mark twain writes about boys in his day that reminds you of some of the things many boys could/would have done in any era. boys will be boys and once being a boy i found myself deeply engrained in this novel. wasn't the best but right up there.
WHY CAN'T MORE AUTHORS WRITE ABOUT HISTORY LIKE JAMES SWANSON DID? THIS BOOK CONTAINED SO MANY FACTS AND CHARACTERS IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANOTHER BORING HISTORY BOOK. BUT IT KEPT MY INTEREST FROM BEGINNING TO END. VERY WELL DONE. STUDENTS WOULD LOVE HISTORY IF SCHOOL BOOKS WERE WRITTEN IN THIS MANNER.
Stay with it. At the beginning it was slow for me. I was going to put it down, but i like to give everything at least an hour. I also thought about the author and said, "This has got to get better." Better it did. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT.
blah blah blah. Just could not get into this book at all. Just couldn't do it. I'm sorry.
I have read many a chick book and watched many a chick flick but after 2 hours I could not go any further. I may have rated the narrator better but I could not get past the book.
William Hurt is a quality actor but i do not enjoy his efforts as a narrator. I may have given this book 4 stars if not for the narration but i doubt it. I agree this is one of Hemingway's better efforts as an author.
JUST AS WITH BOOK 1 THIS STORY STARTS TOO SLOW. THE AUTHOR SPENDS TOO MUCH TIM REVIEWING BOOK 1. ONCE HE IS DONE WITH THIS I WOULD GIVE THE BALANCE OF THE BOOK 4 STARS. BECAUSE OF THE LENGTHY REVIEW I GIVE IT 3 TO 3.5 STARS.
USUALLY THE MOVIE DOES NOT DO THE BOOK ANY JUSTICE, BUT IN THIS CASE I MUCH PREFER THE MOVIE. I GIVE THIS BOOK 3 OR 3.5 STARS BECAUSE IT IS A LITTLE DRY. THE PREMISE IS VERY GOOD HOWEVER.
THE BOOKS THAT I GAVE 4 STARS TO, I WAS BEING A LITTLE GENEROUS. I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO GIVE 3.5 STARS
BOOK 6 OF THE 6 BOOK SERIES IS VERY GOOD BUT IS THE WEAKEST OF THE SERIES. MR. DeMILLE IN AN INTERVIEW SAID THIS WOULD BE THE BEST OF THE SERIES BUT I HAVE TO STRONGLY DISAGREE.
all u.s. history students should be required to read this. just an amazing look into this great country.
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