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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A more articulate narrator would have made this a better listening experience. He pronounced "February" and "secretary" as if the first 'r' was missing.
What was most disappointing about Richard Reeves’s story?
There was no real flow to the book. The book proceeded somewhat chronologically, but Reeves jumped about from experience to experience. The book flowed as if he had not quite organized his notes.
How could the performance have been better?
What character would you cut from Infamy?
There were too many to keep track of. Cutting one would have made no difference. On the other hand, a more detailed following of just a few characters or a few families may have caused the book to flow better.
Any additional comments?
I'll avoid this narrator in the future.
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
It is important to understand the excesses which follow attacks. I was reminded that the 9/11 attack on the U.S. led to passage of the Patriot Act, not one of the finest moments in U.S. history just as the internment, of Japanese is a blot on our history.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Infamy?
The entire story is fascinating. Reeves personalized this lingering national embarrassment, taking it from the abstract and making and making it real.
What didn’t you like about James Yaegashi’s performance?
By telling the story through the those who were imprisoned, Reeves puts the reader in their shoes. It is hard to imagine the level of hatred for the Japanese, but then again, the antI -Muslim sentiment in this country since 9/11 was unimaginable until it happened.
Do you think Infamy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
The narrator demonstrated no emotion in a book full of emotional highs and lows. Scott Brick, who narrated the similarly constructed "Dead Wake" would have been a much better choice
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