...about what it means to be an American as you listen to Bill Moyers. With the eloquence of a seasoned orator Moyers addresses West Point cadets, seminary students and mourners at Lady Bird Johnson's funeral. I'm on my second listen in less than a week.
I have over 3 dozen audio books from Audible and this is the first time I've decided to buy the book and just read it. I want to hear Simon Johnson's take on these 13 powerful bankers -- and their grip on our economy, but the narration has an odd cadence. The beginning of sentences start out fine, but the narrator ends the last few syllables of nearly every sentence in a clipped staccato. The effect is nearly hypnotic. The content is already somewhat dry and I listen while commuting 2 hours each week -- sometimes late in the evening. I listen to keep me alert -- but this narrator's style lulls me like a baby. Listen to the sample -- maybe it won't bother you and the content is certainly worth the listen/read.
I hadn't planned to buy this book -- I don't follow fads -- but I heard the author do a promo spot on NPR for her new book, Committed and she drew me into her story. Eat, Pray, Love is an honest, earthy tale of one woman's very human experience. A few other reviews say the author is "self-absorbed." I find that comment amusing: this is a memoir of self-searching. How can it not be self-absorbed? Even so, Gilbert draws the listener into her story with candor and humor and exotic slices of life that ring every-day true. I'm glad I bought an audiobook -- hearing Ms. Gilbert read her story made it touchingly real. Worth every penny and every listening moment.
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