Never heard of the author but found myself hating him more and more. Very judgmental and hypocritical. Down on everyone and everything unless he does it himself. Then it is ok. Mentions many people and things that he loathes. Maybe his fans like this. I find it grating and annoying. One of those people that complains about everything and everybody, but offers nothing themselves. Unless this book is his offering, because with all that being said, I must admit it kept me entertained for a drive from Pittsburgh to NJ. Didn't like him, but a good story. He is able to tell a good story and keep people interested.
Never listened before and probably not again.
Be more accepting of people
You would think someone that travels so much would be less stereotypical and take each person for who they are. He is very dismissive of groups of people as a whole. Would find it very interesting to travel where he has gone, but wouldn't want to go with him.
Probably not as I don't typically listen to books like this again, but it was very interesting and informative.
Was looking for an audio book that gave me a framework of the issues in the Balkans and this does so within the structure of an interesting and entertaining story so wasn't as dry as a history text.
My favorite was actually how he sprinkled in the historical background within the scenes, so you learned while you were entertained.
All of the unnecessary violence was upsetting but informative.
Was just really pleasantly surprised with this book. Figured I'd pick up on some history through an adventure travel type of story but really got both in a great way. Really happy with this book.
Riveting Travel Essay
Was looking for more information about the Balkans and this was not only informative, but very entertaining and would call it a page turner except I listened to it. Would definitely listen or read to other books by him just because I liked the author and his style of delivery. If you have any interest in this area of the world, this would be a good read/listen.
Solid book. Wish he had more about this area and I could find more like this.
Maybe, I don't really love the author. Read the book because I thought it would be similar to Where the West Ends, which I loved, but not as good or entertaining and didn't love the author.
It was fine but I have to admit I lost interest and didn't finish. I was expecting more. Had its entertaining points and if you are interested in certain areas in the world, it may be worth just checking in on those chapters to see if you get a new perspective.
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