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The narrarator Ughhh
The narrarator does the nasty sounding spittle sound thing when he is reading. Maybe he had a really dry mouth and needed a drink of water, but it was terribly gross to listen to, and the guy had some weird nasal accent, it was more than I could stand to listen to. By now I have listen to hundreds of books of all different types and there are very few that I can't finish, but this book is one simply because of the narrarator.
7 people found this helpful
Satire like Jonathan Swift
Enjoyable retelling of history using penguins instead of men - whimsical yet serious. Drags some in the middle, but good beginning and end.
2 people found this helpful
Life is not fair - morality of the powerful
More relevant today than ever. Might is right. The little guy has no chance. Hypocrisy all around. This is a wonderfully amuzing exposition of the corruption of modern power over our lives. The narrator is perfect - the voice is of a haughty, dreadfully patient aristocratic explaining the facts of life for posterity. The story is of the banal and the evil ways in which the powerful wrest control and the silly responses from those who should resist. Five stars all around.
The story is a grate book if you know history though you can still enjoy this book if you don?t. This book is a classic.
5 people found this helpful