Having grown up in NY and an avid reader of Pete Hamill, I was interested about this side of Manhatten and an era I knew nothing about. It was a little slow in the beginning and difficult to keep track of the characters, but it caught my attention towards the middle and it was delightful to listen to. Maybe a little overdone on detail but the individuals eventuallylly come to life and I found myself relating to them, of course not in character, but by being overwhelmed by a society out of control, power run amok and being trampled by the system and people interested in only themselves, their achievments and personal success. Certainly not an original concept but one played out in a unique
corner of society. I ended up having compassion for the victim, though certainly not an admirable person, and his loyal, loving wife, and of course the proper disdain for the system and the injustice it perpetrates to self serve individual desires. Not much different than the world of today and our self serving politicians and political figures, but a different and unique scenario.
This book is a compendium of absolutely useless and trivial information about the Secret Service and the families they guard.
It is a really bad soap opera filling us in with "dirt and stupid stories about the First Families.
Do not waste your time or money
An amazing time in American history, written by a great historian, who should never have been allowed to be the narrator. The most boring, dull, flat narration possible and ruined what should have been a fascinating tale
A interesting bit of history and a specific event in the Pacific during WW2, which has not received a lot of publicity for obvious reasons
Entertaining story about the NFL, it's network and commentators. Mindless but a good beach book
This book will bring your emotions to the surface as it so vividly describes the ability of mankind to practice genocide, and specifically the Nazi program of WW2. It is incredibly powerful, well narrated and should be read by anyone who has a conscience and questions man's behavior and cruelty on this planet
A magical combination of history and fantasy.
What a treat. Great narrator
A remake of the many so called "bio-terrorism thrillers" Tired plot, tired characters...nothing new and not worth listening to
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