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  • Drift

  • The Unmooring of American Military Power
  • By: Rachel Maddow
  • Narrated by: Rachel Maddow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005

Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Half the National Debt?

  • By Dolf on 04-07-12

Rachel's Voice made all the difference~!~

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

Reviewed: 04-06-12

Would you listen to Drift again? Why?

Rachel's soothing, familiar voice and warm bedside manner made it possible for me to stay with a very interesting subject, and actually learn something. I appreciated the history lessons and insight into the thought process of Presidents of the past. Great Listen...

Once was enough...Rachel makes it easy listening.....You'll get it...If I listen again it will be strictly for entertainment. I loved hearing her speak of Reagan....laughed lots...Johnson too~~

Who was your favorite character and why?

President Johnson had an ego out of this World....Reagan talked tough and worked the crowd....enjoyed learning more about both.

What does Rachel Maddow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Rachel have a gift of making a boring subject palatable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Lets just say it held my attention and I listened for the entire 7 hours...until it ended.
The emotion would be happy...lots of humor mixed in...

Any additional comments?

Thanks Rachel for writing this book. I did not completely comprehend the whys of Vietnam..I feel enlightened.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Ptolemy Grey is 91 years old and has been all but forgotten - by his family, his friends, even himself - as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life, until he meets Robyn, his niece's 17-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story- Wonderful Reader

  • By Gail on 01-18-12

Unforgettable main character

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

Reviewed: 01-15-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

One of the hardest things I have ever done was say goodbye to Ptolemy Grey. If you desire to get up close and personal with death and dying, courage and dedication to family, this is the book...I did not want it to end.

What did you like best about this story?

The courage and conviction of the main character

2 of 2 people found this review helpful