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Neil

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  • A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Amy S. Greenberg
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    A Wicked War presents the definitive history of the 1846 war between the United States and Mexico - a conflict that turned America into a continental power. Amy Greenberg describes the battles between American and Mexican armies, but also delineates the political battles between Democrats and Whigs - the former led by the ruthless Polk, the latter by the charismatic Henry Clay and a young representative from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln. Greenberg brilliantly recounts this key chapter in the creation of the United States authority and narrative flair.

    Tad Davis says: "The politics of the Mexican war"
    "Interesting history, terrible performance"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Amy S. Greenberg and/or Caroline Shaffer?

    nothing narrated by Caroline Shaffer her style is terrible


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Really did not have a favorite character. Santana was a poor leader.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    voice, tone, theatrical attempts poor. The narration detracted from the enjoyment so much that I quit before the end and read the book.


    Did A Wicked War inspire you to do anything?

    read the book rather than listen to that woman


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (7907)
    Performance
    (7166)
    Story
    (7185)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "mystery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    very entertaining mystery written by jk rowling under the false name ....not as good as harry potter, but very entertaining

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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