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In the Garden of Beasts
- Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
- By: Erik Larson
- Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
- Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another....
I loved it ... and hated it ... simultaneously
- By History on 11-21-11
My favorite book of all time!
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If you have the slightest interest in history you will love this book. Oh my god I wish I was a professional critic because I would spend days writing the best critique of this book. I have listened to it 4 times. It has turned me into a WW2 enthusiast. Its one of those books that I am scared they will turn into a movie due to how precious and insightful it is. This is how children should learn history, fall in love with the characters and let a great writer like Larson put you in Berlin and kids will get into books such as this just like they do a great video game. I can't get over how great of a writer Mr. Larson is. Oh my god!!
The Ballad of Bob Dylan
- A Portrait
- By: Daniel Mark Epstein
- Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
- Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
The Ballad of Bob Dylan is a vivid, full-bodied portrait of one of the most influential artists of the 20th-century - a man widely regarded as the most important lyricist America has ever produced. Acclaimed poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein frames Dylan against the backdrop of four seminal concerts - all of which he attended. Beautifully written, The Ballad of Bob Dylan is a unique, eye-opening portrait of an artist who has transformed generations and continues to inspire and surprise today.
Excellent book, excellent narration
- By L chandler on 12-22-11
Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues
What would have made The Ballad of Bob Dylan better?
Stick to talking about Dylan. No one cares that you were the first to hear him. Bob PROBABLY(a word you should consider) would cringe when you tell us what timing his songs were in and why. Can you tell by the way he smiled?
What do you think your next listen will be?
War and peace
Which scene was your favorite?
When she gave the author a cookie.
What character would you cut from The Ballad of Bob Dylan?
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What would Dylan say to the following questions the author ?answers?
The crowed applauded extra loud to this song because we ALL felt...
Dylan blinked before playing this next song because(not an exaggeration)...
By the way just say you thought Dylan looked like the coolest guy ever, it's ok it's how you feel when you talk about how soft his cheeks are.
You're the kind of guy that can't do anything on his own so you give yourself the #1 hootenanny award and feel like you playing the song for someone is as important as Dylan playing it. I think it's called living vicariously but you're the author you tell me.
I bet you use to play George carlin for girls too!
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