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Liz

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  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jon Meacham
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (931)
    Performance
    (804)
    Story
    (792)

    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

    Darwin8u says: "A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day"
    "So-so"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    There's art and there's craft. Monet and macrame. This is more like macrame. I mean, this is the life of one of the greatest men who ever lived. The subject deserves a great telling. This wasn't it.


    Did Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power inspire you to do anything?

    Start writing history.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2690)
    Performance
    (1515)
    Story
    (1518)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Great novel performed to perfection"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Power of One to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version of the novel, but I have no doubt that the audio version is richer by far what with the performer's outstanding inflection and dead-on accurate accents. Masterful. The whole experience was thrilling, right down to the superb ending.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Picay, followed by Doc, followed by Rasputin.


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    Doc. Absolootle!


    If you could take any character from The Power of One out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Picay's mother. I'd like to tell her what I think of her!


    Any additional comments?

    Perfect novel for a nice, long, winter listen.

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