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  • The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Masha Gessen
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (124)

    The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world.

    John says: "very good points, but bias is evident"
    "Excellent!"
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    Where does The Man without a Face rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you want to understand why Putin is helping Syria's Asad by selling him more weapons, and why he's helping Iran, and whether or not he stole Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring in 2005, read this book. It provides a fascinating look at Putin, from his days as a child to his current role as President of Russia.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man without a Face?

    The most memorable moment was how Putin behaved when a Russian submarine (the Kursk) sunk. Putin didn't let any foreigners - who had the ability to save the sailors - save the Kursk, and all 118 sailors and officers aboard died.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book is getting interesting as you go along. I remembered many of the events that were discussed in the book, but got a different perspective of each event as the author explained what really happened, and how Putin influenced, and sometimes controlled the event.


    Any additional comments?

    A Must read for everyone who loves history, and who really wants to understand Putin's motives.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (509)

    The Presidents Club was born at Eisenhower’s inauguration when Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover first conceived the idea. Over the years that followed - and to this day - the presidents relied on, misunderstood, sabotaged, and formed alliances with one another that changed history. The world’s most exclusive fraternity is a complicated place: its members are bound forever because they sat in the Oval Office and know its secrets, yet they are immortal rivals for history’s favor.

    Elicka says: "Inflection of narrator really annoying"
    "Great and interesting book"
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    What did you love best about The Presidents Club?

    The personal connections developed between the presidents is fascinating. I also learned a lot about historical events in the context of how each president made his decision and how involved were other presidents behind the scene.

    It's a must read to everyone who likes politics, history and U.S, foreign policy.


    Any additional comments?

    the reader was great and really enhanced the listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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