Now this is what I expect from a story from the Old Mans War universe. Blood (in a good way) and guts, attitude, and comedy all rolled into one. Dont mess with Lt Heather Lee and the CDF
The Formic invasion has begun. They can pretty much do as they please, including "buggerforming" of Earth. However Victor Delgado in space and Mazer Rackham on the ground have something to say about that. Characters worth rooting for (or against in some cases) along with an intriguing storyline with action makes for a very entertaining middle section of a fantastic trilogy. I am now looking forward to the next book even more than I was for this one. Another pre-order when the third book is coming up looks to be in order.
Didn't know much about mountain climbing, but found myself pulled in by this tragic story. Details and personal history of those involved and the events that led to the disaster made for a compelling telling of K2s deadliest day. Learning something about the Sherpas and mountain climbing in general, I still cant say I completely understand why they do what they do, but in listening to this story, I am amazed anyone survived and I have an increased respect for what they do.
I really love the concept of this book. Memories from the WWI era told by the men and women who created them over 8 decades ago. First hand accounts of not only the war, but the times they lived in and the things they found important to remember. Reaching 100 years of age in itself is a rare enough accomplishment but to think of the things they went through to get there is amazing. I am really glad that Richard Rubin was able to take the time to coax the stories from some of the final few that remained before all passed away and the style and stories were lost forever.
Grover Gardner was the perfect choice to narrate this book. His easygoing style made the book seem conversational as if he was relating his experience directly to me.
I am really glad to have found this book. It was good to hear about their experiences, good and bad, told in their unique style and frame of reference. I think this is a book I will be able to enjoy again and again.
I really enjoyed this book. The concept of a parallel universe where Neanderthals evolved to be the dominant species instead of us was interesting. Nothing really too technical in here, more of a stranger in a strange land story. Adding in a murder trial and a budding love story just raised the level a notch or two. A very good story matched with a very good audio performance led to a book that kept me engaged throughout.
I really enjoyed this book. Although I kept forgetting this was a story set in Britannia of the Roman Empire, I found the story entertaining and the mix of characters involved in the story to be a mostly likeable bunch. Not much roman medicine or even a lot of sleuthing but a good introduction to a Roman doctor and his cohorts.
Simon Vance does a terriffic job of telling this story with the mix of characters involved. I look forward to my next trip back to Britannia.
I wasnt familiar with the battle, the war, or Shakespeare's Henry V, but I thoroughly enjoyed this story of Nicholas Hook, an archer who fights his way through France. A lot of death and destruction but still a vivid and exciting story mixing history with fictional action. The narration was also very good, bringing the story forward without overdoing it and bringing the characters to life. War is violent and parts of this book reflect that but overall I would recommend this audiobook as a very good listen
These stories are a mix of faith, hope, love and compassion surrounded by and mixed with hate and death. This is a hard subject to review because it is hard to say uplifting or positive and fully mean those sentiments. The stories do show the amazing power of the human spirit to rise above grim circumstances and find positives in a very negative situation. The stories tend to be very short and you dont get to know the subjects very well in the short amount of time you get to spend with them in their stories but the messages can be strong. Well worht listening to
I really wanted to like this title. The Beatles, Desert Fox, and time travel make for an interesting combination. The time travel device seemed to be a bit sketchy and the scientists a little thin but all in all the story although basic, was decent enough.
My main distraction was the narration. I cant place my finger on it but somehow it didnt quite mesh. I felt it was more of a reading than a performance. The accents were fine when they were used but somehow I kept noticing the narrator instead of the narration just blending into the story. Perhaps listen to the sample and judge for yourself
I did find the story interesting but there was a lot of background material, mainly about the German pilot. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I can see how an event like this would stay in the minds of all involved. This is certainly a story that is well worth telling. Also, the background of the German side is a very interesting and rarely exposed side of the war. I admit I found myself liking these pilots, on both sides.
Robertson Dean did a solid job with the narration. I would recommend this to those interested in WWII stories and also to those interested in war and warrior stories in general
Fascinating story about the men that fought with the French against the Germans to be Americans. What these men went through to fight for a country that was against them. This story details the lives of some of the Harlem Hellfighters fighting both against the Germans and the racial hatred back home in the US.
Finding the acceptance with the French that they should have received back home, this was part of the push forward for the acceptance of all men, regardless of race, that continues this day in the country these men fought for.
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