I'm not sure as my life just doesn't have time for a good long read anymore. Not to say that it wouldn't be even better but just not for us that have discovered Audible as a modern indispensable option in their busy lives. I listen often and found this book because of George Guidall's narration right up there in my favorite narrators list.
I'd say that this listen is for those that appreciate attention to detail and authors that not only write well but take the time to contextualize their works. Painting the verbal picture is definitely one of Pressfields strengths. This might not be for those who would rather a story flow or move at a faster pace. At the same time, for a story whose ending we all know, I enjoyed every minute of it. There is a long list of life insights presented in ways that for folks like me will enjoy the insights and potential lessons sewn throughout.
War, stupidity, honor, death, courage beyond comprehension, insanity, loyalty, arrogance, duty, sorrow and so much more. Told in away that puts it all within the grasp of your minds eye. Even while you know you'll never know. Honor these men by listening to their story. Be taken to their time and place by a narrator of exceptional talent and amazing skill. This story was a honor to find and listen to and to be able to Highly Recommend!
It's all there for you to enjoy. No, it's not for everyone. You'll need to enjoy biographies, politics and of course from a literary standpoint war. But the insights into the early years of one of the most colorful lives of the 20th Century is so interesting and entertaining I can't see how you could be disappointed. The big bonus comes in the form of the narrator who can easily be imagined as Winston himself.
Characters, plot twists, action, relationships etc. I so enjoy a good listen with an exceptional narrator to boot. Highly recommend!
I've enjoyed this series and hope you will to but in all fairness there are times when the build up to action is so very detailed as to make you antsy for something more significant to occur. Understand I'm not an action junky and I appreciate attention to detail, character and plot development but be aware there will be times your just waiting for the next plot movement.
While I am being a bit cautionary it in no way should be taken as a bash. I've already bought Book 4 and will press play the moment I finish this rating.
I've read/listened to my fair share of dystopian zombie focused books. Which for the first cut the corn niblets off the cob being careful to cut as close to the cob as possible. 4 or 5 I kept asking myself "Why the hell are you still reading the stuff". The answer is John Ringo. I smile, laugh out loud and enjoy his style of writing so much I'm hooked and will be reading his entire portfolio. Tristan Morris is a terrific voice for the myriad of characters he brings to life and he's got the broadest grip on dialects I've listened to and I've listened to over 500 books.
You won't be returning this book. - Cheers
The insights shared into who Mary Anne was, what she believed in, what she accomplished, how she chose to look at and live her life. Certainly this book is something most adults can benefit from by gaining more life insights from this remarkable woman's perspective.
Not for me.
As someone who has experienced first hand a very similar experience watching my mothers final journey. I feel blessed and honored to be able to revisit that journey along with the author as he retells what this personal experience meant for him and his family. Not being a "everyone should" kind of person I still feel comfortable stating that there is plenty for everyone to touch and be touched by in this wonderful book.
I would with the caveat that they understand what I found out. While the story is of interest on it's own I feel that the author did exactly what he sights in his recounting as a undesirable trait. That of building up a good story to a point of where it doesn't match the importance, hype or magnitude of what actually occured. "The most incredible rescue mission of WWll" hardly. Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" now that story fits and surpasses all the verbal hype you can use to describe that story.
Probably not unless I could research it better next time
Ok but should have probably let someone with more range have this one.
Absolutely not. He beat the hell out of everything the story could have possible offered.
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