This was a hard one to finish and held a subtle bias. According to the author Christian fundamentalists are dangerous because they follow their scriptures while Muslim fundamentalists are dangerous because they do not. It was interesting to get his perspective on western fundamentalism but in the end there was not enough objectivity for my desire to make this a useful study.
This book suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks! Really bad writing. I get embarrassed by what I am listening to even though I am all by myself.
Told from the perspective of a man who was something that amounted to a page in the white house, we are graced with his perspectives and opinions on politics, current events, and modern historical figures. The book came across as childish and the only thing that could have devalued the narration was the narrator himself. I was surprised to find that it was not the author actually reading the book. Very poor on both ends. I learned about this book through a Fresh air interview. The interview was much better than the book. The portions with Rumsfield were somewhat insightful but that was always clouded by the writer's shallow perspectives. You will find no major speeches authored by this fellow. He was more of a cue card type of writer making cocktail blurbs for famous people.
On the other hand, folks who are fans of Sarah Palin will find this a literary masterpiece.
I have no idea how this book was created. I have NEVER shut down an audible selection without at least getting halfway through it. This one was unbearable. At one point the author is literally explaining in depth how an ipod is organized with playlists and favorites. Keep in mind, most of us are listening to this on an ipod or mp3 player. The other chapters were no better. Very, very, poor content!
The author presented a lot of information that was interesting but the title leads one to belief there will be more depth than is actually there. In the end we get too much information, go down too many rabbit trails, and fail to really hit the point of what we were hoping to find in the book. Well done, but it all seemed like an introduction.
This was really dreadful. The first hour or so was ok but then it just went down, down, down. Eleven hours of fluff, motivation speak. The title leads one to believer there is some real financial planning substance here. There isn't. Some of the stories were so ridiculous it was sad. Motivational speak from some very shallow people.
I was really expecting more. Halfway through the book I was guessing what the final conclusion would be and thinking surely that's not where he is going...surely he has more to say than that. Wrong. That was all there was to it.
I was looking for a real sampling of the 50 classics. Instead I get a book report on each of the books. Not good at all. I enjoy these books for the motivation this provides. Each new sample kept me feeling that I had been suckered.
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