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At first I was a bit startled by the narrator's voice... she sounded like Siri. However as I continued to listen, I liked her matter of fact delivery and command of French. Well done.
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If you could sum up The Bettencourt Affair in three words, what would they be?
The author's personal attitudes and propensity to devalue others almost smother the book. If you can rise above that, there is a lot of documentation and valuable information to gleam from the efforts.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bettencourt Affair?
The daughter, friends, and employees that worked to undermine the benefactor. I think the heiress' son in law was greatly underestimated in this theater. On the other hand, the son in law prevailed to secure a family legacy. It is very sad at the end the way a generous but handicapped (emotionally) woman, was overwhelmed after her husband (totally underestimated mostly by the author) passed away.
Have you listened to any of Amanda Carlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No. The narration was very good though.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Beggars and benefactors.
Any additional comments?
A testament as to how wealth can weaken a person without allies one becomes fair game. Her husband was grossly underestimated. While he lived she was never fair game. After he passed, the wolves moved in. The husband was actually the power, and it all went by the way side.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
You couldn't make this up and it is an incredibly engrossing case. Whilst you get the conclusion you can also draw your own. Narration is good but a lot of characters in the case to keep track of. Recommended