First off, I am sorely disappointed in some of the reviewers for failing to see beyond context. It's not about taking a side in politics, but about pulling out psychological phenomenon REGARDLESS of who ends up looking bad. Such is science. Science doesn't care about your politics it only cares about the truth. Clinton's foibles are brought in to play right alongside Bush's...again, science doesn't care about politics or making waves by uncovering things people would rather not deal with, it only cares about truth.
Cognitive Dissonance could probably be named as the driving force of humanity. And the driving force of the politically heated bad reviews.
As for this audiobook...it almost put me to sleep. The reader is absolutely terrible. She sounds like an automated computer. Sentences are run together such that you don't even feel the periods, paragraphs are in a monotone. It's not her voice that is unpleasant, it's the way she reads it. The paper version is engaging, this audiobook is not. You could have a better reader by letting your Kindle voice the words...ugh.
Save your money and make a note NOT to buy this or any other books read by Marsha Mercant.
I LOVE Evanovich and Stephanie Plum, however, this book was butchered by a terrible reader and terrible editing. ABRIDGED IS ONLY HALF THE BOOK. Save your money until they offer the unabridged version, hopefully read by Lorelei King. King is a great reader for these books...and they are great books when the complete version is delivered...just not this one. When you buy a fiction audiobook you're paying for a performance....and Mazar is not a good voice or reader. Takes more than a Jersey accent to do these books justice.
A good story. As Stephen King would say....we read (and write) this stuff because we miss Bilbo, Frodo, and the journey of The One Ring. Certainly less LotR than Brooks ever managed...and even so, Brooks wrote a good story.
Good readers, they perform well. As perspectives shift, so do the readers. A running motif is the split between male/female, so the female perspective has Reading narrating their side(s) of things, and Kramer narrating the male side(s) of things. The author is a bit adverb happy in his writing style, but it works all the same.
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