Listened to book because I was about to visit Seattle. A lot of the humor may be best appreciated by someone who lives in Seattle, especially someone of the striver-family variety. The format is epistolary -- a compilation of letters and emails sent from various characters -- which I found lazy and disjointed.
This really immerses you into the culture, especially that of the North, that led into the Civil War
Having listened to this about 6 months ago, I find myself often talking about to people, especially the book's unexpected conclusions.
Interesting story about the seductions of power, smallish town politics, and the earliest days of broadcast religion.
Lou Diamond Phillips provides the best narration I've ever heard. Very enjoyable characters and plot.
I really liked the narrator in that he sounded like a 1950's scold. To those who say it is over-written, I say that that's part of the fun!
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