I usually listen to audiobooks while gardening. I started Last Train to Hiroshima on a day when I had a massive amount to do. This book was so compelling that I got it all done and then some! I could not stop listening. I am a child of the Nuclear age. I worked for a woman who lived through the second blast. She was one of the children how hid in a cave and she was young enough to be so scared she stayed in there for a while after the blast. But I honestly did not comprehend what she walked out of that cave in to until now.Last Train to Hiroshima is well written and well read. It gave me a long needed perspective on the destructive capability of the bombs and the lives of those who were in it.
This book has no comparison. The author's marriage of understanding and compassion with honesty and hindsight is unique. He leaves you to the experience without his opinion making me live more intensely in the moment of their lives. Thus I will never be the same.
This book took me aback, stopped my heart in several places. I did not want to cry but could not help myself. It left me with the question which of these people would I most resemble if it happened again?
This should be standard reading for all college modern History, International Relations majors and all in the nuclear industry.
Shakespeare of course. The recording is shrill and hard to discern at times. It needs some audio re-engineering.
The lords catching each other in their failures...quite funny. I need more Shakespeare in my life.
I do not know.
I do not think I will listen to this recording again as it was so difficult to listen to.
Did not read the print.
Reza finding his friends in prison and the woman who told him her story of exploitation.
Reza of course. He gives the audience perspective and understanding of his slice of Iranian life. I cringed at the brutality, cried at the injustice and fear the replication
of the ideals of the Iranian government over their people. Reza is a human and heroic man!
I was the one I DID listen to in one sitting.
I am old enough to remember these events from the news. I am old enough to be concerned that the same words that Iatola Komani used to gain election are the same words that US leaders used in 2008 and 2012. I pray we are not headed down the same path. Are we going to repeat this history in our nation or learn from it? You decide.
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