I really wanted to like this book as I love Civil War history. I found the story line to be moving from one insignificant area to another. After an hour or two I had yet to hear much about Jones. This book seems to be less about Jones and more about a large family who lived there.
I did like the narrator's voice. It was pleasant to listen to.
I honestly bought this book to see what the hype was about, but it was not the controversial whisleblower I was hoping for. This book is very matter-of-fact, and unfortunately dry if you're not a fan of military history. However, I think if you are one of these fans, I think you would love this book.
I thought the subject of this book sounded interesting, but I was very disappointed with the delivery. The author does offer some scientific statistics which I did find interesting which I base the two stars on. I did get quickly annoyed by the author continuously telling me to "imagine...." and putting me in the place of the sociopath. This is a good idea once or twice, but not over and over. I also do not feel like the book is subjective. It seems that the author is attempting to pursuade the reader to have sympathy toward sociopaths. Great concept, but frustrating delivery. I was unable to finish it.
I was very disappointed in this book, and I stuck with it longer than I should have hoping it would get better. It reads like a very long summary without much personalization. This book talks about the nuns as a whole often only saying "one nun said" when giving quotes. I would have much rather the author used a few nuns by name to at least give continuity to the story. Instead this book is a large generalization of the topic. I'm sad because it seemed like a great topic, but either there was not enough research out there to be done, the author did not dig enough into available resources, or the author chose to write this without much depth.
At first I thought it was the narrator making the book unenjoyable, but then I realized there really wasn't more she could have done with it to make it more interesting.
I would definitely recommend this title. After watching an entire week of documentaries and coverage of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death, I still found this book very interesting, and it succeeded in giving me even more information I didn't know. This was a great follow-up to Killing Lincoln, and O'Reilly is wonderful at telling a story without pushing agendas or bias. He has a gift for producing fact-based writing while still making it interesting.
There are so many books about the Holocaust, but this one holds its own and stands out among the rest. Corrie's storytelling-like writing style and her inspiring recount of her involvement with hiding Jews during WWII makes this one hard to stop listening to.
The narration is wonderful and contributes well to the story.
Absolutely. McCullough has a true knack for telling history like a story that doesn't even sound possible and leaves you unable to "put it down"
I liked how McCullough painted the picture of the town and the people who lived there. He did a wonderful job of telling the stories of those who lived through this.
I have not, but I enjoyed it
Yes. It ended much sooner than I wanted it to.
I really enjoyed this book and found a lot of new information even having taken an Alfred Hitchcock class in college. This book is a very in depth and person account of Hitch, one that successfully looks at him both critically and emotionally. Spoto does a wonderful job of covering all aspects of Hitch, giving an entertaining glance at his personal and professional lives with great balance to each. I think all Hitch fans will love this fun and informative book. The narrator was equally wonderful and pleasant to listen to.
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