This book is a continuation of Ghosh's trilogy, and my review of "Sea of Poppies" applies here.
I kept hoping to get to the good part, after reading all the positive reviews, but finally gave up halfway through part 3. This book is terrible: gory, violent, histrionic, boring.
The other book we are listening to now is by Trollope, and we love it. I suspect other fans of Trollope will also not like this book by Martin, and vice versa.
Terrible recording; distorted, poor reading, repetition of whole chapters.
This is not up to the quality of Audible books.
It is a wonderful story and deserves a better reading.
The details of the story were too gory for my taste. The author created an intense atmosphere of blood and fishguts and violent people. The end of the book finds the protagonist drifting toward his next adventure.
This is great classic space opera. Part two of this series is available, but where is the Audible version? Part one leaves us hanging on a cliff with a nifty new life form, part human-part something else, forming two giant towers on Venus. Oh boy!!!
This book of Henry Ford's unfortunate attempt to grow rubber and to instill his American Way of Life in the jungle of Brazil, is overly long and repetitive. Every problem is hashed to death, over and over. The history is probably fairly accurate, and occasional facts are interesting. The ending of the book about the long-term effects of industrialization is particularly sad....the devastation of the local Brazilians' way of life, and the destruction of the jungle ecosystem. This is one of the worst books I've ever slogged through.
This seemed like an out of date translation with stilted English.
I hope Audible makes the 2007 translation available; it is supposed to be much better.
This is an engaging biography of someone we have heard about all our lives, but probably didn't really know that much about. It's a well-written story of Washington's boyhood, his roots and subsequent family, with their many foibles and accomplishments.
This book tells you the good and the bad about him and of the other famous men of his time. It's a wonderful account of the early formation and politics of our government and how the detail were hammered out. It's non-fiction even a fiction lover could love.
This is an easy, enjoyable book with a good story, well-told. It draws you in and holds your interest with well-developed characters.
There is much food for thought in this classic. The hero's ideas are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago when the book was new and very controversial. It combines intellectual and monetary goals with individualism, bordering on greed and selfishness. The story is excellent but the writing style is heavy-handed. This book is romantic and fantastic.
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