Good start but it leaves you hanging, like it is supposed to. Dont know where it is going but eager for the next installment.
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.
I really love the Ender series, including Enders Shadow so this was right up my alley. This was an interesting collection of essays surrounding the world of the book itself. I was somewhat surprised by the impact it made on military leaders as well as the others. Enders Game was recommended to me by a Navy buddy back in the late 80s and has stayed with me ever since. It appears that it has stayed with quite a number of people as well, and it was fun to listen to how others have been touched in this way by Ender and his crew.
This isnt really a fast paced book. Doesnt have danger and daring exploits. But it is an interesting look into the crime and attempted getaway. Kids, dont try this at home! but its ok to listen to.
Even today these stories are fun to listen to. I usually have problems listening to the storytelling style from so far back, but for some reason, Sherlock Holmes has the right stuff. And with fantastic narration, enjoyment comes easily with this selection
This book was an interesting listen. Opened my eyes to some concepts and developed an interest into looking further into the subject. Narration seemed virtually perfect for this book. Well worth the time spent.
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