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Pacbell

shell beach, ca, United States

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  • Degree of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Christopher Paget is a trial lawyer with a famous past. As a young investigator he brought down a president. It cost him his relationship with Mary Carelli. Fifteen years have passed while Paget raises their son, seeking privacy. Until a murder changes everything.

    Rajesh says: "A must listen for most"
    "Great marketing, poor writing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Degree of Guilt?

    Severely misrepresented as an extraordinary courtroom novel. Rather, it is simply repeated, detailed sexual encounters cloaked in an adjudication veil. Courtroom strategy is a minute part of the story (and is also dominated by vivid sexual descriptions). This is junk writing complete with grammatical errors.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard North Patterson again?

    Absolutely not. I started with another and stopped early on hoping my initial choice was bad.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Voice training.


    What character would you cut from Degree of Guilt?

    n/a


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey, Kenneth C. Davis, Zach McLarty, and others
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About History proved Americans don’t hate history - just the dull version that was dished out in school. Now Davis has brought his groundbreaking work up to the present, including the history of an “Era of Broken Trust"....

    Pacbell says: "This book misrepresents itself in title & content"
    "This book misrepresents itself in title & content"
    Overall

    The author begins by deriding the average history teacher as being dull and perhaps not trained in the discipline of teaching or history. He goes on to manifest good writing (Good education?). So ends his implied effort at presenting history in an interesting and truthful manner. In a classroom, this "teacher" would drive crazy most students.

    The format is Q&A, e.g., What is the Bill of Rights? The answers go into boring details that are difficult to imagine as being enlightening to anyone. Davis has not earned the authority to criticize the teaching style of anyone.

    As with the majority of formal teaching, Davis' book (the first few chapters anyway) makes no allusion to anything practical (not that difficult, even within the subject of history); nor is any real effort put towards overviews, concomitant activities throughout the world, etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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