I try to be kind in reviewing books and practice what my parents taught me: if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I am sensitive to the fact that every book is someone's artistic creation and baby. I make an exception here because I fear people may purchase this book with the belief it may be educational. This book is most certainly not educational. Essentially this book cries over the spilled milk of American history and lays the misinterpretation of the Constitution at the feet of the judiciary. At certain points the author ignores what actually happened in history or the words of the Constitution itself. For example, the "necessary and proper" clause does not actually mean the Congress has the power to pass those laws necessary and proper to carry out the Constitution. The most frightening example of mischaracterization was saved for Marburry v. Madison, one of the most important cases in American Jurisprudence. The author stated the most important concept taken from the case want the power of judicial review, but rather, the power of a court to lecture elected officials. This statement is not only wrong but patently absurd. The three branches of government and various political factions had always lectured and fought with each other. This case most certainly did, in fact, establish the power of judicial review.
Get facts straight, stop trying to force an agenda down my throat, accurately report historical events, accurately report holdings of court decisions and outcomes, provide counter point, pick one.
N/A nothing was wrong with narration.
I purchased this book assuming it would be light or funny or satirical or at least educational. I really looked forward to listening to the book and was sad to find this was mostly an agenda driven rant. If I could give 0 stars I would. :-(
This book has great info, but hard to follow on audio. The sound quality is excellent and so is the content.
This book challenges the status quo thinking and established historical perspectives and gives a fresh and interesting view of the issues we face today with the Constitution.