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  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,683

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

WOW - What's her reality?

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

What would have made What Happened better?

I think the truth, I believe that HRC truly believes what she wrote however you can't blame everything on FOXNews, Sen. McConnell, Jim Comey, The Founding Fathers (Writers of the Constitution), Sen Sanders, the Republican Party (writ large) and not come back to a fundamental truth. HRC was a miserable candidate and her book further underlined that basic fact.

She may very well have been the most studied and well read candidate in modern history however the plans she espoused were another chapter of a playbook that is currently driving this country into bankruptcy. It is good and right to be generous however it is lost on her that a large portion of society that she is nobly trying to help have no skin in the game and as such just take and continue to expect more. That is the fallacy of her candidacy sometimes hard work and excellence is driven by being told no and pushing yourself harder to get to yes. I am convinced she does that but the constituency she wishes to serve does not; here in lies the problem. HRC is not a bad person she just has some bad ideas that have been tried and failed.

It is also clear that she is a narcissist of the first order and when it all falls apart then she wants nothing to do with the outcome. I do not believe her hypothesis that we are not ready as country for a female president. I do believe that we as a country are not ready for HRC as president and 33 states comprising of 306 EC votes agreed.

Contrary to her comment the electoral college is essential to ensure citizens (yes citizens) of less populated states still have influence over national electoral events otherwise CA, FL, TX, MA. NY and IL would elect every president and thereby that elected official would be beholden to those narrow constituencies. Popular vote only matter Madame Secretary in the state by state contests since we are confederation of the states and the states vote to elect the President of the US as designed by the Constitution that you profess to want to support and defend as the "worlds oldest and most successful democracy". Please as a student of history make sure to remember that history is written by all involved not by just those democrats that you agree with.

This is a must read as to why although the Trump victory was one which I hated was the necessary outcome of the 2016 race.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not certain - probably another political science book on the 2016 election

Did Hillary Rodham Clinton do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

HRC should have left the narration to a professional at times she sounded like a pedantic professor allowing herself to teach a freshman collegiate English class and at other times like my grandmother at story time.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was angry that HRC did not get why she was not elected, that she did not ultimately understand the system that repudiated her. Sadness at her patronizing tone and disappointed that she professes to support our constitutional democracy but does not want to abide by it when it does go her way.

Any additional comments?

I think this is a must read. For those that are die hard Trump people; other that wanted to feel the Bern and most like myself who prayed that someone, anyone other than Trump would stand up against Hillary.

Sadly for Hillary if another conventional candidate had run against her (Kasich, Rubio, et al) I think her defeat would have been complete and that her drubbing would have shown up in the popular vote as well; however Trump being Trump he tried actively to shoot himself in the foot multiple times and still managed to get elected because she was such a miserable candidate.

190 of 266 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunting Trip

  • A Novel of Love and War
  • By: William E. Butterworth III
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 126

At the tender age of 16, Philip W. Williams III is expelled from boarding school for committing a prank, and on the train home naturally wonders where his life will take him now. It never enters his mind that he will become a world-class marksman and a special agent of the US Army Counterintelligence Corps in postwar Germany, play a key role in the defection of a Soviet officer and then court danger as a courier for the CIA, marry an Austrian ballet dancer of ferocious mien, and become a best-selling novelist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Reader can't say cuss words!

  • By Ben on 02-29-16

The writing was a bit irratating

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Would you try another book from William E. Butterworth and/or Will Damron?

Yes - I have enjoyed many titles from this author

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I found the consistent use "expletive deleted" in the prose of the story very irritating.... The story which is a spoof of cheap romance novels is very clever. I think one read of this is enough however.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Could you see The Hunting Trip being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Under Fire

  • The Corps Series, 9
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

Korea, June 1, 1950. Captain Ken McCoy's report on probable North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that not only is it promptly suppressed, but McCoy himself is kicked out of the Corps. At least two outfits, however, are not impressed by such infighting: the fledgling CIA, which promptly hires McCoy; and the North Koreans, who on June 25th invade across the 38th parallel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK - Big gaps between Book and this one

  • By Robert on 04-23-16

OK - Big gaps between Book and this one

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Under Fire to be better than the print version?

no

What was one of the most memorable moments of Under Fire?

That we started in 1950'ish no account of what haapened from 1943 until then.

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes - Dick Hill reads an amazing stroy

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

No

Any additional comments?

I wanted to know what happened from the Gobi Desert to the end of the war that should have been book IX.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • True Blue

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457

Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No connection to new heroine

  • By Stephen on 11-22-09

Not his Bladacci's best effort

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-09

This book is ok, not great as I have come to expect from Baldacci. The plot was a little predictable however still fairly enjoyable to listen to as the time passes when stuck in traffic.

  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

  • By: Edmund Morris
  • Narrated by: Harry Chase
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Available for the first time in audio, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt is the story of seven men - a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician - who merged at age 42 to become the youngest American President in history. This first volume of a planned trilogy won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award. The second, Theodore Rex, is also available from audible.com.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've come across.

  • By Michael on 02-18-03

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-09

The reader was a bit theatric for this work and although the writing was fairly good it felt as though the author was cheerleader for TR as opposed to an arbitor of the the factual accounts of Roosevelt's life

1 of 2 people found this review helpful