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Bill

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  • In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Dick Cheney
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power. In My Time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it - with courage and without compromise.

    Elizabeth says: "Hermann & Cheney are a great combo"
    "If you admire Dick Cheney, this is a must listen?"
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    Performance
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    What did you love best about In My Time?

    I was thankful for the narrater, but love the subject matter


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In My Time?

    Dick's early years


    Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann and Dick Cheney – was your favorite?

    Dick's account of President Bush's meeting with with his Generals getting their buy in of the plan to go to war against Iraq was very informative!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I listened to it twice


    Any additional comments?

    Even if your not a Republican, the subject matter was very informative for tt's historical perspective

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Decision Points

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By George W. Bush
    • Narrated By George W. Bush
    Overall
    (997)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (369)

    In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings listeners inside the Texas governor's mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for numerous historic and controversial decisions.

    Shirley says: "straight forward"
    "Introspective look into decisions of a President"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Have not read the print version of this book


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    This book ties Don Rumsfeld "Known and Unknown" and Dick Chenye's "In my time" together. I have found it better insight than any history course could have covered.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    President George Bush related the major decisions of his presidency, but included all the related issues that weighed in the decisions.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Mr George Bush does not have the speaking voice of Donald Rumsfeld, but his voice added to the performance and naritive


    Do you have any additional comments?

    It does not matter if your from his political party, You will get a lot out of this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Known and Unknown

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Narrated By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (354)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (188)

    With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Donald Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history.

    Brooks says: "Inside view of five decades in politics"
    "Bill"
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    What made the experience of listening to Known and Unknown the most enjoyable?

    Best I've heard, bought CDs for my Sister


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Known and Unknown?

    speaking quality was excellent


    What about Donald Rumsfeld’s performance did you like?

    Everthing


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes but was 28 hours


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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