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Heather

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  • A People's History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Howard Zinn
    • Narrated By Matt Damon, Howard Zinn
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (143)

    Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools (with its emphasis on great men in high places) to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.

    Michael says: "the second half is better"
    "Missing Something"
    Overall

    Having read the full text version of Zinn's book in my high school government class 10 years ago, I was really looking forward to revisiting it. Narrator Matt Damon does an outstanding job with the book, and gives it a lot of feeling and flavor. But, I found that this abridged version was simply too abridged. The title for this watered-down version should be "An Overview of A Few Important Trends in Recent US History" not "A People's History of the United States", which promises something broad and ambitious in scope which is simply not delivered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Haddon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (4282)
    Performance
    (1979)
    Story
    (1997)

    Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

    Robert says: "Endearing. Pathos, humor, reality, and insight."
    "Amazing insight into Autism"
    Overall

    This book gives a truly unique perspective into a very interesting mental "condition" that can be difficult to understand. It is a welcome change to read a book with such a totally novel narrator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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