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What did you love best about Syria and the Assad Family: The History Behind Bashar al-Assad's Rise to Power and the Civil War?
I found this a very interesting and informative book which clearly explained the rise of Bashar al-Assad, and events which are still happening in that part of the world.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the way it made this part of modern history easy to understand.
Have you listened to any of Phillip J Mather’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, I have listened to quite a few of his narrations, I think he is a wonderful narrator and this is one of his best.
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Good book....however I did not enjoy the narrator's voice. The narrator seemed to draw out every word which made it hard to stay focused on the content.
It starts off well with a general origin of the Assad family and their religious sect. It explains the history in the early part well, yet as it continues with the modern Arab Spring, it descends into western propaganda that leaves out vital details of western involvement.
Granted that this is about the Assad family, it feels like a hatchet job that places the blame of all of the Syrian troubles on the Assad dynasty when it is much more complex.