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Michael

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  • The Price of Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bob Woodward
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (193)

    Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. The Price of Politics addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy.

    Graham says: "Making the Sausage"
    "Great work describes great disappointment"
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    Would you listen to The Price of Politics again? Why?

    I might if I had the time - its a long listen. Gives about as fair an assessment of the both sides of the budget debate as you will find. Really an interesting read. Not a flattering picture of either the President nor of the other participants in the negotiation process.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Woodward's a great investigative writer so there is an impressive amount of factual detail about the discussions and the issues involved. Because of his stature in his profession, he has access to people in the highest levels of government.


    Which character – as performed by Boyd Gaines – was your favorite?

    Eric Cantor. I really felt as though he captured his style of speaking. It seemed as though he was reading his own quotations in the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Obama asked for an additional $400 billion in revenue after he and Boehner had agreed on the framework of a deal.


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