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517QSi68euL._SL500_AA280_Reviewed by Caleb Shadis

City Tour of Washington DC is an audio book giving an hour and a half long tour of our capital. As one might expect, it isn’t nearly enough time to give any single landmark justice, much less the entire city. The audio book does, however, do a good job of providing a brief overview and hitting on the important highlights.

Each track in the book is focused on one major site in the D.C. area. The first place on the tour is the White House; it’s one of the most famous residences in the world and is also one of the most protected places. The best piece of advice given is that tours are by reservation only, which could be disappointing if you don’t know about it in advance.

The tour then goes on to cover other places in Washington. The list includes both the Lincoln and Washington memorials and of course the Capitol building. Then onto the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. There is also a chapter on the war memorials and one chapter just for the Arlington Cemetery. Each chapter starts with a small and interesting history lesson and then follows up with information about what to do at the sight, as well as other tips.

Overall, it was a fun book to listen to but it only whetted my appetite for more information. There were plenty of jokes made but none of them had political leanings, though most were pretty corny. Considering the book recordings are pretty cheap to download and easy to listen to, I think they are certainly worth it if you plan to visit Washington D.C.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Caleb is a software engineer and amateur woodworker living in southern Minnesota. He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.

MP3 file was provided free of any obligation by Bon Voyage Media. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.