TULSA, OK, United States | Member Since 2004
Probably not, got it first time
Well I rarely sit, usually standing at easel or walkin dogs while listening - but it held my attention
Yes, how can one avoid her narration-in this book it suited the story
I have enough mental stress naming my paintings to adequately do justice to this story of brilliant orphaned girl raised by brilliant American lesbian aunt after her brilliant British parents die in accident or do they? How she gives up MIT to become a code breaking heroine secretary for WSC.
It's light historical thriller-fiction, fun to read/listen to in between volumes of The Last Lion. After reading the fictional "Mr. Churchill Secretary" I would suggest reading/listening to the non-fictional "Long Sunset: Memoirs of Winston Churchill's Last Private Secretary " it is excellent, story & narration.
This is an amazing Book! The story is compelling even without knowing that it is an actual person living thru these events. Every woman should listen to this book and everyman interested in learning about the actual life & cultures in Africa and how that is effecting the rest of the world, should listen to this book.
I don't know how she lived through all this.
Aside from the actual content, I am always concerned with the quality of the book-production values and this book did not disappoint. Ayann Hirsi Ali narrates and it gives an authenticity to the work that a professional narrator could not convey with the intensity of one who lived thru the amazing account of her life. One of the Best Audible Books I've ever listened to.
For anyone who has not had the delicious pleasure of reading an Eric Larson book such as "Devil in the White City" or "Isaac's Storm" this his most current book, "Thunderstruck" will only leave you with an appetite for more of his unique style of merging the terrible with the technological.
Erik Larson has once again written a masterpiece of nonfiction. In Thunderstruck he merges the macabre with the emerging advances in wireless communication of the early parts of the last century. I will not go into specifics of the characters involved, you can find other reviews for that. What I will say is this is one of the Best audio books I've listened to this year. Great Narration! Great Writing! Great Story! Download this you will not be disappointed!
I've been waiting for quite sometime for an audio version of "In Cold Blood" to come out. It seems that either the book or the movie version were the only varieties readily available for many years. (There might have been a tape version out sometime in early nineties but I've never been able to get a copy) I am not going to go into detail over the content of the book because everyone who reads should know it is a classic book based on horrendous-cold-blooded-mulitple-murders that took place in 1959 in Kansas. The late Truman Capote's Eloquent skill as writer made it a fascinating read. What makes this audio edition a fascinating listen and one of the best audio book experiences one can have, is the narration by Scott Brick . His voice and tone fit the book and make it one of the best Audible books ever offered. Give up watching CSI a few nights and listen to this, you won't regret it!
I've listened to almost entire canon of Roth's work, some of it I slugged through, not this one. It has some of the most intriguing and interestingly complex character studies of all his books. This book is a rarity, sharp social commentary and great fiction and wonderfully read. Much better than the movie, a cliche - but the movie leaves out the memorable French Prof one will relish despising. This one is worth the time to listen!
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