I know it is in the book, but this guy's voice just annoyed me. Frankly, and I know this is sacrilege, Peter Jackson's edits, made the story better. Sorry Tolkien purists.
I didn't read this as a kid. I probably should have. It is for kids and I found it dull.
I suppose but I didn't really like him as a narrator.
The story of Europe itself is compelling
Get a different narrator.
I could barely stand to listen to this narrator drone on with the facts and figures that so permeate this book. I am not sure any narrator could bring the book to life, but this reader detracted to the point that my wife would ask me to plug in headphones so she didn't have to listen to it.
It is an easy listening, hard hitting analysis of what is wrong with the current state of American war-making and makes a strong case for putting war-making power back where it belongs -- in the hands of the people through their elected representatives in Congress and not in the hands of the President -- any President.
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