I am changing my rating from 5 stars to one star after reading the last chapters. I need to say that I utterly enjoyed listening and could not understand why others were pointing toward bias. But I became suspicious when there were disrespectful attacks on FDR and JFK whom I respect as much as I respect Ronald Reagan. I believe authors broke basic rule that historians true historians: they should not be partizan in their writing and try to be as objective as possible. Rabid hatred of Clinton family and painting everything dark is totally disgusting and unprofessional. Painting George Bush junior as somebody who astutely created "true democracy" in Irak and Afganistan is ...????. Should you write books to enlighten people in history when you are so naive??? Come on, only struggle between parties is an engine which catapults America into it's greatness. It is great because it embrace us all irrespective of race, religion or party preferences. The worst thing possible is that when only one party is in charge and there is no competition. "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". Of course, as a person with moderate conservative views, I would prefer moderate republicans to rule our country. But for best results, moderate democrats should rule the country at least every 8-12 years. And I would not hesitate to vote for Hillary Clinton despite the fact that I do not agree with some of her ideas.
I listened it for a few hours in hope to get some interesting information about "larger than life" Ronald Reagan. I cannot listen to this incoherent mumbling any more. Son, I bet that you did not advance beyond high school education. Son, you are no Ronald Reagan! If you are ardent believer in Tea Party, you may like this book. All normal people who can think should probably avoid it like plague.
I truly enjoyed listening this wonderful book. Original point of view, I would have never come to these conclusions myself, but I agree now! I like that the author is just giving you information for consideration and building this case slowly but surely. I learned something new about life. It was definitely worthwhile to purchase this book.
First of all, five stars to excellent narration! Grover Gardner excels as usual.
But MINUS five stars for the author!!!
After reading disturbingly brilliant "Why Evolution Is True", I thought it would be interesting to read what opponents have to counter with inner hope that it may be something brilliant and reassuring. I yearned to find flaws in evolution theory. Unfortunately, I did not find anything intelligent in this book. First of all, author is hypocrite, he lies! Does he think that I am so stupid to believe that intelligent design has nothing to do with Christianity and that it is not produced to replace utterly discredited creationism??? The author is demagogue who pretends to have scientific approach. It may be convincing to gullible audience who want to believe no matter what. But there is serious reason why all serious scientists shun this "revolution". Of note, I checked his "highly acclaimed" and brilliant Society for Complexity, Information and Design is closed! His explanations why he cannot have peer review publications is simply laughable.
If you are looking for a crime novel to enjoy unbelievable twists of the plot written by talented author and narrated by a very good narrator, you will enjoy this book. But do not try to "learn russian soul" using this book. It is breathtakingly phony in that regard.
Narrator is very good but he did not bother to learn correct pronunciation of Russian names of hotels, cities etc. If he would give a bottle of Vodka with caviar to any russian drunkard with fur hat and ask him to help, he would do much better job:).
It is second book from the trilogy. Not as thrilling as the third one (Second foundation), it is still very interesting and entertaining. Scott Brick is an excellent narrator and his narration is flawless. I am glad that I bought this book, it was true fun to listen.
This is third book of trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation). Of course, it is culmination point and Issaac Asimov is a master of suspense and unbelievable twists. I loved this book in childhood and I still love it.
I enjoyed listening this wonderful autobiography. I always thought about Steve Wozniak as an icon. Here he is coming as an alive person with his own good habits and bad habits, his own prejudiced and amazing insights. I do not believe that he is braggind. I do not understand his love for pranks and it is probably something on the verge of being ethical. But in general I feel symptathy towards this "larger than life" personality.
Nattator is superb, it was almost flawless.
There were a few technical glitches in this volume but at the end I almost forgot about them. Second volume is even better than the first one!
Shelby Foote's work is truly monumental. I did not feel any significant bias.
Narrator is simply amazing. I am very glad that I bought it.
I was hesitant to purchase it because of very bad quality of sound of the sample. But I was interested to read about Masters. I enjoyed listening it. Author is smart and I believe he gives relatively balanced view. Narration is excellent. Thanks.
As most classic book, it is somewhat outdated, naive, brilliant and enjoyable at the same time. I did not like this narrator.
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