A few have stated that the first section about the history and process of diamonds was boring. Yes, it was not the most exciting part of the book but learning about the history is fascinating. The heist, trials, etc. were very interesting, I love non-fiction like this. I need to go watch Oceans 11 again. They are not the exact same story, but some of the "real" story was used in the movie.
Great short stories. I enjoyed all but the first because it was entirely from the point of beast. Beast talk (I/we/us) is a little annoying, however the rest were fabulous!
I do not enjoy bad language! After the first hour, I turned it off to move on to another listen. I will be returning this book.
This book stole my heart, such a pleasant surprise! A true story from the 1950's London with some surprising similarities to a Dickens novel. I was shocked at the suburbs that seemed to have stopped in time . . . hard times. It was interesting to listen to Jennifer's opinion of people would change as she learned their story. She, like many of us, would sometimes make a negative first impression and as the story progresses, we were given insight that would provide understanding and admiration. The stories include patients and also fellow students and nuns.
This book is a treasure! I loved Dr. Siri and his assistants, the government, and the culture. This is a book of attitudes, each character is well developed and has a place in my heart. This is not a fast-paced, high adventure narrative. It is just a grand, enjoyable story. Dr. Siri is always in some sort of mess and thumbs his nose at the government. I will probably listen to this again some time in the future.
This book is a gem. Do not expect high, fast adventure. This is the story of a simple, humble but brilliant man who touches everyone he meets on a long trip. This is kind of along the line of Mitch Albom's "Five People" book. I will probably listen to this again in a few years when I am looking for a story of an honest human with a big heart.
I am in awe of Mr. Nez who just died recently. I can't say enough about his honor and dedication to our country.
1. The book details his life on the reservation and the atrocities that were committed.
2. The development of the code
3. The politics and details of the war.
The details from this book will stay with me forever.
I know nothing about WWI and I love history. Ken Follett is a master story teller for these great sweeping sagas. I found that it helped me to download the list of characters from the internet to help keep track of all the story lines. It is fascinating to watch the main characters from each country develop and paths cross. The stories reach from the very, very poor who work in clothing factories and coal mines to the "lives of the rich and famous" rulers. Well written and well narrated.
Her books are loosely based on fairy tales.
How dare she? There is a copy-cat Snow Queen and the REAL Snow Queen Fairy Godmother must leave her ice castle to honor her reputation. Along the way, she is joined by others who have their own reason to reach the evil Snow Queen. This is a great adventure with great characters to entertain.
I love these stories, each is very loosely based upon a fairy tale. This one is The Little Mermaid because of a mermaid and a land guy, however that is the only similarity. These books are easy to listen to and have creative plots.
A friend recommended this book and I am so glad that I listened. He tells the story with honesty and also the raw pain that anyone would feel. My heart was just torn apart by the pain that he suffered yet he chose to forgive and thus lose that additional hatred that could have ruined him. Most of us would have both the grief and the hatred that would eat at our souls. I hope that I can remember the lessons that were taught in this book. Thank you Mr. Williams!
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