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  • Master of the Senate - The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume III (Part 1 of a 3-Part Recording)

  • By: Robert A. Caro
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 915

Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson's story through one of its most remarkable periods: his 12 years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson's brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • combine these into one book

  • By Hoppie on 03-15-14

Lousy Marketing Scheme

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-19-15

What did you love best about Master of the Senate?

I love the research put into this book and the way the story is told.

Any additional comments?

While I love the book, the fact that it is broken into three Audible recordings disgusts me so much that I am likely not to buy the remaining volumes in the set. If the first two books can be made into individual recordings, why must you make this one volume into three, except to milk the paying clients for more $$$?

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