Pearland, Texas, United States | Member Since 2012
Yes. Winston Churchill is a fascinating historical figure and one that was pivotal to how the 20th Century turned out. To know more about him and his life and times is to better appreciate where we are now.
Davidson mimics Churchill's voice very well and makes it very entertaining to listen to this monumental work of history.
What do you mean its not possible, do you know who I am, I'm Winston S. Churchill.
It's in the middle for me. The author is great about covering all aspects of postwar history. The narration is beyond dull however. He does nothing to keep you listening, instead droning on in a near monotonous voice for 43 hours.
The coverage of the political and social changes wrought in Europe after the war. There was so much I didn't know. I especially liked the chapters on the EU and social democrats.
Having a narrator with some voice inflection.
God no. I'd sit for a full day even at double speed.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Ocean's 11 feel of this story. It was a lot of fun. There was a whole lot of characters and the narrator did a great job of making them come to life.
The book is not going to change you view on life, but if your looking for a good book to listen to on a road trip this will keep you well entertained on your drive.
It honestly ranks somewhere in the middle. But, that is not to say it isn't very good. Doyle wrote terrifically intricate stories and Griffon does a great job at making the characters come to life.
Anyone who enjoys procedural shows on TV will probably love getting a look a where they all began.
The narrator does a great job of keeping my attention. When I'm reading I tend to read major moments word for word, otherwise I just scan. The narrators make it enjoyable to read every description that Robert Jordan artfully created.
Probably, Moraine. She is doing what she knows is right, despite the fact that the Two Rivers folk keep doubting and downing her.
Way to long for that.
I thought the theme of overturning Victorian mores was interesting.
Yes, in a somewhat subdued way. I was not necessarily on the edge so much as sat upright.
Barbra Rosenblats voice comes out a bit jarring at first. It works with the book, because the main character/narrator is a bit abrasive as well.
God I want to have sex with a man really bad, but my unwomanly demeanor prevents it.
Somewhere in the middle. Barbara Tuchman is a marvelous writer and she did manage to keep the book rather more intriguing than other authors by wrapping her narrative around an obscure, but important figure from the day. With that said, I felt sometimes she stretched her points a little bit and her parallels to 20th Century warfare came out particularly contrived. The book is full of great information though and the narrator does a great job of making what could be a dull book enjoyable to listen to.
War wreaks a terrible price on mankind, regardless of the age.
I certainly would. The author captures the intrigues of the court of ancient Rome in an awe inspiring way. Graves really makes you feel as though this is the voice of Claudius, while at the same time giving it a more pedestrian feel than actual ancient writings, which in my view can some times come off a little stiff. Also, I thought Runger did a great job with the narration.
Any of the many moments where Livia weaves her intricate plots is a memorable moment.
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