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EUGENE

WALTHAM, MA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • A History of the American People

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Paul Johnson
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Johnson's monumental history of the United States, from the first settlers to the Clinton administration, covers every aspect of American culture: politics, business, art, literature, science, society and customs, complex traditions, and religious beliefs. The story is told in terms of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character.

    Mike From Mesa says: "A British conservative's view of American history."
    "Very informative BUT"
    Overall

    Richard Nixon regarded as the greatest politician and leader after Jefferson was surprising. Even the Nixon family would not have written this. File under historical fiction.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Somebody Owes Me Money: A Hard Case Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, the sort he could spend. But what he got was a tip on a horse race; which might have turned out okay, except that when he went to collect his winnings, Chet found his bookie lying dead on the living room floor. Chet knows he had nothing to do with it.

    G. Steyn says: "Great reading of a hilarious novel"
    "Westlake is peerless, but this, not his best."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Donald E. Westlake and/or Stephen Thorne?

    This is my 5th or 6th Westlake book and they were fun. This book was too, but any of the others offered by AUDIBLE are better. More fully crafted.


    What could Donald E. Westlake have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More story, more characters, more background on characters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen Thorne?

    Mr. Thorne was excellent. Even his women characters.


    What character would you cut from Somebody Owes Me Money?

    I am not a literary surgeon, but would have ADDED characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Westlake and Thorne are excellent overall, but this could be skipped.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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