This is a good, solid production. It is the first abridged book I've bought that comes close to being satisfying - but I still wish very much that it were unabridged.
Simply put, it is not very interesting. All that is said in the book has been written about in newspaper articles. Maybe it were different if they published an unabridge version, but they didn't. I look forward to reading it, and found it did not add much to what I've already known. It is beyond me how anyone sees the book as flattering to Bush and his adminstration.
A haunting classic, read by one of the best I've heard. He is so good, that I clicked on his name to find out what else he is reading. The novel itself is easy to follow, tense, and stimulates much thinking. If you have any inclination to read classics, start here!
Excellent book, read by author in a wonderful Irish accent!
Superb novel, well nerrated. Despite the rich language - it is easy to follow.
McCourt is an excellent storyteller. Admirable, not too dramatic. You'd love his natural, unexaggerated Irish accent, and his picuresque metaphors. Human and humorous.
By comparison to other historical biographies, this book sounds superficial and skimpy. This is quite inconsistent with the reviewed and acclaim it has received - which makes me conclude that it suffered from crued abbreviation. If this is a representative example of what abridged books are like - I would never listen to an abridged book again.
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