This exhaustive history is one of the best on the subject. Gibbon knew his material and gave us one of the greatest works about the long period that this history covers. Where this history might seem long and tedious in places, it is made up for by the numerous explanations of battles and descriptions of the cities and characters of the times. Where Gibbon sometimes seems to opinionated about the times and people, he gives reasons for this and helps the listener to understand the circumstances and ideas of the times. The narration is at times tedious as well. You get the idea that you are in a college lecture hall rather than listening to the reading of a book. Bernard Mayes does a good job with the material. Overall, I would recommend this set of volumes to anyone who is interested in the hisory of the world. Others will find this material tedious and boring at times. My advice? Give a listen and stick with this. You might find out some things that you didn't know and might find this history as extremely interesting as I have.
The view of today's politics from Debbie's unique point of view and take on all things political in Washington, Florida, and the fight for women's rights.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz because this was her book and her championing of women's rights in the political arena.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Today's politics from a woman's view.
Unlike some of the Amazon comments I read about this book, I did enjoy listening to this book. And the main reason was mainly to hear about today's issues in the political arena from a very experienced female congresswoman. I count myself as mainly an independent and do not adhere to strictly Democratic or Republican views. I feel this gives myself a unique position where I can objectively look at a politician and what they stand for. I found Congresswoman Schultz's take on things interesting and informative. I did enjoy this book and applaud her stand for women in today's society. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in hearing about what is going on in Washington currently and wanting to be informed about today's issues involving lawmaking about women's rights as well.
Among the memoirs and autobiographies and biographies this one ranks in my top ten that I have listened to so far.
George's foreign policy and handling of crises in the wake of all the turmoil in the middle east following the attacks of 9/11.
That would probably be the chapter on his humanitarian efforts to help the African nations battle aids and other diseases as well as other efforts to help with schooling as well.
If possible, I would have. I found this book very informative and so interesting, that I had a tough time shutting it off to do other things.
I like the way that the audio company paired Ron McClarty with this reading. It felt like I was listening to George W. reading the material himself. I compare it only to Recorded Books pairing of George Wilson's narration of the Reagan biography I listened to a few years ago. This was an excellent and informative memoir. It helped open my eyes about George W. and learn a lot more about the man. As a result, I have gained a lot more respect for him and what he and his administration stood for.
Not meaning to sound so general, it was better than some, but not as good as some others I have listened to. Pretty much middle of the road.
The shootout in the Stalin park between Bob and the assassin squad.
Buck's interpretation of Bob Swagger's accent.
Not really. This is just another book in the Bob Swagger series. I agree with other reviewers in that Hunter should just let Bob retire and either use another character or bring a new one on board.
At one time, I would read just about any book that expostulated theories about the Kennedy assassination. Stephen King's book "11-22-63" was an interesting take on that story. But, like others, I have had my fill. I listened to this book because it was in the Bob Swagger series. Others have been better and this one was way too long. Hunter writes great action books, but I think he could have used another storyline. Otherwise I cannot say I did not enjoy it because I did. Hopefully the next one will be a tad bit better.
Since I have been listening to mostly classics lately, I will answer this by saying in the top 20 at least. Other reviewers have said that they couldn't get into the story. It was not the case for me. I have enjoyed every single moment of this book. (Yes, even with George Hagan's mistakes). I bought this book a long time ago and finally got around to listening to it. And I have enjoyed it thoroughly.
Barnaby Rudge probably because of his being simple and his always cheerfulness and fresh look on life.
I listened to Nicholas Nickleby and enjoyed that performance. This one compares to it equally.
Too long for that. But if I could've, I might have.
This was Charles Dickens first attempt at an historical novel years before he did "A Tale Of Two Cities." Not knowing much about the Gordon Riots, I have learned a lot about them just from listening to this book. I would say Mr. Dickens did a good job on this book and I could see how this helped prepare him for "A Tale Of Two Cities" later on in his writing career.
Any performance of a Dickens book is better than the print version because it gives personality to the work.
Oliver Twist because of the depiction of society of the time.
The inflection he puts into the prose and personality he gives the work.
Possibly, but a Dickens book is better savored a little at a time.
This is the longest reading in time of all the readings of this work available on audible. I believe a person can make a work move along without being overly slow. Don't get me wrong, Patrick Tull is an outstanding narrator. But some readers can even be better than others on some works. Otherwise, outstanding performance of this classic work by Dickens.
It ranks as a classic among classics. This was the finest book to come out of the Russian classic literature era.
I believe this book stands on its own and I would be hard pressed to compare another one to it.
Just the pure pronunciation of all the French words that I have always had problems with in any novel that contains that language.
War in a time of peace.
This is a book that is so big, I just would not deign to tackle it as a sit down and read book. That is the main reason I bought this version. Very interesting classic. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys classic literature.
I loved the more modern translation of this timeless classic by Victor Hugo. It is the most listenable reading of a classic I have listened to yet.
The Romance between Cosette and Marius.
Javert. Hands down!
It was too long for that.
I probably would have enjoyed this book even better if it was not for the diatribes and digressions that Hugo went into in parts of the novel. It is kind of like taking a sponge and wringing all the liquid out of it. Otherwise, I enjoyed this classic immensely. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the classics. Once again, a masterful performance by George Guidall. It is always a joy to have a good translator as well as a good reader for a work such as this.
Entertaining, Informative, Interesting
Yes, because of its entertainment value and characters.
Nick Sullivan's interpretation of the characters translates into the most interesting and entertaining listen I have had in quite a while.
The Wall Street Kid Strikes!
This is an autobiography well worth the wait. Barbara has always been one of my favorite actresses and this book does not disappoint! She was always a natural for the field she went into and this book shows that, even down to the personal little giggles and inflections Barbara puts into her own narration. I grew up on Jeannie and enjoyed every episode that aired. The behind-the-scenes look that she gives us into the making of that series only enhances the experience for me, even after all these years. I couldn't think of a better reader for Barbara's book than the lady herself. This was a great listen and worth the credit spent on it.
This is a long and sometimes tedious book to get through the descriptive sections. I can't say I agree with Ms. Burr on giving Ayla an accent, especially since this is the only book she gave one to Ayla. Regardless of the accent, the tediousness, and whatever other faults listeners might find with the book, this was, for me, nevertheless worth the wait, I have enjoyed this series from book one. I also enjoyed this one. This book and series, like others, may not be for everyone. But for those that do try it, they may be drawn into Ayla's world like I was. This is escapism at its best, Thanks to Mrs, Auel for one of the most enjoyable series I have ever read.
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