Citrus Heights, CA United States | Member Since 2013
This is a great book, that not only brings to life the true and sad story of the Essex. But it dives in to the history and practices of whaling, it is not for the faint of heart. It is very well written and keeps to the story, never swaying to far to bring in backstory and fact. If you like history or tales about the sea you should definitely pick it up, but like I said it is not for the faint of heart. Whaling is a brutal profession, and surviving a ship wreck to be stranded at sea proved to be even worse. As far as the performance, I enjoyed the reader he set a great tone through out the book. There are issues between chapters, at times a following chapter would almost start on top of the previous, it was jarring at first but not a deal breaker.
I have listen to this book 5 times now, granted it is a short book, but the information in this book is invaluable. It is to the point and doesn't baby you, if your finances are a mess it is most likely your fault. This is not a get rich quick book, it is a plan on fixing your finances and making the right decisions to live a life with out money worries. Dave lays out baby steps and a easy to follow plan, explains how to do it, and why. I am following the plan and hope to be debt free at the end, it is a long process and it isn't easy, but nothing worth while is. I absolutely recommend this.
I came into this book hoping for a look at McKinley and his assassin. Unfortunately this book was unfocused I understand that with a historical look at the event, that you have to step back and look at the life of the individuals in question. But the author would start with McKinley or Czolgosz and then move further into events that I felt were not relevant. I was hoping at a deeper look into the personal lives of these two men, instead the story's main focus was on McKinley's Geo-political achievement's and the Anarchist movement of the late 1800's. I do appreciate the history lesson, but as I said I wanted more time to get to know these two men and also the days up to and following the event in greater detail. As for the performance I enjoyed Mr. Morey, he did a great job and I had no issues with his voice or how he read the subject matter. This book wasn't for me, I hope that my review helps and that if you are looking for the story that is told here that you enjoy it.
This was a very good book, I wasn't fully prepared for the depth of human trafficking that came with it. Not knowing the long and hard to believe history that America had with what was called "white slavery" the sale of young women to brothels and pimps. I am very interested in Chicago's history and there is a lot of it here. I recommend this book for sure, but be warned that there were some horrible things going on at the turn of the century and that it is all covered here. As far as the performance, I felt that it was a very good reading, not one of my favorites but good none the less.
The book started out as I expected it to, going over some really thought provoking stuff.
But I felt that at times it would wonder a little bit. And it started to lose my attention toward
the end, as the subject matter started to lean more on the medical side. Not a bad book, just not as captivating or interesting as what I have been reading lately. The narration was good, the performer has a voice for reading. He does have a accent, so do listen to a sample to be sure that it is agreeable to you.
Great book, Garfield is definitely my favorite president now. It was really sad to hear that
he could have survived the bullet his assassin fired into him, but that the selfish head Doctor in charge of his recovery caused his death. It is unbelievable how much medical treatment has changed since then. Still, Dr. Bliss was more worried about the notoriety for saving the president than actually helping him. Denying other Doctors from helping in Garfield's recovery was a mistake. I felt that the Narration was great, very good voice for history.
Either way this book very enjoyable, I recommend it to anyone who enjoys history.
Very good book, it is definitely a personal look at Kevin Sorbo and all the health troubles he endured. I was hoping for a few more stories about being on Hercules, but I was still really intrigued about how he was able to put on a strong front even though he felt like he was always on the verge of dying. I also enjoyed Kevin's narration, adds to the personality of story. Really powerful stuff, totally recommend even if you might not be a fan of Hercules.
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