I couldn't even finish this book because the it is extremely repetitive and never got to the point. If it ever did get to the point, I had lost interest long before that. It's like one of those infomercials that keeps telling you WHY you need this product, but never actually tells you anything about the product itself! Very frustrating.
This is a bit more of "the history of Islam" than I had hoped, but still worth reading. I was hoping for more of a perspective on the current problems with terrorism and how modern Muslims view it. There was a little of that, but I was hoping for more.
This is still worth reading and does put things in a different perspective than I was used to viewing them.
I'll save you the trouble of reading this book in just four words: "It's the Republicans fault". This book could not be any more one sided if it were written by the DNC itself. The authors slam the GOP for tactics used during the debt ceiling crisis..completely ignoring that the Democrats used the same tactics to the extreme during the passage of Obamacare. Unless you're a diehard liberal, this book will infuriate you. This will be my first ever "return" of an audible book. Just ridiculous.
I suppose this book may have eventually had a point, but if it did, I was way too annoyed to stick with it long enough to hear it. The book rambles without ever making any points. It's like a self help book, that keeps telling you over and over, how much you need the information in the book, but never actually tells you how to help yourself!
OMG! Absolutely hands down the worst reader I've ever encountered. I would never listen to her again. It's like listening to a book read by a TV mattress commercial announcer. I wanted to rip my ears off the sides of my head. Even though I found the text pointless, I may have stuck with it to the end had the reader made not made it unbearable.
No, none that I found, although I didn't finish it.
If Mr. Martin ever actually brings this story together it will be a miracle. It pointlessly roams from subplot to subplot with no overall theme. The only reason I finished it is because I'd invested so much time in the previous books, it would be a shame not to see it through.
Only if they had already read the previous books.
Roy Dotrice is GOD! Best reader ever, hands down.
DUH. And the follow up better not be like this was!
I read this book because I've had doubts about things I've believed in all my life. The author attempts to address many of the issues I question. In general I wasn't too satisfied with most of his "answers", but when I was done, I had the urge to listen again to let things sink in a bit more.
The reader is extremely expressive, which adds to the experience, but actually goes overboard in some places.
While this book is good enough to recommend to a friend, it wouldn't be at the top of the list.
Typical Dan Brown story, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Solving puzzles in a historical scavenger hunt. Interesting and engaging.
This performer is very good, as usual.
While the story is good, there is WAY too much history in this novel. So much so that it interrupts the flow of the story. "They ran past the XYZ cathedral, the gunman only 20 yards behind! The XYZ cathedral was constructed in 1267 , blah, blah, blah.....". Four paragraphs later..."the guman continued to gain on them". By that time I'm like, "What gunman?"
I would not listen to it again as I typically only re-read educational books, not novels.
The premise was very interesting. The story is engagingly written. Kept my interest and was easy to follow.
I have not listened to this reader before but he was very good.
No extreme reaction, but it does get you thinking about life and growing old.
Overall I liked it but was a bit disappointed in the ending as I found it abrupt and inconclusive.
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