New fable, undermining established belief systems, seemingly designed for atheists, youngsters and those who have yet to form their own beliefs about God and Jesus. Propaganda of the NWO in my opinion and I couldn' listen beyond the first 30 minutes. How pathetic. Nothing here less fantastic than the traditional story of creation. Like Greek mythology I suppose. Lots of books like this coming out. Thought this was scholarly. Guess I should have previewed it longer. Beware.
I couldn't listen long enough to comment on the entire plot, because the writing was so stereotypical and pedestrian. I am sick and tired of black women being portrayed as desperate whores and sexual animals. When the first character encountered women on the stoop of her complex, they sounded like B in heat. What made it worse is that they were married. Then the married woman climbs stairs, cannot catch her breath, but perseverates on and on about this guy being so attractive and sexy that she was willing to entertain sexual fantasies about him, without knowing him, and go on and on about what she wanted to do with and to him. In the middle of respiratory failure, this guy asks her if she's all-right, and her mind leaves her physical distress as she lusts after some stranger? Please. give me something with plot twists and depth, and dialog between human beings and not people ready to jump into bed with people less familiar than even strangers. How far the mighty have fallen.
Not at all.
There were no favorites, at all. No insight, predictable, and formulaic.
Nothing. The narrators are accomplished actors and voice-over-greats.
It seems like some non-black wrote the book, or some black person who has joined the band-wagon of portraying black women as lust-ridden-animals, abandoning all logical thoughts or action in order to think or act on endless lust. I could not finish the book-junk in, junk out. I am longing to read meaningful stories by substantive black authors, but I suppose such books could never pass the muster of the system of you-know-what, in the West. If you portray all black men as criminals, all black women as sex crazed whores, then I guess you have a best seller. Also, in most black books, black people have miserable lives, etc,, which is why I rarely buy fiction books written by modern black authors. This is my opinion. I have found, with rare exceptions, that nothing in any form of media, save the occasional honest documentary, or actual lectures on YouTube, remotely reflects the real lives and characters of actual black people, who are the most diverse group on earth, Give me something where they aren't criminals, or downtrodden by racism, or sex-crazed-dogs, or on drugs. I guess that's what sells, but I'm not buying.
In my opinion, the strength of the Monk TV series, like the series, "House", is the special skills the main character possesses. I don't want to here from the whiny assistant, nor do I care about her point of view. I expected hard core Monk, spotlighting his point of view and his many skills and special diagnostics of criminals and their acts, which were lacking, as far as I could see. I was so agitated and frustrated with the narrator's voice, as well as the lack of substance of the story, I could not finish. Perhaps if I'd gone further I'd be pleasantly surprised, but I found this to be too great a chore.
I have come to really appreciate this author. The book has a great plot, all loose ends are tied together and the characters are all memorable. I started with his first book, open and shut, and liked it so much I paid the full retail price for this title. Most of all, I love the author's use of irony and sarcasm. He's a firecracker and demonstrates the author's intelligence. Wholly recommend this book for intelligent readers, especially. Wish there were more titles out there like this one, more authors with Rosenfelt's talents.
I read the poor reviews of this book and agree with each and everyone of them. The characters were stereotypical, the dialog predictable, the main character's brother so irritating I'd skip ahead and the plot, well, unbelievable. I don't believe this is unusual in today's novel so I gave it a 3. The many rave reviews puzzle me. Perhaps if you are young or inexperienced or are thrilled with stereotypes, this book is for you.
Like other reviewers of Harrold's titles, I was at first skeptical but, still, I was desperate to believe that I could retain tons of information for a re-certification exam in medicine. Amazingly, I am remembering the information that I am cramming, 12-16 hours daily, while before listening to this recording it seemed I was too nervous and fearfully negative to allow the information to stick. I kept telling myself I was too old to remember, due to the constant negative input we get in this society about declining mental faculties with age. I discovered my brain is working fine and my memory is intact, plus, with age, so is my understanding!! Thanks Mr. Harrold, it works! I listen at least 3-4 times weekly, while lying in bed, and I fall peacefully asleep to his soothing voice and positive affirmations. Hypnosis worked for me 30 years ago and it is working now. I enthusiastically recommend these recordings and am ordering a few more- weight loss next folks!!
Great information, thorough and power packed facts reside in this book. If you learn best through listening, perhaps this book is for you. If you need to ruminate and grasp facts and concepts before moving on, this book moves way to fast, in my opinion. It is one of the titles I've downloaded that I will listen to when I already have a framework set, and understanding of this period in western civilization, and then I can use this book as a solid review. Now, I use it to help my insomnia.
I enjoyed this title because the characters were pleasant, the story simple and because it didn't focus on judges, police lawyers and criminal element like many modern novels. This is a good love story. Without spoiling the story, I can say I'd recommend the book as a delightful listen.
This was an easy listen and made learning a pleasure: thought behind every sentence. Took what could have been a boring topic and turned it into a real interesting read. Gave me insight into the growing crime rates in the 80's through early 90's America, due to the drug trade, and the reason crime stats are today below some of the stats from the 1960's. Many other explanations of trends that were surprising,logical and supported by reason and numbers. I think all Americans should read this book.
Josiah Henson was the man who's slave live forms the basis of this book. This book influenced many people to take a stand against "the peculiar institution" and served to give humanity to the slave himself. Anyone interested in reading a book that changed the face of this country should read Uncle Tom's Cabin. Prior to that however a quick google search of the author will give the reader perspective! Because it is a period piece it can be difficult to cherish, or even finish, without understanding the background of the writer and why she wrote it.
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