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Goggins is a mad man

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-18

david goggins is f***ing hard. we cant all do what he did, nor should we ...we can rise above the norm.

the narrator is great too. makes the story a little more human.

I have since listened to this book twice so far. it's not the story it's the challenges. I have to remember that goggins didnt arise from thin air. he was made what he did with the lessons he learned is what is amazing.

Almost a Classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Not quite a Classic in the strict sense, this book is an epic story or love, honor, betrayals, and faith.

i couldnt stop listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

loved it. would have listened none stop if not foe work and my girlfriend. but you have to be practical about these things.

love the story but strongly suggest that you know the bacl story behind the characters. the story could stand alone but i suspect the depth of the characters makes sense if you know their history.

good news is the other books are great as well so if you need to start from the beginning their is no real loss only wonderful epic tales of blood and vengence , passion and treachery

all quiet on the northern front....sort of

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

so 1 small complaint, there are points at which the story is a bit redundant, i suppose there may ne some artistic reason behind that, some meaning, but it slows things down a little.

that said what a wonderful story

Abercrombie stretches fantasy and sword play into a new realm with 3 dimensional charactors that build a great war story not just a great fantasy story...imagine a love child The Man Who Would be King, All Quiet on the Western Front was born into world of vikings, knights and wizards

knowing all yhe characters from his First Law Triology or from the first book in this series isnt a must, buy it does add some special flavor

highly recommend this book

GREAT STORY ...LAUGH OUT LOUD HUMOR & LOTS O'BLOOD

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

the story weaves and dives, turns and twists with even its most predictable points presented like comfort food rather than stale writing

love the familiar characters from the First Law triology being given new voices

love the moral ambigouity and the mock pholosophy.

love the nods to Machiavelli

overall awesome

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GREAT story but...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-17

I love this guys stuff. his robin hood series was great and this story has all of the same excitement and twists. in fact it really, literally has all of the same excitement and twists at points. I think this one was written after the robin hood stories so it feels like he used scraps of that series to build this one. I won't provide any spoilers, but it's derivative. having said that I loved it. so it gets 4 rather than 5 stars. would recommend it

must also say narration is fantastic. GREAT!!!! one of the best I have listened to.

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Like a newspaper from the 19th century

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-17

struggled to stay awake. it was an interesting story and the narrator is servicable, but a little smug and snarky.

it's like the author is the boring guy at a dinner party that tells the excruciatingly long story that is interesting but goes on way to long

not a failure and certainly entertaining at points, this would be an excellent book if you were doing background research for your own novel

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Rodney Brooks: Remaking Manufacturing With Robotics audiobook cover art

Dated and cursory

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This is dated and cursory. Ok for a TED-talk kind of thing but nothing earth shattering or terribly insightful

Insightful and inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-17

If you could sum up Eisenhower in War and Peace in three words, what would they be?

Many, if not all, of the current geopolitical threats, concerns, and interest of the United States were defined during Eisenhower's lifetime. This book is an insightful and human account of Gen. Eisenhower's career and legacy.
I would strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in mid-century history and leadership.
As well, the author does a fine job creating a portrait of his subject as a hero, while acknowledging his human frailties.

Have you listened to any of Paul Hecht’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator is quite good. Subtle changes in accent add a little drama, without going over the top.

perfect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-15

perfect reading. could not say more than that - captures the book, the dialects, the tone, better than anything I have heard thus far. actually one of my favorite audio books I have ever heard