no, reader is too bad
never, he was terrible
Great book and storyline ruined by the reader, makes them sound like cartoonish weasels from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
turning it off
His characters are absolutely horrendous. Had to turn this off after a few hours. I tried to listen, but the voices he makes make it impossible to listen.
No, only the first 2 1/2 hours where worth listening to.
The David and Goliath analogies in the first part of the book are very insightful
No, too boring
I read NYTimes reviews of the book after being done with it, and those reviews were, for once, dead on for me. Great insight in the first 1/3 of the book information that can be useful for business logic and thinking. After that the book is very very repetitive and gets too dark for me. I would not recommend, one of Gladwell's worst work, and I like all his other books.
The storyline follows pre-war through post war events, incredible but true events. Not as much of the exploits of the flyers during the war, very little compare to the rest of the book. The only bad part is the reading, is dry and monotonic. Could have been a lot better.
The stories traverse various times along the history of the SF group, and is told from their perspective.
The Green Berets
Need someone to learn to read the military info, its very confusing when he reads verbatim and not translates like a reader would. This is the same for all abbreviations. For example "cee pee tee Jones" because he reads CPT Jones should be read Captain Jones. Every rank, unit, etc is read the same way. Can ruin the read.
The story continues, that makes the book great. But the narrating is 1/2 speed, the only way to listen to the book is at 2x speed. Gets distorted at times, but sounds almost normal. The narrator, like many of Griffin narrators, try to pronounce Spanish and end up butchering it, which sounds kind of funny. But it is almost impossible to listen to this book without speeding it up
The print version is much better, the narrator is like an older version of Daniel Defoe, really bad to listen to
this is not 1, but 2 love stories entertwined and mixed with a sob father/daughter story. The description is unrealistic as to the content. If you enjoy pure romance stories, you will enjoy it. For those who don't, will be a painful listen and a long wait for any thrilling part of the story.
If you enjoy racing or high performance driving, or like dogs, this is a great book. One of my favorites and I highly recommend it. The only con I can find is the stupid muzak between some chapters, unnecessary.
The story is very good, as it is real and a heck of a human survival and triumph. But the reading voice is pretty bad, almost like listening to a bad baseball game callout
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