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Allen

Flagstaff, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Racketeer

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge's untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. On paper, Malcolm's situation isn't looking too good these days, but he's got an ace up his sleeve: He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge's body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary.

    Cheryl says: "Hard to get a handle on"
    "Falls Short"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The ending falls short.. It seemed the book needed to end so the author throws this outrageous ending in for us to swallow.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Back to Biography's- Who Killed Kennedy and Lincoln


    Have you listened to any of J. D. Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Racketeer?

    I would have rewritten the ending


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointing

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Truman

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    Overall
    (547)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (145)

    Distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough tells one of the greatest American stories in this stirring audio adaptation of Truman - a compelling, classic portrait of a life that shaped history.

    Lee says: "Superb! A solid choice!"
    "A must read!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Truman the most enjoyable?

    McCullough is a natural story teller combined with Truman's Story makes this a winning combination


    What other book might you compare Truman to and why?

    The Killing of Kennedy, Gives you a good idea of the politics of time..


    Have you listened to any of David McCullough’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and write up to par.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I found this very informative of both the man Truman and the error of politics. This book caused me to put Truman the man on my list of people to admire..


    Any additional comments?

    A must read!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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