Maybe its the breadth covered; maybe its the speed of which it is covered, but over time it lost my interest.
Very entertaining. It kept my interest the entire way. It is very hard to believe the story is true, but then strange things happen. Very good book
It seems to get less and less interesting and to "formula" as the series goes on. There seems to be more and more "fluff" instead of story moving/supporting stuff. Could have been about 1/2 the length. Kind of like Cujal in that respect.
I finally had to quit. The continual barbs about conservatives killed me. He even managed a quip about the Tea Party which wouldn't exist for 40 years after the setting of the book. The one that made me smile was after blaming Bush and Reagan for their violence, and basically conservatives for all wars, he dealt with Kennedy's having gotten us into Viet Nam with "he might have changed his mind". The premise of the book is to save Kennedy so that Viet Nam, race riots and even Martin Luther King's assassination wouldn't happen! And Geez my history research shows Kennedy doing basically nothing during his years as President. The Cuban missile crisis, and then what else? Oh yes, got us into Viet Nam, but in this book, "he might have changed his mind". King, between that junk and the constant and I do mean constant harping on smoking, (no I am not a smoker) finally caused me to put the book down. You have talent, why waste it on this cheap campaign sticker. I still won't vote for Obama and I don't believe Kennedy would have saved the world. Could have been a good book.
This is well worth the listen. I only wish it was longer. I also didn't want to cry at the end. But...
I have always loved this book, and it sounds almost as good as reading it. I vastly preferred the unabridged book, as this version cuts out a lot and does the story a disservice. I really wish the author had done more like it.
In interesting coverage of tribal life and interesting story for the most part
Ok he hates Bush, I got it. So how is it that Bush is responsible for education? I'd say the heavily Democratic Teachers Union is more to blame. I was required to "read" this book for yet another ultra liberal attempt to teach me how to "think correctly". Lord I'm tired of teachers and their "I hate Bush" stuff. Now who are they going to blame?
It is a good thing for this author that his "I hate Bush" brothers in the college profession force us to buy this obviously biased junk. Worthless once he begins to pontificate, as his bias causes me to be highly suspicious. Bush isn't the anti-Christ after all. He isn't responsible for All the Ills of the world!
From the great story, to the fabulous reading of the story, to the music between the chapters, this is the best audio book I have heard. Buy it!
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