This is an amazing and humorous piece of work. I enjoyed it immensely. Not only did it bring to mind some of my favorite moments from the series but It was spot on in its assessment of the action and interaction or lack thereof from the characters. Having grown up with a "genius" for a brother, I also related to many of the situations. Sheldonnnn reminds me so much of my brother in some aspects such as him having rto be interpreted for those not in his immediate circle, and sometimes even then. Thank you for such an enoyable time.
Then memorable moments started with the beginning and never stopped.
Yes and then again and again. I'm keeping on my MP3 player to listen to when I need a humor break.
I think I want to listen to some more of the philosophy discussions by the authors.
Thank you, Mr. O'Reilly, for researching and writing this series of books. They are all soo good and interesting and thought provoking, Learning a lot about Patton besides the rumors I have heard, I was upset that the powers that were were not listening to him. He had knowledge, He had intelligence, He had power, just not enough power. He was very human with his arrogance, fits of temper and audaciousness. But he was right!!!
I didn't know that he was killed. Like the prophets of old, warrior or not, he was killed because he spoke the truth. Read it, You'll understand.
Not being Jewish, I was wondering if what a Jewish person believed was anything like what I believed. I found that the author researched and wrote this out of love for his parents and his faith. In his research, he found that not many had a very definitive idea about what they believed, including the rabbi he asked. Wow. How like just about everyone of any faith that I know. Sure we all hope to be with God after we die, but how and when does that happen?
The Jewish people have a Day of Atonement that many of them regard rather casually if at all. This is not unlike how many of my Catholic folks regard Reconciliation. Seems we all sort of believe our faith tells us we will go to be with God in a heaven or paradise or something. At least we hope so. So will I see you there, too?!? This book does tell us what is the official word that the Jewish people believe on the Afterlife. It seems it is not much different than what I'm guessing at. The route is a bit different but we all hopefully make it to the same existence. And isn't that what we hope for?
An amazing sweep of Chinese History told in a user friendly format made interesting by all the personal touches applied to the characters by the Professor. So much information I wanted to listen to it over again to catch it all. Now I have a much better appreciation for the Chinese people and their culture.
One of my favorite fiction books. I kept going back over and over to listen so I would not miss anything
The heartfelt human story that was so well researched and presented from the mother's view as well as the young boy's view, I was captive to the story.
If I told you I would ruin the story for everyone.
William. I would want to find out what happens to him. How he matured. What he is doing as an adult.
Read it at your leisure. Savor it.
General McChrytal's unabashed honesty.
His description of the training and heavy responsibilities of those in leadership in the armed forces and the intelligence and dedication it takes to lead.
When he and his wife went out for his retirement formation. It was a quiet and greatly significant event that shows that our great leaders do so much for us for so little appreciation from us. It demonstrates that only those who have been in similar situations can really appreciate what one does. It was real, heartfelt and full of honor.
No. This is a book to be savored and thought over. Do not rush it.
Give this book a chance. You just might learn something.
Thank you, General McChrystal and your wife.
I can't read because of my eyes. So audio is the way I go.
It doesn't have characters. It traces the history of how our armed services are prepared for war from our Civil War on. It explains why our armed forces and our society has the problems is has whether it be with depression, PTSD or children killing children in schools.
Again there are no characters. There are very tangible reasons why "we" are the way "we" are.
It made me very alarmed and conflicted. I know we need people to fight our wars. We need to do more to help them when they come back....and their families. We need to rethink violent video games. I would outlaw them myself if I could.
I would suggest every parent, every service spouse, all the politicians and all the game makers read this. Then act as your conscience demands.
This was a unique tack to take by writing from the view of a 5 year old for most of the book. I was gratified that Emma included the inevitable tantrums of an emotionally delayed child. Being able to look beyond the ROOM, and see what trials awaited the mother and son, helped bring about a somewhat realisitc conclusion to the book. Of course, we do not really know how much time was between the escape and the ending,it must have been less than a year. These people would probably have been more crippled in those first few months. I doubt they would have been able to come to this conclusion within a year. But then again, who knows. I really enjoyed being pulled along by the narrative, waiting to find out what would happen next. Amazed at the resourcefulness of the mother made it interesting. Thank you. Emma
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