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I have read many books on the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's, and have traveled to Alabama to see where "history happened." This story however, by focusing on the two primary characters presents a very different spin on how change actually happened. Throughout this book, you see how JFK morphed from a politician looking for votes to a man of principle...and how RFK was actually one of the true heroes of this era. The narrator was spectacular, changing accents to reflect the different characters. This is truly one of those audio books where every thing just comes alive.
The reader Dan Woren does dramatic impersonations for King, Kennedy and other historical figures in the book which can get grating at times. Woren's impersonations of female voices were especially silly. The text could be repetitive. Number of times King was described as "the civil rights leader" was very high.
On the good side, the interactions between King and Kennedy were fascinating but not terribly numerous so a lot of background was required. As someone who has read a Kennedy bio there was new information to digest.
If you can stand the impersonations this is a good book for you. If not you should give it a pass.