As a lover of American history, I kept hearing about this book but never got around to reading it. When I noticed that it was offered here at Audible and Unabridged - I figured it was about time to check it out. It's an absolutely marvelous book of highly researched and delightfully entertaining history. It is also narrated very well by Barrett Whitener. I was captivated from the very beginning to the very end. And I learned so very much about our country's early, pioneering years. I really enjoyed listening to this book and will probably do so several more times. Another favorite in my ever growing Audible library. Highly recommended.
This story is fantastic, and wonderfully written. Through most of the book I felt as if I was traveling with Lewis and Clark, expiring every triumph and hardship. Wonderful tale, the downside is the narrator. It sounds almost like a machine is talking to you. I would still recommend, but definitely check out the sample though....
Not a mainstream reader.
I feel very lucky for our forefathers thinking so advance at the time, letting Lewis and Clark explore our great lands.
This book lets you discover the West all the way to the Pacific, with precious insights on the characters, knoledge and discipline of men that claimed freedom and equal rights, and practicing them, well befor the French Revolution.
What a great book. The story is so much more detailed and interesting than I had ever imagined. It makes you want to trace out the trail for yourself. The narration is perfect for this kind of book. It is clear, easy to understand, and there is enough infection to get the points across but not so much to make it sound like a production.
This is a 10/10. This is the standard by which I measure every other audible purchase. A truly great book with a pitch-perfect reading. Unsurpassed.
Undaunted Courage is Ambrose at his best. The sweeping impact and day to day travails of this excellent adventure is clearly illustrated in Ambrose's prose. He puts the journey of discovery in historical context while making these magnificent characters real to the reader.
Ambrose focuses too much of the narrative on Merriweather Lewis but this only detracts slightly from this outstanding story.
This is one of the most enjoyable books I've ever listened to. It's primarily a biography of Meriwether Lewis, who is a fascinating and complex character. It also gives a fairly rich sense of the political atmosphere surrounding the journey, and its historical importance. Ambrose is a highly qualified historian, so even his tangents and conjectures are fascinating.
Better than fiction!!! Great narration. Enjoyable all the way through. Sad for it to end. A must for all history lovers. Not many history writers can beat Stephen Ambrose. Enjoy & learn.