I really enjoyed this book. The first 20 percent was true to history which was re-hashing what I already had studied, this made listening somewhat laborious but ... once the split was made and the fiction began, the book was really quite fascinating. I enjoyed it unil the end. The writing (and reading) were very descriptive which made following the different battle fronts very easy. This is not the case with many if the Civil War books that I have listened to. I recommend this title. Enjoy.
I can see where many would enjoy this book, the narrator did a fine job, the story just didn't work for me. My problem is, what some will like about the story, taking characters that I have been familiar with all of my life, and changing them completely, making them all evil didn't help. Making them so different is what did not work for me.
Very different, very entertaining
This was a series of interviews that were performed (usually) between friends and family members. It was usually loving insight into parts of peoples lives. I did enjoy hearing this short book a lot more than I thought that I would.
Dave Issay really only did the introduction
Most of the interviews were really wonderful. I believe that I had a smile on my face almost throughout, that is when my eyes were not tearing up.
I wish that there were more.
Wasn't this supposed to be the last installment of the Ayla story? That was my understanding and, to be honest, the only reason that I fought through it. I have to assume that it is not the last because the same questions that all of us had were not answered. The story had nothing really, it wad quite dull. Occasionally there were story line set-ups that in past books would have gone into a very exciting direction that just went nowhere. If you want to listen, start in the middle of part three and go from there. The beginning could have been titled The Land of Ancient Domestic Life. By the way, I thought that Sandra Burr did a very good job reading.
I have only listened to the audio version.
I have not listened to any other of Mr Pinchot's readings that I am aware of. I did not realize until after I had completed parts 1 and 2 that he was the reader being familiar with one of his past tv series. I did think, quite a few times during listening to the book that the narrator was very good.
No, it was too long for that.
I have had this book on my wish list for many months but I only recently got it because it was on sale for 4.95. I have listened to many audiobooks on the civil war. I had read the summary and thought "what the heck". After a slow start, this was a fascinating story that I was not aware of. I found it to be very entertaining and highly recommend it.
I was really excited when I saw that this book was released on audiobook. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed in this audio book. I wanted more detail on the incredible bands and the wonderful songs that Clapton was involved in, this was usually short treated. To be honest, I found the guy to be a bit whiney. I got tired of hearing about his women. Sometimes you learn more in biographies than you ever wanted to know.
What a great audio book. I bought it over a year ago and never got around to listening to it. Last week I was painting the house interior and had some time so I gave it a listen. I was very impressed. The story is facinating. I thought that I had an idea of the history but I really knew none of the facts. It is very well written and very well read. It is a complicated story with many characters. It was not difficult to keep up with all of the different story lines and characters. I certainly recommend this title
Fascinating. Listened in one sittig, wished that there was more.
Like an audio documentary. I really liked it.
This title was actually a bit hard for me to get through and I had the un-abridged version. It became a "fill in" until the last two hours which were exciting but the beginning I found to be pretty dull. I probably would have thought even less had the reader not done his usual outstanding work. I have listened to all off the books in this series and will continue to do so. I was not unhappy iwth this title, just a bit disappointed.
The book was alright. I was expecting quite a bit more and hoped for a deeper insight into the goings on of the time. I did find the vocabulary that the writer used to very often be unnecessarily loquacious which repeatedly sent me scurrying off to my thesaurus.
I enjoyed this title quite a bit. As is usual with these Preston books, kinda weird story with soft ending but very entertaining. Rene Auberjonois is probably the best reader of the many books that I have listened to. He alone is worth the listen on this one. I recommend this book.
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