That the truth was told about the brave men who killed UBL. Oh, and definitely that those brave guys got him. It was great to know that at least justice was served...unexpected, swift and fast.... Just like UBL plotted and had executed the horrible tragedy of 9/11! He was definitely surprised and he hadn't even had time to use his "Just For Men" that the guys found in the bathroom!
It was done well.
Can't really say just one!...but I'm really glad the truth is out there now. I know they don't fight for "acknowledgement", but between the politicians and the crazy "internet conspiracy" theories, it was time someone who was actually there got to tell the story.
I'm glad that I read it. At first I thought, after reading, that this author had done something horrible. But after reading reviews from other Navy Seals, retired or otherwise, I realized they weren't angry. Seems as though the people who are actually angry are in this current administration.I've never listened to any book about the military before, but after this one I've since listened to American Sniper by Chris Kyle, The Warrior Elite, by Dick Couch and my favorite out of all, Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. It was awesome that the BUD/S class that Dick Couch is observing and writing about is Class 228 that Marcus graduated from. He mentions Marcus several times in the book. I can't wait to read Marcus' next book :Service: A Navy Seal At War. I have so much respect and am truly in awe of all of our women and men in the military! I am so thankful for them - these books just reminded me that they are fighting for my freedom.
I love that the male lead, Nicholas Brisbane is dark and brooding AND half gypsy just like Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. On top of that, Robert Downey, Jr. (in the Sherlock Holmes movies) is supposed to have been "semi" based on the way Brisbane looked and acted. Not sure about that, but Downey is so handsome! Perfect for Brisbane.I love the chemistry between Lady Julia and Brisbane. Not the usual fall into bed "their passions spent" stuff. If you like a lot of that, and quite early on in a book, then you won't like this book. I love Ellen Archer's voice. She does a terrific job with the narration and that can be the difference between whether I purchase a book or not. Some great books have unbearable narrators and it's such a waste!The mysteries do keep me guessing, but those who are used to this genre may find them not as complex. I have no comparison really.But I love this time period anyway I can get it and I am really enjoying these two and the cast of characters in their lives.
In the top 10
Doesn't really apply
The entire account of Killing Jesus. Brutal and horrible death.
Bill O'Reilly's narration is excellent just as it was in Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. He says at the beginning he is not trying to convert anyone to Christianity, but is honest about his own faith.
The beginning of the book which states:"To say that Jesus of Nazareth was the most influential man who ever lived is almost trite. Nearly two thousand years after he was brutally executed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. That includes 77 percent of the U.S. population, according to a Gallup Poll. The teachings of Jesus have shaped the entire world and continue to do so."Whether one is an atheist or simply a non-Christian, that statement is just simply true.
Engaging, delightful, witty
I listened to The Habits of The House first, so that's an obvious choice. That was a bit harder to get into, but once I did, I loved it as well and couldn't wait to listen to this book.
Katherine Kellgren is absolutely the best! I have narrators that I love such as Davina Porter, Wanda McCaddon, etc., but Katherine is perfect for this type of book. I'm going to listen to another book just because I am not ready to listen to another voice!
That's tough! I would love to go out to dinner with most of the characters! Maybe I would start with Lady Rosina!
I think you will like this book if you know something about the English Edwardian period - the Downton Abbey fans may like it - American heiress marries cash poor English Aristocracy.
It's not as serious as Downton Abbey, nor even as serious as The American Heiress, by Daisy Goodwin. It's just delightful fun!
I can't wait for the last book to come out...on audible..hopefully with Katherine Kellgren narrating in December 2013!
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