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Marion

mount Kisco, NY, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (781)
    Performance
    (639)
    Story
    (635)

    The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career - 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark.

    Abdur Abdul-Malik says: "From Powerful to Powerless"
    "Historical Story LBJ Middle Years......."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have edited it more and tightened up the chain of events..


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Passage of Power?

    The hostility of the Kennedy's with LBJ..


    Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was The Passage of Power worth the listening time?

    Yes, but only if you were young and didn't know any of this history..


    Any additional comments?

    It is excellently written, with perfect grammar... In this day, that
    is an accomplishment in and of itself...

    Almost every book I have listened to are filled with mispronunciations.
    I am always wondering what the authors think of it..Don't they ever
    listen to their, "Book On Tape?"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tea Obreht
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden, Robin Sachs
    Overall
    (822)
    Performance
    (539)
    Story
    (537)

    In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.

    Howard says: "Left me unfulfilled!"
    "A wonderful story......."
    Overall

    The characters are so well drawn, that you would think you were living
    in their towns with them.. The symbolism is so absorbing and
    so multi-dimensional; the story provides an enormous amount of food
    for thought...This is what you call a good read!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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