I would say the top 75 percent. It's a book I recommend to others.
I would compare it to - A Renegade History of the United States. They are both books that show you that history is not only not what you think it is but it's also weirder than fiction.
I have listened to his reading of - The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe. They were both very good offerings.
No. I had some familiar with the subject matter so I was not in a rush to read it.
I would read a book but the reading did not do the text any favors.
I have not read a book by him before.
Precise, clear, dry
I could see a History Channel or Discovery special or short series.
The book is detailed yet is easy to follow both in how it is written as well narrated. This is the abridged version. If they ever put it an unabridged version I would most definitely read it.
What I liked best about the book is that it did not strike me as overly biased in a particular direction. The author did not come try to tear down or hold up Sherman as some paragon. Rather he was portrayed as a man who was willing to do what he felt was necessary but at the same time kept the rules of civility ever on his mind.
To my knowledge I have not heard Eric Conger narrate before. It was
Not particularly. I am familiar with history of Sherman's March. While there was plenty of new things I learned, there was nothing I would consider 'moving' in a dramatic sense.
I did not like the double narration. The woman reading the diaries of the southern civilians felt odd to me. While there was consistent journal entries I felt they could have easily been handled by Mr. Conger.
Greed, Lies, Racism.
I do not thing there was a particular character that stood out. Rather she handled a range of different people and accents fairly well. At the beginning I was not sure I liked her handling of accents but as time wore on they seemed to come into their own and were quite enjoyable.
No it is far too long for one sitting.
What I joy the most is it a great source to mine material if one is playing in a roleplaying game or writing a script and need crazy material.
Yes I would. He did a very good job making some of the more farcical content of this book sound more serious and digestible. He added a conversational, tempting tone.
I could see a History Channel special or mini series. I think there's just too much presented in this book. Slices could be pulled out and made into movies but there the book as a whole could not function as a movie.
Despite having a flurry of theological terminology and reference quotes, I could keep up and follow what was being said even if at times I felt a little out of my element.
No I have not.
I suppose there could be a follow-up, I have no doubt there is more than enough material. That being said, I felt the author wrapped things up quite nicely and I don't see a need for a follow-up on the priest issue.
I didn't know! I had no idea the global economy was so complex below the legal level and above the illicit branch of the black market.
Not really? There were some parts that went over my head but I don't really know how they could be changed without knowing a lot more about economics and culture.
Yes I would. He's preformance was great and I would not hesitate to listen to another one of his reads.
No. This was one of those books where I have to read/listen it in slices and put it away to digest the contents.
In the fiction category its fairly up there. It's up there with the Dresden Files.
Bob of course. He's the nerd heroe all of us nerds want to be.
Emery's preformance was exellence. He has a nice range of voices and accents that make listening a delight.
There were quite a few moments that I was chuckling. It's chocked full of little bits of nerd humor.
More money spent on sound effect? Different cast?
The abridged version of Marriage of Princess Leia. The source is great but the transition to audio just did not work with the the cast.
I have listened to the book several times. Its a rich, gripping story that touches on plot lines and events laid out in books spanning back a decade or more. With each time that I listen, I notice tidbits that I had missed the last time 'round, reminding me of books I haven't though of in years.
Big Papa Palpatine of course. As the story progresses you see the beginning of his master plan and how it unfolded.
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