No, as it is a children's book, one reading is fine, but I will listen to the whole series.
The description of the countryside and tripods are simple yet very effective.
Yes. I spread it over commutes, but if you wanted to you could spend the better part of a day and listen to the whole series. This first book is only just over 4 hours.
The book finishes off and you feel like it should of went on. So get the whole series and get on with the story. Loved this book, love the idea of tripods since that record came out in the late 70s, even loved the Tom Cruise movie 'War of the Worlds'. So do yourself a favour and get with the program. Listen to this book and enjoy an easy story.
Good for a summary and help make up my mind to read this book fully. However, being a summary it moves quite quick through the book and you never really digest the point/s properly. Good to get an idea of where this book is going and coming from.
This is a good look at what it really takes to be a master. No quick easy silver bullet but just work, insight and sweat. I like Robert Greene's books as I find them very helpful and well written. Wish I had this knowledge when I was starting out. Of course it doesn't answer the problem when your chosen profession or skill you are pursuing disappears or becomes redundant. You're suppose to have the insight to see where the next step is. I have not found that and feel like I am looking in a dark room for a black cat that isn't really there. Never the less this book is well worth the listen to. One of the good self help books.
Well studied and covers much detail. Does focus on the leaders such as Marlborough and Wellington and ends at Waterloo which is where is said it would but would of been nice to go through the 19th Century. Perhaps SAul David could write
part-two'. Never the less you can read Richard Holmes 'Redcoat' to cover most of that - another excellent book.
What I really liked about this book was the British side of the 'War of Independence'. Most books seem to cover the US side of things but it is nice to see another perspective. I now plan to listen to Bernard Cornwalls 'The Fort' which will cover John Burgoyne's 'Saratoga campaign', actually I guessing on that one, but it sounds close. It is fictional, but I think it will give a rather accurate idea of the campaign. I think 'Jack Absolute' novel covers this campaign as well.
Anyway, a good study, well put together and nicely finished. If you are into studying military history, soldiers, 18th & 19th century especially British, then this is a must. I am so happy I listen to this book as Sean Barett has done an excellent job presenting it and Saul David in writing it.
I gave up after listening to 75% of this book. Patrick is unlikable and is nothing more than evil. The details of his violence is horrific. The characters in the book both boring and rude. I don't care if this is some social commentary on the period, the book can not be classed as entertaining or informative. It is garbage and does not deserve its status. I will not listen to or read anything else Bret Easton Elllis has written as this book has turned me off both his style and thinking. Nick Landrum is fantastic in his narration. I wished I had read the other reviews before listening to this disgusting piece of literature. There are some things you don't need to know and wish you never experience, this book is one of them.
This is a good story. It feels real and is interesting. The book is much better than the movie. Khaled Hosseine isn't the best narrator, but possibly that is what makes the story that much more real. I enjoyed this book after my father pushed it on me. I think this book should be read by every school kid, politician, and soldier who is serving in Afghanistan. I don't think it will change your life, but give you some understanding of the trouble Afghanistan faces and the suffering of its people.
Set 20 odd years after the original and in Hong Kong this is a good book. Nicely written, superbly performed and duck tails nicely with the first book. This book I think captures army life in the 70s well and even if you are not into military stories is a great listen to. Loved it and I think Leslie Thomas is a fantastic author of British social history in his stories.
No, it isn't performed badly. No, the story isn't badly put together. No, the writing isn't terrible. It is just being trapped in Antarctica eating blubber and with everything against you gets a little tedious to listen to - I can only imagine for the poor chaps on the ice had it worse. I guess the book covers that to a degree. Unfortunately I knew the ending, so it was a wait for the end. Not taking anything away from the expedition or Shackleton, it is an amazing survival story, but, it does go on and after a while you wish they would get a break; at least in the ice flow. Amazing study in leadership, endurance and survival but the story does go on. If you are studying explorers, survival, Antarctica then this is good stuff, otherwise be prepared for an endurance of listening. Well performed though.
What everybody else saids about this book and the series in one way or another true. I believe if you are into fantasy fiction then this will not disappoint.
Carries on from 'Game of Thrones' and doesn't disappoint. Some characters have disappeared whilst others develop into excellent characters. What is so good about this story is that the characters are not two dimensional cartoon types. Their motivations, ambitions and fears project them through the story with enough twists and different outcomes you will never see coming. I hope the magic of this series doesn't end.
This book is aptly titled and sad. Guy tries to affect change but gradually surrenders to the machine of war and bureaucracy. The story ties up nicely and characters are finished off with little pomp or ceremony. This book isn't as much fun or as funny as the first two. I have no idea how WWII was in Britain and how it changed but I guess this series of books cover it well. The writing is excellent, Christian Rodska is perfect in his narration and the book is a pleasant listen to. If you read the first two, you have to read this one to finish the story off, but if you are not in to trilogies; then just the first "Officers & Gentlemen" is worth the listen to on its own.
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