I would definitely listen to this book, if I had it to do over again. It would probably be good to re-listen to it every couple of years, because the issues raised in this book should be considered, even if you don't agree with everything it says. I wish it were required reading in our schools or colleges, and for members of congress and the President!
Over and over, Stossel raises the point that "intuition says ___________, but reality has shown ___________." This book forces the reader to consider downstream impacts and unintended consequences of governmental controls on society and individuals' personal lives.
A tidbit that stood out most for me was Stossel's statement that 50% of home burglaries in UK and Canada occur when someone is home, verses only 12% in the US.
My son (a senior in college), was the one who suggested this book to me. He told me this book was "Milton Friedman on Steroids," so I have to give him credit for my review headline. I totally agree! This book just makes a lot of sense.
The author, Adam Makos, did a masterful job interweaving the stories of these two great airmen! This is absolutely one of my favorite books, ever! It's should be especially good for those with an interest in WWII, but also for those who like stories of chivalry and resolution. The ending of this book is just incredibly beautiful. Franz Stigler, the German airman, is one of my all-time favorite characters. Thank you, Adam Makos!
Such an amazing story, and so well told by Laura Hillenbrand! Such a talented author! I told my wife that Ms. Hillenbrand could make going to the store for a loaf of bread sound spellbinding! And the subject matter of this book is so overwhelming! So many great stories built into one book... It is about so much more than a man being stranded on a raft. An amazing biography of this amazing man, Louie Zamperini! And, as always, Edward Herrmann, did a great job with the narration. A few times, you could hear the heartfelt emotion in his voice. Thanks to all for a wonderful testament to this man's life!
I enjoyed the interaction between the father and son, and their care and respect for each other. I was pleased that the book was only about 7 hours. I enjoyed the anticipation of how the book would end. Also, in my opinion, Tom Stechschulte is one of the best readers on Audible.
Yes, perfect length for a one-sitting listen.
Much, much more detailed than I expected! I was expecting more focus on the Six Day War. This book was more about the history of Israel from 1948 up to the 1967 six-day war. It goes into intricate detail. I finally gave up on the book after 10 hours, and it hadn't even gotten into the 1967 war yet!
I would not recommend this book, because I felt the title was misleading.
I like reading an action novel without all the typical profanity. The book had a great start, but seemed to get slow and very drawn out, and with too many characters.
His voice sometimes sounded a little robotic.
I purchased this book for my wife and me to listen to on a vacation drive. We were both very disappointed with this book. We were expecting more of a murder mystery, but this book seemed to focus more on an unrealistic "everything woman" (beautiful butler/bodyguard, excellent marksman, martial arts specialist; who does housework, buys groceries, and manages a household), and her lust for pleasure with an unrealistic "everything man" (ex-military doctor, who is now a policeman/investigator with a small town police force). At some point, we asked the question, "Hey, did these people forget there was a murder that happened?" Judging from the reviews (I have seen only one other negative review), this book obviously has a lot of appeal to a certain segment of readers. At the risk of coming across as sexist, I will say that my guess is that this book would be more liked by female readers who possibly lack sexual passion in their lives; or by male readers who dream of having a Victoria's Secret model who does his housework in lingerie, goes to the gun range or fishing with him, and allows him to handcuff her and have his way with her whenever he wants.
Focus on and develop the murder mystery story-line more... Be less juvenile sounding in the love (lust) scenes. This book sounded like it was written by a freshman in college!
I don't recall hearing any other Susan Ericksen narrations. With this book, she did a good job, albeit with bad material.
This is my first and last Linda Howard book.
Interesting... Insightful... Enlightening!
Bobby Kennedy is likely my favorite character because he seemed to be a good person, faithful to his family, and a great counselor to his brother. I don't think JFK would have had the successes he did without RFK.
Bill O'Reilly does a superb job telling a story of an event that is already well documented. I enjoyed a fresh narrative of the story, and the personal traits of the characters that he brought out. He did a great job making me feel like a part of the story.
This was my first David Baldacci book, and will likely be my last! I didn't like the tone of the book or any of the characters.
I would have liked the book better had it had some likable characters. The hateful & sarcastic attitude of all the characters permeated the book. It was ridiculous, almost to the point of being comical!
I will try to avoid books read by Mr Brick. I think his sarcastic tone in almost every sentence made a bad book even worse.
Listening to this book put me in a bad mood due to the bad attitudes throughout it; and made me angry and sad that I had wasted my time and money on it.
This would be a good book for someone who is interested in an autobiography of a Christian woman doctor. The title is very misleading, with only a few pages about the author's brief experience in the afterlife.
I don't know if Ms Neal was at fault, or if it was her publisher, who came up with the misleading title and book description. The book would have been more enjoyable if it had been more about the afterlife.
I am a Christian and believe in the afterlife, and I do not doubt what the author experienced... I'm just disappointed that this book was more about the life of the author, with only about 5-10 minutes about the afterlife. Beware, the book title and publisher summary are misleading!
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