I just finished this book after just a few days, and since I started it I've changed to a low-carb diet. In just 4 days, I've lost about 5 pounds! This book isn't a diet book per se, but it does give you reasons on why you should change your diet to be more healthy. Before reading this, I honestly didn't know that the bread and pastries I so loved were what gave me my gut. Now I know and I've cut them out of my diet, and I'm already feeling MUCH better! Read it. Believe it. Follow it.
I have really enjoyed some of Turtledove's other books, but this one was just so-so. I really didn't care about any of the characters and the plot was kind of predictable. Also, it's WAY too drawn-out, even for Turtledove.
I'll admit it, I didn't even finish the whole book. By the middle of part 4, I just couldn't listen any more. Normally, I'd soldier through and finish it just to finish, but I couldn't even do that.
I really enjoyed this book, I read it pretty fast compared to some of the earlier books I read here. This was my first exposure to Herbert and Dune, but I had heard of it when I was younger. I've now got all of the original books and will listen to them soon.
One thing that I did not like in this version is that in some parts, the characters were read by different actors, but at times they were all read by the narrator. This was mildly confusing until I got used to it. The actors for each voice were good and they helped a lot more than a single narrator could.
Overall, an enjoyable time reading it, but don't read this if you don't want to get into the whole series!
I really enjoyed this book. It actually got me back into listening to books after taking a break. It was well-narrated and the narrator did a great job of keeping me interested and also in keeping the characters separated.
A good book about spies back in the bad old days, and my one complaint about any historical fiction book is that I don't know how much money they're talking about! It threw up some curves and I didn't see the ending coming until right before it happened. A very well written book and now I'm going to read even more from le Carre.
A good storybook for parents, but I can't imagine actually reading it to my daughter. A good way to get some laughs and kill a breaktime.
I saw the movie, enjoyed it as a fun movie, but the book is SO much better. It's not just an action movie, it's so much more. I finished this book in about 3 days, much faster than my average 2 weeks per a book this length. It was a great story and the narrator did a great job of keeping it going and keeping my attention. I will admit that if you aren't ready for some philosophical or political discussions, you might get lost during some of the flashbacks to History and Moral Philosophy classes. But they're very well written and narrated.
A great choice, and now I'm gonna go find more Heinlein to read, and I hope it's narrated by James.
A great book. Fun story, likable characters, and really makes you think about it. I have really enjoyed sci-fi movies and TV, but not books so much. This was a great choice (thanks for the recommendation, Dad) and now I'm going to start reading more.
I had always wanted to read Anna Karenina, but was put off by the length. This audio book was the perfect answer. The narrator was very good and she really helped me keep the characters straight, the action moving, and the "pages" turning.
One thing that would be nice would be to have the individual chapters actually bookmarked instead of each "chapter" being about 2 hours with 20 or so chapters included.
I enjoyed the book, not the best, but very good. The narrator really helped keep the book alive with his voice and cadence. This book is actually 3 shorter books, the 2nd being my least favorite. My only complaint was that just as I was getting into the original characters, the story was finished and I had to get to know new ones.
I don't think I'll read the next books in this series, but this was a good buy.
The story is classic, nothing more to say there. The narrator took just a bit to get used to. I wasn't crazy about his voice at first, but after the first 30 minutes or so, I really got to appreciate it how well he brought the story to life. You can't go wrong with this pick.
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