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  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,436

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day

  • By Darwin8u on 11-14-12

Good Overall, Read Carefully

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-18

A good overall biography, but Jon Meacham can be speculative, or can willfully misinterpret many events. Be weary and check events that seem to be read one-sidedly.

  • Player Piano

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

Kurt Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut – wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Christopher Bowers on 09-18-17

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

I am a huge Kurt Vonnegut fan, and was hoping to really enjoy listening to this book. I love the story, but the monotone (digitally sourced?) narration makes this impossible to listen too. Do not buy Kurt Vonnegut books from this series!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful