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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

A great listening experience.

A very good book well read. It took a little while to get into. But eventually I got into the rhythm of the book and didn’t want to stop listening.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-17

A key book in the Allon saga.

This installment of the Gabriel Allon story fills in a lot of details important to understanding him. I thought the reader was okay. Don't be put off by the negative reviews.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-14

Good prelude to Paris 1919

Where does The War That Ended Peace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best histories.

What other book might you compare The War That Ended Peace to and why?

The author's Paris 1919. In both books MacMillian does an excellent job both describing the overall state of Europe at the time and describing the personalities responsible for the course of events.

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

No.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

Some of the comments complain about the many pauses in the narration. After a while that did get annoying. So I increased the speed of the Audible app on my iPhone to 1.25x and it sounded "normal".

The only fault with the book is the author's unnecessary comments concerning present day politics and events. Some of the comments are more her opinion than fact. They distract from the historical narrative and make one wonder whether some of her historical reporting is also just her opinion.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-13

Good story. Poor production.

Where does Howards End rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top half.

Any additional comments?

The reader has a tendency to trail off at the end of a sentence. I had to raise the volume on many occasions to understand what he was saying. I thought maybe my earphones were going but I am listening to another book now and it is fine. It is a good novel. I recommend another recording. Audible has several.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-11

A worthwhile listen.

An interesting book if you can get past the author's naive cheerleading for high taxes and big government.

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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-07

Hilarious

Satirical, cynical and very funny. Well worth listening to.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-06

More than a political novel.

Yes, this is a classic political novel, but it is so much more than that. It is about the South and America in the early 20th century, coming of age and life in general. A good book and a good audio production.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-05

Worth listening to.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Eisner's reign at Disney. There are some minor production errors, but they shouldn't deter anyone from listening to the book if they are otherwise so inclined.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-05

A great work.

This is a long audiobook you will be sorry to see end. The characters are wonderfully developed and the era is convincingly described. The interlude "Indian Summer of a Forsyte" is one of the most moving audio books I have heard.
It takes about thirty minutes to get used to the narrator and the long list of characters. But after that you are hooked.

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19 of 19 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-05

An accurate account of the S.Ct. case law.

This book is a concise and timely synopsis of the history of the Supreme Court's case law as it pertains to the Consitution. A good listen for anyone who wants a basic understanding of the subject or a short refresher course on the Court.

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85 of 137 people found this review helpful