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Vincent

Lansdowne, PA, United States | Listener Since 2010

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  • The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs)
    • By David Nasaw
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (182)

    Joseph Patrick Kennedy - whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War - was the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. The father of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, 'Joe' Kennedy was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills.

    Robert says: "Wonderfully entertaining and engaging"
    "Great listen"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Patriarch?

    For me it was probably when the family was notified of sister Kathleens death.


    What about Malcolm Hillgartner’s performance did you like?

    Everything. His changing accents for different characters was excellent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Probably. But for me it was better to do it a couple of chapters at a time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colonel Roosevelt

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edmund Morris
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain “Colonel Roosevelt,” he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. “If I see another king,” he joked, “I think I shall bite him.”

    Chrissie says: "The guy is amazing!"
    "A great biography"
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    If you could sum up Colonel Roosevelt in three words, what would they be?

    complex, driven personality


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Colonel Roosevelt?

    His pain over Quentin's death in the war.


    Any additional comments?

    I read all 3 books of this biography, and enjoyed them greatly.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lynne Olson
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (311)

    Here is the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and a reluctant American public to support the British at a critical time.

    Susan says: "If we are together nothing is impossible"
    "London in wartime"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I learned things about what went on in London during the war years that I had never thought about.


    What about Arthur Morey’s performance did you like?

    His diction made it a great listen.


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

    I did not realize how bad things were over there in the years after the war ended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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