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Gregory

Ladera Ranch, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (228)

    The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone, here, for the first time, is Mark Twain’s uncensored autobiography, in its entirety, exactly as he left it. This major literary event offers the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain’s authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended.

    Susan Holland says: "Not what I was expecting..."
    "Endless and lengthy footnotes"
    Overall

    Much of the content isn't Twain -- the book is interrupted with endless extended footnotes and chapter introductions by the editors.

    The opening "acknowledgments" section itself goes on forever.

    Be warned.

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Woodrow Wilson: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Milton Cooper
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    John Milton Cooper, Jr., is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s preeminent Woodrow Wilson biographers. This thoroughly researched profile of America’s 28th president is universally hailed for its scholarship and insight into the life and career ofone of the nation’s most polarizing leaders.

    Scott says: "Comprehensive...but a bit dry"
    "Ponderous & frequenty gaseous narrative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from John Milton Cooper and/or John McDonough?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about John Milton Cooper’s story?

    Lots of gaseous and extremely conventional characterization as compared with direct historical content & contextual analysis.


    What didn’t you like about John McDonough’s performance?

    His voice is that of an old man, with rather more of an accent that I'd expect. A ponderous text becomes more ponderous.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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