A good easy read. Very in depth persona's but that is Dumas's style
Dartanian of course
No way you can listen to it in one, two or even three settings.
Fun, and funny at times. Shows the intrigue between Royalty and the Church. Both were caniving - but the church was self serving, cruel as well as manipulative of all aspects of life back then..
Only if there was more early history references and how they modified society, transportation, farming, construction, war, society, city evolutions etc......
I want more than a layman's version of history.
predictable. The movie was exactly the same as the book
Once you see the movie you have read the book
Read the book. See the movie. both are just the same
I would not recommend this reading.
He can't put together a sentence without great jerky surges of words interspersed with pauses which are irritating to the max.
Get a better reader
I have tried many time to get through this book but have yet to be able to do so because he is such an irritating person to have to listen to.
I read ALL my audio and Kindle books over again - simply to catch nuances I may have missed the first time through
This is the first time I have read this author. I put him on my 3rd tier of preferred authors.
Almost any book is worth reading. This includes "The map of the sky" which I would rate as worthy but not by any means exciting and stimulating.
Though it was tough to actually sit and listen to the story, knowing that it either true or based on one such incident or even a general description based on many (rather general) story and their gory details.
Since I am only half way through I already have enough knowledge and experience to know the scope and possible killings (etc), double crosses and such - I know what to expect and will not be surprised at any variations on a theme.
Very well performed.
Definitely. Extreme might be a understatement. Reality is often eye opening and stomach wrenching.
Don't be surprised if this become a movie. I would venture to say that the chances are QUITE strong that it will either be on the big screen or on TV. Most likely "Big Screen" material in my humble opinion.
Probably. I always thought that I could better visualize a good book by listening and just let my mind envision (MY) sense of reality rather than try to see it through the authors eyes.
---- Almost anything by Robert Heinlein or Issac Asimov.
I loved the logic and growth of the subjects and how they overcame their fears and dealt with the harsh reality of a society that the use of slavery was considered normal and completely accepted by the government.
Try it. You will like it. Guaranteed.
How would you survive the Ideal Liberal prison camps for producing soldiers for your army while living a minimal existence on food cubes and forced propaganda. Give birth to a child and never get to EVER see or hold that child because the government keeps them in child rearing facilities because some empty headed theorist thinks their way is more efficient in producing children that will be their ideal soldier, subject.
In other words - submissive and not willing to question authority in ANY manner.
When the main characters were making their final attempt to escape, he held back and she was afraid he was having second thoughts.
It was only that the was watching a fire he had started to divert the community to make sure it would not affect the children's hospital, school, dormitory.
After he clearly saw that the facility was safe did he crawl under the fence and join the 3 others (his wife, their child and one other child) and made good their escape.
I could never accept being a prisoner and would have recognized many ways of escaping and would do so or die trying.
This is the future that many in the European Union, Russia and even here in the US think would be best for the human race.
Feed the squirrels and birds but give humans minimal rations (vegan of course) until they died from lack of will or just outright starvation, bit by bit, by bit.
again and again and again. -- WHY?
Because the ideas for survival against not only random raiders but also against Government Run Amok is prophetic.
So many techniques for protecting yourself, your home, any battle position is wonderfully thought out.
The book shows how a little bit a knowledge, commonsense and hard work can help you through a difficult time.
The people in this book evolved from simple (and widely diverse) backgrounds but from them came creative, sensible techniques and modifications of basic material into usable means to survive just about anything that could be thrown at them - starvation, hoodlums out to kill, government killing and imprisoning all resistance, how to grow food, how to camafloge signs of just about anything you wish to hide from prying eyes, how to keep gasoline from going sour during times of shortages, and on and on.
So many good, logical and creative solutions that I can use now and may have to in a future that may not be so pleasant.
SO many but the one that broke my heart yet inspired me was when one of the compound residents became Sherri f for a local town and how he (single handed) held off hundreds of professional soldiers.
The soldiers thought they were fighting a large well armed and skilled team when it was but one man, using techniques that confused and put the fear of God into them.
Even when he had been mortally wounded he held his ground until night caused them to retreat and allowed him to die in peace.
Will this happen to us and if so - are you prepared?
You don't need to be a survivalist nut job to survive. Logic, strategy and willingness to live another day in hopes that you can live free from tyranny and injustice is what is necessary.
The will to persist on your own terms.
This review is meant for the Died in the Wool individualist, industrialist, capitalist, or anyone yearning to be free from our tyrannical government which has become so corrupted (from both parties) that we want to hear words from others who are willing to wait it out and let the system crumble so that we may return to reclaim Liberty and Freedom as our Forefathers envisioned and that we used to be a part of.
All hail John Galt. We are waiting for the right moment and conditions to strike and get back that which has been lost.
I don't nitpick on parts I like best. It is the complete story and theme that I want to inspire me and those like me who are always ready to fight our corrupt government.
I absorb the facts regardless of characters. I am interested in motivation and vision only
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