The stories offered by Webb are as insightful and interesting as anything I've read.
Webb's own voice offers background into each chapter and even some bonus stories and explanation throughout the book. This was unexpected and unlike anythng in my audible library.
The narrator sounded inexperienced.
The stories shared were exactly the sort of thing I was searching for; however, the writing was a distraction. Had it not been for the unique features of this audible version I would have retired from this book within the first 2 hours.
Not necessarily. The context should will be admired by any history lover. The format shouldn't influence the literature.
"The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity" Very similar context and insight. This book does offer a few more recent anecdotes.
Yes. The stories and history were fantastic. I couldn't hear it fast enough; in fact, there were times I found myself slowing my commute in order to hear more!
Karen White's performance was tolerable. I nearly gave up on the book but ultimately was glad I didn't. This was the first time in nearly 200 audible books that I adjusted the "treble" on my stereo settings to cut the sharpness from her voice. There were enough female characters throughout the book to warrant a woman performer but this book certainly could have supported a male performer too.
With Mrs. Clinton's recent announcement to run for office in 2018 I kept thinking about the reaction they will have with future Residence staff in the event of her victory. I imagine it will be a much colder reception then the first time. If that's possible.
Yes, the behind the scenes insight was fun. This book has is a unique production. Really enjoyed the few instances where Love offered some insight into an Obama exchange which led to an excerpt from a speech the current President made. That alone was worth the 6 hr listen.
The behind the scenes with Obama although I was expecting more to be included. The book is about 65% Obama relationship and 35% Love's life. Be prepared and you won't be disappointed.
Pretty clear he's not a professional performer. At times his unprofessional presentation was distracting.
The content was decent but after an hour and a half of listening I was ready to take a break from the narration.
At times it was difficult to follow the timeline of events. The story was told in chronological order; however, it broke from the timeline periodically.
Love spoke too much about his childhood basketball experience.
He's certainly an interesting man with a unique story. This book is worth your time.
I pre-ordered this book months ago and had been eagerly anticipating it's arrival ever since. Needless to say, my expectations were high. I was ultimately disappointed because, in my opinion, No Hero lacked depth and emotion. While listening and writing this review I tried not to compare Owen's two books to one another. In fact, No Hero is similar in content to The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander although not as good. This in no way diminishes my admiration for Mark Owen for the things he has accomplished and I will continue to look for coverage about his journey in the news and online.
Owen's first book is my all time favorite and I for that I will continue to buy every book he ever writes.
He had a fine performance but the content wasn't there. His voice and consistency deserves another listen.
YES, but there needs to be more!
As I was listening to this book I found myself wondering much how the Government editorial process affected his writing. It seemed like a watered down version of what he was trying to say.
Rinella knows Buffalo!
There were some aspects surrounding the history were the facts had been lost with time and Rinella used his best judgement and expertise to fill in the gaps. That's not something I typically enjoy in non-fiction. These parts were minimal and didn't take away from the facts.
As he described the kill and butchering I was sickened; however, after his explanation about being a responsible advocate for the buffalo I felt more like a hypocrite for being a meateater.
I made some initial judgments and had preconceived notions about hunters before reading the book. I was wrong, to Rinella's credit he is not a stereotypical hunter.
Perhaps one of the most informative books I've listened to. This book truly opened my eyes to so many aspects of the past decade. There's a brief and informative lesson on Islam, a lesson on the inner workings of terrorism, and a peek behind the curtain of the sometimes sleezy CIA and the agencies of counter-terrorism.
His pronunciation of names and places within the text was extremely helpful. Had I read the book, there would have been a disconnect as I would have undoubtedly struggled with the language.
I was in awe anytime the CIA was mentioned. From Storm's narrative they operate much like you'd imagine, dark and shadowy, but seldom hear about in the first person. TOTALLY AWESOME!
Terrorists, and often the people chasing them, are disgusting. I can't believe this really happened!
Not necessarily. Finkel did a fine job with the narration however his performance didn't add anything exceptional to the story.
During the opening statements of the trial the description of the bodies was sickening. I have never felt so disgusted by a book. That being said, I eagerly finished the book.
To hear, in his voice, the explanation from his previous firing was interesting.
If only this book was a work of fiction. Longo is scum and I felt filthy after listening to his story. I've never had this gut turning reaction to any book.
Wishing for more!
Meyer Lansky, was a fascinating person. His daughter certainly has an interesting perspective of the legend.
There's more to the Legend.
Having just finished American Desperado, prior to this listen, I was waiting for Lansky's view on how the stepson was murdered.
The stories were interesting but I felt Van Zandt was holding back the most interesting cases for the next volume. Would have better as an unabridged version.
Not in my opinion.
I was glad to have heard the stories he offered but felt disappointed afterward.
New information or stories that can't be found in similar books.
Disappointment. The majority of the book was a re-telling of previous documented stories. Then the ending was a few hours of pure speculation on what "could have been" after the the attacks in Benghazi.
I returned this book.
Robin Bloodworth's performance definitely sets the audio version apart from the print.
Being my first listen of a serial killer I can't make that comparison.
Bloodworth's voices and accents allow the listener to distinguish between the characters. The voice of "Gacy" is chilling. This was Bloodworth's first performance in my library, it most certainly will not be the last. Incredible.
Wait for the DVD!
I was drawn in immediately upon starting the audio and I could not wait to turn it back on. After the trial began I found myself wanting to skip ahead. At times there are aspects of the trial that are redundant and mundane.
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