This classic tale is full of interest, suspense and adventure that you will find quite enjoyable. Furthermore, it is read by one of the best dramatic readers who brings the characters to life with perfect accents.
I like history and Charlton Griffin's reading. It is also very interesting to hear an historical account written by someone who was actually there (Xenophon).
When after winning their part of the battle, but finding out that the battle in general was lost, they did not panic or surrender but maintained their formations and marched solidly out.
Xenophon, who narrates the story as a firsthand witness and participant.
Ten thousand men, through two thousand miles of enemies.
The story was by no means dry, but neither was it very exciting. I would say that it was on the positive side of interesting.
The part of this that I listened to is a great story, exciting and well-written: about a third of the way through I had to stop because I couldn't tolerate the continued use of harsh profanity (e.g. the "f" word). Anyone who is concerned about this should be advised. In this context it would be nice to have an edited version.
This mystery story is interesting and enjoyable for the most part, but it is sometimes slow. It also lacks the intensity and depth of characters that one sees in works by other mystery writers like Conan-Doyle or Christie. All things considered, not bad, but not spectacular.
This exciting sequel picks up immediately where "Kidnapped" left off, continuing the adventure of David Balfour and his good friend Alan Breck Stewart. In this novel, however, the author combines a story of cliffhanger romance with his trademark style of high adventure. As for the reader, David Case (aka Frederick Davidson), he is, as always, the best man for the job. Not only are his dramatization and voice differentiation unparalleled, but he is a master of the Scottish, English and French accents with which the story abounds.
Louis L'amour's stories are always the best. Listening to this story, furthermore, is not like listening to a story, it is like watching a movie, or even better, like actually being on the scene. The story starts by establishing deep personal foundations under the characters, and proceeds to build excitement and suspense to a peak. This program also includes a bonus hour (after 2+ hours of the story) about the making of the audio, and concludes with some personal time with the author himself speaking: the late Louis L'amour. If there is anything disappointing about this, it is that there are not more like it available, NOW.
The story of Huck Finn of course is about a (teenage?) boy in the mid-1800's who takes off down the Mississippi River on a raft in the company of a runaway slave, Jim. They have some adventures and Mark Twain's ingenious satire adds flavor to it besides. As for the reader, not only does he have the perfect voice for Huck Finn, but his ability to create different kinds of voices is phenomenal.
This is a review for Parts I and II. By romantic I'm talking about adventurous -- yet for all the thrill of fictional adventure in this tale, the last part of the 3 Musketeers series, the author balances it out with tragedies that make it a more realistic and thus more respectable work. It is an exciting but sad tale, faced paced and multi-fasceted from the beginning -- and all things considered, the listener can be satisfied with it. And finally, the reader is the perfect reader for this story.
First of all the reader is magnificent, especially for reading history. He has the perfect intonation for every event and statement and is miraculous in his mood creation. Second, the story of Alexander is amazing not only for the history it recounts but for its revelation of the character of Alexander, the man. Someone who has no interest in military tactics or history may find it dry, but otherwise you will love it.
This is the sequal to the 3 Musketeers, and although it takes just a bit to get started, once it picks up speed it is quite an exciting story with several different things going on simultaneously to keep you fascinated. Also, Frederick Davidson is the perfect reader for this story, with his knowledge and dramatization of the French.
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