If you need to learn a lot about stats in a short amount of time, this book does the trick.
One of the best narrators there is.
I love his voice, his rhythm and tone.
I got a stats final to take next week, i'll come back and let you know if this was enough to pass the intro course with no other knowledge of the topic.
I like Charles Wheelan, I think he's a good writer.
NO. PLEASE NO
The book starts off very slow and i was ready to get on here and give it a bad review for all the government worship and global warming pushing he does. it did get better later on. I got this book because i really enjoyed Naked Statistics and found it to be VERY informative on the topic and it really helped me pass my stats class. I figured i'd try this out before i started taking economics. While i haven't started the class yet, so i dont yet know how helpful this will be but it's definitely not as good as Naked Statistics. It seemed to go on forever, despite my liking of wheelan's method.
LOVED Anne Hathaway. Loved her take on it, the dramatization, her voice. I'm going to check to see if she has done any other audiobook work as a result of it.
I think i liked the tin man the best.
When the field mice save the cowardly lion from the poppies.
Yes. To find out what happens back at Oz after Dorothy leaves.. i think this is a book?
I was always just familiar with the movie. The book is good. Maybe better. Plainly written, a little longer than i anticipated. Kind of dragged a bit in some places, but Anne Hathaway was fantastic.
I like Ben Stiller. It was a cute, i guess.
Its very short. Leaves you wishing it was longer.
The Military Scenes
Mitty of course.
Ben overacts a little bit, in his own kind of way. Its okay, not really worthwhile. Stiller's commentary at the end is the most interesting part.
Overall not much to brag about.
I love the twilight zone, this felt more like a dime store horror.
Cheesy all around.
It's free for a reason.
Near the very top.
If you've read 1776 by David McCullough, it reads much like that but greatly expanded and covering the great depth of the civil war throughout each year of it. From the political, social, military, foreign perspective Professor Gallagher shines a bright light over one of the darkest periods of American history. I've always had an affinity for American history, the revolution in particular. This gave great depth and insight into the time and tensions of the nation. Very rich in battle history, and parsed with quotes and letters throughout. Its an extremely captivating listen.
I dont know so much if he performed any character per say, but he definitely gives deep insight and character to each historical figure. And will quote from letters or diaries at length to give context and meaning to actions by individuals.
All you needed to know and more.
A really great use of a credit.
Not familiar with the print version, but Christopher Hurt is a fantastic narrator.
I loved a lot of things about this story- the characters, the sentiment, the language. I'm not a huge sci-fi guy, i do like it, but i'm sure this will appeal to most everyone even if you're not a fan of the genre.
He's the best narrator alive. Seriously, the right amount of personifying the characters being too dramatic. Speaks clearly, and is really just delightful to listen to. I've listened to 3 books narrated by Christopher Hurt now and each one is the executed with same flawless charm.
Yes. And would listen to again.
Great story, entertaining, insightful, and funny. Audiobooks at their best.
I'm not familiar with the print version, but a topic this dry is served best when not actually read.
Nothing really. It was good overall.
As stated earlier, it is a fairly dry topic- His accent and rhythm of speech is a little hypnotic at times and i found myself not listening often. Not to fault the narrator, its just not an exciting topic.
I was about to attempt a "test-out" college course in marketing by passing an exam in lieu of actually taking the class. I had 0 knowledge of marketing prior to the test and was hoping this could save me the time of reading the text book. If you are in a similar instance, the book is worth a listen- however, it is not likely sufficient alone to pass any sort of test. With that being said, it did greatly help my ease in reading the class text and did commit a few useful concepts to memory. I passed the test, but i ended up having to read the book.
sure. but not too enthusiastically
george washington of course
it was a little bland
i was expecting to love this book, as i greatly enjoy history and american history especially. i've been listening to a lot of volumes on the civil war and washington: a life, so i think in contrast this is not as rich. it covers just before 1776 and ends shortly after. good battle descriptions. its worth a listen but not as amazing as the reviews make it out to be. maybe if you are not very familiar with history books, its a good interesting start.
I think i would, maybe not in its entirety but it is a very well done book.
I had just read 1776 by David McCullough and listened to 48 lectures on the civil war from the teaching company great courses series (offered on audible) prior to listening to this and from the thorough accounts in the former you can tell the author of America at War really did his homework to create a concise but still very rich accounts of each war.
I haven't, but i may check his stuff out. It was good. He speaks very slowly though and would listen at 1.5 speed without much difficulty.
No. maybe 3 or 4 sessions would be best.
The book comes across very genuinely, a little dry but there are enough anecdotes and fact flourishes that keep you interested. the book was great until the Afghanistan 9/11 part towards the end the last chapter is not even worth listening to.
Yes. Great overview and history of philosophy
I liked the ontological portions of the lectures.
60 Lectures and not even a mention of Ayn Rand, how disappointing.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.