Very interesting book for those who are interested in military aviation. It does get a bit technical at times but will not loose you in the typical acronyms that are found in most military stories.
It is a fighter pilot's story and told from his perspective. His candor is surprising and makes the book more personal.
I do recommend for the aviation enthusiast.
While this spy thriller is not as deep or complex as a Clancy story, it is an engaging story with interesting characters. You have to suspend your sense of reality as the main character is a super-human super-spy. There are few unforeseen plot twists which come just in time when the story seems to slow down. The story is violent and at times graphic, not for those who do not like the Clancy or Flynn style of story telling.
The narrator did a great job and made the story easy to follow. He created many unique voices for the various characters that made me think I was listening to a motion picture sound track instead of an audio book.
Very well done. It hold your interest. Presents the J.F. Kennedy in a balanced light. It does not shy away from his faults, but presents his strengths and a leader, husband, and father. It also provide details in the lives of those surrounding JFK including Oswald.
Mr. Hopkinson is a great writer and reader. He has taken on an uncomfortable subject of salary negotiation and made the subject interesting. He provides a large cache of ideas on how to sit across the table from your future employer and make sure you get the salary you deserve for the job you are being hired to do. He is light in his approach without lacking the necessary details to make this a worthwhile book for the job seeker.
The book is filled with information of the fascinating and detailed life of J. Robert Oppenheimer. The book was for the most part balanced. I did find the authors going off on details about supporting character lives that did not seem to tie strongly into Dr. Oppenheimer's life. Overall a long but worthwhile book about a amazing person living in an equally interesting time in world history.
I did rate the performance a bit lower than I typically do. The reader was very engaging and articulate. My issue was with the audio quality. It would randomly vary for a few sentences as if they were recorded at a separate time or place and then inserted into the audio track. I would go back over the section to make sure it was not my player, but the audio issue would repeat at the exact spot. It is not major, but I seemed to be sensitive to the variations. I would not avoid the book based on this minor issue.
The author presents the world of Christian faith in a new and fresh way. The book is deep but written in a way that makes the authors message understandable. I will be listening again to review some of the concepts. Timothy Keller make the Christian faith non-threatening without comprising on the message of Christ. I would highly recommend for anyone looking at the Christian faith or those that call the faith their own and want a fresh perspective.
This is a well told story of the raid that took out Bin Laden. It all but avoids a political slant. It is a store from the perspective of a Navy Seal that was there. It does bring a new appreciation for the brave men and women that server our country.
The author created a easy to follow story of this amazing man. This man's story is so amazing it is hard to believe. Louie is a someone you like from the very start. His war experience in the POW camps is gut wrenching. I highly recommend the book.
His return home after being imprisoned in the Japanese POW camps.
I was horrified by the cruelty of the POW camps and what the men had to endure.
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