Middletown, NY, United States | Member Since 2014
I love reading about this man and this was a very interesting book. It was not my favorite of those written, but it was definately worthwhile. I found it to drag in some parts, but then it would pick up again and move quickly.
I really enjoyed this book - I am a bit of a history nut, and it goes without saying this is a huge event in history. Frankly, I could have lived without some of the recitation of the addresses to Parliament and the long letters that were read, but I found the rest of it to be quite fascinating. I guess when I bought it, I never realized that it only covered the beginning of the war through 1776, so when it ended, I was left a bit frustrated. Even though I know what happened, I want to hear McCullough tell it. His sources and investigations are so thorough and it brings those who fought in this war to life. Perhaps a 1777 is coming in the future?
I read this book previously, and when it was offered at a discounted rate on Audible, I purchased it. There is a lot of really interesting and, sometimes amusing, information in it. I enjoy it very much.
This was not my all time favorite book, but I liked the ultimate message of the book. If you are the kind of person who likes to hear about all the studies and details of how people have arrived at a conclusion, you will probably love this book. I found that it was a little drawn out in places and I just wanted him to get to the point. However, I think the research is good and I think the message is something more people (especially those in leadership positions) should understand.
I had heard this book mentioned several times and was curious about it - I am so glad I bought it! It is a fable with a spiritual message - lesson to your instinct and watch for the signs your spirit guides, God, the angels..whom ever you believe it...send you. I will listen to this book again and again.
I enjoyed this book so much. I loved the book before this one, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, and I could not believe that this book was even better! The historical component of it is so fascinating and it got to the point where I had a hard time turning it off. There is a different narrator in this book than the first two; I am sure it is because they needed someone with a good French accent. At first, it bothered me a little bit because I had gotten used to Velva Jean's backwoods twang, which the other author did really well, but after a short while, I got used to this narrator and it was fine. The only thing that bugged me a little was that Velva Jean's friend, Gossie, is from New England and in the last book she had the classic New England accent - in this book, she has more of a Southern accent, but I guess you can't ask one narrator to master every accent! I encourage every woman (and it certainly wouldn't hurt a man) to listen to this series - start with Velva Jean Leans to Drive and keep going. I have already downloaded the next book in the series - which I think is the last one - so I am going to relish it!
I really liked Velva Jean Learns to Drive, but I LOVED this sequel. I found the first book to be very entertaining and it was enjoyable to learn about a girl growing up living a very sheltered life, but, in this book, that little girl has finally spread her wings and she is learning that she can do anything. I did not know there was a 3rd and 4th novel in this series, so when it ended, I was crushed...but imagine my surprise when I learned the next book, Becoming Clementine was available to download! I am so glad I started this series - I can honestly say this book inspired me.
This book kicked off my Brene Brown journey! She has a lot of great things to say and it is well worth the read!
This is an awesome book, but Brene should really read it. There is something about Karen White's voice that grates on your nerves. She has almost a whiney lilt to her voice. No matter which of Brene's books you read, you will get the same message and the stories are very similar. If you don't read this one, read one of them!
Although this is an excellent book, I really don't think we need to read all of Brene Brown's books to understand what she wants us to know. Her books tend to repeat the same content and stories. This book is wonderful although I think I would chose Daring Greatly as the book to read if I could only pick one.
Wow! I had never really heard of Brene Brown before, but now I have read everything she has written and watched her Ted Talks. She really hit home with a lot of what she talks about - shame, vulnerability, feeling like you are not as good as you should be, and what holds us back from our life. She tells us what the characteristics are of truly happy people and it really makes you ask yourself the important questions about how you are living your life. I highly recommend this book if you feel like you are searching for something in your life but just are not sure what it is that will make you happy!
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