The book while enjoyable and well read pales in comparision to Robbins' other books.
One of the best histories.
The author's Paris 1919. In both books MacMillian does an excellent job both describing the overall state of Europe at the time and describing the personalities responsible for the course of events.
Some of the comments complain about the many pauses in the narration. After a while that did get annoying. So I increased the speed of the Audible app on my iPhone to 1.25x and it sounded "normal".
The only fault with the book is the author's unnecessary comments concerning present day politics and events. Some of the comments are more her opinion than fact. They distract from the historical narrative and make one wonder whether some of her historical reporting is also just her opinion.
The reader has a tendency to trail off at the end of a sentence. I had to raise the volume on many occasions to understand what he was saying. I thought maybe my earphones were going but I am listening to another book now and it is fine. It is a good novel. I recommend another recording. Audible has several.
An interesting book if you can get past the author's naive cheerleading for high taxes and big government.
Satirical, cynical and very funny. Well worth listening to.
Yes, this is a classic political novel, but it is so much more than that. It is about the South and America in the early 20th century, coming of age and life in general. A good book and a good audio production.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Eisner's reign at Disney. There are some minor production errors, but they shouldn't deter anyone from listening to the book if they are otherwise so inclined.
This is a long audiobook you will be sorry to see end. The characters are wonderfully developed and the era is convincingly described. The interlude "Indian Summer of a Forsyte" is one of the most moving audio books I have heard.
It takes about thirty minutes to get used to the narrator and the long list of characters. But after that you are hooked.
This book is a concise and timely synopsis of the history of the Supreme Court's case law as it pertains to the Consitution. A good listen for anyone who wants a basic understanding of the subject or a short refresher course on the Court.
Tom Wolfe brillantly captures the paradoxes of youth: narcissism v. insecurity; body obsession v. dissipation; living only for the moment v. fear of the future, etc. The book starts out rather slowly because he carefully develops his characters. Once it gets going it is hard to stop listening to his exegesis of college sex, basketball, frat boys vulgar patois and, most importantly, the love of learning.
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