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A. Rabin

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  • Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Matthew Latimer
    • Narrated By Lincoln Hoppe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    As a young political geek, Matt Latimer dreamed of one day heading to Washington to work for a conservative president and usher in another Reagan Revolution. With the support of his slightly mortified liberal parents, he tried to do just that - but his youthful exuberance began to cool as he moved up the rungs of power.

    Vargas says: "Informative and Engaging"
    "Good book but the most annoying narrator!"
    Overall

    This is a great book. Highly recommend it. But I was glad it was finished (the audio book that is) because the narrator's tone was the MOST annoying I have ever experienced. It was narrated in a glib, sarcastic, and at times arrogant tone. It sounded like that annoying guy in the old Isuzu commercials. I could not take it. I dont know if the author intended that tone in the writing or it was creative license, but do sample the audio before you buy and know that the tone you hear is throughout the audiobook. I would have recommended a more narrative style with maybe some dry humor, but not the relentless sarcastic pantameter!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • White House Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jimmy Carter
    • Narrated By Jimmy Carter, Boyd Gaines
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Each day during his presidency, Jimmy Carter made several entries in a private diary. He offered unvarnished assessments of cabinet members, congressmen, and foreign leaders; he narrated the progress of secret negotiations such as those that led to the Camp David Accords. When his four-year term came to an end in early 1981, the diary amounted to more than 5,000 pages. But this extraordinary document has never been made public - until now.

    Theo Horesh says: "Honest, Undoctored, Fascinating, Comprehensive"
    "Very Dry and Boring"
    Overall

    Interesting behind the scenes details of his presidency. But if you are looking for juicy gossip-this is not the book for you. As for the overall book-very very dry and boring. Talks about pain from hemorrhoids, routine daily life, meetings, etc. The narrative is factual and reads just like someone is reading from a short diary entry.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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