This is an excellent book rich with details and interesting facts. My great great grandfather was a finish carpenter in Chicago during this time. I wonder if he worked on the exhibition or took his family.
Mr Brick's narration is grating! Ugghh! The story Is fascinating, but there are many grammar and usage errors that I found difficult to overlook. Cannot a publishing house as established as Random house hire competent editors and proof readers?
This book surpassed my expectations. My professor assigned this in place of a textbook and it was a relief, as I am not a lover of history. The author's attention to detail and how he told the stories of several characters simultaneously kept me reading. At times some of the information was a bit too much, yet it aided the settings and further pushed the plot.
The narration is so pretentious, it becomes a distraction. I couldn't continue listening after 20 minutes. It hurt my ears. First book I stopped listening to. I will need to read when I have time.
I was disappointed in the amount of storyline on the Chicago Worlds Fair vs Holmes. I know info on the fair is easier to come by, but I thought this would dive in deeper on Holmes. I got the same amount of info on Holmes from a 45 min podcast as I got from this book. Well written though.
This was an interesting piece of American history that I hadn't known much about, so that kept my attention. I usually prefer listening to books with more dialogue and fleshed out characters than this one, but this was thought-provoking knowing it was a true story.
I very much liked this book. If you're a history fan you may too. Only problem I had was with some of the verbal ticks of the narrator. They were easy to get past though.