This is a long audiobook you will be sorry to see end. The characters are wonderfully developed and the era is convincingly described. The interlude "Indian Summer of a Forsyte" is one of the most moving audio books I have heard.
It takes about thirty minutes to get used to the narrator and the long list of characters. But after that you are hooked.
An interesting book if you can get past the author's naive cheerleading for high taxes and big government.
Satirical, cynical and very funny. Well worth listening to.
Yes, this is a classic political novel, but it is so much more than that. It is about the South and America in the early 20th century, coming of age and life in general. A good book and a good audio production.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Eisner's reign at Disney. There are some minor production errors, but they shouldn't deter anyone from listening to the book if they are otherwise so inclined.
This book is a concise and timely synopsis of the history of the Supreme Court's case law as it pertains to the Consitution. A good listen for anyone who wants a basic understanding of the subject or a short refresher course on the Court.
Tom Wolfe brillantly captures the paradoxes of youth: narcissism v. insecurity; body obsession v. dissipation; living only for the moment v. fear of the future, etc. The book starts out rather slowly because he carefully develops his characters. Once it gets going it is hard to stop listening to his exegesis of college sex, basketball, frat boys vulgar patois and, most importantly, the love of learning.
The book while enjoyable and well read pales in comparision to Robbins' other books.
I didn't want to stop listening to this book. I found it very interesting. Yes, the mission was obviously contrived by DeMille as an excuse to both journey back to the Vietnam experience and show Vietnam today. But it was well done all the same. The reader, who did a great job in "The Company", gives another first class performance here. I recommend this book.
A well written and well read autobiography of an American life and a soldier's career from the 1950's to today. Gen. Franks offers many insights into how our military and our politiicans make policy and war. Any one interested in the war on terror, Afghanistan and Iraq should read this book. After listening to this book it is easy to share his pride in our military and our country.
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