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Ron R

San Mateo County, California, USA
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Fantastic story

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Reviewed: 09-02-19

This book should be part of every high school’s reading curriculum. It’s a great book to help learn about the horrors of slavery. And engrossing read and well narrated.

Revealing but it feels like a lot was left out.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-18

She's one of my favorite comedians in a movie or TV role, not necessarily stand-up. She's obviously very bright but resorts to too much profanity (and I'm no prude at all) far too often. It gets tiresome. There were a few times I busted out laughing. I found it pretty interesting how she really seemed to learn the business side of her business. Good for her, and she's definitely a survivor. I'm looking forward to more movies, shows and books from her.

Lots of fun!

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Reviewed: 12-22-18

After the first few minutes, I had some doubts. I'm so glad I kept listening. It was funny, thoughtful, smart. Great performances as well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Best book on the Vietnam War.

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Reviewed: 12-02-18

Wow. I learned so much from this book. I liked that it discussed the many different sides and viewpoints, and the narrator(s) were fantastic. Both the book and narrators were so good I intend to look for more books from both to listen to.

A joy to listen to.

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Reviewed: 10-12-18

A total class act. Very funny. I wish this book went on for hours more.

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What an enjoyable book!

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Reviewed: 04-16-18

Michael Caine is definitely not only a great storyteller but a fantastic narrator. I enjoyed this book so much that I went to Amazon prime and Netflix and Vudu defined as many Michael Caine movies as I could and watched them all. It was easy to see, now that I was paying attention, just what a phenomenal actor he is. I can’t wait for the third book in this trilogy. Hopefully it won’t be out for another 20 years.

I wish it didn’t seem like the narrator was going to start crying most of the time.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-03-18

The book was interesting, I wanted to use it as an introduction to meditation. It started out great and I enjoyed the narrators melodious voice. But halfway through his voice started upsetting me because it sounded like he was on the verge of weeping. And that was the way he sounded the remainder of the book. It was annoying. In the book could’ve been a couple of hours shorter if the author had reduced the flowery words by 1%.

One of the most Amazing books I have ever read.

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Reviewed: 12-28-17

Both books on war talked about tactics, history as you do. This would put you on the ground with soldiers sailors as well. I think it’s One of the most important books on war that one could ever read.

A great read.

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Reviewed: 05-17-17

Totally enjoyable! I took a gamble on this book and won big time. I throughly enjoyed it. Great intrigue. Great characters. Great narrator.

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Sigh...I love the series's but this one disappointed.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-17-16

I love Dick and Frances books, but this one was disappointing. The reader was boring. Throwing in "informational" facts for once didn't advance the storyline, and the climax was boring and tedious. The worst part was our "hero" was boring. The worst part was the climatic ending. I felt the storylines were rapped up due to a deadline to get to print. The more I think about the war the story ended, the more insipid and disappointing it becomes. I only hope this is a blip in an amazing series.