1- To not to trivialize the holocaust into a cheap action book, but more than that:
2- To not to make a moral book trying to convert the public into religious, with the example of the poor guy that doubted that god was real, only to then discover the miracle in life... c'mon, seriously?
Maybe I should be more cautious and skeptical about general critics. Lots of believers reading out there critizise books.
All jews spoke in the same voice. All women spoke in the same voice, different from the ones of the jews.
Anger, sadness, disappointment. Some books should have a "better fit for believers" advice on the cover. Some of us don't want to read this, and it should be respected. I respect everybody beliefs, I don't appreciate to be sold "historical fiction" and read a "spiritual lesson + rambo"
It's a little bit repetitive. I should take the repetitions away. Otherwise, Lopez Lomong, like many survivors of extreme experiences, it's a Christian, more like a Super Christian. I would like to have known that it was SO MANY references to god in the book. As an atheist, it was not easy to get over it. I respect, I understand, but I don't share.
The story is very interesting, and Lopez is an awesome human being, it is inspiring.
It inspired me to be a better person, and to be more understanding of different belief. Of course, I want to adopt or support an African boy or girl.
It also made me wonder, with so many Lost boys... what about the girls? What happened to them?
The information in the book is great, but Prof. Anding is mentioning the booknotes that come with the audio, and that booknotes, at least in this Audible version, don't exist.
I'd love to have those references, I hope Audible and TGC agree on some kind of downloadable material available for paying customers.
If you bought the book and agree with me, please agree with my review, that way it will have more chances to be read by someone with influence. Thank you.
I wouldn't read anything from her that is God-centered
Reader was just fine, in the 6 minutes of book that I listened to.
Disappointment. Despite I'm an atheist, I can hear some God references without getting utterly annoyed about it (for example, Zig Ziglar). But this was too much. It was my mistake, because obviously I read the title, not the description.
Christian books should be shelfed under "Christian books", not under "Self Development". Those two categories are not related at all.
It's everything fine with mr. Brick, so I'll go for him again, if he chooses better what he's reading.
I wouldn't try again ANYTHING by Erik Larson.
I don't think he had done anything to make the book enjoyable.
Oh, so many characters! During the first two hours there was so much people mentioned that I was wondering who is this story about. Of course I couldn't keep track of them, as I didn't know in who I should focused. So, no favorite character.
Most of it. It is so plenty of innecesary details!
If you are not deeply interested in architecture, this book is not for you. Well, it could be useful to sleep if you suffer insomnia.
I would ask my friend, do you like romantic stories? In that case, eat this bone.
I was turned off from before, just got catch with great critics.
The performance is great, the idea of old/young narrative is awesome. The romance is cliché.
Their interpretation is beautiful. They really give character to Rene and Paloma, and I found funny that when they impersonate a Mr. Kakuro Ozu, both of them give him the same tone of voice, the same pace, that I found quite similar to a Morgan Freeman style of deep, friendly, wise old man.
It made me laugh, many times, and the end made me a little bit sad. And a little bit savvy.
I don't know if it is because I am picky, or because I follow some lists, listen to samples, read the critics; the case is that I've found here many excelent books, with amazing readers. I don't give five starts to the Elegance of the Hedgehog only because I am saving my five stars to some "oh-my-gosh-crazy-super-book and performance". That makes me an optimistic, thinking that I'll find better. :)
I don't like much housechores. I don't find them funny. So I listen to easy, entretaining stories on my phone while I do them. This is one of this kind of stories. Nothing deep about it, our classic Sherlock Holmes is an unbelievable character: way too perfect. But again, the story has so many twists, and it has that catch ("Who was the killer?") that makes it very entretaining. And motivate me to move my ass into cleaning.
The twists, and the story inside of the story.
I have listened to many of Silvia Cecchini's performances, and love them all. I even wrote a letter to her (Ehi, Silvia! Rispondemi! :D). She has a great advantage: Italian is such a beautiul language, so expresive, that you have to be brutal to make it sound ugly. And she has a very nice voice, the intonation and pitch show that she had worked hard on it.It is like to listen to an old friend, so calm, so familiar. Her voice is the equivalent in female and Italian to a Morgan Freeman voice. I hope I made my point: I like it very much.
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