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Thomas

Pensacola, FL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sun Tzu
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (579)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (268)

    Written before Alexander the Great was born, this Chinese treatise on war has become one of the most influential works on the subject. Read widely in the east since its appearance 2,500 years ago, The Art of War first came to the west with a French Jesuit in 1782. It has been studied by generals from Napoleon to Rommel, and it is still required reading in most military academies of the world.

    Michael says: "Just your basic Art of War translation"
    "Classical wisdom / basis for strategy and tactics"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Art of War again? Why?

    It is worthwhile and more could be gleaned from multiple readings. Much is common knowledge but there is always another gem to be gathered.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It isn't as much story as philosophy, but its points are illustrated with artifacts of historical events, it is like being mentored by Genghis Khan.

    But it is hard to understand how it is intended to be organized.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick and Shelly Frasier ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, many in fact for Scott. This very well read by both voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and its duration made that convenient.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Andre Braugher, Zach Grenier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (959)
    Story
    (940)

    The president's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes....

    Lannette says: "Wait for "almost free" before buying"
    "Not Likely"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its a good listen. The story line is interesting and contemporary. The charachters are reasonably well developed. Multiple sub-plots are kept alive and viable. Overall, a good book..


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Development of the terrorism aspects seemed more interesting than the kidnapping line and the Cross family dynamics. The least interesting was the interaction between Cross and his spouse.


    What does Andre Braugher and Zach Grenier bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The development of very believable characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I managed to do so thru a lengthy drive. It was relatively short when compared to other unabridged works of fiction by Patterson and his contemporaries.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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