A solid rendering of this wonderful adventure, heretofore more memorized fact than meaningful achievement, at least to me.The research seems excellent, the writing adequate, the detail compelling.
This is unquestionably one of the most important and interesting stories of early America and Stephen Ambrose has done an outstanding job of telling it. I have always been fascinated by this adventure, but I couldn't quit listening. In today's world it's very difficult to imagine this trip and the shear magnitude of what could have gone wrong. You will NOT regret purchasing it!
I thought this was a very well done and thorough examination of the Lewis and Clark expedition with a bit of background in their lives before and after the journey. the narration was a bit dry at times, but overall the story painted a vivid picture and filled me with a great sense of awe at the courage of these men. it explores things in their life that was unknown to me and also examined the tragic end to Lewis' life. I thought it was very well done and stuck to the most commonly accepted histories of these men.
Very detailed and maybe a bit too long, but a must read for any American history enthusiast! Overall, a very good read.
The book is well written, researched, and presented. It captures the imagination providing a documented view of a tremendous accomplishment in our nations history. I've read the book and enjoyed it more than the audio version perhaps because of the narration.
This is is the tale of the man responsible for the most ambitious excursion in the young history of our nation, Meriwether Lewis.
It's a thrilling tale of the man's life and adventures followed by the sad misadventures of political career, onset of his depression, and his disastrous end.
Listen to it and learn about one of the most important figures as an example of the American character.
This ought to be required reading, or listening, for every young mind in America.