Despite my age, I am still fascinated & intrigued by many aspects of science. Stuff I didn’t get a chance to pursue when I was busy with my career. Now that I have a bit more time I kind of feel that I should make up for lost time.
In a way, again given my age, I grew up in the ‘Space & Nuclear’ AGE. Exciting times. True ‘Chernobyl‘ happened much later BUT I remember the news of the various atomic bomb tests in the 1950s & 1960s.
I am no stranger to the ‘Manhattan Project’. Over the years I have read a few books on the subject & had some familiarity with Oppenheimer & Groves. But, the book I am listening to is giving me a ton more insights & perspectives. Some of it was kind of ‘dry’ BUT it, understandably, got more gripping as the bombs came to fruition.
The Chernobyl book has proved to be an absolute PAGE TURNER. I know the story & the ending BUT reading the details.
I will definitely recommend BOTH. No question. Enjoy.
It was good. Decent.
I am GLAD I listened to it, rather than read it! I never thought I would ever utter that phrase about any book. But, ‘Audibles’ has made me into a convert. That I walk to for 2-hours every morning is a HUGE factor. I listen while I walk. So, I am killing two-birds …. That helps. This book sure kept me company & for the last couple of weeks I looked forward, every morning, to hearing it as I walked.
No, it is not another “Pillars of the Earth“. “Pillars …“, quite literally, changed my LIFE! I would NOT be writing this if not for “Pillars …“. “Pillars …” civilized I. Converted me from being the philistine I was. But, that was nearly 25-years ago — & “Pillars” was the first book of that genre I have read.
So, maybe the comparison is wrong & harsh. I am 25-years OLDER & much more attuned & au fait with the subject matter.
Definitely a fairly decent story. Yes, Ken gets your attention. We all know that.
But, this story, ALAS, has a HUGE, HUGE fatal flaw in its plot line! Sorry.
I won’t divulge it. I will just say it has to do with ‘Lady Regna’ & her relatives. Leave it at that.
I would definitely recommend listening to this — while driving, walking or exercising. That way you can justify your time commitment. SMILE.
Check Category ‘books’.