Like "What Happened to Kansas" and "Don't Think of an Elephant," this book examines why the Republican party has been so successful in its messaging and why Democrats have not. How and why people vote against their economic interest is fascinating - if you are a political junkie. Warning, although the book skewers Democrats for their ability to communicate with voters, it is written from someone with a leftist bent.
The author's story is fascinating, but it takes awhile before I cared enough to look forward to my commute with this audiobook. Mr. Adelstein is a competent, but not brilliant, reader of his work, but he did grow on me. Ultimately, his story raised as many disturbing questions about Japanese society and law enforcement as it answered but it was an interesting peek into another, very different culture from our own.
Probably so because the performance was so compelling.
Yes. The plot unfolded slowly at first - not a bad thing, because the characters were being developed so finely by the author - then picked up in intensity and suspense as each new character was introduced to the reader.
Harris Styvesant was drawn exquisitely by the author and was charming, even at his worst, as performed by Jefferson Mays.
It is rare for an author to write a compelling mystery with such interesting and well-defined characters in an environment - Paris during the late 1920's - which comes alive and makes you feel you were there. That's what the author accomplished here.
Yes, there is so much interesting information contained in this book, that a second or third read wouldn't be out of the question, just for all of it to register.
The account of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
It's not that kind of book, although it's full of chuckles.
Yes. I'm not a big fan of historical fiction, but this was a book where the characters made such an indelible impression that I was enchanted. It was beautifully written, impeccably narrated and, despite its length, didn't last long enough.
The character development and the personal view of history in Italy before and during World War II.
Rosa, of course, but most of the recurring characters are well-drawn.
Luciano. Just to have a look.
Okay, the book involves time travel, is utterly implausible and quirky, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It's definitely a "chick" book, but with an appealing heroine who learns a great deal about herself and the world during her improbable journey back in time.
Even if you don't know much about Charles Darwin or his theory of natural selection, you will enjoy this audio book. Written in a conversational tone, it traces Darwin's life from just after his time on the Beagle to the end of his life and details how he came to write what is arguably the most influential book in history on evolution. I highly recommend the book and its reader.
This story of a veterinary student who loses everything and joins a circus is told through the eyes of a young man and the old man he becomes. It is a touching and tender story of love and loss, richly drawn with characters you'll remember long after you finish the book. The readers - one young, the other old - are exceptional.
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