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.
Yes, to refer back to notable moments and some of the deeply researched details. There is a lot about the French Resistance in the area north of Paris and a lot of attention to all the contributing forces that were needed to make the decision to mount the spectacular airborne raid at all.
Not that kind of book.
The account was read with authority and pace.
Yes, the mosquito aircraft.
The account of the formation. deployment and following actions of the British and Combined paratroops is very well researched and presented. Gives an excellent account of the struggle to form a paratroop force and how to deploy it and how it almost failed. Takes the reader past the first raid with a good review of what happened to the principal figures once the frirs traid was completed.
It is a thorough and unglazed account laying blame and glory as deserved.
Clear and steady narration.
No as it needs time for absorption and reflection and is not intended to be a page turning thriller, although there are many thrilling moments.
Yes, the pages turn and turn by themselves in an audio book and it was really light to carry along on a trip.
I was really moved when we learn about... but that would be telling, wouldn't it?
He offers the deep pathos and sense of joyful moments as well.
Yes, I rediscovered moments in my life I felt compelled to share with my wife for the first time.
I kept asking how could anyone write such a moving novel? There is a YouTube interview that helps with that.
The novel keeps you moving and trying to outguess the next turn is rewarding and pointless as there is always the third (and fourth) option. Excellently written and almost two novels in one.
Too many to list here.
The pace and performance are outstanding, even past the small section where I suspect George had a cold.
There it was, Gone!
WARNING: You will stay up late listening to this one!
The story is one of gentle underground activity in Nazi-run France and most of the action is quiet, subtle and plausible. But the deeds get done! No streets full of gun fights. No long descriptions of torture. Clever disguises and the use of people believing what they see rather than asking could this be real, and then it is too late.
The Man Who Never Was
Gentle and creative reading. No unnecessary drama.
A different twist on too many second world war undercover stories.
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.
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
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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