I had just listened to a biography of Lucille Ball so it was interesting to hear Oppenheimer's perspective on Lucille, Desi, and the TV show.
I love the TV show and still watch the reruns--I loved hearing about the inside scoop.
no--I just enjoyed it
Yes--I learned so much, especially about Taft and his relationship to Roosevelt.
Taft continually giving up the opportunity (his life-long dream) to be on the Supreme Court because he felt a duty to do something else.
Great performer--it was a very long audiobook but I did not get tired to listening to him.
My only complaint is that is was less about journalism and more about Roosevelt and Taft. The title is misleading.
Yes--interesting and concise look at wars/conflict. I was not generally interested in wars, but this book was a perfect description of how the wars started, how they progressed, and how they ended. More importantly, the author summarized and gave his opinion on who won and who lost and what other outcomes were significant.
I was struck by the author's determination that dropping the atomic bomb in Japan actually saved lives because the Japanese would not otherwise have given up and more would die in battle.
Excellent performer--perfect way to present this material.
I was struck by the author's determination that dropping the atomic bomb in Japan actually saved lives because the Japanese would not otherwise have given up and more would die in battle. Every story had a interesting perspective.
Not sure--I was fascinated by the topic but bored by most of the book. It was overly detailed and strayed too much. It seemed that the author had spent so much time on the burglary and its outcomes that she had to include everything on the topic. If I had been reading the book I would have skipped many parts.
I just also finished "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis. The only comparison is that I wanted to meet each of the characters in Lewis' book (even the "bad" guys) but could not really care about any of those in this book. There was something missing from this book--I never got engaged in spite of being interested in the subject.
Bronson Pinchot is an adequate narrator but not a performer for this topic. I found that he made the book boring and I was tempted to stop listening (although I think part of the problem was that the book itself was boring). It was like listening to paint dry.
crazy Wall Street
What Lewis describes, in only a way he can, what has been happening with high-frequency trading. I was completely drawn into the characters and the story. The way he describes each character makes you want to meet them personally, whether they are "good" or "bad".
Ronan--I loved his irreverent language and approach to the business.
Too many to list! I learned so much from this book and will be more cognizant of what is going on in the market.
I will read/listen to anything Michael Lewis writes.
As with all of Wolke's entertaining books, I learned a lot about everyday things that are fascinating
Wolke's other books about everyday science explained in plain terms
I listened to his work on a book about Scientology and he did a great job, but I did not like him for this particular book. For this book I wish they had used Sean Runnette, who narrated Wolke's other books. Runnette has the perfect voice--I felt like I was listening to the author, who is clever and funny, narrate his own book.
I learned so much about all kinds of things and found it interesting--I don't think I would have enjoyed reading the book as much as I did listening
I really enjoyed hearing about all of the characters behind some of the great discoveries and what happened to them (and their discoveries)
Articulate and not overly dramatic
Bryson's view of how we as human's are not the best protectors of our own world
understandable scientific concepts
Wolke's book about the science of cooking and food--basic,understandable, interesting facts and concepts about things I did not know
Enjoyed this book although there was some crossover with his book on cooking
Bryson is a great writer and the narrator did a wonderful job of capturing the humor. I was mesmerized by his experience and his relationship with his friend Katz.
When Bryson "loses" his friend Katz in the woods.
The female hiker they ran into who asserted herself as a hiking expert (and chastised them for their amateurish methods).
I am listening to most of Bryson's books now after listening to my favorite book of 2013--One Summer, America 1927which he wrote. I am not always sure about how listening to some books would be better listened to than read, but his books are amazing audiobooks. The performances really add to the story.
YES! The narrator sounded like I imagined the author--funny, wry, captivating. For sure it made the story come alive in a way that I would not have enjoyed a print version.
Making the science of food and cooking simple and compelling.
I don't think I have heard him narrate before.
No but parts made me laugh.
I got this in an Audible "sale"--it is not a book I would otherwise buy but I loved it so much that I bought all of the author's other books.
I learned so much about Wilson as a man and president. It was such a great story and helped frame that period of time in US history. It was well-written and edited (something I notice more when I listen to a book than when I read one).
This is my first book narrated by Bobb.
Wilson--Man and President
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