Not nearly as good as "Stupid White Men," this is still an entertaining, insightful, and thought-provoking listen. At times, Moore's writing-style feels amatuerish; his sentence-structure is at times awkward to listen to, but perhaps that is also part the Narrator's fault, whose recycled, passionate-less, and unvaried tones almost suggest a lack of intelligence.
But I digress... If you're into political books, this should definitely be on your reading list. Witty, Classic Michael Moore. And, to disagree with another one of the reviews on this page, Moore does, actually, give a venerable plethora of suggestions on how one can go out and do his or her part to change what is a less-than-satisfactory status quo.
This book does everything it promises and more. Well-written, well-read, and worth listening to several times over. Get it now -- you won't regret it!
Dan Brown is a great writer, but this audio book isn't even laughably bad -- it's just horrible. The narrator is atrocious. Read this one the old-fashioned way. You won't regret it.
Moore takes no reservations when it comes to criticism of the sad state of our government--and Dubya himself. Unfortunately, his relentless potshots paint him as an immature smartass. It makes for a but-gusting listen, though. That is, if you voted for Gore or Nader.
To that end, the Narrator couldn't be more perfect. I usually tend to stay away from audiobooks in which the Author him- or herself hasn't narrated it, but the exception I made in this case was well-rewarded. Not only do I have any reservations about recommending this book, but I also can now see why it was such a huge best-seller for so long.
A fantastic, ever-evolving story as told by one of the finest reporters alive today. She touches on every aspect of the war, but focuses a great deal on the politics that foreign reporters face every day--whom to pay off, whom to avoid, whom to trust, etc.
The pace--while I doubt it would have needed tweaking in the first place--is broken up nicely by the chapters of Garrels' husband reading the "Brenda Bulletin" e-mails he sent to family, friends, and devoted fans.
I'm a fairly new Audible-phyte, but this is easily the best title I've had the chance to listen to yet. You won't regret checking it out.
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