If you are a long time Stern fan, like I am, this is a must read/listen. Expect more melancholy and funny. Makes it seem like most comedians are damaged people .
I wish Artie read it, but Bozza did a good job.
I've been on a disease book tear lately and this has been one of the better ones. Also recommend Spillover.
Another enjoyable Halo book. Get some of the backstory of Jacob Keyes. This is by far the best narrated book of the series. Jonathan Davis does a lot of different the voices...and knows how to correctly pronounce Mjölnir.
Great background story on the Covenant and Sgt. Johnson. Answers a lot of questions about the Halo universe.
If you are interested in viruses, and how pandemics start, this is a good listen. If you listen to this and Spillover (David Quammen) you'll be an armchair virologist/epidemiologist.
I don't read a lot of memoirs, but this was great. The Sec. Def. has a really tough role, and it's clear Bob Gates poured his heart into the job. The book also revealed how much of his job was dedicated to dealing with bureaucratic nonsense, which he didn't relish. The massive bureaucracy of the Pentagon combined with polarized disfunction of congress created an environment that was maddeningly lugubrious.
Great perspective on woking with both Bush and Obama administration. Seems like both had their warts.
This is the best of the Halo expanded universe books. Well written and well performed.
I looked forward to my commute for two weeks while I made it through this book.
I would if I knew it wasn't going to be a literal walkthrough of a video game. That said, I think I think Dietz did a good job with a challenging assignment.
Performance wasn't bad. Kept mispronouncing Mjolnir, but hey, those old Norse words are tricky.
Halo deserves a movie, or an HBO mini series.
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