Not the most uplifting story -- nearly everything that happens is brutal and depressing. Nevertheless, it was informative ... great insight into what it was like to live in Stalinist Russia. And the narration was great. I highly recommend this one.
It was interesting to get an inside view, however brief, of the mistakes the campaign made.
For the price (nearly $10), the book was pretty short. And the majority of it was a retelling of historical facts that anyone paying attention to the 2012 presidential election campaign was familiar, without as much insight as to why the events played out the way they did. It was also somewhat obvious that the author had a gripe against some of the major players on the campaign, though he still held Mitt Romney in high regard.
The narrator was engaging, even if the subject was a little dry. I would listen again to pick up details and facts I might have missed.
It reminded me of Bill Bryson's "At Home: A Short History of Private Life." It was full of interesting historical context for everyday items.
I thought it was interesting that the narrator subtly adopted an american, french, or austrailian accent when she was quoting people from those various countries.
It's a little too dense for that... too much information to digest all in one sitting.
I don't know that I could have made it through the print version. Since it was read to me, while I was able to accomplish other things, I was able to finish it.
I wish the ending provided a bit more closure, though I suspect it was a calculated decision by the author to leave certain questions unresolved.
I thought the narration of the book was well done, and the use of different narrators for different characters was very effective.
well read, with excellent voice characterization. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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