I couldn't stop listening to this book. The writing is so compelling, the narration so vivid, that I felt like I could actually see the action that is being described. Such a tragedy.
I'm a huge fan of David McCullough. I think he is the best historian of all times. I've read most of his books about our past times, but something is missing in "The Johnstown Flood." Maybe I've been reading too many books on history or maybe I bought the wrong book, but the Johnstown's story didn't felt the same from other writing from McCullough. The story just felt short of nitty gritty details that I expect from this author.
This book felt very short. "The Johnstown Flood" is the shortest book in David McCullough's collection. Usually when reading his books, you will listen at least 20 hours or much longer of specific facts, but Johnstown is barely over 9 hours.
I thought that I bought the abridge version of the audiobook by mistake.
I rarely complain about a reader, but this one is just too sing-songy for my tastes. I find him very distracting. He sometimes hits 5 or 6 notes in a sentence and as many as 4 in a single ord. Almost all his words end in a changed note. I do like the book very much, but am having a hard time enjoying it for this reason.