Weaving back and forth among places and eras, the author untangles the roles played by four people who were or pretended to be parents. He is the mysterious father/companion to Tooley, his favorite human. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. and others. Macat.com. The characters all felt so real to me. By: In his 1987 work, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, he shows why countries that balance the economic and the military can become "great powers." Hurry up and write a new book please! I thought it was beautifully written and such a wonderful story - or collection of stories. Kathleen M. Higgins, Steve Brusatte, Narrated by: It will confirm Rachman’s reputation as one of the most exciting young writers we have. By: For most of us, the real story of the Middle East remains untold. Richard Dawkins, Those that fail to do so, however, risk imperial overstretch and failure. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy Audiobook. Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? Would you be willing to try another one of Penelope Rawlins’s performances? Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2014. Eamonn Gearon, At the novel's center is Tooly Zylberberg, oft-abandoned but amazingly sane, sunny, and funny. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Well written and engaging. Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy Audio Preview ... Paul Kennedy's Rise and Fall of the Great Powers is a fascinating look under the bonnets at the engines of history since 1500. But who were her abductors? She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Sorry, this title is no longer available. There are books you can't put down or can't stop listening to - sneaking in a few minutes where ever you can. How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? By: Once Donald Trump’s fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried. I love this book. Get Audible Plus for $4.95 a month for your first 6 months. Stream or download thousands of included titles. Another man who will provide her with friendship now that she has untangled who were those people she was influenced by throughout her life thus far. This is a book I would much rather have gotten to read on my iPad or in paper. By: These people are readers, and the prose is rich and literate. This book is a mystery, but unlike most mysteries, there's no dead body. From powerful generals to corrupt leaders to the conquest of far-off lands, find out how Rome built—and lost—an empire in this week’s featured collection, Rome: Rise and Fall. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2017. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. There is Wenn, a pretend father figure, and, most influential, there is Humph, a pretend Russian émigré and a stranger who stuck by Tooly and was more a real parent than anyone else. There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Narrated by: Eamonn Gearon, It isn't often when you find a book that keeps you guessing about the characters right to the end, but this one does. If you could sum up The Rise & Fall of Great Powers in three words, what would they be? Robert Petkoff, By: EVER. I've never heard this narrator before, but she made the story very real to me. After clicking 'Register', you will receive an email with a link to verify your account and to complete your registration. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 2, 2014. Robert C. Solomon, By: By: After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This audiobook is new, sealed, and never opened. It jumped around too much between locale and past/present. Would you try another book from Tom Rachman and/or Penelope Rawlins? How did the replication bomb we call "life" begin, and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Why are his brilliant insights so relevant for today? She has lived a very unorthodox life with no clear parents of any kind and a cast of family-like individuals who have taught her the message that she doesn't need anyone and people are there to be used. May have even shed a tear while riding the bus listening to this non-traditional story.