm he used to read the book.
Should you buy this book? The answer is yes, overall. This book has some solid material regarding the crash. I am 47 now, so I never saw the '29 crash, but Mom and Dad both lived through it and my maternal grandfather owned two banks at the time of the crash and it affected my family severely. We went from riches to rags in a matter of two years. This book has allot of facts that you cant find in other books. So overall I am glad I got it and though i have struggled through it for the reasons above, it still is good source material. It is better than a text book.
I would say it was intriguing, captivating and brief. I only say brief, not because the book was too short, but that it took many subjects of history and made tied them to Alexandria. Each these subjects it touches on are volumes in there own right.
I can not think of one like it exactly, however, Roma flows well and does a good job in emerging the reader into ancient history while giving one plausible explanation to the facts behind the myths.
I believe so. He does quite well and the english accent helps allot and seems to fit within this subject matter.
Each of the declines of the library and museum were very interesting.
I am a 48 year old Texan, who is very well educated in American History, as it was my minor at Texas Christian University. And I have always struggled with world history as a whole and more specifically, ancient world history. I am a year and date fellow, who attaches all events to the spinal column of a time line. That is why world history has always been a weak area for me. It is not taught in Schools the way I need it taught. This book does a good job of laying out a timeline that will be a starting point for me to build that spinal cord backbone and discover more of world history. I strongly recommend this book. I am also a right wing, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin loving conservative and I did not find any left wing socialist marxist attitude from the author, which might be a contaminant of other researchers who try and throw a modern leftist agenda into the mix of history. This book was about what it needs to be... history, plain and simple.
I would and have told all I know about this book and even had my 15 year old son listen to it as well. He enjoyed it as much as I did. I meet Newt at a book signing event and agree with most all of what he believes. Mr. Forstchen is a great writer and I have listened to many of his other works.
Though the entire book unfolds second by second, I think the transition from day to day is the most interesting. How we move from a modern electrically dependent society on one day and slowly transition to a 19th century America over the course of just a few weeks. You could also consider this to be a time travel book, without the science fiction of a time machine.
I really enjoyed the pace he kept in the reading. It was not dry nor was it boring. He sounds like a fellow you know down the street. A very familiar sounding voice. Someone if you don't know him then you wished you did know him.
YES in fact I could not stop listening and after it was done I started it over again. One of those books, like Lonesome Dove, where you dread counting down the pages (minutes in audio world).
Yes, download this book, not only is it a real threat to our United States, it is a great book!
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