Kevin Foley narrates this book superbly. The accents, style and even the period is captured the way I imagine it would of been. T. R. Fehrenbach has written and excellent study of this conflict both from the social political point of view as well as the soldier in the shell scrape. He is neither bogged down in strategy or emotional turmoil but does a neat balancing act between the two. I am not saying this is the perfect history, I don't know, I know little of this war but this book has open my mind to what happen, possibly why and how. The Americans are caught off guard and suffer due to relaxed attitudes amongst politician, public and the so called citizens army. They however are quick to learn, if they have the time. The North Koreans are quick and strong, but there blitzkrieg was not sustainable and this is where logistics win wars. The Chinese are excellent diplomats and soldiers but they do waste so much to achieve short term gains especially at the discussion tables.
A war of waste, heroism and stamina with no victory or heroes.
This book is good and great to listen to. I loved it and wonder why I took so long to listen to it, the length flew by and I was a little sad it finished. Funny, but the book sort of finishes as the war finishes, with very little fanfare and then suddenly you are back home with no real answers to what just happened.
I hope though that the world has learned the lessons of the Korean War and that the US never makes the same mistakes again.
I would like to read another book on the subject and if it was possible, from the other side, but I don't think it would be as good.
Foolish boy. This is boring, unimaginative dribble. Won't do that one again. Made it to the third chapter and then woke up and thought, what was I thinking buying this?
If this is your cup of tea, fill your boots, but really you could do so much better. Best part of this book is the cover, nice ass.
I feel this book is only half done. The central argument seems to be that genes can be turned on and that outside factors and will power can make a genius. Does not go into physical limitations except to say that when a human sense is cut off, others compensate. Interesting to hear the truth about identical twins separated at birth. More showmanship than science. When it comes down to it, genius is a numbers game and if you stack the odds in your favour by doing what is needed to be a genius, you can beat the odds. Now I feel I have wasted my opportunities as I didn't know I could be great with a lot of hard work, determination, the right parents, country, culture, education, nutrition, opportunities and luck. See it is more than just your genes. This is a good science book worth listening to.
Robert Harris is a fantastic writer and I can't wait to listen to 'The Ghost'. I read his 'Fatherland' years ago but wasn't too impressed, however this book is a must. Spies, military, government, 1895, France, Germany, intrigue it has the lot. This story would be unbelievable if it wasn't based on a true story.
David Rintoul is fantastic narrating this noveltised version of events from the intelligence officer who discovers the truth and then falls foul of the hierarchy cover up.
Damn good story this. Bought the printed copy for my mother to read.
I thought this would have been a little more philosophical but it ended up being a metaphor for life I think. Nothing earth breaking and in time boring.
This is a book over 20 hours long but you could listen to it in one go. It is fantastic. The audible personal histories that a place and the right sections of the book add to the human side of the battle. By the end you know all the beaches, the French towns, the generals and some of the men. You get the overall picture of what happen, why, when and how. The analysis is good and you don't need visual aids to help you with maps, equipment, man power and the like. A well told story, entertaining and interesting. Worth the listen to if only to honour the men who died fighting this battle.Thank god for the yanks, Canadians, Brits and Free French who fought their way into Fortress Europa. Not to forget the non combatants, other nationalities and poor Eastern European conscripts. The story tells it all.
I mistakenly bought this book as I want to lean up a bit then I found out it was for girls. I wanted to return it but the system didn't let me. So I listened on and found out this can apply to girls and guys. Can get a little technical and worth listening to a few chapters over again. I think I need to see the figures, hearing them don't rattle around in my head so well. I am a convert but yet to put Michael Matthews suggestions into practice. Just getting all my ducks in a row before I start. Jeff Justus has the right motivational speaking voice for this type of book and Michael Matthews research stacks up, well the little facts I did check seem to lead me to the idea he has done his home work. Liked the book and now motivated to give it a go.
How simple and excellent this advice is. Backed up by research, common sense and an easy conversational style in writing this book give you the facts about diet and fitness myths. Before you change your lifestyle to become a muscle bound freak or just a healthy bunny, listen to this book that Bob Sinfield narrates in a beautiful manner to set you on the path of healthy living. Worth listening to once a year.
At first you think why is this a classic and then the short stories work their magic and you are enjoying each sentence unfold into a delightful excursion into human folly and nature. A light entertainment without to much simplicity, this book has it. I will be listening to the other books in the series from time to time for some fun and laughs. Nice light entertainment.
Not the best of Seth Godin's work and really isn't anything more than a magazine article. I would suggest looking elsewhere or his other work for any marketing insights or discoveries.
Michael Dibdin has really improved in his writing and his descriptions are fantastic. Michael Kitchen does an excellent job narrating this book. Aurelia Zen character is further developed nicely and it is a shame that the BBC cancelled the TV Series. Great book which you could read on its own. I am going to pass this onto my mother who I am sure will enjoy this book.
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