Vancouver, WA, United States | Member Since 2011
Puts you in the middle of the action, as though you are in the boots of the soldiers. Personal anecdotes are relevant and uncensored.
Narration was not great.
Some battle scenes were horrific.
Excellent listen. Well written and riveting. Recommended as are the author's other titles available on Audio.
I loved the maturing of the author through the story.
The truth of what becomes of most baseball prospects. It's not a pretty story.
He was perfect for the story.
Too long for that.
This book is a classic and should be listened to by every baseball fan. The story is great and the delivery is spot-on.
It made me think of Hiroshima differently. I only knew the story from the American side. The is the story from the Japenese side. It's a horrific tale and I'm unsure about the morality of dropping the atom bomb. I enjoyed the splendid narration by Robertson Dean.
It told the truth of the event with superb narration.
The good doctor who wrote the diary.
No but it's still an emotional listen.
The horror, the horror!
The audio version is terrific. I cannot imagine the print version to be superior.
Any of the other titles in the 33 1/3 series. This is a cut far above others in the series I have listened to.
The information concerning the classic song "Like a Rolling Stone". No spoilers but the speculation concerning who the song is about is fascinating.
I shed tears of joy at the quality of this magnum opus.
For a Dylan fan this was audio Nirvana. The book was stuffed with great inside information about each song.
Have not read the print book but the audiobook is wonderful.
I am unable to think of a good comparison,
The protagonist. He was a real person warts and all and best of all he was human. I identified with all of his actions.
The father of the protagonist. He was such a proud but hidebound man. There were scenes involving him that brought me to tears.
I have listened to this several times and it never ages. Simon Prebble's narration was superb, as always,
Realistic, frightening, and compassionate.
No comparisons come to mind. If The Days of Wine and Roses was available as an audiobook maybe that would provide a pale comparison. I consider this to be the greatest work ever written about an alcoholic.
He nails it! He is the protagonist of the story. Flawlessly narrated.
Yes, but too long and too intense for one sitting.
I was so excited when I saw this book finally available as an audiobook and for once it did not disappoint in the least. It surpassed my expectations and I will listen again soon. Thanks to Audible for an impeccable production of this masterpiece. I enjoyed every minute of it.
No, but the audible book was terrific.
Great writing, great narration, fascinating story.
The title is perfect.
I have listened to this title multiple times and I always enjoy it. Scott Brick did a great job of narrating this chilling but wonderful audiobook. Five stars all around.
Simon Prebble's narration was impeccable and the storyline was scary enough to keep me listening.
I will likely read more of Orwell's works. I read this in high school but had forgotten most of the plot. Simon Prebble's performance brought the book to life.
Even though this was fiction the story felt true to life. The events could happen in any totalitarian regime.
This book is a bargain and I am happy I listened to it.
I thought it would be a book like Shadow Divers. It isn't. The Amazon review compared it to The Perfect Storm. No comparison. A bunch of background crap about the divers is all it is. It's trite and poorly written.
He was barely adequate
The author. Do not believe the reviews. This is a stinker.
Don't buy this book. I have never written a negative review but this is so awful I had to warn people about it.
Yes. Slow at first but eventually riveting history. If you want to understand the mess in Vietnam this book tells the story from it's beginning in the early 1960's to the deplorable ending.
John Paul Vann.
Yes. He does a fine job as usual but mispronounces many of the Vietnamese towns and words.
A Bright Shining Lie. After listening to the book you will understand the title has multiple meanings and fits the book perfectly.
Neil Sheehan put his soul into this book and the Pulitzer Prize this masterpiece won was deserved. It took him eighteen years to write the book and should be read by any American citizen with an interest in the Vietnam war.
Inside information about my favorite TV shows. I enjoyed it immensely but if you aren't a fan of these shows then this probably is not a good choice for you.
Easy Riders and Raging Bulls or Pictures of a Revolution. These titles are thematically similar but about movies instead of TV. Both titles are available on Audible and recommended.
Nothing special but well done.
The fact that Stevie Van Zandt was the first choice to portray Tony Soprano.
Fascinating listen if you are a fan of the TV shows discussed.
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