This is a wonderful story of a personal journey of discovery for Harold Fry. Poor Harold initially appears terribly mundane and the story is a little slow to start. However, the slow start is deliberate. Each step of his journey we learn more and more of the personal side of Harold as he reflects on his life; of mistakes, missed opportunities, and regrets. The gradual unveiling is masterfully handled by the author, leading up to the terrible tradegy near the end. The descriptions of the countryside he passes are detailed and colourful, the characters he meets are varied, rich, and entertaining. Although we learn of a terrible tradegy near the end which puts the whole story in a completely new perspective the end note is very positive, reminding the reader of the power of resiliency. This story made me laugh and cry and made me reflect on my own life journey, of regrets, and missed opportunities, thankfully not nearly as tragic as Harold. A great listening experience
The srory consists of a series of interviews with key characters who survived the World War Z. The characters are from all countries and different phases of the war. The 'interviews' are frighteningly believable and take us on a journey of mass destruction and breakdown of society. An excellent story.
This is short and fast paced story with an excellent cast and an unexpected twist at the end. Highly recommended.
This is a very long story that follows the fortunes of a family caught up in the tumult of the Second World War. Through the character of Captain Victor Henry (United States Navy) the reader is introduced to the likes of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin. The story offers some unique and fascinating insights into the strategic perspectives of the Second World War and indicates how close Hitler came to achieving his vision of a german european empire. At times the story moves at glacial pace and I feel spends far too much time on the small details. It could be half as long and still achieve its aim. You must be prepared to spend a lot of time listening. The narration is excellent. The scene of the SS officer trying to weed out the american jews is like a scene from the movie 'inglorious bastards", full of suspense and rivetting.
I enjoyed this story although It became a little far fetched in places. The reader is introduced to some quirky characters whose interaction is interesting, lively, and entertaining. The story is fast paced and holds your attention as the characters continually discover new mysteries about the building they inhabit. At times it did stretch the imagination a little far. The narration was excellent being particularly good at keeping up with all the characters in their somtimes fast paced dialog. In all, a great story.
This is a wonderful story that is very well narrated by the author. The authors passion for the subject shines through the narration. The story is richly detailed by thorough research depicting the extraordinary circumstances that contrived to create the first true english dictionary.
This is not a story for the faint hearted. It is a dark and sinister story that steadily builds suspense right up to a dramatic end. The reading by Kate suits the story perfectly. Apart from a slow start it held my attention all the way to the end.
I listen to ebooks while commuting in the car. I found myself sitting in the car in the car park after arriving at work listening to the story. Eventually I dragged myself away.
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