The Watergate Rhymes aims to educate, reflect, and learn from that consumptive scandal, while using satire to see the humor in the human frailties of that maligned administration - and in ourselves, all with the perspective and understanding that only precious time enables. This audiobook is truly humorous, and it refreshes memories or creates a new landscape for the historical time traveler. This is a great book for History and English classes of all levels.
Would you listen to The Watergate Rhymes: The Entire Watergate Story again? Why?
Yes. I LOVED the poetic narratives - so interesting, educational and "pleasant" to the ears. I could listen to this several times because I would pick up additional facts, previously missed, with each listening. There is so much information there.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Watergate Rhymes: The Entire Watergate Story?
I really enjoyed "Protesting Too Much." It is so like politications, of all eras, to deny, deny, deny - when confronted with indefensible truths. We're seeing this in today's Presidential campaign for the 2017 election. Lee does a wonderful satirical job of describing Nixon's incessant claims to innocence - funny stuff.
Which character – as performed by Lee G. Lovett – was your favorite?
I enjoyed Lee's portrayal of John Dean and Gordon Liddy. Accomplished, serious and respected characters in their day - Lee does a wonderful job in bringing out the humor of their shenanigans.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
Honestly, I had no idea that 48 people served prison time due to Watergate. That was astonishing to me and really drove home the number of co-inspirators involved in this bungled burglary.
Any additional comments?
The Watergate Rhymes is a one-of-a-kind book. The blend of history, humor, poetry and nostalgia is truly wonderful - and especially in audible format. Lee's use of poetic satire was truly meant for the listener, even more than for the reader. I recommend the book, but I enjoyed the audible version even more!