This book seems to target a less sophisticated audience who wants there hand held through every page and needs to be kept awake with melodrama and cheesy romance.
Lack of development in characters and story lines and individual scenes.
Narration was good.
It was too long to listen to again and there was nothing in particular I would want more insight or clarification.
Most every review has already said it. The trilogy really is a great panoramic view of America at the beginning of the 20th century. There are some real historical events in the book, but even the fictional events are just as good as facts because they paint what at least seems to be a very true picture of the way things were.
No characters really standout. I think that was intentional. Many are weaved in and out at different points of the book without specific focus on any particular characters. The characters are really archetypes, e.g. the ad man represents all ad men and the secretary represents all secretaries (somehow in a unique and timeless way)
The U.S.A. Trilogy really is one long, seamless book, but the way it is written, you can read any one of the books without needing to read the others and feel like you had a full story. In my opinion, 1919 was the best because it was the most eventful. The 42nd Parallel was good too and did a good job of setting up the trilogy, especially 1919. The last book, Big Money, was a little slow and repetitive to me. I would only recommend reading that book if you are really in love with the characters and need to find out what happens with the rest of their story.
Their return to Montana.
The reconciliation near end of book.
Your ghosts will always follow you.
One of the best. Literally life changing.
The information and presentation of information.
Customers going to outdoor slaughterhouse to watch food being slaughtered.
The model for mobile farming.
One of my favorite non-fiction books.
Destiny Disrupted. Both presented historic facts like a dramatic story (in a good way).
Improve breathing, eliminate heavy breaths.
Non-stop laughs and great narration of character accents.
Ignatius' attempted coup of Levy Pants.
Colorful voices and accents.
Ignatius. It would be an unforgettably outrageous night.
Never read the print version.
Subtle philosophical undertones written in such a masterful prose and intricate plot.
Too long for that. But I never would have stopped the tape if I had the time.
There was a slight/faint, but noticeable echo of the narration throughout the entire recording.
Probably not. 60% great story. 40% unnecessary information, which adds up in a book of this length.
Narrator was great, but recording had the echo issue.
Just because it was a classic worth experiencing.
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