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It is up in the air. I do not normally listen to non fiction. This book did grab my interest once I got past that the book was a historical narative of the years in LA in the police force.
It is a well written and well documented book that does not leave gaps in the telling of the LA police forces fight to keep the Mafia out of its City.
Easy to listen to. He is very clear in his reading.
Initially I was unhappy as it claims to be the basis of the Movie. As with Band of Brothers by by Ambrose as opposed to the HBO series it is not very much alike. Once I started to listen though, the book did catch me and I was not able to stop listening to it. Have truly enjoyed it. If you are interested in early Police history, LA or the Mafia this is a good book for you.
I knew very little of the man Beethoven and about the same about his music. Professor Greenberg educated me in both very well. His lectures were very clear, his use of portions of the music, made it very easy to understand his explanations of the music itself. I felt at the conclusion of the course I did have a bit of an understanding of the person, music and times of the great Beethoven.
If you are familiar with the Great Courses you will understand the format and amount of information available through these lectures. If you have not tried a Great Course I can strongly recommend them. The Audible website has scores of courses through the web.
To hear that Beethoven, like many of the creative geniuses in history, was difficult to get along with was not as much of a shock as to find out about his instability as a person. Not only did he litigate with all he came in contact with, but he created his own mental world in which he lived.
No. It was better to listen to one lecture a day.
Professor Greenberg was a joy to listen to.
I do love the Christian Rummel's reading of this book. he does a very good job. But it is definitely D.J. Molles material that makes this series pop. I listened to the first book and before done downloaded the second, third and fourth. I have not listened to another book since I have started this series.
When the antagonist turns against the main group and gets enough others to do it too. It was so very anxiety producing.
I still love the hero Lee Harding. He is such a believable hero with self doubts and personal foibles. What Molles does it make him a soldier first. As he says, “I am not a super hero. But a soldier and I am good at what I do."
I did like when he finds another dog, but this is not an emotional book. The anxiety of working with the different groups led by inferior people is probably the most emotions of the book. the zombies are the least of the problems, it is the other survivors
I would start at the very first book and go through them one by one. They are all great but it is fun to build upon the foundations of the others.
I have listened to The Great Courses for over ten years. But this course was hard to get through. It was not that the Professor was not interesting or did not know the material. He was entertaining and definitely understood his field. It was that the subject was entirely too technical for me. If you are not interested in the interacted details of how language developed this is not for you.
The length of each lecture was great (15 minutes) but I could not get into the material
He did a good job by bringing the material into the modern day world
Yes, not listen to anything about Linguistics again
If you like or think you would like the basic of Linguistics then this is a good series to start with
The main character is well trained with knowledge and know how. I often wonder, what would I do if found in this situation. That is what the main character does. Not a lot of pounding his chest, just getting an impossible job done.
It would be Lee, the main character. He is a real person with his own fears and worries, but also the knowledge to help in most situations. He tries to do the right thing but gets mad at frustrating people too.
His voices are great. So great that a listener can see the character with just the voice he uses. But, not too over the top which was exactly what I was looking for.
I did laugh out loud a couple of times as well as swore with frustrations when things went south
I already downloaded the next in the series and am on it. If you wonder about what would happen if... Then this is a great book.
It is in the upper part of my list. I have been a teaching company listener for years with over 50 series of lectures. I knew very little of China and now have scratched the surface
The Opium Wars compared Britain to a current drug cartel using violence to control the movement of drugs. It is such an interesting and awful mark on the west.
I learned a lot about Buddhism and the other religions of China, which I knew next to nothing about
No, it is so good and rich I tried to listen to no more than two lectures at a sitting.
I loved the development of the three main characters. The readers were also excellent.
The emotional conflict each character has with his/her family and the time in which they live
Eli is so interesting. In some ways he is such a cowboy with an individual code of honor that the reader may not agree with. At one point he remembers seeing a 9 year old American Indian and says he is worth 1,000 men of his current time.
All three were very good, probably great
Family is who you love and who you despise
I'd you are a lover of the Lonesome Dove Books I believe you will be very happy with this book
I love the truth and relationship between the family members. For the main character to have the nickname of a monkey is just the beginning of the joy, not fun, buy heartfelt joy of reading this book. The narator did a fantastic job and made the book even more enjoyable. I remember as a kid hearing of the wars in Africa between the ruling whites and the majority blacks, but this book gives you a feeling of life in that world.
I love the Mom. She is both as trong character and so fragile psychologically. I love that she tries to make a family of artist during the trying time of war
This book would not be nearly as interest without Biance. I found that her reading made the book for me. Out of my hundreds of audio books I have listened to she is probably the finest reader I have heard.
Yes. I could not stop. I listened to it while driving to work, at the gym or even sitting in my driveway before going in for the night. I could not put it down.
I had not listened to Ms. Fuller works before but now have all her audible works on my wish list which I will buy each month. She is like great candy and I will pace myself to enjoy her over the longest time possible. I strogly suggest this work.
Gus and Cal come alive in this book. One learns what drives them internally when they grow up. The ways that they care for each other, though neither ever says a word about their committment to each other.
I grew to like the Spanish Captain very much. How one hates him so much at the beginning and comes to empathize with him by the end of their journey. He knows that he is in a bad situation that will not turn out well for him and that he will be misunderstood. But his honor and pride of the obediance of the orders has him carry on even though he knows the results will be unfair to him
Mr. Patton did a great job and made it a joy to listen to this book.
The inter actions between Gus and Cal often made me smile. The fruitlessness of the entire plan and the destruction of so many people made me sad.
One gets a feel of the abilities of the Camanches. I contacted the Texas ranger historical site after this book. He confirmed that the Camanches were probably the finest mounted calvary on the planet at the time.
I thinkwe can all relate to the main character who is in love with a person who does not feel the same. There is very little suppernatural about his book but I believe it is one of Mr. King's best novels (I have read/heard every novel he has written). I brought it everywhere I went and was sad that it was over.
I liked the young boy and his candor about his situation. The extra site was also fun to find what insites he may have.
I liked the owner of the park. It was interesting to hear the extra language of Carney people and terms that they use.
the summer I grew up
This is the third time I have read this book and still could not put it down. One loves to hate the main bad guy; but also the ability to bring in battles with the French. I also rally liked the bringing in the rocket brigade and how they worked against troops.
Mr. Corwell's ability to describe a battle scene and the chaos is awesome.
Though it was small part of the story, when Sharpe gives the English officer (who thought he knew it all about battle) the true reality I just smiled and enjoyed it.
Davidson is one of the finest of Sharpe's readers. This book seems to have more action than a traditional Sharpe book which was exciting.
I did love the general Nann. He is supportive and a curmudgeon at the same time. One gets the sence that if more officers were like him England could have ruled the world.
It would be helpful to have read the first book to introduce Hixwell.
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