Possibly a great book if you’re 13-years old --- an adolescent attempt at boorish humor that’s not funny. I gather that most of the materials were a rehash of his comedy club skits or TV stints. I’ve never been to a comedy club and after listening to a small part of this audio, I’m definitely not interested in going to one.
I kept asking myself why did I spend money for this stupid audio? Save your money/credits.
I knew nothing about James Garfield or his assassin before starting the book. I was fascinated with the skillful unraveling of the story of McKinley and his deranged assassin Charles Guiteau.
The author/reader did a splendid job of recreating the 1880’s in my mind and letting me reflect what life must have been like back then --- the historical information was invaluable.
This is a must for anyone who is vaguely interested in American history.
I concur with those who were disappointed with The Innocent Man. What a letdown. I haven't read anything this dry since, well, never. Next time, I'll wait for the "customer reviews."
The first half of this audio was extremely interesting and very enjoyable although much of it was a concentration of background information of the family of the main character, Anton Dilger --- much time is spent relaying facts about how important horses were to the conduct of war, very fascinating indeed, and something I never realized.
The historical backdrop went back to the Civil War. Getting to the activities of Anton Dilger and his involvement took quite a bit of time but time well spent.
The importance of disrupting the shipment of horses from the U.S. to Britain and France was a priority for the German war effort. One of the first organized attempts at germ warfare was directed at infecting horses bound for Europe, compliment of Anton Dilger.
The second half of the audio was very much less interesting than the first --- the details became draining to say the least. I found myself drifting off quite a few times and had to “rewind” to catch up with what had happened.
Too bad one cannot just buy the first half because it was so captivating.
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