I really love the Ender series, including Enders Shadow so this was right up my alley. This was an interesting collection of essays surrounding the world of the book itself. I was somewhat surprised by the impact it made on military leaders as well as the others. Enders Game was recommended to me by a Navy buddy back in the late 80s and has stayed with me ever since. It appears that it has stayed with quite a number of people as well, and it was fun to listen to how others have been touched in this way by Ender and his crew.
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.
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.
A gripping story even when knowing the outcome already. Captain Phillips demonstrated with his actions what it means to be Captain. He took care of his ship and his crew, and then removed the problem. It was very interesting how he handled the pirates and his situation of being their prisoner. I also enjoyed the background of the Merchant Marines and the kind of life the MMs live. I just might see the Tom Hanks movie now.
I would recommend this selection to anyone
Really enjoyed Agincourt so I decided to give this one a try too. No regrets! Bernard Cornwell does a fantastic job with the battle scenes, really bringing them to life. It was a little hard to get behind some of the characters but all in all this was an entertaining story well worth listening to.
The performance by Jack Hawkins was very good. He brought life to the characters and flawlessly handled the various voices and accents.
A quick overview of The Battle of Britain. Well told using first hand accounts from the BBC archives. This selection gives an all too quick view into the days when Hitler was poised to achieve dominance over all of Europe but was foiled the "The Few". The length of this one is good for in between books to break things up a bit
World Without End is a long book but certainly doesn't feel like it. I had trouble turning this one off. I would extend my drives or sit parked in my car at my destination just listening for a few minutes more before I had to shut it down. That is a sure sign that I am enjoying the story.
This story takes place in Kingsbridge a couple centuries after Pillars of the Earth. Struggles to build and to tear down take place. From bridges to hospitals to power and war. Throw in a little cloak and dagger and mix it with characters you can embrace or some you want to push away. Add in the Black Death and you have more than two full days of listening pleasure.
The narration by John Lee is incredible. Keeping the characters separate and moving the story along expertly made a very good story even more enjoyable to listen to. Ken Follett and John Lee make a great team
This memoir touched on a lot of the pop culture that I grew up watching. Penny has had an interesting life and this book tells it with honesty and entertainingly. I grew up watching Laverne and Shirley but had no idea of the goings on around Penny and all of the people she knows. From her family and marriages, to all the TV people, movie people, musicians, sports figures, drugs and wild times, Penny gets her story out. Usually I prefer that authors don't read their own material, but listening to Penny's story, it was clear that this time it was the right thing to do. I enjoyed the listen
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