Narrator was quite nice to listen to.
I listen to audible books at work, as well as read traditionally at home. One of my recent Audible purchases was Growing up Amish: A Memoir by Ira Wagler which you can find on Amazon (just click the Amazon banner on the right hand side of my page and give it a click then search the title). Give the Audible book a go the narrator is great!
I've always been curious as to the Amish way of life due to the fact we have a healthy population of them (and other Anabaptist groups) here in Indiana and you'll regularly see them at the Zoo as well as around the towns surrounding Indianapolis. I even buy cheese and apple butter from them regularly but never really talk to them past doing business. This book gave me an adequate look into the Amish way of life.
I'll note that the book isn't a look at a typical Amish life as Ira was one that hardly questioned the lifestyle and left the community a handful of times. This however in itself is an interesting thing. You see raw emotion in this book, the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly, you get to see a boy become a man and question the world he knows. You also see a man who still highly respects his family and the culture he came from, never portraying them in a bad light but simply telling it how it is.
My only complaint with the book is it has left me wanting to know more about Ira's post Amish life, although he does have an easily found blog which let me do just that! Check the book out!
Well it's a fantastic story, however I was hoping Phil was the reader. Phil does read the opening however that lasts but a few minutes then Al Robertson takes over the reading.
Wow. Just wow. Buy the book. Period. Peter Clines, write the prequel, fast, please.
Like I said. Wow. Just wow. I need the prequel. Normally I write long reviews but this book I can just say WOW.
The author narrates it which I feel just adds to the richness of a title... you just get a better experience when the author reads it to you.
The book starts off how you'd expect, Rob gives you a brief rundown of his life leading up to his time in ODA 002. He then gives good accounts of some training experiences as well as some deployments. To say anymore would be to ruin the book, definiteily pick up a copy in your favorite medium!
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