I like the fact that the President is unashamed in what he believes even when I often disagree. However, I dislike the fact that it feels like he just keeps telling the same story over and over again...he meets a voter, he hears their needs, and he says, "why can't it be right". It feels so oversimplified to me.
Definitely a non-political book.
It's read with clear emotion and emphasis on what he wanted to communicate in the book.
Obviously Kennedy's death is the main point of the book, but the connection with Kennedy's past is so interesting.
This book basically ignores all talks of any conspiracy, and takes the Warren Commission at face value. While I would have liked him to talk more about the conspiracies, the book did motivate me to learn more, which is great.
I loved the risks that David Wilkerson described.
When he was humiliated at the trial and how it lead to so much.
I think most Christians know about this story a little bit, and have seen some of the more "odd" things that David Wilkerson has said and done over the years, and it might give you doubt, but don't let it! His story of how God moved was truly incredible. It really changed how I see serving the Lord.
It's the kind of story that is most interesting when you don't know what is going to happen, but I would consider listening again after a while.
The insight into Vegas. Card counting is interesting, but gets old quick. However unlike a card counting book, this book is more about a team and how Vegas responds.
He did a nice job with voices and emotions
Not that kind of book.
Taleb is brilliant and challenges conventional wisdom. I think reading a summary though would be just as effective as his full length books.
Publishers don't like to publish 30-50 page books as they are too short to sell. However this book feels like it could have been way shorter. The little stories and anecdotes all start to so obviously come to the same conclusion. He spends WAY too much time being defensive of his ideas. It doesn't feel like he's making a "defense" it feels like he is being defensive like an insecure teacher at times.
Joe did a solid job making technical stuff flow smoothly.
I don't know if I would listen again as once you know what happens it may not be a "repeat" kind of book. However, what made it interesting was not just the story of the rescue but the detailed history of the Iran/US conflict, and the details of the forgers in the CIA.
Tony Mendez who wrote the book and the main character is the only character that has lots of development.
He read it like he really was Tony Mendez.
The history of the Iran crisis, and how the CIA rescued the six without every using a gun.
Yes, I would have put way less commentary in there, and had it be less "parental". The commentary feels like a Sunday school teacher. I was surprised by this. I wanted just stories, and would have gladly taken some of the missing stories instead of commentary.
It's the bible, hard to pick a favorite :) Obviously the death and resurrection of Jesus is one of the most significant.
It's weird to mark the Bible as a 3 star story, the 3-stars really is because of the commentary. Of course I believe the bible is the greatest story ever told.
Intriguing and unpredictable.
This book would be similar to Catch me if you can (although from the opposite perspective), or Ghost in the Wires.
I think he did a good jobs with names and accents, did move slow at times, and could get a touch sleepy.
It really motivated me to learn more about art crime.
Top 5 for sure.
It really does. Even though I already knew some of it from the movie, it has plenty you haven't heard, and keeps you in suspence.
He does a good job with his pace moving with the fast parts of the book.
It was made into a film!
Some comments complain about it not highlighting the post criminal career, and while I would love to read another book about just that, it's still brilliant just as it is.
I really like the honesty in the central character as he relates to some of the modern churches stigmas, but likewise I disliked how much he presented the evangelical church as so far gone, while idealized the Catholic guys in the process. I know he had a point to make, but it feels so "setup" that it loses some authenticity.
Slow, honest, normal.
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