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matt

Stoneham, MA, United States
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In the Garden of Beasts audiobook cover art
  • In the Garden of Beasts
  • Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye

My favorite book of all time!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-12

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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!!

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Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-12

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?

Author

Any additional comments?

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!

Bob

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