Somerset, Kentucky, United States | Member Since 2011
For any American History buff, it is a must, A superb description of Marbury v Madison, the issues surrounding the same, and the personages involved. John Marshall towers in early American history, and I hardly knew him at at all. Long enough to learn something from, but short enough not to bog down, Well read. Get it.
I have read almost all of Forsyth, and felt compelled to go back and listen to the beginning again. I was not disappointed. One becomes attached to both the protagonist and antagonist and feels their admiration for each other as they draw inevitably closer. The writing and reading of it are tight and well done. It remains one of my favorite spy novels, and a classic.
The story is ok, but there are literally so many absurd twists and turns for the hero that it becomes more difficult to conceive than anything that Ludlum ever conceived. Not bad, but not great either.
As a generalist physician who has spent the last 35 years inside the system, the exposure of the true guts of the system, was elucidating and disquieting. For administrators of this system to be paid so much more than those who actually deliver the care is disquieting too. Incentives are displaced badly.
I do not know if Brill's suggestions at the end of the book would work, but they would allow true market forces to work on efficiency and competence.
I finished the book enlightened and discouraged about the future of my profession.
Not a book for those with an average knowledge base of rock music, but for those with an interest in the real intricacies of the same. I found in interesting, but not particularly entertaining.
It takes commitment to get through a book this long, and one of the reasons I love Audible is it accesses nonfiction for me that I do not think that I would have taken the time to read, but will listen to readily. This book is a good example of such a read.
Harry Truman remains to me the best example of how truly any American can ascend to anything given hard work and opportunity. McCullough allowed me to access his life story in a way that I am grateful for. Listen. You will be both entertained and enlightened.
A true story that reads and listens as well as the best fiction, this superbly narrated story of effort, struggle and eventual triumph made me pull the You Tube video and watch the actual Olympic Final. The best non fiction teaches as well as entertains. This book does that as well as any I have read.
Material better suited for a short novelette than a 12 hour listen. I was nowhere near as enthralled as other reviewers.
I have been practicing general medicine for over 30 years, and am now involved in the daily education of housestaff and medical students. This book is so well done that it will become part of my teaching curriculum about how to think and speak about terminal illness.
Sometimes we forget why the classics are the classics. I am grateful for Audible, which encourages me to go back and revisit something that I might not have otherwise done. Spacek's performance is magnificent. Take the time to listen. This story is timeless.
The story is Crichton like without the excellence of Crichton. But the narrator's interpretation of the protagonistic demon's voice is so chilling that I stayed engaged.
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