• Instant Genius, The Cheat Sheets of Culture

  • U.S. Wars Before 1900
  • By: Robert Grant
  • Narrated by: Ken Boynton
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-16-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jean Wyman
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (8 ratings)

Regular price: $8.95

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Publisher's Summary

Your daughter asks about Appomattox. You say you had yours taken out. You need the facts. Fast. With this audio program, you can become an Instant Genius™ on the subject of U.S. wars before 1900 in about an hour. How exactly did America win its Independence? Over what was the Mexican war fought? What was the significance of the battles at Bull Run and Antietam? Learn the answers to these questions and many others when Instant Genius™ U.S. Wars Before 1900 clearly explains the wars the U.S. fought from the time before it was the U.S. up through the Spanish-American War of 1898.
© 1999 Good Thinking, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Pokey on 04-20-12

Beware of Sound Quality Issues

What would have made Instant Genius, The Cheat Sheets of Culture better?

The audio quality was surprisingly bad, even though I downloaded it with the same settings as my other recordings. It had nothing to do with the narrator; just hard to hear, overall.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ken Boynton’s performances?

Yes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Interesting, informative and perfectly "digestible" in short sittings - enjoyable way to spend 45 minutes or so. I just wish I'd been able to hear better!

Any additional comments?

Could probably do without the little "dramatized" dialogues at the beginning ("why you need to read this" section where people argue historical facts). Just a waste of time, blurry sound quality and very artificially scripted - an eye-roll moment.

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