The book and the movie are two entirely different animals. The movie is a parody of cheesy recruiting propaganda and the book is a sober reflection on the realities of war and the responsibilities of command. Duty, honor, and citizenship are examined in a clear, reasoned way. One can only wonder how, or by what shameful motivations, the revelations in this book got so corrupted by the dirty lens of Hollywood. This book is highly recommended... the pacing is perfect and the narrator is wonderful. It earns 5 stars as being one of the best that Audible has to offer.
Despite high expectations and favorable reviews, this one turned out to be a yawner. It was like being stuck on a Grayhound bus for 6 hours next to a overly chatty grandma. My ear is still sore!
The experience of listening to Life of Pi can best describe as a journey to the exotic hinterlands of the imagination. It is colorful and humorous, strange and wonderful, dark and distressing, hypnotic and surreal....
This is the book that did it for me...
Now, 127 titles later I am hopelessly addicted to Audible.
What can I say about T.C.O.M:
Creative, colorful and humorous.
Tends to be habit forming!
Pros: Wonderful works by a Titan of Sci-Fi
Cons: The publishers split up the original collection into two seperate audio publications (part two due this year I gather)
That irritates me.... So, only 4 of 5 stars for that stunt.
Boring and at times preachy and leftist... Was looking for a more scholarly treatment of the subject with some interesting insights.
The authors insight, logic, and reasoning is clear and sharp as a diamond and just as valuable. This book crystalizes the essence of what is so great about America and cuts through widely popular fallacies with cold, hard reason. Bravo to Mr. D'Souza for crafting a highly engaging treasure. I was truly captivated. 6 stars!!!
This book is easy to listen to and engaging. The subject matter is fascinating, humorous, and sometimes surprising. Highly recommended.
Non-stop fun. Vivid and engaging!
Excellent listen.... Unique and poignant. Don't expect a "feel good" Hollywood happy ending. Unfortunate that it was abridged.
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