You no longer follow Dave

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Dave

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Dave

Gresham, OR, United States | Member Since 2010

4
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 142 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Watergate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Thomas Mallon
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (101)

    For all the monumental documentation that Watergate generated - uncountable volumes of committee records, court transcripts, and memoirs - it falls at last to a novelist to perform the work of inference (and invention) that allows us to solve some of the scandal’s greatest mysteries - who did erase those eighteen-and-a-half minutes of tape? - and to see this gaudy American catastrophe in its human entirety. In Watergate, Thomas Mallon conveys the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew.

    Tad Davis says: "A great listen"
    "No Context or Character Intros"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    You may enjoy this book if you already know the history of watergate and the key players involved. But if you don't have that background, the book just jumps right in without any introduction. On audio, it is almost impossible to follow and keep straight. I listened to about 1/3 of it, and gave up.

    I'd recommend that if you do pick it up, go to wikipedia and memorize the key players first. That way at least you'll know about the characters as the book progresses.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (878)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (515)

    In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

    P. Bergh says: "A fascinating history of early Forest Service"
    "Very Interesting History, and Well Written"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Big Burn the most enjoyable?

    The author weaves in the storyline of the fire with the broader political history. It adds a page-turner element to it. Very good.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.