Fairly good story and performance, but the title implies that the book is tied to military "War", not gang violence.
If you want to know what led to the Civil War this is the book for you. It's a little dry since it explores the political aspects starting in 1840 and through 1862. Slavery might have been the ultimate cause of the war, but there were a lot of underlying factors that helped divide the nation on slavery. These factors are discussed in depth. It also sets forth the logistical aspects that affected the conduct of the war, and how the North eventually won this war of attrition. This should probably be required reading for any History degree. I think it won a Pulitzer.
Maybe its the performer, maybe its the story. I've listened to 2 hrs 10 min and it's time to cut my loss. I was hoping that the story pace would pick up, but that doesn't seem to be happening. My real regret is that I bought the follow-on book and I've passed the time when I can return one or both.
Interesting story line and well performed. This is a story of the supernatural, and the main subject has the ability to read body functions and thus control others. The main subject discovers there is a traitor, knows she will survive without any of her memories, and proceeds to write instructions for her future self. The story bounces between the current and previous occupant of the body. Because of this, it is sometimes a little hard to tell which of the two body occupants is in the action. Overall, it was an interesting story and worth the listen.
You'd will probably love this if you if you're an environmental Nazi. Communism has proven itself unworkable on nearly every level, but listening to this book seemed like an indoctrination rather than entertainment.
Absolutely chilling because it is absolutely possible. This book masterfully lays out the possible effects of a total collapse in our society. We talked about the possibility of a nuclear strike when I was in the Army and the results of the electro-magnetic pulse (EMP), but didn't really do much about it. Hopefully the suppliers are hardening the military electronics. I am pretty sure that can't be said for any civilian electronics, and everything we use in the USA today seems to be tied to electronics in some way or another. Just imagine the loss of all electricity, communications, and transportation. We ALL depend on the National Emergency Broadcast System, but what if our radios no longer worked, or if their transmitters no longer worked. What if we were reduced to walking, riding bicycles, riding horses, or dragging carts? Does anyone know how to grow, harvest, and preserve food, particularly meat? We have all grown to believe that the USA is the land of milk and honey, that food is plentiful and readily available, but what if all means of getting it from the farm to the consumer were wiped out? How long would it be before entire communities were starving? We all depend on the "government" to rescue us from disasters. Look how long it took before aid could get to Katrina victims. That would be miraculous speed given an EMP strike. Some believe enemies should be "bombed back to the Stone Age", and that the USA is immune to this. Simply look at our reliance on electronics and you can see the folly. An EMP strike would instantly stop everything in the areas affected, and that area could be very extensive given a nuclear blast above the atmosphere where line of sight touches everywhere. So WHY are we worried about "climate change" which may or may not be occurring, and whose affects will take hundreds of years rather than an instance?
The main character never rested. The action was non-stop. One action scene right after another.
The action started at the very beginning, and never let up. It didn't take long before I was wondering how will the Gray Man get out of this mess.
It seemed like the reader was actually the main character. Great performance.
I would have listened to the book in one sitting, but had other obligations.
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