Loved it, didn't want it to end. As other reviewers have said, you don't have to have read the whole series to know what's going on.
I picked this up after listening to and enjoying American Sniper. I expected this to be an account of the honor, bravery, heroism, and patriotism shown by the author's fallen comrades. It's more like a political rant against the rules of engagement, the media, and "liberals." I finally had to give up.
I'll probably need to pick this one up in the paper version. Unfortunately, the narrator doing the child's voice is so exaggerated, it's like listening to elmo. I had to stop after about thirty minutes.
I hate to leave bad reviews, but it really is that awful. It's a lot like The Magic Treehouse childrens' series, except with extreme violence. Weirdly, the poor narrator reads these harrowing scenes in a chipper, slightly amused voice. There's lot of good audiobooks here, but this is not one of them.
Rebecca is a classic novel, but no dusty museum piece. It's an audiobook I found hard to turn away from, the story has excellent pacing. Massey's narration is perfect, bringing just the right tone to a wide variety of English (and an American) characters. Highly recommended.
William Manchester is a master storyteller, and this book can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in biographies, military, and/or history. He covers MacArthur's life from 1880 - 1964, MacArthur's Army career through several wars, and the disasterous foray into politics that nearly destroyed his heroic legacy. There was a lot about MacArthur that I didn't know, my college history courses having zeroed in on the Korean conflict and his feud with Truman, and a lot of what I learned in college was, according to Manchester's work, factually inaccurate. MacArthur lived a fascinating life, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the tale. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone, no matter what their opinions of MacArthur - one is bound to find something surprising about the general (I know I did). The narration is excellent, though as noted in the description, the sound quality is not the best.
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