I have time to "read" the audio version during my commute, while the print version sits next to my bed as I fall asleep exhausted each night. I prefer hard copies, but in reality, the audio version is my only realistic opportunity for reading. I do enjoy the narration of Marc Deacons who reads books one and three of this trilogy.
Definitely. I like his style, vocabulary and cadence of writing.
I listed to "The Rise of Roosevelt" - the reading is excellent and on par.
I would definitely say that the material of the birth to presidency of Roosevelt's life is most interesting to me. His presidency, slightly less so, and his post-presidency is the least interesting. Nonetheless, this work brings closure to his life in a detailed manner not matched by other biographies I've read.
I have two young kids so audio books during my commute are my only option.
I like the opening story and what it foreshadows for the rest of the text.
I rarely enjoy author's reading thier own work. The author often sounded like he had a cold as he was reading, and it took away from the overall enjoyment.
Probably not quite, but it was enjoyable.
I would expand the ending. I enjoyed the overall plot, but the epilogue starts abruptly. So abruptly, that I had expected another full chapter to wrap up a few things. It almost seems like the author had a deadline he had to meet and gave up on the last parts of the story. If it was meant to be intentional, then he could have done a better job wrapping it up.
I've listened to the prior 5 John Wells stories. I've enjoyed the series. This one is refreshing as it has a new plot. The first book was fantastic. Many of the rest (but not all) have elements that make them feel mass produced and rushed. A bit more time could have taken this from a good series to an excellent one. Given that this is one of the top selling series out there right now on this topic, it looks like this is as good as it gets...and there are a lot of people like me who got hooked on book one, and have held on through the rest of the series because it is just good enough to keep reading.
I think he is a very good narrator. I'm definitely used to him as John Wells - to the point that it would be difficult to hear someone else reading this series. I would probably give preference to other books read by him.
Possibly, depending on the friend.
Anyone. A man would be fine.
Read more about our nuclear history.
It's a neat, behind the scene perspective on a hidden topic. The interviews and site descriptions make the book. As a politically charged topic, the author stays fairly neutral. This is enough to make the book readable, but there is something about the overall story that I found incredibly annoying. Perhaps some of this was that the selected narrator who sounded like June Cleaver discussing technical aspects of nuclear holocaust, perhaps it was the superficial knowledge of the author of the topic, which had little depth beyond the interviews, or perhaps it was just frustrating that a lot of the stories just never went deep enough (due in part to national security)....whatever it was, I made it though the book, but I was constantly on the verge of turning it off.
Never another Tim Robbins narration. Narration simply ruins the book.
Unfortunately, the awful character voices.
A different narrator,
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