Barack is rare, I think. It is not terribly unusual for a politician to speak or write well, but Barack also reads well. And given the interesting life he led, this is an engaging listen.
"The past harmonizes." And so apparently does Stephen King with my interests. I was in Castle Rock, Washington State, when a passage about a different Castle Rock was mentioned in the book. I had taken a picture of a Studebaker only a day before a Studebaker was likewise mentioned. The book harmonized with The Warmth of Other Suns which my wife and I had just finished. It seems to me like there were other things too. This probably will make for the weirdest review.
That hearts will find a way.
Craig did a wonderful job performing the story. I just wanted to add my interpretation of some of the roles he took on beyond the characters in the book. The first one I noticed was Burt Lancaster. Burt Lancaster has a unique voice and pacing in my experience. Later I thought I heard John Wayne in a bit part, then Jimmy Stewart, and finally John Houseman. Maybe I'm mistaken. Did anyone else hear them too? I'll search the internet and see if anyone commented on it. (Alas, I haven't found that anyone had a similar experience.) The only thing off was the Russian accent. It sounded more German than Russian. I did see where another reviewer mentioned this. The good news is that this was intentional according to Publishers Weekly: "Wasson is even able to provide a credible voice for George de Mohrenschildt, a friend (and possible co-conspirator) of Oswald who speaks English and Russian with a German accent." --
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