I've listened to this book several times. The stories are fascinating, and I love how he writes/describes them. Honestly I would have preferred that he had hired a more professional reader to read his book, as he has kind of an accent, but overall, this book is awesome, get it.
I'm a Christian to start out, but I really enjoyed this audiobook , and can even say that it helped to remind me of stories / events that aren't often discussed in church. The author does such a great job summarizing that even the book of revelations is a little bit clearer now. Like he says, he wanted to get to the heart of each book and get to the truth before it puts on its makeup in the morning.
The narrator does such a fantastic job that I'm looking for more books narrated by him. Pretty much the entire Old Testament, aside from Psalms, is well written and well summarized. I love how the author describes things. Like how he succinctly describes the ark of the covenant as a place where God can have a place to sit and shoot people or when he describes God as scrap booking, or how he describes the Jews as hikers during the exodus.
The book slows down a little bit once you get to the gospels but gets a little bit more steam in the letters and then ends on a high note with revelations.
I really enjoyed listening to this book.
This narrator rocks. I love setting the timer at night and just falling asleep to this book. He says a lot of good things.
A little bit too long, filled with an over abundance of in depth descriptions of characters only present for one chapter or barely mentioned throughout several chapters. Also full of descriptions of day (sometimes days) long beatings of the captured Americans. Grilling at some points but very long winded with uninteresting details in others. Very well researched. Full of an explanation of errors before, during and after the American's capture, of the U.S. government mostly. Difficult to listen to at times, as it hilights the helplessness and vulnerability of the prisoners to the sadistic bullying of their captors.
Normally I hate it when the author narrates but he does a great job. He gives nice solid advice throughout. He is also entertaining.
3 stars is generous and I'm only giving it three stars because I listened about 25% and decided that I had listened to enough.
I prefer objective factual information, this book did not have enough of it to support it's points. I just felt like he took a bunch of cheap shots at conservatives the whole way through, inflating outlier events/people that he mentions as if they were an accurate representation of the entire conservative community.
I just felt like there was too much subjectivity in his criticisms, too much appeal to the emotion rather than to logic. So, I wouldn't recommend this book, had I listened to >25%, I am relatively sure that I would feel justified in going down to one star.
Concise, objective, eye opening, well though out. A MUST LISTEN. Mr. Sowell brings you to a better understanding of how we have arrived at a lot of erroneous conclusions in this country and different policies that are ineffective and make no sense. Sound boring? It isn't. Very well narrated.
I see that this book was written by a woman, but other than that, I didn't really see any indication that it was aimed at women. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough, or maybe it wasn't made clear enough in the description, either way I'm not pleased that I spent money on this thing. The time I spent listening to it, I didn't really care for the author's voice who decided to read her book either. Wouldn't recommend this book, especially for men.
About 50% is great and fun to listen to, about 50% is full of drunk stories and too much of a dependence on 4-letter explicatives to describe things. My biggest gripe is that he is constantly telling you to buy his book throughout the recording, and leaving things out. Is this what I deserve for shelling out 15-20 dollars on this thing, criticized for not buying your book instead? Overall though, it is worth it for the high points.
The narrator is absolutely fantastic. I gave it 4 stars overall, because the book is so long-winded and takes so many tangents that it is difficult to keep track of what is being discussed, it does not always hold your attention. I have tried reading it twice, without success, so listening to it was definitely the best way. I recommend this book, there are a lot of laugh out loud moments, a lot of "wow that was deep and introspective" moments, and the main character Tom Jones is a very admirable hero overall. Check it out!
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