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What made the experience of listening to The Finish the most enjoyable?
Mark Bowden tells a really great story, and he obviously had very good source access.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The descriptions of how the Obama team made the decision to kill bin Laden and why were fascinating and a very good look into national decision making on critical issues facing our country. McRaven comes off looking like a badass.
How could the performance have been better?
The narrator thinks that whispering makes him sound more mysterious. Or maybe he just likes to whisper. Anyway, his voice acting contributed nothing to the story and eventually became distracting from it.
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Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Bowden again?
I'd definitely purchase "Killing Pablo" because I read the book, but his later work "Worm" (and "The Finish") is like being stuck in the land of diminishing returns. The quality and style have weakened significantly. That really is a disappointment because I wanted to enjoy this, but couldn't.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of James Lurie?
Scott Brick, Bronson Pinchot, Campbell Scott, Will Patton - I agree with one of the other prior complaints - in addition to everything else, that narrator reads the entire book in a tone as if he's revealing a very hush-hush secret. Bizarre. Throws off the pace of the story completely.
Any additional comments?
Sorry guys, I'm returning this one.
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