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The narrator provided a very strong and simple tone in her reading. Moreover, the text was very compelling listening. Snowe writes candidly about what is truly wrong in Washington and goes to great lengths to highlight those issues. The narrator does a great job underlining key points and getting the overall point across that Snowe is conveying.
Olympia Snowe (one of my favorite Senators) is one of the last, true bipartisan leaders in the Congress. She hits the nail on the head on numerous issues and offers concrete solutions to problems that the Congress is facing.
Snowe pulls no punches and points out the flaws and fallacies of the Senate; the lack of cooperation and what the reasons behind that lack of cooperation are tied to. She's plain spoken and Pam Ward (the narrator) does a bang up job telling the story which is as much about Snowe's own adventures in public service than ideas on fixing Congress.
It's a great listen with great stories and some funny foibles, as well.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Maine's noted Senator writes a book about the US Congress, and the narrator can't be bothered to check pronunciations of prominent Maine locations. "Banger" for Bangor, A-Ruse-tuke" for Aroostook, "Muh-key-us" for Machias -- fingers across a chalkboard.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
Snowe's insight into why the US Government is broken, and how to fix it.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Pam Ward?
Anyone with enough interest in the project to look up the correct pronunciations. Ward's voice and inflections are close to Snowe's, but these errors are horrid.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It was awesome until the mispronunciations slammed the listener upside the head and out of the book.
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