While unbelievably long, detailed, even mundane at times, this book is the best way imaginable to digest the history of the era leading up to America's entry into World War II. Herman Wouk's work is amazingly detailed, and provides so many different perspectives into the global climate that produced "the winds of war." My parents were of the WWII era, I lived one year in Germany (1968), and visited Pearl Harbor, and I was a history major in college. This book is real, humbling, eye-opening and passionate. It is a perfect summation of all I have read, heard, and seen of the juxtaposition of people, places, and politics that forever changed the World.
After weeks of having Mr. Wouk and Mr. Pariseau (who is nothing short of brilliant) in my car with me - I'm looking forward to more by diving into "War and Remembrance".
The story is poignant, kept me interested from beginning to end. Well performed. some really good phrasing.
The story was okay, with lots of twists and turns, but character development lacked, it just felt unpolished. The narrator was amateur at best.
Absolutely. Have read them all.
Room for improvement. Sounded more like a father reading a bedtime story - well not really even that good. Not professional and polished. Flat and emotion challenged!!
Samuel L. Jackson - he's got that "attitude" thing, much like our Malcomb
I've read othe Brown books that were pretty good, this one is little more than a trashy romance novel. The narration was mediocre at best. The only redeeming quality was the New Orleans setting, which took me back to a fun and interesting place.
Obviously the explicit sex scenes. I'm really not a prude, but it simply wasn't necessary to be so graphic. A writer can get the point across without turning to sensationalism bordering on pornography.
Haunting, mystical, eloquent
Well - wouldn't that just give away a huge plot twist????
my first - she's delightful
Rose: The Unbelievably Spoiled Brat
I am recommending this one to one and all. A read that takes you on a mystical journey to "once upon a time in a faraway place the beautiful princess..." I hated for it to end.
While fascinating, a lot of description of complicated machinery, technical specifications, and performance optimization was presented in this book. It was made palatable by the narrator. A tiny smattering of the complexities of our national defense and what goes on behind the scenes is unveiled in this book. Truly interesting. I didn't get the sense of knowing and appreciating the characters, but all in all a good read (listen).
Steven Weber, from the old "Wings" sitcom, is a fantastic narrator. I will continue to seek out his narrations.
Technical jargon. He sounds excited and enthused and proud when presenting the type of information that would be hard to follow otherwise. Maybe he could help me understand Chemistry and Algebra - he's that good!!
This was beautifully written and narrated until the end. It just took a dive into some supercilious haywire. Downright insulting
Three different narrators, each wonderful. Too bad the story went into some science fiction mumbo jumbo that they had to read along.
Maybe Scott Brick needs to take a break. His voice has gotten progresively whiney over the past couple of years. It's hard to listen to. He used to be the best. I used to buy books just because Brick was the narrator, now I'm swinging a full 180 degrees, looking for books he isn't reading! I'm not sure I'll be able to choke down the other two parts of this book.
I read the book back in the sixties, then again about 15 years ago and of course, saw the movie many times. I had forgotten how truly remarkable Margaret Mitchell's beloved classic is. Her character development, her ability to capture the essence of southern womanhood, Scarlett's incredible ego, the saga absolutely captures the reader (listener) and carries them to another place and time. It is not surprising that the people of Atlanta so revered Ms. Mitchell. This is the book of the Civil War and hauntingly beautiful love to which all others aspire.
The book is a good read, with lots of adventure and twists and turns. I always enjoy book that take one to faraway places. The narrator absolutely makes the book. I'm anxious to hear more from him.
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