I tried years ago to read "The Federalist Papers" and was discouraged because they wrote "above my pay grade". I recommend this listen to to anyone at my pay geade or below.
Sorry, this is not a thriller story. I listened to the arguments and duly noted them. It did, however make clear the original intent of the constitution.
No. It takes more than one listen to absorb all the information
Odd preview questions for a nonfiction classic like the Federalist.
His personal perspective in his own voiceI enjoyed his account of his grow
I enjoyed his account of his growing up years, giving us enough information to observe the development of his character without self aggrandizement. I experienced the same years and his account of familiar events gave me a better perspective since he viewed them close up.
His voice. It is well known, so his experiences must be heard in that public voice. Also his "matter-of-fact" tone.
No. It was a personal history, not meant to move, but to inform.
No. I did not always agree with the policies he espoused, but overall he was a good public servant.
Yes. Ann Coulter is worth reading. She is a public figure and her voice inflections are well known. She should read her own books.
This is a book of commentary. There is no character but the mob.
Her voice was too soft and too light to read Ann Coulter. She could not get the sardonic inflection in her voice to put over the stark sarcasm of the author.
I haven't yet fiish the book. Ann Coulter, read your own books.
I probably will not buy another audible book by Ann Coulter until she reads it herself.
The beginning of the story promised a different outcome.
No. The author is a good writer and it was well read but the author has to stick to his story.
The reader was a good reader, no complaint there. It was the story construction that was bad. If the introduction phase had been introduced as a prologue the listener would have known that it was not part of the narrative, but as it was written, I was always of an expectation to return to the original scene. The story about Linclon's early encounters with vampires was good and found the allegory most fascinating. The story peters out at the end. It was a very weak ending and the writers silly attempt at humor(?) of bringing Lincoln back from the dead fell flat. If one is going to write fiction about a known historical figure, don't flay too fast and loose with the known facts.
I probably would not have had printed the book at all because of its bad ending. The whole stry weakens and falls apart when Lincoln becomes president. The story departs from its own reality and becomes a tired old political allegory.
The writer is a good writer but his fantasy fell apart at the end.
It is important to me that that the writer whose voice I know read his own words. It seems more authentic to me. I am always surprised when people say that Romney is not clear on his position: he is not against gays, he is against gays stealing the definition of marriage; he is not against health care, he is against Obamacare etc... This book is plainly spoken and easy to listen to and understand. A good listen.
I was impressed on how solid his opinions are on all the political issues. I don't understand this "flip-flop" business, he may have flipped ( I hope to high heaven an intelligent being can change his opinion) but he never "flopped"
.I like it when the author reads his own words. He knows what he is saying and knows how to say it, particularly puvlic figures. My mother in law wrote poetry and could hardly stand haveing someone else read her her own poetry because they did not know how to read. I think that is the difference between the spoken word and the written.
The last chapter was particularly moving. You could hear , not only in his words but also in his voice, how much he truly loves this country. I think he loves it almost as much as he does his wife.
Get other authors to read their own words, it is far more personal and intimate -- like listening to an old friend.
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