What a great man.
Learning about Hamilton and the formation of our country.
I'm too busy to have the time to sit down and read this book. But being able to listen as I drove was a great. All I knew about Hamilton was he was killed in a duel by Burr. Alexander Hamilton was so much more. Our country is so indebted to him.
You not only enjoy the story, but also heal your soul. Chernow is exceptional.
I strongly recommend.
ok. its a long listen. but even if you're not a history buff, you'll love the way the author uses every word you ever learned for your SAT exam
Enjoyed this page turner immensely, and the narrator's rendition is quite good, despite a few mispronunciations.
My technical complaints are:
• the chapters in the file don't correspond with those of the actual book, making it too difficult to go back and forth between a printed copy and the audible file.
• occasionally, the quality of the recording diminishes, bringing up the signal to noise ratio and making the narration harder to hear.
Otherwise, an outstanding experience.
A great read if you have some time to fill. I learned a lot about the founding of our country that I didn't know, and the level of detail Chernow includes means I'll likely remember it. Some areas did get a bit slow during the 37-hour epic, but I still cried at Hamilton's death, and never felt like abandoning the story. Somewhere around hour 20 I switched to 1.25 speed and found that worked fine.
Best bio I've ever read! The 'perfect storm' of subject matter, author and narrator. I've listened to it multiple times and thoroughly enjoyed it every time. It is equal parts gripping drama, fascinating history and psychologically compelling documentary.
This biography is a must for anyone interested in early American history. This not the history of the educational system but a detailed and sometimes harsh look into t he lives of those who shaped the nation of the United States.
I love a good wordsmith
The ending was most memorable for me. It's kind of like the first time I watched Titanic, back in High School. I knew how it would end but that didn't prepare me for the sadness of the event. I grew to like Hamilton so much as I learned about his life that learning about his death - a death that occurred 200+ years ago - was tremendously sad for me.
Not sure a film is necessary at the moment due to the success of the musical, but I think an appropriate tagline would be "Do Not Throw Away Your Shot!" Because that's not overused or anything.