This was a hilarious book and I loved the author's senser of humor. However, it confirmed for me, once again, that fundamentalist religion of any sort is, at best, very damaging to the individual and, at worst, very dangerous.
If you like this genre and period, this novel is a pleasurable listen. It's a wonderful picture of "downstairs" life at that time. I especially enjoyed the narrator.
If you're interested in WW II this is a great book to add to your reading list. Since it only deals with 1945 it helps the reader understand the results, compromises, and fallout from the Allied win. One can see the makings of world events that came as a result of decisions made at the end of the war. Narration is excellent.
This is awful. I can't finish it because the narration is so bad. He can't even be bothered to learn the Spanish pronunciation of Colombian places. When the city of Cali changes from CAH-lee to Cah-LEE you know what follows isn't going to be good. No doubt the author is going to lose readers because of the poor narration. Sorry about that Mr. Garcia.
I found this story riveting. The strength and endurance of the survivors was amazing. The group that rescued them really had to have a paradigm shift to figure out how to get them out of the valley and it was very creative thinking.
This gave me insight into the Apple and how various products were developed. I found Jobs a fascinating but very flawed person. Isaacson was very honest. Jobs was a jerk on a lot of levels!!
This is tediously written and the narrator is depressed and depressing. It seems to touch on all the stereotypes of the Irish: alcoholism, dysfunctional families, abuse. More than half way into it, I just couldn't take the narrative any more or the constant switching from present to past and the it-might-have-happened-this-way approach. Ugh!
What a riveting true story. My only regret was that I had no photos to look at while listening. Ben McIntyre did a great job of weaving the events together.
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