Virginia | Member Since 2012
My wife and I play lyrical poetry like this every night on an iPhone till we slumber. Better than any pill. And NOT cause it's boring. Far from it--it's hypnotic. Wonderfully read. Nice masculine poems that girls will also love.
I'm a Heinlein fan, but this book wasn't as good as I remembered. Comes off as something of a sci-fi civics lesson. Too much of the always-heavy handed author intrusion making his political points. Its not offensive, as some reviewers seem to conceive, but it is nearly boring. The narrative is sparse, the lectures endless. Now, the production is bad; just bad. The voice is fine, but the very frequent editing and re-recording is painful to hear. The voice is professional, but the production quality is just terrible.
This extremely well written and well narrated historical novel seemed light on history at first. I mean, how could the author (or anybody) know that much about the Roman Counsel Cicero? Well, thanks to Cicero being a blabbermouth, and thanks to his faithful slave inventing a huge working shorthand system, we know just about everything about Cicero, and so will you when you listen to this great work. Emotionally rich, lip smackingly satisfying. Makes me want to read more about the Roman Republic.
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