I didnt read the print version
I enjoyed learning about how Lincoln and his admirals interacted. And how the evolution of the ships of war changed the landscape
This is my first
How technology & good Leadership won a war
I wouldnt get this book if the idea of a history book might seem boring to you. I knew nothing about the naval histories of the Civil War's belligerents outside of the Monitor and the Merrimac. So, most of the book was a learning experience for me. And, since history is one of my favorite subjects, it was an enjoyable experience.
The forensic investigation of Richard's battle wounds.
Polite and professional. She is a fast narrator though. Sometimes her telling of history was rapid fire
Discovering the Real Richard the III
The book is average. I'm a big history fan so I enjoyed learning about the intricacies of the history. I also enjoyed the analysis of Richard's body. But, I was expecting something else out of this book.
There was lots of interesting information. Im interested in history in general and learned quite a bit about Victorian England
had no prior experience
unobtrusive, steady, neither up nor down
I would say so. There will be parts you kind of zone-out on, but the rest is worth while
I wish the book had been more in chronological order, but I'm satisfied with the time spent listening
I don't know that this book ranks all that high on the list of audiobooks Ive listened to, but its a solid piece of work
My favorite character was Jackson's brother. He had the most depth and range.
"The Blow" right at the beginning
Everyone else seems to know not to trust a high yellow woman.
I got this book strictly because Samuel L Jackson was the narrator. Based on his performance, I would get any other book he narrated too.
I think the thing that made it the most enjoyable was that David read the book. There's something extra that comes through when a writer is the one reading his own material. Especially Sedaris, who is used to reading/speaking in front of crowds.
I would pick David's younger brother. I think he was the best because of the huge chasm there is between he and David personality wise
David's sleep over when the other neighborhood boys
If you like David Sedaris, get this. If you like lighthearted but smart story telling, get this.
Modern Television Defined
The narrative inside HBO and FX and how it played out in TV shows they offered to the public
No characters really
Modern Television Defined
There's a lot of interesting information even if you're not a huge television fan. It's an interesting book if you're a fan of any of the modern anti-hero series of today.
I love David Sedaris. The first time I heard him he was describing his job as a Macys Santa Elf and I was hooked from there. He's an understated and engaging writer.
I dont think I had a favorite character per se.
Yes. And this one has been funnier than the others Ive read
There were plenty of times were I was laughing out loud
This is a really good collection of shorts. The only problem is. It's so short. I thought my app had malfunctioned when it ended an hour and change into the recording.
I would get another book by David Simon based strictly off of his track record, but maybe not because of this particular title.
There wasnt really an ending per se. It's just a collection of short stories that all involve the same sets of characters, roughly
He was able to distinguish characters by voice affectations which was nice.
I believe its been made into a tv mini series. So, maybe.
The book is really light on suspense. It does give you a little more insight into the BPD and The Wire, but I wouldnt call it in depth, page turning, or particularly riveting.
I dont know. I didnt read the print version
There were no characters
His performance was really good. As it was his own writing, he was able to put the right amount of emotion and flow with it
There were a few. I liked the premise of the book and how it related to Nicolo Macchiavelli. The parts that made no sense, like his chronological list of bands that he hated and why, were funny but a bit nonsensical to me.
This is an entertaining book, but I'm not 100% sure why. Its one part philosophy and one part random story telling and funny commentary. I wish it were longer and Id read anything else he did as a result of this book
removing a lot of pages. there was a lot that could have been deleted without losing any of the story or the development of characters
there is no ending. you have to read the second book to get an ending
No. I like Katherine though. She did an admirable job.
It has one. And without it, you are lost.
Connie Willis is probably my favorite modern author. But, I think this was her worst book. (along with blackout) This two book set was far too long. I don't see how the editors let so much filler go. Clearly, its a good book as it won both Hugo and Nebula awards. And there were times when I was on the edge of my seat per se, but all and all, it's not her best effort. And I've read nearly everything she's written
I'd cut 100 pages out of the book and I'd make the characters stop reminding me of their plight every time someone asks them a question.
Connie Willis is probably my favorite modern author. But, I think this was her worst book. (along with blackout) But yes, I would try her books again. She's entertained me quite a bit in her other novels.
Katherine is a good narrator. I think she added to the story. The introduction added nothing, really.
No. I think the subject has been covered
This two book set was far too long. I don't see how the editors let so much filler go. Clearly, its a good book as it won both Hugo and Nebula awards. And there were times when I was on the edge of my seat per se, but all and all, it's not her best effort. And I've read nearly everything she's written
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