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  • 1959

  • The Year Everything Changed
  • By: Fred Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Acclaimed national security columnist and noted cultural critic Fred Kaplan looks past the 1960s to the year that really changed AmericaWhile conventional accounts focus on the 60s as the era of pivotal change that swept the nation, Fred Kaplan argues that it was 1959 that ushered in the wave of tremendous cultural, political, and scientific shifts that would play out in the decades that followed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facinating look at a neglected moment in history

  • By James on 05-25-11

Boring topics selected, with monotone narration.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-12

Any additional comments?

If you're into Jazz, it might be okay. I was expecting more on general history, but it's very heavy on the arts... Jazz, literature, painting, etc... kind of weak on everything else. I probably stopped listening about 2/3 of the way through it and never went back to it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 1916

  • A Novel of the Irish Rebellion
  • By: Morgan Llywelyn
  • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

The Easter Rising of 1916 was a major turning point in Irish history. Peopled by patriots and poets, fueled by a desperate desire for freedom, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I, the rebellion is a story of tremendous power and unique poignancy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • more than the year 1916

  • By connie on 04-13-09

Great story, makes me feel like I was there.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-12

Any additional comments?

The story was a great way to educate about a factual event, using a fictional character. Very entertaining and informative at the same time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful