Really interesting, and not just for fans of Star Trek. Mr. Takei has a great voice, and a really good attitude. The only downfall is that it is abridged.
This is by far the worst Great Courses course I have ever bought. Prof. Harvey's family stories are trite and uninteresting. She has an awful habit of grunting, snorting and sniffing. She can't seem to differentiate between children's stories and adult stories. She advises not to use accents, and then randomly and bizarrely (she cannot say "fairy" without resorting to her awful accent), tries to use a Scottish accent, which she claims she is capable of. She isn't. In short, she is overbearing. I could not finish the course.
A well-narrated edition of Asimov's classic story from the Golden Age of science fiction. No space opera here.
If you like Moore's other books, you'll like this. The humour is British (not the pseudo-british humour that passes for it in the USA), the narration is good and it is certainly not repetitive.
This should be mandatory reading for all 12-year old boys, parents of boys, and teachers of boys. Younger parents and teachers especially should read this; it might help stop the ill-guided feminisation of boys.
The only criticism I can level is that some parts are not suited to the audio format. However, buying the book in addition to the audiobook solves this problem.
I have never read anything else by this author, and after listening to this, I doubt I ever will. The narration was good, but the story was crude, tasteless, derivative and superficial.
Griffin is the right man for the job of narrating these excellent stories. You're far better off spending a credit on this than watching the Ritchie movie.
Very interesting to get Mr. Shatner's view of these events. Even if you are not a fan of his, you learn a lot about Star Trek and filmmaking in general. The only downfall is that it is abridged.
Fuller's background as a military man enriches this biography. Most historians have a shaky grasp of military tactics and strategy and tend to gloss over or sometimes even misunderstand the import of Caesar's actions. Fuller interprets Caesar from the viewpoint of one who fully understands the military mind.
An excellent listen. Audible, please make the rest of Fuller's books available!
Another good book by one of the Hitchens brothers. This one stands up with as one of the three best rational responses to religion that have been written in the last 5 years.
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