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  • These Truths

  • A History of the United States
  • By: Jill Lepore
  • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
  • Length: 29 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. In riveting prose, These Truths tells the story of America, beginning in 1492, to ask whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths or belied them.   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book. Terrible narration by the author

  • By Jack McLean on 11-16-18

POOR NARRATION

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Jill Lepore has written a wonderful book but her narration has significantly diminished it's audible quality. She should stick to writing and let professional narrators do the narrating.

51 of 60 people found this review helpful

  • The Family

  • The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty
  • By: Kitty Kelley
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

The best-selling author of Nancy Reagan and His Way exposes all the secrets of the most powerful political dynasty in American history. From Ohio to Connecticut to Texas and to Washington, D.C., Bush men and women have made millions of dollars, dominated the U.S. government, and created a legacy unlike any other family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deliciously trashy

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 09-28-04

KITTY KELLEY AT HER BEST

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-04

A wonderful and lively book full of interesting facts based four years of interviews and research. Ms Kelly is a very intelligent under-rated biographer. She has her own points of view which she bravely defends. A great read (or should I say listen to).

9 of 17 people found this review helpful