More depth and less over-the-top diversity
He was okay.
Disappointment in how long it could go without digging as deeply as it needed to
This book makes an extended effort to describe the thoughts and motives of enemy leaders and their underlings, while also trying to clarify domestic and continental influences / causes. This book provides a hallmark depiction of World War II.
It was a British man who narrated this book and his handling of English was excellent, meaning I could listen to him for hours, as long as he veered away from German names. Problems appeared whenever he tried to say any kind of German name - even the really easy ones - and just plundered his way through. In the second half of the book, the names got thicker and their mispronunciations got to the point of distraction. How bad was it? Even "Isar" stumped him. It's a good book though and deserves to be re-recorded with a defter handle on German names. Again, the narrator was excellent for English overall and I would consider any other work of his for non-German topics.
The first third of the book dwells too much on feelings. The second third gets into the nitty-gritty of the impact on the author's life due to many external things. The final third gets into some new ground and is worth the effort to reach. This title is very much worthwhile because it tries to build a complete circle of cause and effect in a distinct manner.
It just kept going and going with pertinent content. I was pleasantly surprised.
Just get this book.
New concepts on familiar topics
Too many to mention
Far, far, WAY better
The reading horrified me.
Get someone else to read this fine work.
Yes, and that's unusual for me as I have a voracious appetite for new audio content.
If you've ever seen the original Ghostbusters movie and recall the see-through green creatures munching on things, then this is what I think was being described by the author in some coffee shop.
The book itself was excellent, but the hours-long radio-show-like commentary after the book was even better. I think the commentary part is exclusive to the audiobook and it involves three or four friends, including the author.
I was extremely pleased to have found a title which really stands out from the abundant, mushy, lookalike crowd out there in this category.
I believe that this title will become a thought-leader for its category soon. It deserves it. The ebook is currently available to Kindle Unlimited customers for free, so if you're on the fence and belong to KU, then check it out that way, but the author's own reading is great. Again, the post-book commentary is something not to miss, so, if you can afford it, just go for the audiobook. To the author: GREAT JOB!
Take any concept that you value and imagine someone telling you that it doesn't matter because it doesn't exit, then repeat that process for 95 minutes, and you have the content of this title. What I don't understand is how there are so many favorable reviews for this title, unless...
The monotone voice really wore me down. I was hoping for a lot more detail, but that was dashed once I realized the book was written by an actual CIA employee, so it was heavily stripped of essentials, likely due to security. I expected much more.
I strongly recommend this book. There were so many topics which I hadn't ever considered, such as the wave of lawsuits that could happen and which parties could be impacted. Law enforcement... wow... I plan to listen to it again as it was that good. For me, that's rare.
It was a quick story and was interesting to listen to. I wish it could only have been longer.
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