Most definately. This is above his ability. Although the narrator had a youthful voice, his ability to communicate the same level of emotional intelligence and fun-loving humor of the writer was greatly lacking. I almost gave up on listening, because of the poor narration, several times throughout my listening experience.
This should be re-recorded. Making this point is the main purpose of my review.
Let's let the young man live a little bit more, ya' think? Most of his actions are playing out on the national stage at the moment.
The story is fascinating and seems to depict real people. Ruby Dee delivers a stunningly beautiful performance as ALL of them!
The writer tenderly communicates some of the most shameful, noble and funny aspects of African-American culture.
ALL of them! She was so many people, male and female, and she never apologized for being only the narrator. She dove in deep and came up with a master-piece, in my opinion. She communicated each character with such compassion and realism. The moment of dread when
Yes, yes and yes.
Thank you, Ruby! Your performance really brings this classic to life.
The writer borrows much of his information regarding the individual from the "Secret History". This is woven into a well thought out compilation of believed true instances corroborated with other historical sources. It's an educational and entertaining listen.
The collection of originally delivered speeches is a preciious research. The reading of letters written by the history-makers involved in his campaigns and anecdotes of those present help to establish the contextual settings of the speeches.
I think it's great!
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