A definite recommend here. Although I did not know what to expect when I got this audiobook, I was treated to a delightful, fun time.
Jim Dale really makes the reading of this old classic a memorable listen. What an excellent reader! His perfect use of voices and accents richly endow the characters making each seem to come alive. You will find yourself developing strong opinions about each of the main ones.
Once the story got going, I found it very difficult to break away and pause the book. Time flew by and found myself wishing the story would keep on going. But, it ended.
This audiobook, with its wonderful sound effects, makes each scene vivid and easy to imagine. Just close your eyes and enjoy a first class performance.
Yes. This book is an important historical account of events in 1914 that shattered the world of that time and for the decades which follow down to this day. The author presents a complex thread of events from the perspective of various major players in a well detailed, clear and interesting manner. She also puts the events into context to help explain what happened and why. An audio page turner!
John Lee's reading made this history come alive. His interpretation and rendering makes it seem like he was describing events as an eyewitness. Certainly not a dry account that keeps moving and makes you wish it wouldn't end. He is a clear and easy to listen reader.
As an observer of history, the point that struck me most in this book is how the events of this time are a product of inept decisions, self-delusion, stupidity, pride, jealousy, greed and hubris to name a few qualities in play here. And at what cost? History proves true that nothing has changed...except the cost.
Highly recommend to anyone interested in modern history.
A classic much different from the move version. Anne Hathaway's animated, interpretive reading made this story and its characters come alive with color and action. I loved it.
Look forward to her other readings.
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