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Kat

Lakewood, CO, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Daniel K. Richter
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    America began, we are often told, with the Founding Fathers, the men who waged a revolution and created a unique place called the United States. We may acknowledge the early Jamestown and Puritan colonists and mourn the dispossession of Native Americans, but we rarely grapple with the complexity of the nation’s pre-revolutionary past. In this pathbreaking revision, Daniel Richter shows that the United States has a much deeper history than is apparent - that far from beginning with a clean slate, it is a nation with multiple pasts.

    Kat says: "Mis-leading summary, you know at the introduction."
    "Mis-leading summary, you know at the introduction."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A real history instead of a made up one.


    Any additional comments?

    It is appalling that Audible allowed such a misleading summary. The introduction states right off that it is a right wing religious agenda interpretation of history the way they want it to be, instead of the way it is. The sad part is, that some people will beleive this tripe. I wouldn't burn it, as my first reaction, but rather if I was a educator, use it to show how history can be manipulated to further a cause.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tea Obreht
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden, Robin Sachs
    Overall
    (832)
    Performance
    (547)
    Story
    (546)

    In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.

    Howard says: "Left me unfulfilled!"
    "Urgent naration put me off"
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    What disappointed you about The Tiger's Wife?

    I thought the start of the story was great but I couldn't get past the narrator's pitch. She read everything as if it was the most urgent thing in the world, it was very annoying. I'm not usually that criticle, but I disliked it so much I could'nt listen. Not sure which reader was the culprit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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