Yes, it is an uplifting story of an American hero.
Describing how he made it through the Japanese POW camp.
Louis Zamperini, of course.
War is Hell?
Very good read. The first part of the book was a bit draggy, but it got interesting when it got to the war part.
James Swanson is one of the best writers of history ever. Audible only offers the abridged version of Manhunt, his book about the Lincoln conspiracy and aftermath. I enjoyed the abridged version so much that I purchased the book and read the entire work. Like Manhunt, End of Days was perfect and methodical in analyzing the Kennedy assassination. I learned so much about it, some even in the minutest details Swanson includes. Swanson is a gifted writer and teacher.
Swanson's methodical attention to details to make the recording a perfect work.
It was very good. Nothing in particular stood out, but his voice kept me interested in listening throughout the entire book.
The frankness and honesty to show his imperfections.
Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidas or The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx.
He had a phenomenal voice that strengthened the honesty in his story. Many times when authors narrate their own book, the performance is so bad that it ruins the book (i.e. Cold Mountain) . Paul's was perfect and made the book fantastic.
Sex, Sex, and Rock and Roll. And More Sex
If you love either rock bios in general or Kiss, this one's for you.
The narrator seemed to ramble and ramble on and on in a very dry tone. I believe he is knowledgeable, but he just didn't deliver the material in a clear way so that the listener actually learned.
His presentation made it difficult to learn.
He stuttered quite a bit throughout the course and it was apparent that there were many points at which there was splice and second or third take.
Disappointed. I love learning and am sad to say that I have so little knowledge about World War I. I truly wanted to learn more about the war. I logged on and took a "final exam" that is on the Modern Scholar website. I only got a 57% on the final. In other academic type activities, I usually score over 90.
I hate to complain and get something in return, but I wish I could have this credit back.
Yes, there were times when my mind wandered away from the story. I would gain a greater appreciation with a second listen.
I liked it when the main character solved a puzzle on his first try, then met another player signing on who had tried to solve it many times, but failed. He then tries to trick her into thinking this was his first time and he failed.
Yes, but I couldn't
Just a truly original story that is bright and fresh.
I haven't read the print version.
Dave Mustaine, of course. That one is obvious.
I have not listened to others, but this one is very good.
Welcome to a Head Banger's Memoir.
Funny, Engaging, and Honest
Chef Hamilton opened her life and told her story....the good, the bad, and the ugly. I appreciate the honesty that she shows in describing her life.
Her inflections when telling stories make the book more interested and those don't translate to the printed word.
Yes, but I couldn't
I wish other chefs like David Burke, Wiley DuFresne, and Thomas Keller would write similar books.
The flow of the book presented the case from beginning to end in a cogent and logical progression.
It was very in depth and detailed. I don't know what could have made it better.
When Jesse told his attorney that he didn't know why people kept saying that he worshiped "Satin" [sic] Poor Jesse, borderline retarded, didn't even know what "Satan" was although he was being accused of being a devil worshiper. How poetic.
Just a fantastic book and performance.
I didn't read the print version.
The beginning and the end of the book were interesting. The middle part was a little slow. I would have liked to hear more about what the prison life was like which is a bit glossed over.
Interesting, adequate, and fine.
How a young man's error cost him 3 1/2 years of his life.
I recommend this book and am also interested in The Aquariums of Pyongyang.
Unless you want to listen to a highly fictionalized account of the Lincoln assassination, it's not for anyone.
It was well written and well thought out, but there are just too many false statements in the book to be taken seriously as a historical account.
I can't wait to see how O'Reilly butchers the Kennedy Assasination!!!!
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