If you are looking for a book with a lot of detailed battle scenes and excitement, this is not the book you want. This is a story about one man and his military career. There are a few "war stories" but in general, this is a life story. It's a good book, well performed, but not action packed.
I rarely read or listen or watch anything more than once.
I really enjoyed the story. The ending seemed somewhat predictable, but at least it wasn't sad.
I didn't like how the author switched from current day to the past while telling the story. It did not seem to flow very well with so many time changes throughout the book.
I don't think so. There were times when the story became bogged down with details of the individuals.
Detailed, first person explanation of what happened.
Sad to think of people stepping over frozen dead bodies en route to the summit of Everest.
The book has a lot of characters and it was difficult to follow along. The author read the book, which was good and bad. He was able to add emotion due to understanding the story intimately. However, he "read" the story instead of "telling" the story. This is perhaps the difference between a professional reader and an author.
Great story about finding oneself while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Cheryl Strayed, the author, as she is the center of the story.
Makes me want to do a long distance hike.
Although this is a coming of age tale, is does not come off as preachy or too deep to enjoy the journey. Strayed has a wonderful way of interspersing background stories with events on the trail. This seamless way of storytelling makes for an engaging story that is easy to listen to.
I really enjoyed the story and was shocked by the behavior of the cyclists. If you think Armstrong is innocent, you must listen to this book. It is not a bitter tale, it is more a recounting of facts. Hamilton wants to tell the story because the truth lifts a burden from his soul.
I did not like the narrator. His inflection was "off" at times and I found it difficult to listen to him. If the story had not been so captivating, I wouldn't have listened.
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