I loved Simon Winchester’s Krakatoa and thought I would like this as well. Unfortunately I found it unfocused and didn't like the first few stories. I usually finish books I start, but I abandoned this one early on. Maybe it gets better further into it?
Simon Winchesters voice is a delight to listen though.
David Halberstam is one of my favorite authors. His descriptions of the Korean War battles powerfully portray the experiences of the soldiers that fought in that war.
If you like this book, I would also recommend Halberstam’s The Children, about the struggle for civil rights. Unfortunately I did not find this available on Audible.
I have become intrigued by World War I, reading many non-fiction books on the subject. The Maisie Dobbs series provides an entertaining perspective on the impact of World War I on a generation.
I love dogs and mysteries, so this is right up my alley. It is a lightweight mystery told from the dog's perspective. Based on my experience with canine friends, the author has nailed a dog's point of view.
I am fascinated by histories of challenging times and of cataclysmic events. Therefore this book is one of my favorite listens. If you like this book, I would also recommend Simon Winchesters’ Krakatoa and David McCullough’s The Johnstown Flood
David McCullough’s books have been some of my favorite listens. This, however, was not one of them. I stopped listening part way through. I was not engaged by the stories of the individuals he choose to portray.
The narration is good.
David McCullough's description of the flood and different individual's experiences is captivating. The narration is excellent.
This is definitely one of my favorites!
If you like histories of cataclysmic events you will like this book. I enjoy the historical context and the connections that Simon Winchester makes while telling this story.
His voice is a pleasure to listen to.
Very thought provoking. I enjoyed this book immensely. The author's voice is very easy to listen to.
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