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Wanda J. Rains

Bainbridge Island, WA USA | Member Since 2007

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  • One Summer: America, 1927

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1435)
    Performance
    (1295)
    Story
    (1280)

    One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country - a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and close-mouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge). It was the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and came of age in a big, brawling manner. What a country. What a summer. And what a writer to bring it all so vividly alive.

    Mark says: "Why 1927?"
    "Frightening and Enlightening, all in one"
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    Would you listen to One Summer again? Why?

    Yes. To revisit the characters in this book would be a joy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lindburgh. He seemed bigger than life. A man that could not have existed.


    What about Bill Bryson’s performance did you like?

    Yes, I liked his narration.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It scared the daylights out of me. It seems that not much has changed since 1927, that is what is really scarey.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the book. It was a different read, unique.

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