This is a great read. My wife and I listened on a recent trip, and both us felt like we knew someone much better. The author reading the book is another advantage, as well as the many quotes given by Truman himself. I highly recommend this book to any and all who enjoy American history. This one is not about the Civil War or the formation of the United States. It stand alone and is well worth your time.
Over and over. The writer and the reader.. As I said -- they were made for each other.
The Help... Story of the South... as the South began to accept change.
Her understanding of the book and the time it depicts... and her raw talent ... all come together.
There is a film, but it should be remade with more of the story depicted... It would win all the Academy Awards... I guarantee!
Don't miss this book....
Listening to the breakup and reuniting of Taft and Roosevelt
When Roosevelt returned from Africa to discover Taft had let him down.
It's history that hasn't been told before. And no one can write history better than Doris Kearns Goodwin. Talking about a "progressive" Republican. Fighting some of the same battles being fought today.
Loving your boss
When he was moving her to his office personally
Yes and we did... on the road with my wife.
Thanks to her for sharing.
My wife and I listened on a road trip. I didn't know how much she was enjoying till I offered to finish it and move on to another choice. Then we both agreed it was a good story, well told, and entertaining to the end. My wife and I don't often agree that much.
A good look at the price of a gold medal.
In today's environment, it is easy to use fear to mount campaigns to ease those fears. The author helped me understand how people whose name may or may note be known can have power that reshapes a country, namely, the United States of America. To justify a greater and greater military-industrial complex, even a "Star Wars Defense", all you need is a small group who have found a way to have great influence on the needs of this country. I dare one to read this without wondering about our future.
Krista Tippett writes a most interesting book about her life and its "struggle" with faith. Being a Christian myself, the "struggle" is something I identified with. Her discussions with so many persons throughout the book are great listening. The fact that she reads her own writing only improves the listening. A very enjoyable experience.
I believe she offers a voice that deserves a hearing. Perhaps she knew her demise was imminent. There is almost too much history of people we don't know, yet the last 2 hours of the book promoted good ideas for possible solutions that need more air. The reader was superb, and I did enjoy the read.
This is a book that is so far above. Because Tutu was the narrator, one can hear the compassion from his voice and his words. A Must read - again and again.
If you have roots in Texas, I know you'll enjoy this. If not, you will enjoy the humor. I look forward to more titles of Mr. Rehder's being available through Audible. You will laugh - even out loud. Enjoy!
While taking a trip, I listened with my wife to the first half, and then to her chagrin, I finished the book with my "shuffle."
The author has written a very entertaining novel, and it was expertly read.
I recommend this to anyone taking a trip and wanting to escape. The story will keep you listening to the end.
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