I tried for several hours to listen to this tale, but the narrator's accent was just unbearable to me. I should have listened to a sample, but decided to buy it based on the great reviews given by so many. Listen to a sample first!
As a Southerner, I was totally in love with this book! This is a wonderful story of a young (northern born) young girl whose mother dies, and ends up in Savannah, Georgia being raised by her Great Aunt, who is a lovely woman. The other characters in the story, coming in and out of the lives of CeeCee and her Aunt, range from completely hilarious to downright emotional. It's a story that you will want to listen to again again....I certainly plan to, and soon! I have recommended it to everyone I know!
I did not enjoy this at all. It was so "noisy" that I turned it off almost immediately.
I thought this was a shallow story and the performance was not very good, either.
Wendell Potter weaves an amazing tale about his journey from Tennessee to the ivory towers of Insurance company giants and back. I wish this was a novel, but it isn't. It's a sad state of the affairs in this business, and I applaud the author for his bravery in exposing their tricks, both in politics and in business. What's really sad is that we all pay the insurance companies well for the terrible things they do to us and to our fellow citizens. Reading this book will provide you with a full understanding that the law that we now have on health care is pretty much what the industry wanted all along - - to make everyone buy their products and to pay their outrageous price for it.
Rachel did a great job researching and writing this informative book on how politics has negatively influenced our military, and how it seems to be getting worse all the time. It's become a shell game of contractors taking the jobs of soldiers, and the citizens don't know the half it. Rachel's reading of the book is very enthusiastic and professionally done.
I highly recommend this book to any American, no matter what your political alignment might be. You will finish the last chapter with a clearer understanding of why nowadays we are always in a war somewhere, why the military budget is bursting at the seams, and why no one in Washington ever talks seriously about reducing military spending. I am more convinced than ever before that almost no politician is untouched by this shame. It's all about the money and politics in the end.
YES! YES! YES! My brother recommended it to me, and I can't wait to thank him.
The voice of Enzo and his personality - how it shined throughout the book. The story was not sappy or predictable, which is also a blessing, unlike many books with animals as the main character or storyteller.
The voice of Enzo was so engaging; it seems like just what he should sound like, and if a dog like Enzo could talk, how he would say things. Simply adorable.
I don't have that much time to string together. I listened to it during my commute to work, and I actually found myself looking forward to driving to work and driving home! The 2nd book I bought has not done that for me, unfortunately. Who knows, maybe it will improve, but this book had me hooked from the first sentence.
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