Book should have been more concise - as it is the book is way to repetitive to be enjoyable.
Maybe. If I really wanted to hear the story. But he certainly is not one of my favourite narrators based on this book. But than again he didn't have much to work with.
Each chapter could have been cut by 50-60%
This is not a story in the conventional sense but simply a collection of anecdotes, each chapter apparently focusing on a new assembly of characters. There appears to be new storyline or character development and listening became pretty tiring after a while (so I never did finish the story). Like sitting at a bar with some guy who insists on telling one pointless story after another.
This is not an 'edge-of-your-seat' adventure story. It's simply the story of one man's journey around the globe. It's not a hard core sailing yarn, so sailing terminology and jargon is kept to a minimum. I found it a bit 'flowery' and over descriptive at first but did get used to the style. I found it a good pleasant listen, but only for those with an interest in sailing stories.
Great story that really helps one understand how things work. This is not an academic treaty but primarily the story of one factory (also many other anecdotes are mentioned) and their relationship with one American company as seen through the eyes of an American intermediary on the ground in china.
A interesting look at the Vietnam war from the perspective of the troops on the ground. I certainly learned a thing or two about what happened on the ground and some of the dilemmas solders at different levels at the hierarchy had to deal with.
Malas and Hawk, the two main protagonists.
Well and clearly spoken while still being able to capture and embody each of the many characters with their own distinct voice.
It's probably not as gripping as some other war books I have read but it still is a good read.
There are many characters to keep track of and it helps to have some understanding of the US army hierarchy. There are some character lists on the Internet that are helpful. Simply google 'Matterhorn character list'.
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