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Would you try another book from Irving Wallace and/or Rhett S. Price?
The narration is really poor. The narrator tries to do voices, but all his voices either sound the same or are laughable. In a book about an African-American president, I thought all the voices sounded African-American and thus could not tell them apart. And the women's voices were particularly bad- like men in a very bad cross-dressing skit. More annoying was the narrator's tendency to put the emphasis on phrases like "he said" in an odd place and thus make this filler phrases jar the listener every time. Then we have the problem that Wallace's book has not aged well at all. It's that 1960's thing where a white man is altogether too self- conscious and preachy in his writing. Also, even for the time the women characters were all weak, man-crazy or man-desperate, and entirely too dumb and tentative to be working in the white house or entertaining senators. The plot showed signs of being laughable even given the historical period in which the book was set. I tried to listen to it, but had to return it after an honest effort.
What didn’t you like about Rhett S. Price’s performance?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
for it's time the book was a groundbreaking rumination on having a black president. I remembered it fondly which is why I tried it now.
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I would listen to this one again. I'm sorry it has ended. I was amazed at the depth of understanding the author had for the main charactor. It made for a very powerful book as I stood with him (in his shoes as it were).
I wonder how the author got close enough to see so clearly into those painful places?.
It looked at race and the effects of race at a very gut level. The book allowed me to be entertained while it challanged me to think. That's what made it so engaging for me. 32 hours was not enough. I wish it had a sequel. If you like law, White House goings on, and solid human struggle to grow and find acceptance, read it
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