I loved Krakauer's account of his Everest climb, however his choice to narrate his own book falls flat, the performance is boring and delivered in a monotone. It spoiled the audio version for me.
This is a very detailed account of Robert Gates life's work in Washington and gives tremendous insight into the Bush and Obama administrations as well as a unique perspective on the history of the times from his perspective. I really liked having a fresh look at the Bush presidency vs. Obama through his experiences. This book is long and has a lot of detailed accounts which could be very interesting if only they had chosen a different narrator. It is read with little expression in a monotone and just goes on and on like that, compared to some of the other books I've listened to, this would have been a good listen but is just made boring and flat, I couldn't wait to get it over with.
This is just basically a promotion for their program or course, uninterestingly written and read.
If you are a dog lover, don't buy this book, most of it is about how the expedition's dogs were starved, killed and abused throughout the ordeal. I was sickened by the accounts of mother dogs having to give birth under the most horrendous conditions and eating their puppies because they were so hungry. Just horrible and the story was equally morose. I really disliked this book.
The book's content could be interesting, it's well written, but the narration is so annoying and dull, I could not listen to it. If you want to know what is inside this book, read it, don't buy the audio version.
I enjoyed this book, but had hoped for more about the PCT which she hiked alone, mostly it's about her interior life and experiences and how the hike affected that. The narration is OK but the tone didn't really match the subject matter in my opinion. This is a book for chics mostly, don't know if men would relate.
One of my favorite 9/11 accounts from the perspective of ATC and pilots, this is so interesting and well done, I've listened to it about 5 times, never get tired of it.
This is the best book I have read on the subject of what went on behind the scenes during the first two years of Obama's presidency, what happened with healthcare, the economy and why his popularity flagged. The narration by James Lurie is just superb, I have listened to it four times and always hear something new. It is very informative and entertaining.
This book is about Beck Weathers marriage and family life, his depression and psychological problems and what led up to him climbing Everest. Very little is about the actual climb and subsequent events. The narration is very poor and the story boring.
So few books are written about cave diving and exploration, this is a fascinating account and description of underground waterfalls and cave exploration that goes beyond imagination. I loved this book so much I've listened to it about four or five times.
Maybe if you're a musician you might be able to appreciate this book, but it is so long and drawn out with every pecuniary detail about nothing, mostly his drug addiction, women and music, every other word is f**k and after awhile it is just so degrading to listen to. I like the Stones, but this book is just listening to someone rap on about themselves forever, I couldn't finish it, it didn't connect to anything I could relate to and that's OK for a peek into someone else reality, but this qualifies as a monologue to infinity. I understand Mick Jagger had a similar reaction.
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