Yes, It is a good refresher of US History learned so long ago in school.
Good mix of historic events and behind the scenes details.
I loved listening to the Broadway Cast Album of Hamilton. I already knew the highlights about Alexander Hamilton from school but it was nice to hear more of the story.
Ron Chernow was my first and will continue to be my favorite historian and biographer. Scott Brick (narrator) brought a depth to the subject matter in his reading that only made the experience of listening more powerful and meaningful. I would and will listen to it again in the near future.
I'm only about 6 chapters in but if you're interested in history or just an amazing tale of people, policies, conflict and the wielding of power by those who have it and wield it brilliantly (George Washington etc) and who don't (hello Mr Trump!) this is the book for you.
Great reading, really very non-intrusive narrator who just delivers the story in a fine voice with no drama. Perfect fit.
I'm cherishing every minute of it and learning so much forgotten or never learned information about the amazing sacrifices, vision and brilliance of our founding fathers (and mothers!).
Just do it.
Brilliant, Strategic and Human.
The story told his history before he arrived, when he was alive and after his death. A lot of people were affected by Alexander Hamilton's ideas and decisions. He was a brilliant thinker and laid out and implemented many good ideas.
No one can narrate better than Scott Brick. I don't care to read a book, but listening to Audio Books is very enjoyable.
I wouldn't say moved, but it was sad when he got shot and then painfully passed away.
Three things I did not know before listening to this story: 1) I didn't realize Aaron Burr was Thomas Jefferson's Vice President. 2) I didn't know that Alexander Hamilton's son died in a duel like his dad. 3) I didn't know Adams and Jefferson were such mean people (Guess I need another opinion).
Excellent book, wonderfully written. Chernow puts a face, an attitude, a fuller person to every portrait on our currency. Fascinating and extremely well researched, with excellent quotes and sources.
Detailed and thorough with excellent narrator which is challenging to find in autobiographical works. Hamilton's autobiography is inspirational and touching.
I originally picked the work due to the Broadway production because I wanted to look for historical accuracies. The details and parallels are beautiful and the story is artfully told from Hamilton, Burr, and Eliza's perspective. All in all a wonderful way to spend my time.
Reading, listening and learning everyday
Politics is a nasty business. Power, money and influence corrupt the best of us. The story of Alexander Hamilton is well told and puts on display some of the worst characteristics of our nation.
This performance was top notch. Content was amazing.
A wonderful, educational book on Hamilton and life in New York before during and after the revolutionary war. Eye opening accounts of Jefferson and republican animosity towards the Federalist.
didn't know much about Hamilton before this book, so very glad I took the time to listen. The narrator is very easy to listen to and makes the book that much more enjoyable.