The book has some exaggeration in the account of events but overall it is a must read audiobook. A beautiful story and surprising ending.
Very dull interview. I like Michael Crichton's books, but this interview is not worth the free download.
Though the book is extraordinarily long, the autor and the narrator keep you interested in the plot. At first I was very disapointed believing Robert Littel was making up absurd theories on the international intelligence agencies (e.g. post-war relationship between CIA and the german SS agents) but after talking to history professors I found out that this book was actually very well researched. Well worth the 2 credits.
This books is organized as a series of short stories intertwined into a longer text. Actually, there is no purpose for so many short stories – the story as a whole does not add up to a great, ingenious plot. There are a few witty parts but mostly a series of dull catastrophic/futuristic narratives. Cant say I enjoyed listening to it as I did the other books of this great author.
Indeed this is a 5 star audiobook.
'The Slave' is an utmost interesting reading. Mr. Singer's accounts of the bondage created in adverse times by this 'unorthodox couple' sheds lights on modern day relationships as well. His picture of the state of life in Poland 300 years ago is a revelation. The lessons in 'The Slave' are applicable to everyone - rescuing the mankind within, struggling to keep the faith while those considered 'faithful' do not present us good reasons to do so and finding human goodness despite everything.
The narrators are almost impeccable - wish they had narrated other audiobooks.
There are some very poignant parts and some very funny ones as well in this audiobook. The narration is fabulous and the perspectives of an insider on the Manhattan Project make of this audiobook a must read for autobio afficionados.
Sedaris is a reasonable comedian in a poorly organized audiobook. There are few good jokes. Cant really recommend this one...
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