This is a great account of the history of Hannibal's campaign. A lot of research went into the work. It is narrated well.
I have always been a Jefferson fan and have read much about him. Barton does a superb job of refuting the myths and lies the public chooses to believe after so many years. The Founding Fathers were certainly not perfect men but clearly Jefferson has been slandered. Thanks for publishing this work. Narration is good.
Hesitant at first because I have read a few versions of the Battle of Gettysburg, this work strikes me as the best one yet. The author treats all the major sub-battles with perfect detail (but not extreme detail if you know what I mean). I gained a much better appreciation for the entire battle and the realization of how close the Union came to losing. This was truly a turning point in history. The narrator is superb.
This is one of the best fantasies I have read in some time. I am kept guessing at how this whole incredible epic will unfold. The author is brilliant. The narrator has an uncanny ablilty to portray so many different voices yet precisely remember them when they reappear later in the story. Highly recommended and very entertaining.
This book is concise, accurate, riveting and flows nicely. The author has done magnificent research and portrays this trajedy in accurate context. He also dispells the earlier myths and exaggerations of the publics understanding of the events. This work explains many of the details of the significant mistakes and decisions that lead the Donner Party to their entrapment in the Sierras. But from there the author clearly lays out the trials and tribulations of their four and a half month horror and the reader learns they simply did what they had to do to survive. This book made me feel a part of the experience. What a tribute to the pioneering spirit that helped settle our West. I cannot pray over my meals or at my bedside without pausing to reflect my own blessings of food, warmth, and shelter. The narrarator does a fine job. Some reviews are simply too critical and expect perfection. The narration flows nicely.
I have now listened to this book about four times. It is amazing in its enlightenment of becoming aware. It does not contradict with any religious belief. Singer simply explains the truth about ourselves and our minds. The miracle of life is truly the center of his thesis. Living life one second at a time. The truths discussed have been discovered and taught by others but Michael Singer seems to be able to relate it and teach it very simply. It is much like a book on Physics. These are simply laws of the universe and not opinion. The narrator Peter Berkrot does an excellent job...so good I assumed I was listening to the author since Berkrot speaks as if he is an expert teaching and not a narrator reading.
The narrator made me think he was Halsey, or Nimitz, or whomever. He sounded like someone from the WWII period, if one could describe that. The book however is tremendous and well researched. The author thoroughly researched the four main Admirals and you truly come to know them. I learn a lot about sea battles and tactics. The account is very honest in dealing with the good and bad decisions made on both sides.
By far the best version of John Brown and the Harpers Ferry raid I have ever read. Much better detail. The author puts the raid in context with the times and in relation to several other catalytic events that preceded the Civil War. I am well read on the Civil War but learn quite a bit from this story. Great narration which is key to all auidobooks!!
I have always loved the movie but the book is far better. When you realize Margret Mitchells grandparents and their generation lived through the war and reconstruction you really get engulfed in the story. It is an excellent account of the old South, how the war affected everyone, and how difficult the reconstruction period was. There is no defense of the Old South, just a great story of what it was like, the culture, the beliefs, etc. The attack on Atlanta must have been harrowing to live through and Mitchell's relatives did and have clearly passed on their experiences to her. The story of course is excellent but you can better understand the story though the characters and the experience which cannot be separated. Ashley Wilkes is clearly the Old South and totally unable to adapt to any other life style. He is failed and weak as was the old culture...it was doomed to fail eventually. An enjoyable but tragic love story and an excellent education.
Steven King is a master writer and story teller. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat most of the time because you just cannot figure out what is going to happen. There are many conspiracies about the JFK assassination, which one is King going to use? He does his own research and the story is much like a historical fiction with time travel thrown in. But you will not be able to guess the ending. The romantic part is fabulous. The whole story is thrilling and adventurous. But Craig Wasson! He should get an Oscar or something. He was wonderful at all the characters. He is excellent and dramatic. What an outstanding story and narrated by a Class A narrator!
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