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  • The Founding Father: The Story of Joseph P. Kennedy

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Richard Whalen
    • Narrated By Richard Whalen
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Boldly original and fully documented, this unauthorized yet definitive biography tells the almost incredible story of Joseph P. Kennedy, grandson of a poor Irish immigrant, controversial founder of a great American fortune, and father of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

    Boston Harbor says: "Read the book, don't listen to it."
    "Worthwhile story ruined by narration"
    Overall

    The ponderous delivery of his own work ruins this otherwise worthwhile "listen". The needless and constant repetition of "quote" "end quote" simply adds to the misery. The only way I managed to finish the book was by speeding up the play back which the makes the rendition bearable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Charlotte Simmons

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (694)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (165)

    Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

    Eric says: "Decadence through the eyes of a ?good girl?"
    "Tom Wolfe - America's master of detail."
    Overall

    This book is not so much about the characters or the storyline but rather about the incredible wealth of detail that shape their environs.
    If you prefer edited of abridged versions of books this is not for you. Those of us who listened to the book here in Europe found the information on modern U.S. college life to be fascinating - even if a little exaggerated .
    The narration by Dylan Baker is excellent and hopefully he will record further works.
    A true masterwork and a superb "listen".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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