The tie in of an historical narrative of an event,then followed by the oral history of one particular participant or several participants really made this a fascinating listen. You get the overview and whether the event was successful or not and then get the story from the ground level blow by blow instead of the a General's overview.
Scott Brick never fails to bring the book and story and the characters to life
I keep this book on my iphone or ipod and listen to it frequently in my car while driving; and have listened to the same passages and vignettes over and over. Each time the story seems new because more details come out
What a surprise
Garfeld's egomaniacal and yet medically backward attending physician was the most fascinating, since it was difficult to believe such a tragedy could be created by one person.
Bell's attempts to locate the bullet with his machine and how he was limited in his examination by the preconceived conclusion of the doctor.
While it didn't make me cry, the book built a sense of impending doom and depression.
A terrific story of what we all were taught in elementary school incorrectly was merely an assassination by a mad man.
Not based upon this novel. While he tried to use the Polish officer as the tie-in to the many other vignettes, it just didnt work. Jumping to different characters without sufficient transitions was so distracting that I did the rare thing, for me, of not finishing the book. About half to 2/3rds of the way through I just gave up.
No, I have read many books of this genre; this particular book just turned me off of the author.
This is a good WWII spy novel and with the story does fill in some gaps in the generally untold story of British propaganda efforts to bring in the U.S. The author does a nice job of building up the suspense in the adventures and interactions of the female protagonist.
The scene of the duplicity in the Mexican affair and her escape was so vividly displayed as to make it "come alive", no pun intented.
The downside of the story is the failure to more fully explore the British propaganda machine. It seemed the author was conflicted over whether to tell that story or to tell the story of one woman romantic adventures with the war. The story leaned too much towards the latter and could have been more enriching had it explored the former in more detail.
The female reader's voice has a high pitch that takes some getting used to but the fatal flaw is that she apparently made little effort to learn correct Hebrew pronunciation. Continuous and widespread mispronunciation of names became a distraction beyond irritation. She incorrectly pronounces "Sanai", "Maimonedes", "Haganah", "Isaac", "Baal Shem Tov". Too often even a listener with only a casual familiarity with the correct pronunciation will not recognize what or who she is talking about since the pronunciation name or place is so bad you do not recognize it until later in the narrative. Sorry I bought the audio edition.
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