This is by far the most tedious book I have ever listened to. I will stick it out until the end because some of these very descriptive, tiny details about Chekhov and Russian culture/history are interesing. I am not a stranger to long listens...but this one will test your patience and concentration skills.
This is one of my favorites of the last year. There was information that Was new to me and the author cleverly put it into time and geographical context.
Koch's self-destructive adherence to some bad scientific theory after enjoying remarkable successes.
No, but it did add to my analysis and consideration of medical treatment and immunization.
Will read another book in this subject area.
Yes, when a random sidewalk survey of Americans reveals that they can name the finalists on American Idol, but not their elected officials nor major current events, we need to aggressively emphasize how the populus is voluntarily relinquishing their rights so they can be taken care of by the gov't and have time to waste viewing and believing
The presentation of the historical progression of socialist theories.
Personally, I enjoy the freedom to visualize the material as it it read by a narrator. In print, I tend to reread detailed material, which can detract from the flow.
Having just finished unabridged Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, I was drawn in by the great reviews and historical romance aspect of a book that I would probably never have found but for the links here...The narration was absolutely wonderful even if the text sometimes had more decription of injuries and sex than my imagination needed to complete the scene. I agree that the guys may not like it, but take a cue from the reviews! Hopefully Audible will hear the customer requests for further offerings of Davina Porter and the unabridged versions as part of the Audible offerings. I am so pleased to see "Dragonfly.." recently added and will eagerly await the rest!
Where to begin except to echo that the author's read was annoying and uninspiring. He read in a thoughtless, robotic monotone...where was the producer? The reader of Wicked could perhaps have saved this poor sequel and weak story, but not this author! The author said he wrote the book to tell us what happened to Nor..well, I listened and I still ask "what happened to Nor?" At times, I actually began to dislike the 'hero' for his constant, incurable, unnecessary weakness. Hope your next 10 years produce a more substantive and interesting content....too bad, I loved "Wicked".
This book was wonderful...I couldn't wait to get to my Ipod and was sorry to have it end. Goodwin paints a very full and awesome character.
This was one of the most tedious books I have listened to...I love biographies but this one put the listener (reader) to the test...the text was unnecessarily complex. The reader's accents were unrealistic and not in the intended language accents. By the end, the author convinced me from my former impression that Franklin was a great American hero! Intelligent and inventive yes, but otherwise ....
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