This was my second download with Audible.
The writing and narration are terrific. I've always appreciated a witty (and dry) turn of phrase. 'Dry', however, is NOT how I'd describe this audio book! It is rich with imagery and information.
If you have any interest in ancient Egypt or archaeology, this is a must!
Anybody. Mickey Mouse, perhaps? Bugs Bunny? His narration was so painful, that I couldn't get past the first hour of the audio book.
Oh, Lord, no!!!!!
I'll start by saying that even as a child, Ancient Egypt has held a special fascination for me; The pyramids, temples, pharaohs, and the Nile. But, I've never really thought about the common person. The Egyptian is a great story of one such common man.
The narration is great.
My only beef with this book is the narrator. There is something that sounds so ridiculous when a woman tries to sound like a man. Seriously, it reminds me of my kindergarten teacher telling a story.
Given the billions of galaxies in the Universe, I imagine the Universe is teeming with life. So, why HAVEN'T we heard from any of them? This book examines the paradox in simple terms that even lay people can appreciate.
I'm one of those people who believe that 99.999% of all 'UFO' sightings are easily explainable as natural phenomena, hoaxes, schizophrenia, or misidentified aircraft. However, there is that .001% that defies explanation...
This book approaches the subject of UFO's in that same light, using ONLY the most credible reports from people who have nothing to gain.
I read Bourne's first book and wasn't real impressed. I downloaded this one in the hopes of some improvement. I hate to say it, but it feels like a wasted credit.
It's nice to see that al-qaeda is subject to the same backbiting, backstabbing, and dissent that any corporation in America is prone to. It's also important for Americans to understand how systemic failures on the part of our government lead to the disaster that was 9/11.
I have to give major kudos to the FAA. They did a miraculous thing on 9/11: they landed about 6,000 planes in our nation's skies within a few hours. This was something that had never been anticipated or practiced before.
It's very enlightening to listen to the politician 'inquisitors' who had months to second guess the FAA's actions. The grandstanding of the politicians is truly nauseating.
This book doesn't waste any time, nor pull any punches when it comes to getting its digs in on Bush. Enough already. We hear that in the news and from the current administration enough (it's Bush's fault).
If the author could have stuck more to factual information, instead of his political leanings, it would have been worth the credit.
Anyone interested in intelligence, spying, and history, will enjoy this book, especially if they come from a technical background (radio electronics, computers, etc). Good narration and well written!
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