As a Mormon, I was very interested to learn more about Romney's background, his politics, and how he got to where he is today. The book does a very good job of covering this, where he came from, his Mormon heritage, the trials and successes in his business and family life are all detailed out well enough. There is some spin going on and a few leaps where you can tell the author is filling in the blanks, but I think that is the exception rather than the rule. Of course, any coverage of Romney's politics you expect this. Overall, I felt like I got what I was looking for here. Romney is clearly a class act and a patriot. His story can teach us about ourselves and inspire us to be better citizens.
Romney's obvious central role in the Republican primary and potentially the upcoming presidential election.
Gotta admit the narrator was not great, but does a good enough job that it did not distract me. There were times when I wished that he just did not even try to attempt the Kennedy voice or the female voice...
Like father, like son...
Got a good laugh at the narrator mis-pronouncing Mormon terms like Moroni and Nauvoo!
This is as insightful and honest as you could expect. The guy had an incredible life and unbelievable opportunities which he capitalized on. He is a polarizing figure, mostly because he stands up for what he believes and is not apologetic for those beliefs. The beginning is great, gets a little more guarded toward the VP years in the end. He does not miss a take on about every moment and big decision he presided over. Whether you like Dick Cheney not, you will probably agree that at least he is shooting straight with his readers.
Dick Cheney gives his side of the story on his hunting accident in Texas and his concern for his friend really does come through.
The voice talent and performance on this was amazing. I was actually disappointed a bit when the real Dick Cheney came on to read the last chapter.
While I do not agree with everything he did or said, I have gained new respect for a man that I believe did his very best to be a patriotic American.
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