Wow! I have always been interested in the "Middle East". My fathers grandparents were from Syria/Lebanon and arrived in America in 1917. For me this book gave an amazingly understandable explanation of the situation and politics leading up to and through WWI that contributed to our modern day mess.
I was so excited over the book I made the whole family watch the "Lawrence of Arabia" movie....hubby tried to be supportive, but kids just walked out ;-)
I have read a lot of books over the years that attempt to provide a history of the middle east, this book put a story to it and made me unable to stop listening.
This was just ok, the story is vapid and I did not bond or like any of the characters. I am trying to listen to all the classics, but not sure i would recommend this story.
I have been listening to the classics and this is one of my favorites, definitely worth the listen.
Overall enjoyed the story, definitely worth listening. Part of my decision to "listen" to the classics and glad to include in my collection and recommend.
Why is this considered such a great book? Maybe the hard copy I could skim through all the stupid crap.....really could not get into it and to be fair only made it a few hours into the 36.....
interesting book about nothing other than self centered rich people. I enjoyed listening, but honestly walked away with a feeling of disgust for the characters and our society.
I "found" this book years ago and have re-read and handed off copies to friends, something about it calls to me. Totally enjoyed being able to listen after having read it several times in the past. The narration was excellent. I love the characters and the whole story of the british going into Afghanistan, begs the old adage "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it".
Highly recommend, absolutely love this story!
Great story and well read. Unfortunate that right wingers attempt to claim the novel and author as their own.
Who is John Galt? Such a mystery you must read to understand.
Great story, so much fun to listen to. Magic, psychological drama, love, and circus'! How does it get better.
One of my favorites.
Leave the celebrities at home! I love listening to books and am exasperated by the need for celebrities to insert their personalities into what is not theirs, leave the book reading to some of the wonderful narrators. Her voice and inflection was distracting and annoying and hard to get past to enjoy the story.
The beauty of listening to books is when I get a good one I don't want to stop....so I create excuses to have my headphones in, long runs and bike rides, hikes with the dogs, cleaning the house.
This book was so good I trained for a half marathon and my house was very clean.
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