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The information and the way the author breaks down aspects of economics.
During the reading of this book, certain events started to happen just as the author said it would.
Very good. Easy to listen to.
That gold was going to run a ten year bubble.......very curious to see if it happens.
I would recommend this as a read whether you believe their theory or not. Once you get past their plugs, the information makes you look at things from a different angle. I am definately a bull investor, but after listening it made me look at possibilities of alternative exit strategies that could make me more money.
Ihave not read the print book, but there are pieces of the audio book that you will never get in print. COL Grossman teaches as well as narrates which allows the reader a much richer experience.
This book should be required reading for every Solider, Sailor, Airmen, Marine, Police Officer, or First Responder. I have had 1 deployment to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan. After reading this book, there are so many pieces that the military tries to teach its troops in mandatory deployment training but gets lost in the political correctness. I learned a lot in this book and found so many things that fellow veteran friends of mine could learn as well. The principles taught in this book are not just what to do after; but things we don’t think to ask about for the before or during of an intense event.
I read a few reviews about COL Grossman being preachy or ultra religious. I did not find this at all. For anyone that has ever dedicated their life to an ideal greater than themselves, you will relate to every aspect.
If you wonder if you should download this book….the answer is yes. If you are saying well I don’t know….they answer is download it.
Patrick Lawlor is a good day reader. He reminds me of a Dick Hill type narrator. Very engaging in bring depth to the characters.
This is a good starter book to the series. It is very well thought out and has lots of depth and breadth. Too bad this series doesn't end as well as it began. I was quite disappointed in the final book.
About a seven.
Yes. This book was very well done in a kept you engaged quite a bit.
This was quite a good book with a lot of action built in. I would recommend this book as long as you like Rosenbergs other works such as the 12th Imam. If you do not like religion in any book that you read I would take a pass on this if I were you.
This story became way too sappy for me. At one point I had to make sure I accidentally didn't download a Nicholas Sparks book. The story starts to pick up about a third of the way through as long as you can stomach the beginning.
But the narrator could have been a lot better. He makes the character seemed kind of whiny. Also the actor style reading of this book was a little distracting.
I have listened to the entire series. There were a few points in this book that I thought about shutting it off because it became a bit much. All in all the story is not bad but there are times when the author gets a bit preachy. I consider myself religious, but there are times in this book where it goes a bit overboard. I would say if you are a big fan of the Left Behind series then you would like this book.
YES!!! (And add the side note of use as tool while you run.)
When Dean finished his first 50 mile run. The after effects of the run on his body and the way he tells it is more than memorable.
For those who do not know who Dean Karnazes is: This is a great book if your are trying to accomplish a 5k or more. Listen to this book while you run, but make sure you buffer in a little bit more time for your run. You will find that once you hit your turn around point, you will want to go a little farther. For those who have heard of Dean Karnazes: No matter what your opinion is, try the book. Remember, you can always return it. This is a book about Dean. He has done some crazy stuff hence he has the right to brag a little bit. This book has just enough in it to make you think "That would be an awesome story to have." I have heard a few things about Dean from other authors and was a bit leery about listening to one of his books. One day I took a chance to find out why certain other runners do not like him. My conclusion after listening: like any sports there are certain personalities the do no jive with others. This is a good book and not one of those where the author tells you how great he or she is all the time. It is not a poor me I was picked on as a kid and I'm a victim book like "Finding Ultra". (You can read my review on that one, it’s kind of entertaining.) This is a book about what running means to Dean and how his life has evolved as his running habits have changed. He takes you through a few personal events, without going overboard and several races where you feel like you are there with him. It is a good listen for a sunny run.
Yes...only after I finish the other 17 books in the series. The story of Jack Reacher and the character development are very good. There are very few dull spots in this book and it always keeps you thinking ahead trying to figure out what will happen next. The format and details in this book are great. It is amazing that the author (being British) pulled the level of detailed accuracy for the events described for a military man. Even if you are not a big thriller/action book person I would recommend this book.
I love Dick Hill as a narrator. His is great a thriller type books
Jack Reacher: The Killing Floor
Try it. Remeber you can always return it.....but I bet you won't want to.
I was first required to read this book in college, it is a staple of any business program. I learned a lot from the book then and TRY to listen/read it yearly. This for those who have not read this book I will tell you that it is not your average out-dated business theory book. I believe that everyone that interacts with another person in their job should read this book. Originally written in the 1930's all of the principles are still relevant.
For those who like the quick review here are the highlights in bullet form.
1. The Narrator is very good. The tone and inflection used makes you think Dale Carnegie is actually reading it to you.
2. The book is story based and very well told. Think of the book as a series of short stories that all have a way of intertwining.
3. Easy to listen to and comprehend. This is not a book you really have to concentrate on, it is a relaxing listen. The words are easy on the brain but written in such a way that there is no effort in remembering what he has said.
4. Everyone can relate. I do not care who you are or what you do. All the principles in this book can still be related to today.
5. No matter how many times you listen to this book you will always pick up something new.
1960's Country Mystery.
Murder in Small Town Texas.
This is a Vietnam area murder mystery set in Texas. In the begining the story starts off a bit slow but picks up steam from there. I would say that character development took a little bit. Before going in to this book you need to think of the old 1960's movies were things were a little older and a little slower. That is not to say that the story moves too slow, but it very much has the feel of life during that era. If you like a book that takes an easy pace this one is for you. If you like something a little faster and more action then try the Jack Reacher series. Though I thought the story was good, I don't think I am going to continue with this series. Overall the story was good and had me laughing quite hard at one point, which I did not expect from a murder mystery.
Dedicated Patrotic Americans
Good narrator! I had to check several times to make sure Prince himself was not reading this book. Gurner gave a great performance and took ownership of Prince's voice.
I have done 3 tours in Afghanistan and worked with all kinds of civilian contractors. I had an opinion of them ( I am not going to tell you if it was good or bad). After reading this book it gave me a good view of the otherside of the coin. In his book, Prince gave several accounts that one could piece together with a little research and learn all about the facts of the situation. I believe the men and women of Blackwater/Xe/Academi were one of the main reasons we as Americans had as few of casulaties in Iraq as we did (compairing it to other wars). Whether you support the use of civilians as security personnel in combat situations or not this is a good book to read if you can keep an open mind. Once piece of advice if you are going to read this book. There are not always black and while rules in war....as much as I wish there were. Eventually there are times when things turn gray; and that is where the hard decisions are made.
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