I can't think of another book that I've read or listened to that moved me in the same way this book did. One of the most though provoking books I've ever read.
It's a touching, heartbreaking, yet cold and ultimately brutal tale, as one isolated group strives to survive against the many unforeseen dangers of a crumbling, ravaged world for which their modern lives had never prepared them. The and each subsequent generation even less prepared to bring civilization back as you watch the anthropological study, seen as it's happening real time. The recreation of society from scratch and it turns out to be unrecognizable from the past.
Even though it takes place in the 1940's it could very easily have taken place 2012, the story fits any generation.
Great book and Great narration...
Slow starting , maybe a little bit too much personal background however the information, which is laid out for the listener is understandable and well done. Not really a book about JFK however there are people, the usual suspects that intersect in a plot to kill Castro and the Kennedy assassination.
Frankly, the information about the government using cancer as a bio weapon that gets out of control, is past scary. It would explain a lot such as the cancer pandemic we are now having.
1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women will get cancer now - those are scary numbers. It's a book worth listening to at least once.
Michael J. Sullivan just went to the top of my list. Sanderson, Weeks move over there's a new player in town...
Here are some reviews that I strongly agree with:
"Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time, and in Avempartha he shows that he knows what to do with them. These books should be in every bookstore and I really hope that they are someday." --- Speculative Fiction Junkie
"A whirlwind of twists, earth-shattering surprises and deadly betrayal." --- Literary Magic
"Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun." – Publishers Weekly
"This epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller." -- Library Journal
An epic adventure fantasy of tolkienesque quality with unforgettable characters. I felt a loss anytime someone was killed off in the story and I missed them, I haven't felt that way reading a story in a long time. Lord of the Rings perhaps?
Royce and Hadrian are probably my two favorite fantasy characters of all time and the other characters are more interesting then I could have ever imagined. I can't recommend this trilogy enough
Ravi does a fantastic job of pointing out a great many facts that atheists seem to want to forget or only paint half stories about, such as Hitler being a Catholic, which assuredly is not telling the whole story.
'The difference between someone who "calls" himself or herself a Christian and yet kills and slaughters and an atheist who does the same thing is that the Christian is acting in violation of his or her own belief, while the atheist's action is the legitimate outworking of his or her belief.'
Ravi quotes atheists such as Peter Singer (professor of philosophy at Princeton) who believes that "a pig is of more value than a child who has a disability" to point out the heartless results of a Godless civilization. And atheist Sam Harris "If I had a magic wand with which to eradicate either religion or rape, I would choose to eradicate religion." Simply lays bare the insane hypocrisy of the new atheism movement and it's religious leaders.
The hypocrisy and bigotry of "new atheism" and their disciples is thoroughly brought to light as Ravi Zacharias does a amazing job just stating reality to you as it is today and historically.
The book is one of the best apologetic books I've listened to and is one that every person of any religion should read - very powerful and honest.
This book basically explains why evolutionists give this book 1 star. Dr. Wells shows that the best scientific evidence, far from supporting Darwinism, actually supports intelligent design. The theory of evolution is fundamentally and fatally flawed even scandalously exaggerated and anyone wanting to have a serious debate is silenced, so says Dr. Wells.
Narration is adequate, information is very good and has plenty of citations to back it.
I made the mistake of having read this one before 1632 so I didn't get a few of the references, however, this is a great book and I will read 1632.
Eric doesn't seem to mind killing off major characters and has a few really good twists and surprises in the mix. I liked the combination of historicity, time travel and the imaginative use of modern technology in a historic setting. Kept me wondering how I would have played the political game with what they had to use differently.
This story is about an entire town in the US that is transported in time back to Germany, right in the middle of the Thirty Years War. Interesting, informative and plot filled, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read 1632 first.
The narration is most excellent.
Does an amazing, if not over detailed, job of explaining how special earth really is. I wouldn't call this light listening but it's well worth purchasing.
Is intelligent design the same as creationism? No, is the answer given. Is earth the product of an undirected process such as natural selection acting on random variations or the product of an intelligent cause?
I purchased the video after listening to the book, stunning and elaborate.
Unfortunately I saw the movie before I read the book. I actually liked the movie but the book, in my humble opinion is more interesting. The problem arose while listening to the story I was waiting for the movie script to unfold - it never did, however, the book has some similarities of character.
A lie that became a powerful truth that changed a mans life and helped rebuild a fallen nation. This is a great post-apocalyptic novel. If you saw the movie and didn't like it don't let it stop you from getting this book, it's excellent and has very little in common with the movie.
I think this might be Asimov's best novel. It's a very different approach to time travel stories. He uses many paradoxes that twist it's way into the perfect ending. Only Asimov can write a story like this and keep in believable.
The story consists of Eternals live outside of time as we know it. They can travel up and down through a created time tunnel in lifts called kettles. Technicians calculate changes needed throughout various centuries to minimize human suffering and war and keep humanity balanced.
One of these Eternals makes contact with someone from the unreachable centuries who doesn’t want Eternity to be invented, and this person wants to help end Eternity instead of creating it.
There is a monstrous choice to be made - Asimov asks what would you do in their place? The story, in my opinion, is a foreign but credible dive into the effects of time travel, changing time and the social ramifications of doing so. Should we really interfere?
A nuclear holocaust demolishes the United States, a thousand years of civilization world wide destroyed overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly, except for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, and for them struggle is just beginning,
Will Patton's narration was mesmerizing. I've heard it said that Alas, Babylon is the grandaddy of apocalyptic writing and although written in 1959, the only clues you that would clearly identify this book as not modern is it's lack of gratuitous sex, overtly morbid violence (there is some violence) and 1950-ish style nuclear propaganda.
The story is striking and unforgettable and it left me wanting more of this story. Well worth the credit and then some.
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