This is justifiably praised as one of the classics of American literature and one of the best autobiographies ever written, but I found it impossible to listen to because it was so detailed in that I wanted to re-read certain sections and to have a map handy for frequent reference - both quite difficult in this format.
The Vermont (and New England) detail gives them special interest for both residents and visitors.
the details of their lives in Berlin in the 30's
Memorably sad, when the ambassador is removed for his principled public stand against the Nazi excesses.
His intonation can be singsong at times. His voicing of the quotations is very good, but the singsong detracts somewhat from the narration ("singsong" may be the wrong word but that is the best I can come up with to describe the intonation of his sentences)
See Nazi Berlin through the eyes of an American girl
Near the top. Bank Shot will always be my favorite, but God Save the Mark was also pretty great. Donald Westlake finds a way to make every crime worth laughing about.
When Harry realized that someone had been shooting at him
Great voices for each of the many characters
Donald Westlake. I want to know where he gets his ideas.
After all of the glowing recommendations I had heard for this book, I expected something more than this naive fairy tale for adults. I enjoyed the picture that the book painted of life in the circus but the mostly one-dimensional characters and the many over-obvious plot devices made me distrust the one element of this disappointing book that I did enjoy. Read "Modoc" instead if you are interested in elephants and the circus
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