This is as much as a new experience to the imagination as was the first volume. IN the first we learned the nature of Gor on the surface, both literally and figuratively. Now we get to the inner workings. This volume has a focus on more action and less face and body stripping. Well worth the read, and a focal point of the whole series.
I am reminded of the book Peter Simple by Fredrick Marryat with a boy growing to manhood and experiencing a wealth of often humerous events and characters along the way. Spoken in English- English with a spattering of modern profanity mixed in gives a lot of humor to a Dickens like novel. Great read. Looking forward to the second volume.
I have re read this book so many times. The sardonic tone of the narrator matches the sory perfectly and gives many a giggle. It would be great fiction but better as it is a true account. Only one minor complaint. The author did not need to devote the first three chapters to why he named the story as he did. Beyond thet, the crew of his bomber were just a delight to hear about. A really great addition to anyones aviation library.
A long but interesting account of a Canadian entering the Bomber force and missions in WW2, and of a rather unique bomber, the Short Sterling in action. A great book to keep with your aviation library.Wll worth a listen and the money.
I bought the book with the idea that I was going to hear the exploits of ww1 pilots. Well after 10 chapters I learned about the ways the families got rich. Then there was a little aviation mixed with Yale politics and Frat houses. Finally we get into a little more Aviation from the standpoint of the Yale Frat-boys trying to start the air arm of the US Navy. Really rather boring compared to the active units of American volunteers the French British and German accounts in other books. In the end I was far from inspired. Unless you are into he lives of the elite, and or and college politics, I'd pass on this one.
I am a former US Army medic and Vietnam Veteran. From that standpoint I write this. This is a story of a simple man with simple values and an odd set of priorities, who if you had read the accounts of his death, died as he lived holding true the addage," He who lives by the sword... " One can only hope that he died with the same relish that he lived. As I listened to the book, I couldn't help reflect that if one were to read the accounts of German soldiers of the SS, a similar mindset would be expressed as they invaded Poland and Russia. God help America if we citizens never learn from our mistakes of Vietnam and now the Middle east.
If you are a fan of rail travel, this is a wonderful book reflectingon th origins of rail travel and experiences of a traveler using different systems world wide. A great read for those who love trains and rail travel.
A very enjoyable first volume. Easy to follow, lots of action and magic set in modern times. A great book for all ages.
Not a complex plot or a vast number of characters. All enjoyable. lots of action. A great bedtime read for all ages. A fine second volume seamlessly picks up from the first.
Well worth the listen. A peek into the start of the glory days of commercial aviation with interesting characters, a bit of a mystery to boot.
I had to listen to this story at .75% speed on my Ipad and deal with the echo that was the result. However, the story is exciting with plenty of suspense, but the one who did the narration needs to lay off the caffine.
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