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.
Diana Henriques exhaustive research paid off in learning almost step by step how Madoff pulled off one of the biggest financial Ponzi schemes in the history of the U.S. It is unbelievable how much money Madoff and his "feeders" made and how many people and institutions were affected and wiped out.
This is a long term read and at times confusing, but overall a terrific learning experience of what not to do with financial advisers and secret tips.
James Donovan has written one of the most graphic pages of a war with Indians. At one point tears came to my eyes at the slaughter we go through. The real point is whether Custer was guilty of malfeasance or was he deserted by fearfull generals. The reader can decide for him or her self. I took the book out of the library to get maps to follow the battles. Unfortunately they were few and far between. As I said , the battles and slaughter will haunt you long after you finish it. The reader, James Boles, is is outstanding.
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
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.
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.
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.
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