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.
I have read a few of her books/series but I am tired of the excessive use of the F word.
I really like the narrator, she is the perfect voice/voices. This book is full of action, really full of action. I guess that I am a prude, but I do get sick of the F word in all of her books. The variety in this series is interesting, I am anxious to start the next book.
Well, I don't even know what to say. This book has a hilarious wedding scene (think Julia Roberts humor) to scenes that rip your heart out. This book hangs with me thinking "What? No that can't really be true." 2, TWO characters die in this book, it seems that from the first to the last chapter there are twists and turns.
I love history. This book reads like a history text book which is interesting but mostly facts/data. However, I was hoping for a book that gave personal insight into Washington, his life, who he was and the reasons behind his decisions. Thus said, I was fascinated by the history of the painting and the stories behind each countries involvement. I had no idea about the past history of English invasions world wide prior to 1776, very interesting.
Wow, this is a broad, far reaching story! A fun twist that surprised me. Paks has come a long way since she left her childhood home.
Paks sets out on an adventure and there is plenty in this book. This is completely different than the first book. My only complaint is the narrators choice for the elves. This is silly on my part, but they sound like the aliens in the "Galaxy Quest" movie and it grates on my nerves.
I just finished reading all 3 books and I am crazy about the series! One thing that I really appreciated in this book is the friendships within the mercenary troop. The Duke is kind (you will discover why in the 3rd book) and so the troops are very loyal. Paks develops into an amazing fighter due to her drive to practice and improve. This story is full of adventure and fighting to set up the stories that follow in the next 2 books.
I love non-fiction and this book could not be anymore interesting! We are amateur astronomers but this is not really astronomy related, rather it is about all the research conducted to get man into space. How do humans live, eat, drink, shower/clean, bathroom, live in close spaces with fellow astronauts, and tons more. This is my first book from this author and I am going to listen to all the others.
In the future, there is a time-travel company and in this case they travel back in time. Time travel in the first place can be funny, and this book explores it all (except doppelgangers). The story is long, a great deal for 1 credit. This book has the same silly, slapstick humor similar to the old "Arsenic and Old Lace" movie. I can't imagine any other narrator, it would NOT be the same. I am sitting here giggling as I write this review. This is the first Connie Willis book that I have listened to and it will be not be the last. It makes me happy just thinking about it. Good, clean, clever humor without swear words or graphic sex.
I love non-fiction and this is amazing, easy to understand and still applies to our times. When watching action movies I roll my eyes at some of the impossible stories, and some are. However, this book tells of the training and the selection methods to pick the "best of the best". True historical events are told and how Delta Force succeeded to accomplish the seemingly impossible. This was written in 2005 and I listened in fascination as I remembered the stories and this book tells "the rest of the story."
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