This book was supposed to be a collection of Chomsky's articles. I guess that this is technically correct, but you will find the collection is very repetitive. After you have heard one article you have heard them all.
Pass on this. Read Nemesis instead. That was worth the time.
I wouldn't recommend it. It was something I got on sale, but I wouldn't threaten my credibility by recommending it.
It could have justified a follow up, but the one the author wrote was AWFUL.
I really enjoyed the description of life in Germany before, during and after the war. I found it fascinating that this man was in Hitlers bunker at the end, and his description of events is memorable.
This guys voice would bore you if he was reading Penthouse Forum. He is monotone and just plain bites.
Even if you disagree with the man, you have to respect him. If you are a believer in the unbelievable you should listen to his arguments and see if there is something there.
I used to say that Truman was the last noble soul in American politics. I changed that to say Bob Gates holds that title. But more than that, there were times where I was laughing outloud and times where I got choked up listening to this. I lived through these times, and from the day Rummy left and Gates came in I felt there was someone looking after me. As someone waaaay down the food chain, I knew that Gates cared and would do anything in his power to get me and everyone else in uniform home safe.
You should read this book.
His honesty. The man worked his heart out.
Its in the middle. But what I loved about it was that it tracked very closely the books on Roman history that I have read, but made that history come to life in a way that I remembered the facts.
You could write a John Wells novel on toilet paper and I am going to read it. This is my favorite character in the genre. I will likely listen again on my runs.
If you haven't listened to Guidall, do yourself a favor: START NOW! He is hands down the best voice on audible.
I just love Vinnie Doudo.
As the descendant of people who left the British Isles this book spoke to me. I liked the characters, but more than that, I liked who it showed the evolution of American culture. The British Culture my forefathers left was rigid and not worth emulating. America for all of its simplicity and "awe shuckness" is a wonderful place that has much less pretense than Britain. This book paints the differences between the self made millionaires of America and the poor upper crust of Britain in the 1900s.
A plot would have improved this book immensely. The narrator could have tried to use some basic inflection or varied pace as well.
The author could have created characters that were interesting.
The first book in this series was good. But like the fat kid who tries to make the team on the strength of his superstar older brother, this one gets you to buy the book based on your liking of the first book. This book is tough to make it through all the way. In fact, if you make it, I will give you a medal.
this is not up there with Flashman or Mr. American, but it was interesting. It is the persona memoirs of a man who suffered through life in combat. Combat, which he explained so well is 99% parts fighting the elements and boredom and 10% fighting the enemy. It is amazing to see how the world over, soldiers are the same. They spend their time discussing and worrying about trvial things while they are in the process of making history. Something never change. This could have been written by a Roman solider 2,000 years ago and it would have been almost the same book and just as enjoyable.
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