I was hooked as soon as I started listening. Matt Daemon has the perfect voice for this book. The book is intriguing and provides the history that is so often overlooked in the classroom. Very provocative.
Even with this being a "partial" version of the book, I couldn't make it all the way through. I have a great interest in hearing the history that our school textbooks didn't teach us or just flat out lied about, but I felt Zinn really misses the mark. He keeps uttering the same points without really going anywhere. I did appreciate the disclosure of his biases but he is so far left it’s difficult to pluck any objective information from him. I do like Matt Damon as the narrator, unfortunately the author did not supply him with enough substance to keep me interested.
This is the ideal gift for a high school senior, or anyone who has graduated from high school. The antidote to public school history (as currently taught)!
If there is anything in this reality that can be called "truth" the writings by Howard Zinn comes as close as one can with just words to it...