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What did you love best about Showdown?
I was looking for insight into how the Obama administration manages its policies and how the insider politics and deal-making influences the results. the book does not disappoint and in fact presents a more objective view than I'd expected. I was anticipating a very pro-Obama, hero-worship. Instead, the book seems to be pretty straightforward about what is handled well and what is not.
What other book might you compare Showdown to and why?
"Obama's Wars," not for its tone but for its accurate detail of administration power plays, struggles, conflicts, and reasons behind actions.
Would you listen to another book narrated by David Corn?
His reading doesn't work on my nerves as much as it does other listeners, but the book would have gained by having a professional reader. Corn rushes words, mispronounces words ("stimulus" is always "stim-liss," for example), and is not as well modulated as a professional, which makes the book harder to listen to than it would be with a better reader.
Any additional comments?
It's a good book to read for background information before the upcoming presidential elections.
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I'm trying very hard to keep listening to this fascinating look inside the Obama admin, but I just can't used to the author's narration. A fabulous reporter and author, but just not someone you want reading an entire book.
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