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What made the experience of listening to It Happened in Wisconsin the most enjoyable?
In listening to this, I felt like I was truly in the old folks home listening to the main character think back on his life. Moraff really got the pace and language right for that. I can't think of a single other book I've ever read with that perspective. I also really enjoyed his masterful similes, bringing forth descriptions that painted the picture for all to see and feel, just as the narrator did.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
The message the author was trying to get across (and one I don't think he handled well) could have been compressed into a short story. I would like to have seen more of the ideology portrayed in story - with something actually happening - than with endless intrusive conversations on the same subjects.
What could Ken Moraff have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
He could have written more about the team, the things they did, and shown what they believed through their lives and actions instead of writing a long boring string of conversations about socialism.
Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have been listening to Dick Hill's performances for years. He has a very wide range, and has narrated some remarkable books. I think he handled this book - such as it is - well. He is believable as the voice of the protagonist. Performance wise, I have no problems with this one.
Was It Happened in Wisconsin worth the listening time?
I find something worth the experience in most books. It's worth the time, but the reader / listener should be aware it's not about baseball at all, and not really even about any events or characters, but mostly a long, drawn-out diatribe on the injustices of capitalism.