Fort Worth, TX, United States | Member Since 2011
I decided to give one of the great American classics a try and I wasn't disappointed however I did expect more depth and substance. Overall it is an enjoyable boyhood story with a slow beginning, but the 2nd half picks up the pace and is worth the wait. The narrator does a solid job and I have no complaints about his performance. I would recommend this book to others, and I intend to follow up with Huck Finns book too.
A lot more politics and strategy in this book as the alliance forms and begins fighting back. Enjoyable as always, roll on book 4!
This book is even better than the first in the series! The first book focused mainly on political strife and diplomatic exchanges. Book 2 is war from start to finish, leading us through France's collapse to the invasion of Russia, with gripping details outlining each decision Churchill made. Yet again, cant wait to read the next book in the series!
Christian Rodska is great as Winston Churchill
I have never enjoyed learning about history as much as this! I recently listened to another performance by Christian Rodska (Fear Index) so I was worried that the narration may not have a big impact on me. I was wrong! He is perfect to read Churchill in everyway.
The greatest thing about reading non fiction is how easy it is to relate to 'characters' because you know they're real people making real life decisions. Not only is Churchill a real person but he was THE person in a perfect position to give an amazing overview of one of the most important events in modern history. Being able to follow his path through so many extraordinary situations and visualize his process of making national decisions that shaped the world today is a privilege.
I lived in the UK for most of my life so I am well schooled in WW2, or so I thought. So many details, both big and small, are brought to light in Churchill's personal account of the build up to the war. After I finished this book, I immediately got the 2nd book to carry on the experience ... and I'm looking forward to finishing the complete series!
This is definitely one of my favorite non fiction books/series of all time.
Hilarious, fascinating and frivolous
Dave Gorman's story telling abilities are no secret, however if you are unfamiliar with them I suggest you go watch him live, or just grab googlewhack. This particular book is essentially a series of encounters with people, but it never feels disconnected. The journey flows with anticipation of who will he meet next and what will they play, as well as what odd situation will occur that will keep me wanting to listen to just a bit more.
Yes, it is as great as the rest.
Not really, but many moments had me moving with laughter ... if that counts.
Thank you for bringing to my attention the great game of Khet!
Its a personal journey however I think it was enhanced for me because I had no prior knowledge of Tim's college career.
There are many memorable moments built around a theme of determination and belief in yourself, and of course belief in a higher being.
Time for a cliche, it is extremely thought provoking. It brought forward both questions of religion and self confidence and inspired me to pursue both more fervently.
I would very highly recommend this book to anyone!
Yes, and I have. A story about a computer game doesn't sound too good until you add Wil Wheaton and 80s nostalgia. There are many great parts in this book but its the sections inbetween that makes this book re-listenable.
I have never read another book like this, but there are the usual cyberspace style titles for comparison: Snow Crash, For The Win, Daemon, etc etc. The problem is this book is unique because it is a mash up of futuristic nostalgia and cybergaming reality, and its actually accessible to non hard core sci fi fans.
He brings everything to it, I'm 100% glad I listened to this rather than reading it. It was easy to feel his enthusiasm for the story and its characters.
Some laughter and a strong connection with the main characters.
I highly recommend this book to everyone.
The lack of closure in it's finale.
Most interesting was the initial believability of the plot, which starts out strong then stumbles to its conclusion. Least interesting was the character development, most of which is shallow at best.
A very good choice for this particular book, he has a rich sounding voice that is apt for this particular book.
Go back to non fiction for a while!
I enjoyed the Fear Index for more than 50% of it but I felt it could have been better. Perhaps I would have liked it more if I had better knowledge of the subject matter, not that it was discussed in great detail.
Adventurous Gripping Intriguing
Fantasy twist on a real historic event that everyone has at least some knowledge of
It is much too long for 1 sitting but I felt that I more than got my credit worth
I had never read a Stephen King novel until 11-22-63 and was a bit apprehensive at first as I thought, especially with the subject matter of this book, it would be overly political. It has its political moments of course but most of them are in keeping with the story and help flesh out the characters motives. I thoroughly enjoyed Kings exceptional scene setting descriptions which are brought to life by narrator Craig Wasson. The narrator's ability to deliver seamless dialogue between multiple characters draws you deeper and deeper into the world of ago.
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