I couldn't stop listening to this biography about Robin Olds. The book is a treasure trove of history about WWII and Viet Nam. If you are a student of history, this book will be a goldmine of information about the war years.
I believe the thesis of this book is somewhat naïve, or perhaps the authors conclusions are based on wishful thinking.
The book is an attempt to present a moderate view of what could result from the breakdown of societal norms. Honestly, it's not very convincing.
I have listened to two of Khaled Hosseini's books, must admit they are so good as to be in a class of their own. These two books have given me a completely new prospective of Middle Eastern culture.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is exceptionally well written, the storyline is extremely well developed, incredibly disturbing and unfortunately very believable. The narration is so well suited to the story that you feel the reader is giving a first account of actual events that happened to her.
I would highly recommend this book for any one who wants to understand what people in a very hostile part of the world have to endure in their daily lives.
This audiobook is probably one of the very best I have ever listened to. In fact, I would go so far as to say this book is on a par with Laura Hildebrand’s phenomenal book titled Unbroken.
A Higher Call is a true story about two WWII heroes - Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, who is an Army Air Corps B-17 pilot, and Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler who is a Luftwaffe fighter pilot and one of Germany's most famous Aces.
The story is incredibly well researched and extremely well written, the narration is near perfection.
Listening to this book will be worth every minute of your time, the story and the experience will enrich your life.
If I could rate this book a 10, I would do it in a heartbeat.
Excellent story - classic Griffin, lots of action and wonderfully developed characters. Most notable, Dick Hill is back to do the narration.
Wasn't one of Griffin's best, but it was OK. The narration on the other hand was awful! I would pass on this one.
This might have been a good book, but the narration is so bad I couldn't finish - stopped listening after a hour.
This is a really boring audiobook with a very weak story line and totally unbelievable characters.
O'Reilly and Dugard do a good job on this book. I truly appreciate the historical insight the authors bring to events leading up to and immediately following President Kennedy's assassination.
I was a fourth grader when it happened; our class was on the playground for recess when we heard the news. All of us were scared to death to hear about our President’s death. Several of our teachers were crying and hugging one another. I truly hope our children and grandchildren will never see history repeat itself.
The book is well written and the history is meticulously researched…just wish O'Reilly would have had someone else do the reading...listening to the book was like watching The Factor for seven hours straight.
I'd pass on this book, it just doesn't pass muster for a Reacher novel. Reacher and Child must be tired from their previous adventures, maybe this is just a short respite for Child to catch is breath...I certainly hope so anyway.
Excellent audiobook, there was alot of accurate details about the raid. It's good to hear it first hand from someone who was actually there rather than from some biased Hollywood screen writer.
Would have been better if Scott Brick or Dick Hill did the reading, but that's a small matter in the grand scheme of things.
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