This is a book you will want to listen to several times. What is there to learn comes in several layers. The narrator does a very good job. Both entertaining and insightful, this is well worth the money or the credits.
The full Royal Flash (1975) movie starring Malcolm McDowell as Flashman and Oliver Reed as Bismarck can be found on YouTube but make sure you first listen to this magnificent audiobook. Flashman at his best!
Imbecile and totally implausible plot, flat stereotyped characters, pretentious first voice style. Maybe acceptable for UK tabloid readers, non discerning teenagers and as a basis for a B movie script. Good narration talent wasted on this but one has to live.
Learning history and the fine art of sound realism in a beautifully narrated epic novel.that P.G.Wodehouse would have loved to write.
A good cast of characters and an interesting story although a lot is left untold until the end when the main character - a thief - summons all others - including a couple of police inspectors - to a Poirot-style grandiose finale where all is revealed.
While this type of ending worked beautifully for Agatha Christie's beginning of the XX century master detective stories, here it completely destroys the necessary suspension of disbelief.
A great, solid build-up thriller sprinkled with humor and with a fine cast of characters. If you like the Butcher's Boy series, Strip or Metzger's Dog you'll surely like this one.
Michael Kramer is the perfect narrator.
This is not the usual compilation of generalities feel-good-you-can-really-do-it-believe-in-yourself blah-blah-blah but actually an usable plan of action with very good information.
The narration is very professional and conveys and reinforces the spirit of the work.
... on Amazon and besides the one he talks about ad nauseam in this one there is none. I am not surprised.
I liked the author's style and what he had to say. That took about 16 minutes in this 7 hours and 16 minutes recording. The rest is a filler. I guess nobody is going to spend a credit on a 16 minutes audio book so the author felt the need to go on (and on) to a more comercially acceptable length. A pervasive problem in "how-to" books.
and in fact the author has nothing else to add to it. The substance of the core message is okay if it is left at that but it isn't. C. Northcote Parkinson postulated that work expands to fill the available time. This author has obviously too much free time.
This is an historical narrative that reads like a thriller and makes one feel we are living the events but at the same time allows us to understand them from a broader and deeper perspective. I wish all history books were like this! Great narration to boot!
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