The folksy presentation of this audiobook was more than I can handle. It's a matter of preference - if you like Jim Hightower and Molly Ivins then you'll like this book. If you're into Franken and Moore, you'll probably want to skip this one. Don't get me wrong, I don't think this is a bad book by any stretch, but I just can't listen to that voice for more than 5 minutes.
The narrator sounds like a text-to-audio conversion. Her voice is flat and lifeless.
She could perhaps have a pulse.
If you read the book whilst listening to the audio version, you get the truth TWICE at the SAME TIME! If there is a braille version, I will buy that and learn braille so that I can see, hear, and feel it at the same time. If only there was a way to taste and smell it as well. If you know of a way, let me know.
Hearing David do his Billie Holliday impression is worth the price of this audiobook alone. Don't miss it!
Bill is kind of a lightweight. I agree fully with what he says, and I appreciate his humor, but this book is stating the obvious. It's not bad - just not great. He doesn't bring a lot of insight to the issues he examines. Watch his show or HBO special and you will more than cover what is hashed out in this book. I think he has potential, but not this time around... Try Al Franken's LIES for a side splitting but serious take on the right wing nightmare.
I would have thought this title would be a lot more popular considering that most of her audience probably doesn't do a lot of heavy reading outside of the checkout line at the supermark and would appreciate the ease and convenience of an audio book.
Is the woman crazy? She loves Joe McCarthy and thought Kennedy was an idiot! She defies even the most conventional wisdom. I would hope that she is not a typical example of the American right. If you find guilty pleasure in reading the tabloids, you will LOVE this audiobook.
If you are a fan of Franken, this does not dissapoint. His self-deprecating style lends a light touch to the subject matter at hand. Be sure to read those 1 star reviews on this site for this title as well. They're pretty funny, too.
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