I thought this was going to be a comedy, or at least humous. Yes I did laugh in parts but mainly this book is confronting and done well to do so. I don't like this book, not because of anything technical like bad writing, but because it was a little raw in parts that made me feel, and perhaps things I didn't want to confront.
No. I have done a little with market research and found that it is next to useless where books like this can actually give you insight into the human psyche. I may not like being shown the ugly side of life, but I do feel better for being shown it, if that makes sense.
This is a good book, don't think that just because I didn't like it that you won't. I have explained my reasons for not liking the book and finding it useful. I think this is a book of interviews that you will have to make your own mind up on. David Foster Wallace is good, so I will be reading other works by him.
I am doing a little study of this battle and this was the first book I have listen to on the subject. It covers the battle and much of the history around the Lakota perspective. It covers areas such as weapons, moral etc but it skims over the American's/Europeans side of things which is fine as I am sure I could get that from other books. This book covers the 'Indian' side of things well. I wish I could get this much coverage from the opposite side in other histories of battles.
Johseph M. Marshall III narrates his book well and his voice sounds like what you would expect a wise Lakota man to sound like.
Although this book makes it clear that the Lakota has had a rather bad time of it, he makes it clear that they are a resilient people who are pragmatic and noble.
Having not looked at both sides yet it would be wrong to judge the battle yet although I am sure from what I have studied of US history when someone saids "Trust me, I'm from the Government" they had the United States Government in mind and why we should run!
Those naughty Nazi's are up to no good and bent on ruling the world. A little high fetched but believable and the book does not drag on with details and coincidences. Characters are real, Simon Vance reads the book nicely with excellent accents and Ira Levin did a great job throwing it all together. The movie with Gregory Peck and Sir Lawrence Olivier is also good. Worth the read, listen to and watching.
Tried to get into this hypnosis stuff but kept falling to sleep. Don't know if it would work as I slept through most of it and who knows, it might.
I was knocked out once. Nothing. Can't even remember the time I was out. I am guessing death is the same. I am also finding this book to back up a lot of my other ideas. Your brain has to make sense out of the world, stimuli and memories and so fills it in with voices, ghosts and flying saucers. Then you have to make up a reason for all this, after all it can't just be me otherwise I would fit in better, surely! Well Michael Shemer explains it all, lost me a little in the bit about the universe and alternative universes, but I will go back to that another time. Once you listen to Michael, who narrates his (not the best to listen to but passable) book, you start to see that it might just be time to stop believing and get on with it, living that is. He dose not say it does not exist, but as a scientist, or at least someone using science, just because it does not have a normal reason does not mean it is supernormal, it means we just don't have a normal answer yet. Worth listening to and once you have, you can discuss with your brainy intelligent friends his theories and feel a little more wiser than the 'spoon benders'.
Three stories in one. Helps covers the mixed emotions and explores lost, guilt, anger and decisions outcomes from different perspectives. The stories on there own don't amount to much, but together they work effectively. Simon Vance does an excellent job narrating this book and his accents are quite good, but it would take an Briton to really judge.
I liked the book and think it is worth listening to for some light drama.
This books starts off with a nice sceptic view and moves into spooky nicely and then just ridiculous. Come on, why would demons trouble themselves with us. Why do you have to go through so much administration and pseudo waffle to get rid of them. I am the first to admit that science does not have answers for everything but demonic forces and fallen angles, REALLY!
Makes for good movies this stuff but it is pure entertainment. Things that go bump in the night. No real science has even come close to proving this stuff. I am sure it is all a government conspiracy of alien forces controlled by secrete religious organisations within religious organisation who are pulling the string, or some evil agency who does not have our best interest at heart.
Todd Haberkorn does a good job narrating the book and Gerald Brittle's writing is clear and well versed.
I think you either believe this material or you don't. I guess my question is if there is demonic forces why aren't the angles taking care of business, seems they are asleep on the job.
Never the less I suggest if you are not committed to either side of the debate, listen to a sceptic book at the same time and start to make up your own mind. Lastly, is the book worth listening to, yes if you like a little spooky entertainment, however if you are looking for answers no.
This is the campaign where Australia shows itself, warts and all to be the fighting nation its reputation claims to be. With cowards, heroes, leaders both great and foolish this book shows it all. The waste, the miss opportunities and the Japanese cruelty and fighting spirit, this book covers almost everything. This campaign is the true Anzac spirit and should never be forgotten. I would even go to say this campaign meant more to Australia than the Gallipoli campaign. This book narrated by Peter Byrne is excellent.
If you lived through the sixties in Australia or just a student of the war then this book is excellent. Covers the political, history, battle and people side very nicely without getting too bogged down in the details. Not the only book to read on the subject but and excellent start. If you only read one book on the Vietnam War from the Australian perspective then this is the book.
When you look for work you will clutch at straws, anything to help you get a chance at work. This is one of those straws. Nothing wrong except the hype. Eddie Rezek is okay with his narration and writing but I guess he jumped on Trumps name to get a leg up to help sell the book. Nothing really new and nothing outstanding. Save yourself the money and look elsewhere.
Amazing how the machine was turned on, couldn't be stopped and then we had a four year 'train wreck' with the next 100 years affected. Worth the listen to.
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