Ottawa, ON, Canada | Member Since 2012
I've listened to this book twice. Actually there are some chapters I've listened to over and over again. Julius Caesar is my favorite historical person. I enjoy reading anything about Caesar so long as it's historically accurate. So reading The Commentaries just doesn't get any better for me. Caesar is a fantastic author and a brilliant general. I think he was the ultimate polymath. My favorite chapter is when Caesar and 10 hand pick troopers as he refers to them meet with Ariovistus and 10 of his body guards. Fascinating encounter and incredible collision of power. This book is my all time favorite and to think it was written over 2000 years ago and is still so relevant in this day and age. Just incredible!!
I say boring because unless you're 16 or there about it's difficult to put up with the teenage environment of this story, language, high school scenarios etc.. I also mention unbelievable because Em's reason for putting up with the abusive step Mom is highly unrealistic. This is one of the few books I'm returning for a full refund. I must also say the incredible amount of high ratings is very suspicious to say the least. Don't be fooled this is not a very good book.
I bought this book when it first came out, it had no reviews or ratings. This is unusual for me but wow was I happy with my selection. I've listened to this book twice now and will probably listen a third time sooner than later. The author gives you an excellent view into the sacrifices made by both sides in this horrific and senseless conflict. The narration is first rate an excellent performance for an excellent book. I highly recommend Blood and Armor.
This was a well written book depicting the lives of average North Koreans. These people have truly led incredible yet horrific lives. The North Korean regime is evil on a level that's hardly conceivable to the average North American. I enjoyed this listen very much and agree whole heartedly with the title. I wish with all my heart that better things are to come and soon to the North Korean people.
I'm not a religious person. The book is very centered on Bonhoeffer's religious thoughts. This turned me off and I almost stopped listening. However Bonhoeffer seemed like such an intelligent, inspiring and charismatic person I listened on. I sort of tuned out of the religious thoughts and followed his life story. Anyone with an interest in Nazi Germany and the lives of those who persevered through this time will not be disappointed. If you're a religious person you'll love it, I think.
I've always been fascinated by Russia and Russian history. I firmly believe Russia is heading for another political/social catastrophe and this book only reinforces this belief. Listening to The Man Without A Face helped me better understand the mafia type organisation the Russian gov has now developed into. I feel sorry for the average Russian. On a side note I loved the narrator. Justine Eyre did a fantastic job reading this book. I'm going to watch out for her. Excellent book, thank you Masha!
I was very interested in listening to the soldiers recordings but tended to dose off when the author started analysing their conversations. I'm not saying I did not value the authors input; I would of just preferred to listen to more of what the soldiers had to say. Some of their stories where just incredible. I'm so happy I did not have to live through such an ordeal. It's a worth while listen for anyone interested in WWII from a German soldier's point of view.
Would I listen to this book again? Yes, yes, yes! I found myself thinking about this book/story over and over again. I missed the characters. I mourned their deaths. I wished I was with them. I wanted to be part of the platoon. I felt the rage and fear. It was so real so genuine. I love books that deal in truth and lay things out in raw, in your face detail. Listen to Matterhorn and you'll feel like you were actually there. Finally a book who's ending is superb, haunting! Wow what a fantastic book!!
Yes I might.
Most interesting was traveling back into post war Italy. Least interesting was suffering through the crass American characters and all the Hollywood lingo.
Favorite scenes: the conflicts with the local mobster.
Probably not. A movie can never do justice to a book. It's just not possible and always a disappointment.
I find this book is over hyped. Yes it has hundreds of very high ratings but I suspect it's mostly from a female audience. If this book was made into a movie it would called a "chick flick". I've listened to dozens of books and this doesn't rate among my favorites but yes I did enjoy it.
I would recommend the Rain series but not this book. Start from the beginning and sure read this one but it's not so good compared to the earlier books
I've read the whole series already
I think that Eisler knows his characters so well he can better get the right tones and expressions to convey the appropriate sense of emotion to any given situation.
Yes probably but I don't know movie stars enough to pick a cast.
Story had a rush ending with everything being tied up so nice so sweet, didn't leave me feeling satisfied. Left me with the feeling Eisler is setting us up for another
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