Finished listening in record time. Follet uses a technique putting you in history whether or not the scenes are true. The endings are somewhat contrived but I am downloading his second pronto.
This is a very good listen. Kept me busy on plane to and from destination. The reader is terrific and you can't believe all the voices he accomplished. Ending is a little hollywood but satisfying. I recommend it.
The story does not end well. More like a cliffhanger in the movies. We know the killer from the start and how to catch him is the story. Also several arrows at the FBI. Just disappointed me.
March,the father of the "Little Women" relates many horror stories about slavery and the total disgusting actions of deserters who refused to believe the Civil War was over I was mixed up when he was home or on the road. I was not a happy listener.
Follet continues to educate the listener about world wars and the inner circles of decision making along with strong loves and failures. I recommend it certainly after reading Fall of Giants. The fears and problems of living in dictatorships is sharply drawn and makes one shutter at the reality he draws. Well done Mr. Follett
We listened over 2000 miles to this great story. Michael Connerly keeps you in suspense for hours with his great writing and very believable story. Don't miss this great listen.
Cheers to Ron Chernow who fascinated me for a two month listening period and made me understand how great a figure in American history was George Washington. His description of Washington's rise to head the Continental Army and his bravery and loyalty to his rag tag army is spectacular. The description of the Continental Congress as it lurched toward democracy is so well told. The infighting of the colonial politicians is as bad as the current status. When a well known cabinet member refused to go to Washington's funeral you understand what when on. Five Stars all around.
This is good for a TV movie full of guns and exciting explosians and terrorists and mssiles in Russia of all places. John Clark is the new Superman.
The author has done tremendous research and opened my eyes to the real slave world of plantation owners and Thomas Jefferson. The concepts of slavery and the use of slave women to procreate more slaves and half brothers and sisters to the owners families is mind bending. Sally Hemings is led to a choice of freedom in Europe or enslavement in Monticello. Jefferson is fortunate that she chose to remain with him.
Jefferson, a man of letters and distinguished American, cannot see that slavery makes the Declaration of Independence, a hypocritical document.
Although the author goes off in many tangents from the principle story and bogs it down, it remains a tremendous piece of literature on the enslaved.
This is an etherial piece that goes no where. Julian Barnes other books are exciting, not this one!
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