This author appears to have been paid by the word. He describes everything to the minutest detail - no matter how irrelevant.
The plot drags on and on with and ultimately makes no sense. I just wanted the book to end and uttered a sigh of relief when it was done. I kept fast-forwarding because I couldn't stand the never ending descriptions of irrelevant facts. I have no idea why this book has a 4.3 rating. It is one of the worst I've bought on audible.com!!
Although this book is quite long (40 hours), I was so sad when I finished it. I wish it could have lasted another 40! The storyline is engrossing as it weaves historical facts with a truly captivating fictional story. You can't help but get emotionally involved in the lives of the principal characters as you following their lives from 1951 through the 1990's. The narrator Scott Brick is absolutely wonderful!!. He can do a myriad of accents, and can masterfully handle female parts just as well as he handles the male characters. His imitation of Reagan was incredibly accurate - not just the voice, but the whole essence of Reagan's apparent play acting as President. If you want to try one book to decide if audio books are for you, this is the one!!
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