LISTENER

oyezman

Evanston, IL USA
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 14
  • ratings
  • News of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,173

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story....but not True Grit

  • By DenGig on 04-14-17

Did not want this to end

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

This was storytelling at its best. A compelling subject in the hands of a great performer. What a powerful
combination.

  • Bush

  • By: Jean Edward Smith
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

In Bush, Jean Edward Smith demonstrates that it was not Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, or Condoleezza Rice, but President Bush himself who took personal control of foreign policy. Bush drew on his deep religious conviction that important foreign-policy decisions were simply a matter of good versus evil. Domestically, he overreacted to 9/11 and endangered Americans' civil liberties.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Covers the bases

  • By Scott on 07-21-16

A Powerful Reminder

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Most people don't like to be reminded of our errors but it is helpful to understand the many ways in which the Bush43 presidency went wrong. Smith has chronicled these 8 years and more with measured prose and does not engage in piling on when that would be the all too human instinct. Never again, folks.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful