In the middle of the 19th century, Hong Kong is founded. In order to destroy his rival, the largest traders, Dirk Struan uses his influence over the local authorities to gain every advantage he needs using even his family to gain victory. But when he is broke and with the back to the wall, he makes a deal, with concequences that will follow his decendents for over a hundred years.
This prequel to Noble House, gives you a picture of the politics of the 19th century, and it show how hatred can consume men, so they will use even their family to get their victory.
This book is one of the most importend book I ever read. It tells a story about an America where intellectual are outlawed, books burned, free thought oppressed. Manipulation through media and tv, and censorship. It also looks at changing history. And altering writing.
I find this very interesting, especially here on Audible. With all their abridged books they are certainly promoting censorship against their customers.
Read it, please.
The book is the best book about the Third Reich i ever read. It grabs you from the first chapter. It tells a story from the point of view of someone who was present at the time. Who experienced the Reich at first hand. Every (almost) statement has been verified from official papers.
I can only recommend it in the highest praise.
As many others I believed that horses and novell's about them were mainly for girls. But this book is definetly not. It can of course be read by them, but not solely by them. Well, now to the book.
The book is a mystery-novell, in a british veterinary-clinic. Horses are dying on the table and a young veterinarian is being blamed for it. Now it is all up to Peter Darwin, an employe with the foreign-office. to help his new friend in uncover the mystery. As he gets deeper into the mystery, he finds out that it is not acidentially, but intentionally. Someone wants the clinic to close down. But who is it and why. Danger comes closer as does the answer to the riddle.
The book is exiting and well written. You get drawn into the world of horses and murder. The carecters are interesting, and the dept of them is very good. you are hooked from ten minutes in and all the way to the end.
The book takes up big buisness in the 60's Hong Kong. One of the largest companies in the city, is being threatened by its compeditors, and the Tai-Pan (CEO) of the company has to involve himself in the politics between England and China. Between politics, buisness and secret agents you get a great novel with everything you could wish fore.
This is truely a great book. When you start reading it is very hard to put it down again before the end. The writer catches you from the first line, and then you are cauth in the deep. It is the story of a doctor going to a secure military facility to counteract a disease that are sweping through the facility. When he gets down below the ocean he finds out, that not all is what it seemes onboard the base. I will not go into the story and telling you the outcome, it is only fit to say that suddenly the safety of the entire facility is placed on his shoulders. The way that the facility and the people are describet is very compelling. the author is giving a insight into the thoughts of the main carecters, withch is rerely seen in this kind of novel. I was very much in daught wheather to give it 4 or 5 stars. I decided to give it 4 because there are some places through out the book, where there are to long sequences, that should be shortened. Not many, and as I said it was a difficult choise. But don't take my word for it, give it a chance and judge for yourself.
The book of the 101 dalmatians, surprised me as I read it. It is rather different then the movies, and not just for the better. Mostly it is a good book, where the dogs tale unfold for your eyes. The story is quite more detailed and emotionel then the movies. Yet, here you follow the dogs, not the humans.
I miss the scenes with the brothers chase of the puppies, and all the accidents and hardship they endure.
This is the part I miss, and that is why I only give it 3 stars.
Do not misunderstand, it is indeed a good book, that deserves to be read.
This novel, dicusses the subjet of manipulation of geens. But this is not really a novel, but rather a colletion of short stories on this subjet. It lacks a story to follow. Very informative, but there are to many different stories, since they do not intertwine.
This story is a thrilling ride. the story is exiting and the plot, allthough at times a little to quick, is entertaining. The story keeps you reading/listening all through the book. If you like a good thriller, this is the book to read.
This clasic christmas carol, has been thrilling people for over a century. And it is surely, a masterpiece of a fairytale. The story of the old greedy mr. Scrooge who gets a visit from three spirits. is surely a carol that will never die and never grow to old to read.
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