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Wayne

Oil and gas trade association executive, wood turner, poet, author, voice-over actor, voracious reader, lover of history, sometimes stage and film actor.

AMARILLO, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Plot to Seize the Whitehouse: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jules Archer
    • Narrated By Ken Maxon
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Most people will be shocked to learn that in 1933 a cabal of wealthy industrialists - in league with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League - planned to overthrow the U.S. government in a fascist coup. Their plan was to turn discontented veterans into American "brown shirts," depose F.D.R., and stop the New Deal. They clandestinely asked Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler to become the first American Caesar. He, though, was a true patriot and revealed the plot to journalists and to Congress.

    Wayne says: "Good storytelling, poor voice-over"
    "Good storytelling, poor voice-over"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This opened an era and a sequence of events that I had never read about in depth. I'm a former soldier, son of several generations of soldiers, yet I never knew fully of the cynical way that the military had been used to further business interests in the first part of the twentieth century. I had my suspicions, many of them confirmed by first-hand experience in Viet Nam, but this book made me look at that era of my life, and the current mess in the Mideast, in an entirely different light.


    What didn’t you like about Ken Maxon’s performance?

    Mr. Maxon is difficult to listen to, principally because of his tendency to pronounce the letter A as "a" rather than "uh," which is commonly accepted in standard pronunciation. If the publisher knew of this rather stilted tendency and approved the work anyway, well so be it.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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