Churchill's writing leaves little to be desired in painting a magnificent narrative of an epic time, people and events. This book and its sequels should fascinate and delight all readers, young and old, who enjoy a good tale, masterfully told. Most of the players are long gone, but they live again through Churchill's eyes and words. Yet, the essential Churchill is reveled in very personal commentary and anecdotes. Here is Churchill arguing with Stalin and nearly getting his feet burned by an aircraft heater while flying over the Atlantic. Don't miss these books!!
The reader(s) are truly wonderful - clear and lively, as if listening to the actual characters.
Great dialects, pacing, inflection and drama.
Mark Twain's writings speak for themselves but this performance truly brings these wonderful stories to life.
What a hoot! Absolutely fascinating tale of perfect people struggling against the forces of greed and corruption. Pure goodness against pure evil - sounds a bit contrived and a far too easy a setup for any kind of meaningful plot - yet, this tale kept me enthralled for hours and hours. Perhaps I just couldn't wait to hear what fantastic new and improved product was going to be invented next to save the day.
If you've seen the TV show, the book doesn't add much and has too much repetition of Cesar's basic approach. If you haven't seen the show, Cesar's way is well explained and the examples are fascinating insights into dog/human behavior. You and your dog will benefit, although it will take some work on everyone's part, at least enough to justify reading this book.
I had hoped for a thorough review of the place of pi in our understanding of the world, it's use throughout mathematics and science. But, alas, all I got was a basic human history of pi, evidently gleaned from a few other histories. the "pi on the side" asides became annoying, repetitive, and difficult to link to the main text. For audio "readers" the recitation of numbers and formulas may be too diffficult to hold in your head to follow the point being made. This book belongs in the history section so if you are reading it for the math or science, skip it.
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