only to an avid Ghosh fan.
It seemed contrived.
Yes I have and he is consistently good, especially in a book with many characters.
please no more on this story line.
Compared to Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke, Glass Palace, Hungry Tide, Circle of Reason had a less steady hand on the plot. The characters were thinner and less compelling: I gladly said goodbye to them at the end. In contrast, I have grieved for my own loss at the sound of "audible hopes you have enjoyed this content" (or turned the last page, in some cases) for all the other Ghosh titles.
Gwynne provides an unsanitized history of the rise and fall of Comanche tribes in Texas and Oklahoma. It weaves together the biographies of Comanche, settler, buffalo hunter and military men (and a few women) in an engaging account. It is less scholarly (and shorter) than Powers' Killing of Crazy Horse, but is a good companion to that book nonetheless.
Killing of Crazy Horse and Destiny Disrupted--historical accounts that challenge stereotypical notions of the histories of peoples and provide what many of our educations left out.
The narrator should stick to voicing insurance advertisements. His voice seemed inappropriate to this work and took away from the listening experience.
optimism is not a rational notion
Not the whole thing. However, I learned a lot and will look for other reads and listens to explore in greater detail some of the people and events covered in Destiny Disrupted.
There were a few--most often the retelling of history from a perspective fresh to me. Especially some of the events of colonial history in south Asia and the Levant.
21 hours? are you nuts?
Ansary may be the exception to the rule that authors should not read their own works. His tone reminded me of sitting around a family table listening to stories.
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