If you enjoy the fun of following a good conspiracy theory, this book is not for you. This book debunks famous and not so famous theories and sometimes the author explains why we would rather believe them than the truth. If I had the paper copy, then I could see the author's research. Some theories probably deserve debunking, but others are set firmly in their believers's imagination. The theories that received the most attention are the ones that seem to have made a fortune for their authors. Despite possible sour grapes, the book is entertaining. The reader's voice has a nice natural lilt and I wish he wouldn't try other accents. Overall, the book has not shaken my faith in my own beliefs. His application of humor keeps me from being insulted personally.
I would listen to this again only because of the reader. He really does a great job with Screwtape.
Fun film noir
The sense of humor and fun throughout every story
I could do without the singing at the end of every show, although he is a good singer.
I enjoyed Dick Powell in "Murder, My Sweet.' He brings that character's sense of fun to this show as well.
I would listen to this again only because I know I missed some information. I usually pick it up the second time around.
The liberation of the Nazi death camps
Accents of the subjects who were not known to be foreign born because they took Anglo sounding names.
It took a while to get the story started. I was fine until they opened apartment 14. The story then took off on a tangent that I was not expecting. I liked Tim but all the characters were good. I was glad for the mix of age groups to show that they can all get along when they have a common goal.
It was so-so.
No. I think all the loose ends were cleared up by the end. What else could the author do with this story line?
This book kept me company during two nights when I was suffering insomnia from jet lag.
Yes to Ben Morton, no t D. Brown. The content was good but listening to the reader was a chore.
No thank you.
As a 2nd year law student coming up on midterm exams, it was nice to listen to this content as review.
I haven't read the print version.
Discovering more about Ben Bradley beyond the Watergate scandal, the real (?) story about Phil and Katherine Graham and the Luces, and the author's agonizing discovery about his father.
It was interesting all the way through.
This was a murder that morphed into a bizarre conspiracy. I am not surprised that the CIA may have been behind the coverups and killings. Their arrogance likely led them to make some mistakes that helped the defense counsel for the patsy in the long run.
This story was told from the point of view of those who worked on the commission. It was interesting to hear how some of the members changed their views as the investigation progressed and how some stuck with their initial impressions no matter what evidence they came across. At first they decried the conspiracy theorists, but later understood why people still questioned who was actually involved in this henious crime. Everyone comes in for their share of criticism but in the end, the CIA, the Hoover era FBI and the Secret Service all still need to account for their lapses in sharing information before and after the assassination. Is it any wonder that conspiracy theories thrive when so many questions remain unanswered?
The narrator was good.
Not really. If Hollywood got hold of this, a lot of the historical facts would probably be lost in favor of more drama.
Scott Brick is a very good reader. He reminds me of Frank Muller.
Author/reader used tracks from live congressional hearings to demonstrate the outrage of how Madoff got away with his scheme for so long.
I thought the author's recommendations were good but hard to implement because, whether he likes it or not, politicians pass the legislation on which policy and regulations are based. In this time of sequestration, few people will ask for more funds and put their promotion chances in jeorpardy. Also, comparing the SEC to the IRS is not fair. The IRS brings in revenue for the government by collecting taxes. Most other agencies spend money, although that is their job, cutting costs in budgets is what gets people promoted. Time will tell how any changes are implemented and how effective they will be.
The first few stories were written by French authors. Unfortunately the reader had not learned French and he mispronounced such simple words as "monsieur" which he pronounced as "moan-sewer." As a lifelong mystery reader, some of these stories were predictable. So, I look for how the story is told. They were so-so overall.
Anyone who knew how to speak French.
I would recommend this audiobook to an ancient history or roman history buff.
I cannot say I had a favorite ceaser because I learned new or different facts/gossip about each. The author had a unique viewpoint of the 12 and it was interesting to compare, say, the history of Claudius to the work of Claudius translated by Robert Graves.
His narration was adequate.
I wanted to listen to this in parts rather than try to take it all in at one listen. Some stories were a little juicier than others and I wanted to listen to them more than once.
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