This was a well researched and engaging book. I learned alot about an event that is still mentioned in hushed tones where I live. Whenever the weather gets bad, the old timers always say "It was nothing like the one one in '38" Bravo to the author-- I will seek out other books she has written. The reader was very good as well.
I enjoyed this book very much. Being the son of immigrant parents, I've often wondered what my parents experienced during the war in Europe before they came to America. Like the main characters' parents, mine never wanted to talk about their experiences either. This book offered me a fantasy to ponder. It suggests fascinating possibilities of how "ordinary" people could become quiet, unrecognized heros. It insightfully questions how a person becomes a hero. The book is well written and the characters well developed. One of the best books I've heard.
This is a good travelogue, though more similar to an "Insiders guide" or an "Off the Beaten Path" book. It smacked a bit of a gay cruising guide, buy I got over that quickly; it is Provincetown so you should expect this. Lots of good history and insight. If you have any association with the Cape, I think you'd enjoy reading this book from a wonderful writer.
I won't belabor the audio editting.. it was a distraction, not a show stopper. I enjoy Campbell Scotts' reading of the book, and thought he did a great job. Actors make the best readers, though Kings' own reading in Bag of Bones was surprisingly good!
It was a good story, well researched (Though I must say that MODEMS for the most part are a thing of the past) and well conceived. Kings' own disdain for SUVs, cell phones and iPods is clearly evident.. I felt like I was being lectured to from a bully pulpit. Still the story holds together pretty well.. until the end. I was watching my MP3 player with 4 minutes left to the story and I couldn't imagine a how he would wrap it up in that amount of time. Well, he wrapped it up much like a tree stops an errant car.
A clear and honest insight into the people of Iraq. Well written and read by Ms Garrels. It was helpful to know the face of the true enemy-- Hussein and his cronies, and the people in the middle-- The Iraqi people. A true tragedy on a huge scale brough into focus by a great journalist. Highly recommended.
Very well writtem and equally well read. What I have come to expect from the best audio books. Many interesting historical "facts" that dare to be challenged, but interesting nonetheless. A fine audio book and well worth the time invested in listening.
Wonderful King. Expertly read by DeMunn. DeMunn masters the many character voices and make a very convincing and enjoyable listening experience. King shines. Excellent character development, interesting and twisting story line. Highly recommended!!
A worthwhile book to spend some time with. Maclean's son is the perfect reader for this text. A great detective story, very well written. Highly recommended.
On the whole, an enjoyable listen. I am, of course, a Feynman fan. A brilliant man is well portrayed. Great insight into the way his mind worked.
Copy promises more than it gives. Perhaps the book was too abridged. Fun for armchair sailors. The end left me thinking there should have been something more to it.
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