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Elizabeth

New York, NY, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1201)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (644)

    The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

    Laurie says: "more than grapes of wrath"
    "Fascinating.."
    Overall

    A well told story of the Dust Bowl times which makes clear that humans, eager to exploit the land for the wheat crop, are the reason for the devastation of the Great Plains. Well-written, well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vertigo Years: Europe 1900-1914

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Philipp Blom
    • Narrated By Joel Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    From the tremendous hope for a new century embodied in the 1900 Worlds Fair in Paris to the shattering assassination of a Habsburg archduke in Sarajevo in 1914, historian Philipp Blom chronicles this extraordinary epoch year by year. Prime Ministers and peasants, anarchists and actresses, scientists and psychopaths intermingle on the stage of a new century in this portrait of an opulent, unstable age on the brink of disaster.

    D. Donohue says: "Really great history without pronounciation"
    "Mispronounced words"
    Overall

    This reader has a good modulated voice and reads well. However, he mispronounces many words such as inexorable, decorous, etc. In addition,his French pronunciation is appalling.. Atget with the final T emphasized is just one example. Why didn't the producer pick a reader who has a background in French or at least a working knowledge of the language. Too bad.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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