Clearly, the New York Times is the United State's most respected Newspaper. With this download I get the best of it each weekday. I must say that this daily download has become just as an important part of my morning routine as my first cup of coffee. My only complaint is that it's not available on weekends.
The reader is superb. As the book continues I can't help but feel as though Franklin himself is talking to me. It is everything an audio autobiography should be.
A terrific/gripping read. I like to actually read the books while listening. My gripe is that the narrator changes many of the author's words! In one instance, the narrator completely changed the meaning of a sentence. Where does this narrator get off changing the words in a Pulitzer Prize winning Novel? I was really surprised by this.
That's the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars from me. It's a great,must read/listen, you'll never forget.
I've been a huge fan of Fagles' translations before buying this book and this translation does not disappoint. For epics such as this, the Iliad, and the Odyssey I've chosen to to read the actual book as I'm listening. For people, such as myself, whose concentration is not the greatest (I've had a couple strokes so I have an excuse) the combination of listening while reading is terrific.
I think the narrator is terrific and Rober Fagles is just amazing. If you like Fagles Aeneid, be sure to read and/or listen to his Iliad and Odyssey. Also, check out Steven Mitchell's "Gilgamesh", also availble from audible.com.
This book is okay. There's nothing wrong with this book. However, there are so many wonderful books to read and for most of us, so little time to read, or listen to them that I suggest avoiding books of this nature.
This book makes perfect sense. However if you already possess a good degree of common sense I think you'll not really learn much if anything listening to this book. I found myself basically thinking "no duh" as I listened.
In my opinion, it's a waste of time for people with half a brain.
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