Squeezing 4.5 billion years into a 10 hour book was quite a feat, but making it interesting to the non scientist (me) was remarkable. From beginning to end the book held my attention and fed me interesting information about the very ground upon which I walk. The science in this book was never dry and I feel I learned a few things despite my enjoying listening to this book.
Interesting information on what humans have evolved to eat vs what we have been told to eat. I have found most of this information to be true with my own eating experiences.
In the midst of WWI, soldiers take a break from killing each other to share a little Christmas cheer before going back to war. Fascinating true store given a quick but entertaining treatment. Perfect short story to listen to on a trip out around Christmastime
I wanted to give this at least 3 stars, but in the end, I could not. This would be hell indeed! The concept was interesting, the writing very good, as was the narration. I guess my only problem was that i didnt enjoy it. Perhaps it was the sense i got from this particular Hell that put me off. Unfortunately I cant really say what it was. The ending? maybe, but i try not to let an ending i am not fond of lower my rating too much. I almost but not quite want to recommend this story
Never should have ordered this. This isnt for someone who has read or listened to the book. There is no information worth listening to in this. You will get a whole lot more if you just read Ender's Game. Very basic going over of one of the best book i have ever read. Complete waste of my time!
I was extremely amazed by this story. What these men endured just for an extremely slim chance for survival is indeed incredible! Not just a dry retelling of events, this book is well written to include personal accounts from the members of the expedition. Simon Prebble did an excellent job performing the characters in the book.
Very little value to this story. I did find the background stories of some of the maps he stole to be interesting, but not enough to make this book worthwhile. The thief was a privileged, greedy, destructive individual who put his financial status ahead of the preservation of these maps for all to enjoy. No sympathy for this guy at all. His destruction of these old works of art for his own personal gain is unforgivable. The entire story left a bad taste that I just cant get over.
This book weaves histories of the pilots, planes, tactics, weapons and personal stories together in an informative and entertaining way. John Pruden's narration was very good.
A very good book combined with a very good narration yields a very pleasurable listen.
The Son is in prison for two murders he didn't commit. After hearing information about his fathers murder, he escapes from prison to seek revenge upon the guilty. Simon is the detective on his trail, he knew Sonny's father many years back and doesn't want to see Sonny get hurt. The Twin is also looking for Sonny. He had an important part in the death/suicide of Sonnys father. All this comes together in another thrilling Jo Nesbo story.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Gildart Jackson narrating this book. He touched on the tone of the story making it easy to listen to.
I guess it is time to come clean. Although I never expected it, I am a fan of the genre, and no longer afraid to admit it. This offering clinched it. This book , as some have pointed out, isnt really a zombie story. Yes, they are part of the story, but it is about a group of bloggers selected to follow a presidential candidate during a zombie infested US Presidential election campaign. Someone doesnt seem to want him to get elected.
I had no problems with the narration. I thought both did a good job becoming the characters. The only thing that threw me a little was a voice that reminded me of a King of the Hill character but that was minor.
All in all, I enjoyed this book and may go on to the next one soon
Interesting story about some of the women who were doing their part to win the war. They didn't know what exactly it was that they were doing or how it was going to help, but their actions played a vital role in bringing WWII to an end. I enjoyed listening to the lives they led while at Oak Ridge. It was sad to hear about how people were treated (or mistreated) at that time in our history, not just by the government but also by "locals" and the like. It was a story well worth listening to.
I thought Cassandra Campbell did a good job with the book.
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