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The fact of Colin Powell narrating the book himself.
Attempting to resolve an issue with Spain and Morocco quickly so, he can go out and play with his grand-kids.
How a man of such humble beginnings, son of immigrants, moping floor at a Pepsi plant, could rise to such a high level is a testament of why America is so great.
This is not a biography. Sure he highlights important facts and dates but this his Colin Powell giving advice. Colin Powell is a hero of mine, and after reading this book even more so. His leadership/ life advice is second to none.
I learned nothing new, and the book was an absolute ordeal to suffer through. This book is the equivalent of listening to Dr. Phil talk about nothing for 9 hours.
I already started my next book, it's about the great World War 2 generals, Patton, Montgomery, and Rommel.
It was boring, everything about this book was boring. The narrator wasn't terrible, and one star is probably a bit harsh. After the first few hours I just wanted to suffer through, and finish it.
This entire book should have been thrown onto Khal Drogo's funeral pyre, then burned on the Blackwater with Stannis Baratheon's fleet, and finally been shot with a cross bow by Tyrion Lannister.
Unless you are heavy into deep philosophy, and you want 9 hours of your life you will never get back...STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK. I will try to get my credit back from Audible.
Yes, this book was wonderful. It's not preachy, or overly depressing, however it makes a strong statement none the less.
Minnie, she was a hot tempered woman who always spoke her mind. She always worked hard and put her family first.
The southern dialect was very accurate, and not overly stressed.
Minnie, her sections never failed to entertain me.
Picks up where "To Kill a Mockingbird" left off.
If you are a fan of Dresden Files obviously you're going to read this book. If you enjoy wizards, magic, and well developed characters, I highly recommend anyone to read this entire series.
(SPOILERS).....Waldo Butters evolution from mild mannered doctor, to full fledged badass.
Nicodemus Archleone, is a great villain, and James Marsters does a fantastic job with his voice.
I laughed out loud a few times. This series definitely has it's tongue and cheek moments.
Best book since Changes. Ghost Story, and Cold Days fell a little flat for me, but this book is top notch.
The deception, the mystery, the magic all work in together to create a great story.
This was my second read through. I read all the books before watching the TV series. If your a fan of medieval stories/ D&D, etc, you will enjoy this book.
He gives every character a different voice, and personality.
Having the TV series give a face to each character has helped. I was worried listening to the book again might be a waste of time. I caught onto so many little teed-bits of information I had either forgotten, of glanced over on my first read.
Average to less than average
Learning about how WB built his entertainment empire
No, his narration was mono-tone, and boring
Learning about how hard, the Disney Corporation had to work to make movies. We think of Walt Disney as a billionaire with the Midas touch. However even after making Mickey Mouse and Snow White his company had many rough years ahead.
I was happy to learn the truth about WD, not just in business, but also personal. Media has always portrayed Disney as a terrible anti-Semite, however after reading this, he was not as bad as he was made out to be. He seemed a tough boss, and difficult person to work with especially later in life.
Listening to the author tell his personal stories, and ideas from former/ future DND games.
Yes, only because the majority of my friends have played DND before. This book may confuse those who have never played.
Gary Gygax playing DND with his kids.
How popular DND was when it released.
If you have played DND this book brings back good memories. The author spends an entire chapter on the precursor to DND; historic battle re-enactments. This really slows the book down. However talking about personal play, old versions and future versions make me want to pick up a D20 and roll a new character. Probably a Lawful/Neutral Human Fighter.
Not a great listen, but fun if you are a fan of GOT, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Nothing really. The book is very short and tackles what it set out to do.
When he barked like Winter the Dire Wolf. Just kidding that doesn't happen.
This book is about symbolism, back story and metaphors in GOT, A Song of Ice and Fire. If that's what you're looking for then this is the book for you. If you are only watching the TV show be warned because it does contain spoilers from newer books. At only 3 hours long I paid for the book, and did not use a credit.
Masterful, detailed, sad
I've never read anything this detailed before. At 57 hours it is a masterpiece of history.
Yes, I listened to Titan, a biography about John. D. Rockefeller. Grover Gardner has a fantastic voice, and again does a great job with this book.
In school we were taught about the horrors of the 3rd Reich. However learning of these horrors through the written letters, and reports of SS, and Gestapo officers is very sad. Not just because of the crimes, but that human beings could treat other human beings so, in-inhumanely.
Any book this long has it's slow points. In section 3 or 4 the book really slows down. This is dedicated entirely to Germany acquiring Austria, and Czechoslovakia. This was the only issue I had with the book. I didn't think 8 hours needed to be spent on such a subject. Learning about Hitler's upbringing, background, soaring victories, and finally embarrassing defeats were a joy to listen to.
The narrator was exceptional. He was able to speak with a traditional African dialect. This great enhanced the listened pleasure of this book.
Since this is Nelson Mandela's auto-biography he is the main character. Even in his darkest hours, and most trying times he never lost his sense of hope, never lost the sight of his goal for a modern republic in his country and he never lost his unique sense of humor.
No, this was my first one.
At the end of the book, is the real life audio of Nelson Mandela being sworn in as president. This was very emotional to hear, after all he went through for freedom.
From beginning to end this book is captivating. From growing up in the poor, to moving to the city, to jail, and finally as president, LWTF give a very detailed account of his life. The book ends with him being sworn in as president. I wish it could have gone a bit further into his actual work as president.
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