This is a thought provoking overview of the political, military, religious and social history of the rise and fall of an early "world" power. The book covers an approximately 800 year period from the founding of the city of Carthage to its complete destruction by Rome. The book is well researched but does not overwhelm the lay reader with source material. Events are presented both from the perspective of Carthage and from other, primarily Greek and Roman sources. There are many parallels between events in this time period and our own. Carthage was much more than Hannibal and the elephants crossing the alps. Well worth a listen.
Beautifully narrated story. Gives one insight into the politics of Kenya and the power of a single person to affect change
I really enjoyed this work of fiction based on the famous robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The plot twist and turns were fun, the main character was compelling and I learned a lot about the science behind art forgery. I look forward to listening to more works both by the author and by the narrator.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio selection. The story centers around disabled kids and staff in a nursing home set outside Chicago. The story is compelling, realistic and yet upbeat. Each chapter is narrated from a single point of view and the chapters rotate between different lead characters. The story progresses in a linear fashion but some of the most painful details are revealed after the fact by the speaker in the next chapter. The author reveals the flaws and foibles of the main characters but you love them and root for them anyway. The multi-narrator audio production was top notch. It really enhanced the experience and made the characters that much more real. I will remember this book for a long time to come.
This is a carefully crafted novel whose plot has been summarized in many reviews on Amazon. The story is compelling and the narrator excellent. Well worth a listen.
I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story who come from and live in a world very different from my own. I look forward to more works by this aurthor.
The author makes thoughtful and worthwhile observations and has many useful and timeless suggestions about the process of choosing a college. However, you do need to sift through a fair bit of chaff to find the wheat. Tables of data are read in a monotonous fashion and there are suggestions about calling or writing for more information rather than using the internet. An abridged or updated version would be a great addition to the Audible collection.
This is a wonderful story that is significantly enhanced by the team of skilled narrators. At the end you feel as if you know the characters as individual friends.
I would like to see more multi narrator productions like these. This was a great listen for the whole family-- teens, parents and grandparents alike.
This book is an entertaining modern mystery that appeals to men and women alike. It is set in rural Texas but the issues are anything but pastoral. Lots of action with a twisting/turning plot. I look forward to sequels from the author and narrator.
This book translates very well to the audio format. The narrator is terrific. The book keep my interest both because of the well crafted mystery and the many details about life in that time.
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