Yes and have. you simply can't believe page after page-I have read many WWII and Nazi and Hitler histories...that anyone can follow another person's crazy path blindly...
Too many to count. The many eyewitness accounts of the new leader of the S's hit punches and chokes his subordinates on a regular basis. That and LRB has been to Venus frequesntly and travels from star....to star
I enjoyed his pace. It's hard not to be exhausted reading one incredulous item after the next...he delivers without the hint of sarcasm unless intended by the author. His reading of the interview iwth Miscaviage and Koppel was particularly good.
An Investigative look into the world of Scientology
The reason I didnt give it a 5 was that I thought the author missed one key point (which just might not be ever known btw) what drove LRH to this level of fantastical thought? I read the dentist part...I get the basic answer-the explanation where the inspiration for Dianetics came from...but why not stay there...why go so deep into outerspace (figuratively). For a man that started with science and proof as a goal to end up so far away is hard to understand. To force others to live a certain way you to and to never question your own religion-is the opposite of the study of life.
Not being familiar with the team of characters around Lincoln, the book does a great job of presenting them...which is also it's weak point. Editing could have been tried. There are simply 3, 4 or 5 volumes here.
Seperate books would have been better and was called for here.
The best part of this story was the way DKG was able to weave the best of ...oh who am I kidding here; I couldn't finish it. The performance ran me off a great story...
This can was simply too much to overcome. At the beginning of EVERY sentence DKG simply inhales so violently, it seems like each one is her last breath.
if you can somehow blcok out the inhalation drama at the beginning of every break, yes. If not, buy the book.
I for one, could not.
Not sure I need to near term. But yes
Capote can set a seen or mood in a sentence-wonderfully written
One of the main characters, Dick
That the most horrendous crimes can often come very close to not happening. No reason for this particular muder scene to have ever played out. The one that spoke first of murder did not ultimately commit it-but brought along someone that did in his place for reasons revealed later in the book
i have re a variety of fiction and non-fiction. This was dispearingly sad...
no. this was so hard to listen to I just couldnt bring myself to trust them again. It is simply a boring plot and not in anyway plausible. This is coming from someone who just finished 14! and Altar of Bones! Equally outlandish plots and devices but better written and much more satisfying.
The Confession was much better. Not great but better.
U n b e l i e v a b l y. S l o wmust listen on 1.5 speed or higher. the pauses are too long.
this book was not put together by two writers it was machined from left over parts of other probably more intersting ideas. The result is an uninspired disappointment that was also hard to listen to at normal speed. Though I did find at 1.5 his voice was fine and tempo listenable.
after several great books (and very different sure), including The Drunkard's Walk and 14, this was tough to finish and ultimately unsatisfying. Sorry it sounds harsh but that was my 12 hours i will not get back
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