Pete was truly ahead of his time. Fascinating life story. What makes it great is the full breath of his life story starting with his father's start in PA to ending with his one boy's last game in college. At a basketball camp run by his dad Press at Juniata College in PA, Pete in the summer before his LSU freshman year, was there practicing some of his more "gifted" shots. It was hard to concentrate on the camp seesions with him in the background nailing shot after shot, some that defied gravity and physics. I got to meet Pete and for some reason he liked to hang with our group (team). He was exactly as the book described. And he single handed (with the help of four old coaches) destroyed our championship high school varsity. Sad he never got the chance to really team up with Larry Bird the first time the Celtics won the championship in Bird's tenure. He just had too much baggage from an era when you passed with two hands. There was no show time. And that bias carried to his boys who had great talent as well. He truly was the original show time.
Possibly, first half of book was full of great examples and approaches but second half became too much of a political statement for Carbon tax and did not follow throught with the main theme as much as the first half.
Only as a casual read and but stop at Carbon Tax section. You got 90% of the book at that point
Narrator needs to narrate. There was absolutely no need for alternate voices or a performance. Took away from the narration too much, were not that good and as an audible book his accent was often difficult to pick up on key words requiring a slight rewind at times.
One key point was made in the beginning that has resonated with me. The decision you make after a bad decision (or result) is often more damaging than the original. Excellent point in everything from golf to realtionships to business.
Summing the book in three words contradicts the requirements of 15 words minimum. Great overall story of the theft along with the workings of the diamond world. Although it is written like the story is completey accurate the reality is that the story is not flawless. The story is all based upon evidence and accounts other than those of the crinimals. When the book concludes it becomes evident that the real story from the thieves perspective was never told. But that is also part of intrigue as you do not come to that fimr conclusion until the end.
The ah ha moment when the determined they could get into the safe.
Performance was a good narration with no character voices. Nice for a change from the narrators who perform versus narrate.
Found myself pulling for the main character
Having watched the Godfather many times I had forgotten much of the original book since my first reading (in the 70s). Listening to it many years later was a purely delightful experience allowing me to both recall images from the move mixed with the natural visions you develop when reading a book. By far one of the more realxing listens. For anyone who has both read the book and seen the movie (years ago) it is worth going back and simply enoying the performance.
There are too many but one that I have always enjoyed is the meeting in Las Vegas where everyone realizes that Michael truly is the new Don.
He helps you envision the scenes from the movie with his character voices. But it is his narrative voice that you begin to realize is what truly delives the experience.
You do not change perfection.
Finally, after too many years many of the gaps in my understanding of quantum physics, albeit it not great, has been fillled in. And the story line on the great Physicists of the that time is well presented.
Description of a meeting in the 1920's in which 19 of the 26 attendees did or would have a nobel prize.
Descriptions of electons leaping fromone level to another
The True Quantum of Solice
Incredible performance by Roy Dotrice. Clearly one of the best ever. Great story and detail in character decsriptions and of the surrondings. Combination of fictious place and abundant amount of characters requires more attention than most audible presentations. Found buying the HBO series DVDs (after reading the book) was very helpful just for the map and family trees. Editing a bit to be desired. Numerous places of repeated lines , most likely at break-points, is disconcerning as it asks the questions, is anything missing.
The Imp. His ability to survive in a land of Knights and violence using wit and cunning
Too many to pick from. Any time a wolf came to the owners rescue and the description of the fight to determine the Imps guilt or innocence with the corresponding open air dungeon descriptions
The line repeated several times: When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or die
Looking forward to comparing the DVD set to the book. Than on to read (listen) to book II
The authors ability to pull the reader into the world of the families
The descriptive narratives of WWi
Xmas on the battlefield
Fabulous story but when it was over I did not have the same sense of leaving a family as I did with Pillars of the Earth
The ending suggested that the author just ran out or gas in story telling. Up to the final battle in the capitol it maintained a strong story line than it flounderd along to the end.
Ms. McCormick;s performance in all three books was excellent. I felt like she was the character telling the story.
Yes, but only if screen writers can devise a better ending.
Not only is this a great book but the narration, especially the dual naraation style, makes it an astonishing book to listen too. And what an ending.
After you get past the "s's" being excessively pronounced by the narrrtor - I was actually ready to erase the book and move on, you notice two things. 1) All of these agents have broken their "scared" vow of not diclosing what they hear and see in the protection of the President (and others). 2) This is one big whine about how we are underfunded, understaffed, and poorly managed. The first should never happen, the seecond is understandable but takes away from what has been accomplished. Typical wait, you'll see when something goes wrong. I told you so type book.
Too bad, because there were many good and sometimes comical situations like the guy who wanted a better look at Clinton ont he gold course so he used his hunting rifle scope without removing it from the rifle.
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