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By Jeremy on 07-10-14
Loved this-Great combo:Story and History Explained
Would you listen to The Fracture Zone again? Why?
Probably not as I don't typically listen to books like this again, but it was very interesting and informative.
What did you like best about this story?
Was looking for an audio book that gave me a framework of the issues in the Balkans and this does so within the structure of an interesting and entertaining story so wasn't as dry as a history text.
Which scene was your favorite?
My favorite was actually how he sprinkled in the historical background within the scenes, so you learned while you were entertained.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
All of the unnecessary violence was upsetting but informative.
Any additional comments?
Was just really pleasantly surprised with this book. Figured I'd pick up on some history through an adventure travel type of story but really got both in a great way. Really happy with this book.
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By Amazing on 06-18-18
One of Many Fracture Zones
So many such zones of tumult exists. But when the daily news media has pushed the latest political fracture zone from its headlines to the the back pages and worse, books like Simon’s offer the thoughtful and inquisitive reader an in depth portrait of mankind’s festering political wounds.
An audible tape lacks the pictures of the geography, events and people involved, so using an online encyclopedia, like Wiki, helps greatly to “picture” the vast geography covered in this story. So the print and audible are easily combined.
Most of all I relished Simon’s characterizations of the humans caught in the matrix of The Fracture Zone. I am planning to listen to all his works.