At times- its a little harder to skip through pages of very descriptive killing. I did that reading a different translation. The Iliad, as beautiful as it is, can be quite long winded.
The character arch types of Hector and Achilles. One fights for honor and defending his people. One fights for revenge and glory. Both become famous. Both die in the same war. It sends a message of means over the ends. Its the journey not the destination. It highlights human nature and makes me question who I am and what I want to be.
Hector speech about the inevitability of death and encouragement to fight. It reminded me of the Braveheart freedom speech. Braveheart may have borrowed from it.
Yes. It's just good story telling. The old war chief by the fire place can not be beat. Everyone has something to learn from stories such as these.
Marcus.. His cursing delivered both humor and honesty in a way no formality can do.
He carries the tone well.
Worth your time.
The behind the scenes challenges of a child star told with absolute brutal honesty. It took balls to throw this all out there.
His tone adds to the story as he mimics how people talk to him. If communication is 90 percent how you say it-- he just added 90 %. His impression of Michael Jackson was superb.
Thanks for throwing is all out there Corey!
Will Patton really delivered on this performance. He took me to that river. I killed a man.
The Road-- while the road is a bit more disturbing, the element of survival, dark narrative, and descriptive language is a fitting match.
What is not to like.
To my great surprise, out of the 39 books I have finished this year, Deliverance was the best-- powerful descriptive language worthy of anyones time. The movie does not compare
Lower list but essential. It is a must "sometime"
I started the paper version of the book atleast five times. The hatchery part always killing my buzz for whatever reason. The audio brought me through, and it was well worth the time.
Yeah, maybe. It has a nice flow to it and flirts with mans two favorite subjects-- love and death.
How humor can be found in even the most bitterly ugly circumstances.
Augustus-- he is a thinker.
Worth the time.
Pathfinder or Past Watch-- time travel.
Great accents, yet able to be easily understood.
You can't go wrong with Koontz. You just can't.
Serious topics are rarely ever explored and expressed with humor while retaining value and meaning. You will laugh and take something worth while from this speech.
Extended families, being kind-- there is a lot worth remembering.
It was just plane old engrossing scifi. Easy to loose yourself in a different world. Even one with odd characters such as these. Brings up ethical and cultural issues in a unique way.
Not sure. I just couldn't listen long to the narrator without daydreaming about something else. I think it was delivery more than substance but cant be sure. Maybe this book just wasn't for me.
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