yes. It goes into the story behind the war in a part of the world not often talked about...Australia.
The incredible down to earth courage of the Australian citizen soldier in the face incompetent leaders and geographical nightmares. It was disheartening to see such incredible efforts ignored by political and military leaders
This is just another work bringing to light the farce that Douglas McArthur was. I grew up thinking he was a war hero...well, time will eventually bring out the truth and it has
more of Terry's brilliant satire
Deeper insight into what makes Vimes tick
Nigel Planner is whom we have grown to expect. The problem with Briggs is the constant pauses and breath catching that detracts from the story. His accents and voices are not good but do improve as the book moves along
no....this is a book you listen to small batches so you don't miss the insights and jokes
No. The first half of the book is a serious downer. Standard formula involving the bad guys consistently out foxing everyone causing catastrophic harm to the western world. The hero is so one dimensional and uninteresting that the listener cannot take him seriously
This one of a series revolving around this hero character. I would avoid the series based on this book
narrator made maximum use of multiple accents to enhance the multiple aspects of this complex story line
Much more insight into the origins and motives of the alien invaders that is not found in most of the other books
The enormity of the slaughter on both sides is hard to absrob
The author, by his own admission, has extremely conservative political opinions which he discusses at the end of the book....giving fair warning to all to turn it off if they are liberals. Unfortunately, these view are infused into the story line so that all organized government and politicians are characterized as amoral, cowards, and traitors. There is always a little truth in such allegations but it is really irritating to have it beat into you through out an otherwise great story....oh yes, will we ever learn who the Alendata are and what they have in mind?
cliver custler novels
boyish, childlike story telling which makes the characters 1 dimensional. No sense of drama
story line had promise but idea that the good and evil organizations could really exist in our time is just silly and detracts from what could have been a good yarn.
Another good Gab story. A lot more dry humor then in the other books. New character introduced that should prove interesting. Story is not as cutting edge as the other books and seems a little lighter. Still worth getting
character voices are really very good and support the image in your minds eye
Yes, but only with an open mind and sense of humor
any book by Christopher Moore
Jesus, Biff and Mary M.
This book asks and answers in a very funny but insightful manner all those questions about the young Jesus that may have occurred to you (or not). One could ignore this work as a piece of blasphemy but, while outrageous, it is insightful and surperbly funny. It takes a lot of unknown aspects of Jesus' boyhood and pushes them to wild possible story lines. Basically, this a non religious story of the coming of age of a teenage boy, who just happens to be the Son of God but isn't quite sure yet what that is all about as told through the eyes of his fictional best friend
This story could be told in one or two books. the story development is repetative with the same phrases and concepts repeated over and over in each book. Plot development is at a snails pace and appears just to be bait to get you to the next book....and there are lots of books in this series. The characters are shallow and do not appear to grow. The story line is interesting but does not deserve this kind of drawn out production. Since I started the series I have given up after 3 books but might by the last book just the close out the story line
last book in series, maybe
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