Judgmental, historically inaccurate and bigoted piece. Even the reader is preaching to you. There are many better interpretations of history than this one.
Despite having a decent story going this book just went on and on. It seemed to have some kind of mild S&M fascination or women as property thing going on. That made me uncomfortable as I listened. If you have a very long drive this might be for you. If you are going to do the moving around time romance thing, the Time Traveler's Wife is a much better listen.
I tried to endure by listening while I was working. I just can't handle the readers voice. This is the second book I have purchased with this reader. The first was Heaven's Prisoners. Regardless of the book I will make it a point to skip this reader. People on 'ludes should not read books to people not on 'ludes.
For me it was the dog. I loved Dean Koontz version of what goes through a dogs mind and the excellent way the reader read it. The story is classic Koontz and as always a little unsettling. Many of the themes are similar to The Red Dragon but I enjoyed the characters and was not tempted to fast forward my iPod.
This was a nice listen. I build custom cars and listen while I work. I might have liked a little more character development but it made it easy to follow the story while you are working or driving. The readers voice was really great. She shifted between characters with great expertise.
I was very disappointed in the content. The author ask questions and then moves on to another subject and asks some more questions. It seems like her own Dogma blocks her ability to suggest reasonable, thoughtful answers to her own questions. Personally, I wouldn't waste your time. If you are a seeker this will not make you any kind of finder. I loved the reader's voice though.
I was very interested in Alexander and chose this book. You have to take the good with the bad to absorb this book. To get to the really great strategy that Alexander used in battle you must listen to all the detail of how he managed each of his different regiments of troops. The good stuff lies between this information. The politician, the good and honorable man who let success take advantage of him, and the brillant tactician. If you are bored easily by repetitive details this one is not for you. It is arguably one of the most accurate versions of the life of Alexander. Keep in mind too that it is a very old text written when books portrayed history with little concern for entertainment value.
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