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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
More dramatic - less textbook style of writing. It's just a little boring, reads literally like a Volume 2 textbook (with lots of references to volume 1, that you probably read in the last class and are just expected to understand). And it's not because it is a detailed history - grab Dorris Kearns Goodwin and you'll see just as detailed a history, but one you can't put down.
What did you like best about this story?
The level of detail and how well researched it was. It's also a specific era in history that gets little coverage.
What aspect of Ken Kliban’s performance would you have changed?
The way he pronounces things like "Gorbachev." This is definitely a -1 entire star. It sounds ridiculous, but listen and you'll see why this tends to drive you crazy.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Oh TONS! I still recommend you grab it if you love this type of history. It's weird. Its like a song where the lyrics are perfect, the riff is great, and everything just doesn't come together with a magic touch for some reason.
Any additional comments?
Amazing Author, Well researched details, Not bad reading performance. Not sure where it went wrong, but the execution was just not great.
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