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Alexander

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  • Ben-Gurion: A Political Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shimon Peres, David Landau
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Shimon Peres was in his early 20s when he first met David Ben-Gurion. Although the state that Ben-Gurion would lead through war and peace had not yet declared its precarious independence, the "Old Man", as he was called even then, was already a mythic figure. Peres, who came of age in the cabinets of Ben-Gurion, is uniquely placed to evoke this figure of stirring contradictions - a prophetic visionary and a canny pragmatist who early grasped the necessity of compromise for national survival.

    Alexander says: "Great Perfomance, Less than Stellar Story"
    "Great Perfomance, Less than Stellar Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Shimon Peres and David Landau and/or Michael Prichard?

    Depends on the subject matter.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No surprise, considering his life.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favorite?

    Ben Gurion


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It would depend on the politics of the producer.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a highly political book that is very subjective and based upon the then and current views of Shimon Peres. Like a good friend Shimon Peres just floated by the negative aspects of Ben Gurion to make him out to be a hero.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Victorious

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2534)
    Performance
    (1566)
    Story
    (1582)

    As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral - even though the ruling council fears he may stage a military coup. His new rank gives him the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. But an even greater alien threat lurks on the far side of the Syndic occupied space.

    matthew says: "A Great Book From a Great Series"
    "Thriller From Beginning to End"
    Overall

    As I needed something to keep me awake in my car for my 10 hour drive to Canada, this book turned out to be the best solution. It kept me alert and awake for the entire trip, and thus safe, without the risk of dosing off as is the habit of long distance drivers.

    This book is highly recommend it for folks who want a thrill as well as those who are piqued by science fiction historical mystery.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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