Maybe if it was not written by a sociopath who enjoys killing people and guises a lot of his actions with false modesty when he is actually bragging and saying how much he thinks of himself as a bad ass. He even has his wife saying it about stories he tells her when he kills people up close.
It was boring at times and while I found some of the information interesting about the training and programs, I just could not wait to get through this. I really gave up that it would get any better.
Not sure what he could have done with this story, but the fake country accent could have been dropped. Also, his readin as the wife was not really that good either.
That is a hard one. I do not think I can pick just one scene, but anywhere he talks about happily killing others and enjoying it, and how he couldn't wait to get back and kill some more, or how he enjoys fighting and beating people up.
I appreciate his service and realize he did not choose to be over there, but to enjoy it and get excited about killing other is tough to justify. I understand following orders, but his justifying killing all males ages 16-65 as part of your ROE (Rules of Engagement) by calling them all savages and pure evil is diluted. This author is the same guy getting sued by Jesse Ventura for defamation.
I do not think this book could have been saved. I am not spiritual at all and had I known that this is what this book was about I would have never purchased it.
It is extremely doubtful that I would ever consider any of his other books since they all seam to be religious in nature.
I really do not think it would have mattered since I did not care for the subject matter, but the narrator was too folksy for my taste.
I was disappointed in the overly religious theme of this book since I believed it was highly rated fictional story. I am also angry that I wasted my time and money on this title.
I could only get through the first three hours of this book and that was incredibly tough to do. The only reason I even stuck with it was to find out the justification for certain events, but I eventually gave up because of the preachy nature of the writing and the heavy religious tone. I partially blame myself for choosing this book. I should have paid closer attention to the negative reviews and the summary. However, it would help if Audible did not put titles like this in the fiction section. They should be limited to a grouping in a section for spirituality or religion. If they had categorized it better, I would never have purchased it and been disappointed.
Maybe if they were interested in a excellent reading of the Wizard of OZ.
All of Anne Hathaway voices and the differences between the book and the movie I saw as a child.
Not sure I had one favorite. I liked the differences that I would notice between the movie adaptation and the original story. Silver instead of ruby slippers, the fact that Dorthy was not dreaming when she visited Oz, but went there and returned home. The inclusion of two different good witches (North and South). There are a good amount of differences between the two, but both are enjoyable in their own format.
No, but I did smile a few times.
Yes, it is similar to his other books, but a little light. It seamed like he wanted to make some more money of the research he had done on other books.
His other two books are similar, Good to Great and Great by Choice.
I was not impressed with his narration at all. His voice seemed to get really loud like he was shouting at me at some times to stress a point to talking calmly at others. I find it distracting and a little annoying.
No, maybe a series of documentaries analyzing each of the companies he mentions that fell in greater detail. Maybe each would be half an hour.
I really like the analysis of the topics and companies, but having listened to his other books, I recognized similar stories, companies, lessons, and correlations that appeared to be repeated in this book.
Maybe, it would depend. I purchase both his books at the same time before actually knowing what to expect. So I would probably be a little more hesitant to buy another one, but not completely apposed to it.
It was amusing but not as funny as I would was hoping. I watch his show all the time and I thing the show is funner, but this was OK.
Stephens characters are better than the other readers parts of the book in my opinion.
No, not really
It came across as preachy with to many religious overtones.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Yes, listening to Jeremy Irons was the only highlight of the book.
I was just disappointed overall. I expected a better story with all the positive ratings. I will have to pay closer attention to what is said in the positive and negative reviews.
I doubt it can get better. The narration and overall attitude was depressing.
He comes across as a incredibly depressing, pathetic, negative, and condescending individual.
Anyone that does not have a nasally, whiny, and annoying voice, like David's.
None that I can remember. Oh wait, it ended. That was the best part!
If I did not make myself finish all the books I purchased I would have stopped listening to this one early on. I would probably give is 1/2 star if I could since it seemed to understand the basic English language, and I guess that should count for something.
If it burst into flames and gave me magic powers.
The writing is atrocious, boring, and just plain silly.
Different narrator would have been a better choice.
All of them, but especially Bella.
If I could give this zero stars I would. Boring story meant for teen girls looking for romance. It is terribly written and narrated. It was arduous to get through! If it was not recommended to me by (surprisingly) two big burly guys that are my friends and I would never had suspected would like this stuff. I can seriously never listen to their recommendations about books again.
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