Interesting to hear President Bush's perspective in his own words. Your opinion of his decisions might changer after reading this book even if he is biased at times in his presentation. Narration was great. The abridged version might be better for most because the book was a little long and dragged at times through subjects I found less interesting.
Pleasantly surprised, have a better understanding and respect for George now. Although the book could not cover everything in 8 years, it was very thorough on the topics he chose to discuss.
This rating is not a knock on the person at all, just my general interest in the material and how it was presented.
Ron McLarty in my opinion in every book gives a great performance. I always enjoy listening to any book that Ron their rates. he pulls you into whatever story he is reading thank you for what you do
I like W as president. No not perfect and did not agree all the time, but stood by his word. In this book he owns that he made mistakes or could have done differently. Some decisions were not " best choice" situations, but the best option at the time/ in circumstances. Reader sounded a lot like W. At times I would chuckle as he read multiple foreign names - sounded just like W. It was refreshing to hear his first hand accounts ( every perspective is different from different people ) of what was news worthy and reported . Just as I thought - Media fuels fires and supports an agenda and therefore not always the facts or clear picture of the incident or " story". If a you are OK or liked W you will like the book. If do not like W not much will change your mind but time and history.
Born in Ohio, lived in California, Alaska, and now Texas
I loved the fact that former President Bush doesn't pass the blame to others. In fact, I can't think of anything negative that he says about anyone else. I have almost no interest in politics, but found this book to be very interesting and informative. Highly recommended!!
I would not only recommend this book to a friend, but even a democrat! I true leader and patriot. There was never a doubt if W was looking out for our country. A great family man and who had great role models. Those who believe he is aloof are sadly mistaken.
His devotion to God, Country and Family
The respect he has for his mom and dad. His loyalty to his subordinates-he was a great listener and a man of conviction.
Ron McLarty did an incredible job of reading. there were times that I thought GW was reading to me.
Love him or not, GW stuck to his principles and presided with conviction to the founding ideals of our Constitution.