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  • 2 reviews
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  • The Real Romney

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael Kranish, Scott Helman
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Mitt Romney has masterfully positioned himself as the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Even though he's become a household name, the former Massachusetts governor remains an enigma to many in America, his character and core convictions elusive, his record little known. Who is the man behind that high-wattage smile? In this definitive, unflinching biography by Boston Globe investigative reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, listeners will finally discover the real Romney.

    David says: "Three dimensional biography entertainly told"
    "As "real" as it gets on Romney..."
    What made the experience of listening to The Real Romney the most enjoyable?

    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.

    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Romney's obvious central role in the Republican primary and potentially the upcoming presidential election.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Dan Woren???s performances?

    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...

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Like father, like son...

    Any additional comments?

    Got a good laugh at the narrator mis-pronouncing Mormon terms like Moroni and Nauvoo!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Dick Cheney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power. In My Time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it - with courage and without compromise.

    A User says: "Eye Opening, Insightful and Honest"
    "Eye Opening, Insightful and Honest"
    Where does In My Time rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    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.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of In My Time?

    Dick Cheney gives his side of the story on his hunting accident in Texas and his concern for his friend really does come through.

    What about Edward Herrmann and Dick Cheney ???s performance did you like?

    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.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Riding shotgun.

    Any additional comments?

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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