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I loved this book. From the Preface to the Epilogue, this book captivates the listener. I had listened to William Shirer's, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, and had been amazed at how some of the officers of the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of Germany, had been so humane in spite of the inhumanity of the SS and the Secret Police. An example that comes to mind is Erwin Rommel. Here, Colonel Hans Von Luck tells his story and as I am writing this review my eyes are welled up with tears. He served with Rommel in the Panzer division in Africa and was an example of humanity in the face of an ugly war. It is a must listen! Bronson Pinchot does an excellent job of narrating the book. Like in past books, I found myself forgetting that it was the narrator's voice and imagined myself listening to the author. Favorite part of the book-Colonel Von luck writes, "For an oath can only be binding, so long as it is compatible with the conscience of the individual, and it is freely given." This he writes referring to the Oath of Allegiance Hitler asked from the Wehrmacht officers; here he is clearly saying that duty did not excuse the death of so many. I also found fascinating that his fiancée at the time was judged 1/8 Jew and he as a highly decorated frontline officer had been refused the permission to marry his loved one. I hope all who listen are rewarded as I was with this great story.
I am glad I did not listen to the negative reviews. I have listended to more than a 124 books and have come to know when a narrator is not a good one. I have to disagree with many of the reviewers; David Case was wonderful. I could not stop listening, and this book is 48 hours long. I thought of the Shogun mini series, and as I listended to his reading, I imagined I was listening to Toshiro Mifune as Lord Toronaga, Richard Chamberlain as the Anjin San, and Yoko Shimada as the Lady Toda Buntaro-Mariko. I have to admit that I love Japanese novels; therefore, I allowed myself a little bias. Notwithstanding, I could not have listened to such a long novel if the narration was as poor as previously mentioned in other reviews. Please give yourself a chance if this is your genre, and enjoy this delightful book. Once you're done with this audiobook, may I suggest Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. The origin of the geisha is mentioned in Shogun, and whether true or not, both books give great insight into Japanese thought.
I thought listening to this book would be as interesting as listening to The Iliad, The Odyssey, or Dante's Inferno, but boy was I mistaken. I haven't read this novel, but if it is a great book, this narrator kills it. I was bored to death. I could not finish the audiobook. I am pretty fair, and try to give every audiobook the benefit of the doubt, but I could not.
I loved listening to this audiobook. The story of this valiant knight kept me interested, and the narrator was excellent. Great listen!
I was hesitant to listen to this classic due to its duration, but I was sold by the excellent reviews Richard Allen, its narrator, obtained. Wow! This narrator is arguably the best I've heard, and I have listened to many books. The combination of Uncle Tom's plight, the inspiration that led to its writing, and Richard Allen's reading make this an excellent novel. You won't be disappointed.
What can be said about this classic? Well, I fell in love with this book. It captivated my attention from the beginning, and held it throughout. I hope, like me, you'll fall in love with Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Eliza Bennet. I've listened to this audiobook countless times. I've seen the mini-series with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy; I've read the novel as well. Not to forget, Flo Gibson's wonderful narration. There's another Pride and Prejudice by another narrator here also. I've not listened to that one, but listen to both previews, and choose the one that makes you happy. Point being, listen to this wonderful novel. I absolutely love it!!
I found the book very helpful, and applied many of the investment tips. It also led me to read, A Random Walk Down Wallstreet,The little Book of Common Sense Investing, and the Smartest Money book You'll Ever Read. I've loved Arthur Morey (narrator) since, The Evolution of God. If you need ideas on how to get started, you'll love this book. It is simple and based on other readings it is truthful!
This was my first delve into apologetics and R.C Sproul does a wonderful job of making complicated arguments comprehensible. Rob Dean, the narrator, does a great job. If you like apologetics, you'll love this book, I think.
This was my second probe into Plato, the first being Plato in 90 minutes, and I found it very easy to follow. The narrators are excellent. You won't be disapponted if you appreciate wisdom.
Excellent audiobook. C.S. Lewis is reportedly one of the best Christian apologetics of the 20th century. Interestingly, the preface talks about how he came about the idea of how infernal spirits think. I thought it was original, but in Milton's Paradise Lost, that author does the same. I've listened to this book countless times. Awesome listen. The narrator speaks with an English accent, and I find myself envisioning C.S. Lewis reading it to me.
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