Exciting and full of rational twists and turns. Set in a post WWII Europe won by Germany where Hitler's domination and that of a bureaucratic nightmare is revealed and unwrapped. Highly recommended
The audio version offers a sense of directness and authenticity by hearing Dan's voice narrate his own story and views about the growth and evolution of news coverage in his life as well as his emotional reaction to the events he witnessed and reported. The chapter on 9/11 is especially moving.
I enjoyed the frankness and direct approach taken when dealing with personally moving events he witnessed first hand or when he had to tackle the CBS brass.
Dan Rather has read news for many years and he does it very well - especially when he has scripted it himself. It just rings true, which I am sure it is.
No. The book is best heard chapter by chapter to allow the listener to digest each stage in Dan's saga. I did want to soar ahead but forced myself to reflect.
There are moments of preaching but these are forgiven as they stem from a deeply felt desire to maintain a sense of news reported by and for people who care about truth in news and reject the predigested news we see so often.
The reading and the story are outstanding and authentic. The sense of growing danger and the need for Fin MacLeod to solve the crime against all of his inner hesitation is compelling. A great symphony of a tale.
Far deeper than Lewis and more introspective than Frost.
Peter Forbes brings a sense of being among the island characters and their mutual need to stay on the island and get away.
I listened as I drove using my GPS system so it was happily part of my drive.
I have been to Lewis as a MacLeod and felt many of the sensations described in the book - the wind, the desolation, the cliffs, the waves, the weather, the religious control (we were asked not to drive on Sunday), the characters and those who wanted to hear about life in Canada, in fact life anywhere else.
I enjoyed the narration as well as the story of resistance, resilience and reward.
The story taught the need to gain personal well being by forgiving one's enemies.
Yes, and I always enjoy Herrmann's work.
There were many moments of delight, despair and triumph.
I was somewhat unaware of the treatment of POW's by the Japanese during WWII and was appalled by my ignorance.
I have downloaded this twice, installed it twice and no luck. My GPS locks. The system has been such a success with other books I am unable to explain the problem. I have asked for a refund.
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