It is too bad more people don't read/listen to Gogol, they don't know what they are missing.
This is a very academic book and great if you are looking for more information about the social context of the Caviler Poet and the world they lived. It points out many of the inconsistency in what many of us were taught in survey classes. My only complaint is that the narrator, John Lee, reads this book in a really odd cadence. It was very distracting, and not his best work, but I am glad that I stuck with it and listened to the end.
This is a good book, and it was well read. It does lean more to the scholarly side that the action, adventure so be warned. Nigel Cawthowne does a great job exploring both the origins of the legend of Robin Hood and looking at how the legend has changed over time. While he doesn't pin down the “real” Robin Hood, I did find it interesting to find out how many parts of the legend can be tied to historical events and people.
First off I am a lover of all things Jim Henson, so I might be a little biased, but I think Elizabeth Hyde Stevens does a wonderful job breaking down what did and didn't work with Henson Studios. It does seem possible to make art and money without feeling guilty.
I really liked this book, some of the content is a little darker than the other two book (so much so that I discouraged my wife who just had a beautiful baby from reading it) but even saying that it is an amazing book. It is great to find out what happens to all of the nurses and sisters.
I bought this edition without reading reviews. I only listened for about 30 minutes, then bought a different version. Don't take my word for it, look at the other reviews. Great book, just try another.
I did not read this in high school, and I kind of glad I didn't. I honestly don't know if I would have gotten all of the humor at that time. Not only was I surprised by the puns and word play, but also by how modern it felt. What a great read.
Patrick has a warning at the beginning of this book saying it might not be for everyone... well that might be correct, but it is amazing story! If you like his writing,there is no way you can miss this book. I just can't wait for him to finish the third book!
Edgar Rice Burroughs is an author that I have heard a lot about, but have never taken the time to get to know. He is sexist and racist, but also a whole lot of fun. If you can overlook some of the dated ideas and just enjoy the story it will be worth your time.
This is a fun, tight little story. I almost didn’t pick it up because of the price vs length, but it is worth it. It is a good half step between book four and five (where there are a full twelve years).
This is a Feminist/Socialist Utopia where the act of sex has disappeared, but don’t let that make you think it is a total downer, this is also a really funny story. While the society is inherently simplified, and rather…well, sexist, it is also light hearted. The author has an agenda, but time tries to win people over with honey and not vinegar. Hopefully you at least smile at the antics of the American men, and the superiority of the mothers of Herland. The audiobook starts off with a 54 minute forward that puts the work in its social context, I enjoyed this, but you may decide to jump over it.
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