The reading was dry
grace from God is not meant to be cheap grace.
It was dry, fast, like his attitude is too matter of factually..
More in-depth study. Although there were quite a bit of References that were great about the Romans, There was NOT enough studies on the Israelis. Even though he talks about the Tanakh at the beginning of the book, he clearly only refers to the Torah, and completely disregards both the Nevi'im, and the Kethuvim. Also, he completely disregards the Talmud (a/k/a: the Babylonian Talmud) which is primarily what the Pharisees were following at that time. It's clear to see that O'Reilly, and Dugard spent less than a year in research for this book. The only reason that I give it two stars is because people will be introduced to Jesus, and (hopefully) be given the incentive to dig deeper. Considering that I was brought to Jesus through "Jesus Christ, Superstar", that's not saying much.
Let's just say that I'm debating about getting his WWII book when it comes out. He's reduced the entire time of Jesus into the O'Reilly Factor.
The author was the narrator, thus making it sound more like the O'Reilly Factor.
I learned a little about Roman history, but I'm sure I could have gotten it better from Gibon, and / or Josephus.
This is 6 hours that I'll never get back.
His chapter on his 5 string open G tuning was worth the price of admission alone. Very informative, insightful, and (as a guitarist) inspiring. It was nice to know that I managed to F**K Up my life with the best of them, and that I'm not alone.
Outside of Keith (which is why I bought the audio book in the first place), probably Woodie (Ron Wood). Both incredible on guitar.
Lets face it, Jack Sparrow (by all accounts) was Keith Richards, and they've been kindred spirits ever since.
LIFE of a Stone, a guitarist, a junkie, and a person.
I just genuinely enjoyed this book. It's interesting to know how some of the Stones songs came to be written. I'd rate it a strong R, but I don't regret listening to it. From the first chapter, you know that you're in for a bumpy ride, so fasten your seat belts.
The tension and the conflict of the characters. The good vs. evil plot.
The battle between Susan and White.
The peak of the Susan vs. White battle
No. I always like to savor a good book.
Kevin King is an excellent narrator.
I was 8 years old when he died, and I remember quite a bit about the Kennedy Assassination, but the detail of this book is amazing. The research, and detail is amazing. As is the case on the O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly's narration is very good. This is a MUST LISTEN Book for anyone who is intrigued by the history of that time. Even though Mr. O'Reilly doesn't go into the countless theories of "who really did it", he does introduce in great detail JFK's enemies, and there is quite an extensive list. The assassination is based on the traditional Warren theory, but it is pointed out after the theory is given that there are countless other theories not brought up in this book.
Jackie Kennedy for the bravery and tenacity that I never knew about her until now during those last hours with her husband.
This fits in extremely well with his book "Killing Lincoln" because of the many similarities to Lincoln, and Kennedy that Mr. O'Reilly points out. I sincerely hope that he continues these excellent Historical Books as especially now at a time when history books are going through so much of a change in the United States. His no spin style of reporting history is very refreshing.
The aftermath of the assassination, and the bravery that Jackie showed, and her love and concern for her husband.
"Killing Lincoln" should be read first, then "Killing Kennedy". This was stated by the author, and I agree. But "Killing Kennedy" is more than a sequel. In reality, it could stand alone on it's merits. But a true fan of JFK will naturally be interested in Lincoln, and therefore will want to read both books anyway. EVERY HISTORIAN should read BOTH books.
This with "Roots of Obama's Rage" is the film 2016, but more in-depth.
David is just a natural when it comes to reading. He's very good.
Obama wants to decolonize (destroy capitalism) in America through his founding fathers (Alinsky, Ayers, Wright, Jones, and his father).
Every American should read D'Souza's 2 books or (at least) see the film "2016".
Revealing, Courageous, Warning.
The way that the individuals involved managed to defect, and how they had to live prior to that defection.
A very good narration. She read it as if she were the one that wrote the book. For a minute there, I thought it was the auther that was reading the book.
The Great Deception.
This should be required reading for All Americans to remind them of the freedoms that we continue to have in this country in spite of the current administration.
In my case, it Would be very difficult for the audio to be worse than the book, as I have an orbit & sinus fracture to my Right eye & sinuses. It's not impossible to read, but reading any great length of time gives me a headache.
This book makes a great aftermath to books like,
It was as riveting as any Cussler, Patterson, or Clancy novel, but also had great historical background.
Sound quality bad (why I dropped a star in rating), and breaks were not related to new chapter (i.e.: If you moved it to the next chapter, it would be in the middle of a chapter, and didn't say Chapter 1, or Chapter 2, etc.). The performance itself was really good, but presentation also counts.
In historical spy fiction, and espionage, this ranks #1 with the 12th Imam. It is part of a series. This is a Great listen.
He is great at differentiating the different characters. The only thing I regret is that Joel, himself, couldn't read the book (his work puts high demands on him).
The whole book is one roller coaster ride from beginning to end, but what got me was when Iran was ready to attack Israel, and Prime Minister Naphtali asked for aid from President Jackson (0bama?), Jackson refuses, get angry at the CIA for waking him up,
(possible spoiler alert)
and then after Israel defends themselves, Jackson threatens Israel, and the CIA. Jackson is clearly a very weak, yet narcissistic leader.
Liberals will not like this book. Also, Muslims will probably not like this book. Conservatives, Christians, and Jews (especially Messianic) will love it. If you are liberal, or Islamic, you must read the book with an open mind. Also, it's best if you read / listen to
Someone that enjoys readings from someone that reads like reading a textbook.
How Hitler managed to weasel himself into power
As stated before, he sounded like he was reading a textbook. His reading was dry.
What should have sparked anger, sparked apathy.
Fortunately I got the book on sale, so I would say that I got my money's worth, but I may end up buying the book on kindle (if available). The Computerized voice seems more exciting.
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