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Larry

Athens, AL, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Price of Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bob Woodward
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (185)

    Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. The Price of Politics addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy.

    Graham says: "Making the Sausage"
    "All citizens must become Informed !"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Price of Politics to be better than the print version?

    No opinion, I have not reviewed the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Price of Politics?

    The 'insider' interviews of what was being said as heard by opposing participants.


    What does Boyd Gaines bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tones and inflections that add audible adjectives to the meaning of the narrative.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Gridlock resulting from mutual arrogance !


    Any additional comments?

    In this election year, this is a very timely book. Everyone needs to read the story and determine for themselves the elements of fact and fiction that has tied our country into a knot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3549)
    Performance
    (3163)
    Story
    (3174)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Engrossing History, An edge of the seat Thriller"
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    What did you love best about Killing Lincoln?

    Descriptions easily and immediately familiar !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marsh Robert, aka, General Robert E. Lee


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    He puts you in the scene, in the middle of the action


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

    Mary Lincoln's last seeing her husband immediately before he passed away


    Any additional comments?

    The author inserts you into a thoroughly gripping, complete, and memorable few weeks in American History and you leave with the realization that good or bad, this is who we are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5196)
    Performance
    (3176)
    Story
    (3177)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    Lora says: "Enzo (because he's so wize) for president."
    "You Don't have to be a Race Car Driver !"
    Overall

    This is a short book you'll have a hard time putting down. It is a story told by Enzo, a mix breed retriever who's proud to have a little spaniel in his 'heinz 57' pedigree.

    The story opens as Enzo is entering his twelfth year, he's 84 in man-years. Tired, sore, and stiff from hip dysplasia plus a tangle with a car a few years back, Enzo tells us his life's story from being picked out of a multi-puppy litter by his forever master and best friend, to his pending trip across and beyond the Rainbow Bridge.

    What an engrossing story this turns out to be, even though its being told to you by a dog, in first person, you get pulled in on the turn of every quick page. Enzo will quickly let you know that a dog can't dwell on things to long, so the book's chapters are short, tantalizing, and presented just as Enzo sees things.

    Of course there are some 'life lessons' in this story told by a dog about his human family. He'll talk about the 'Black Demon Zebra' that can drive you blind with rage, the Mongolian legends about dogs and an afterlife, and he really does get to ride in a racecar...though not in the rain.

    We all get wrapped up in our everyday dramas of life that are played out at work, home, and in our deepest feelings. Even with all that going on, I encourage you, to take the few hours to let Enzo tell you his story. You'll be reminded of the most important formulas for a successful and happy life....."you can't win the race if you don't finish the race" and you must keep your eyes on the road ahead of you.....because "where the eyes go, the wheels go" !

    Enjoy.....I sure did !

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