I frequently felt that I was listening to a suspense novel. The revolutionary war like you never knew it. A must for any history buff. Graphically insightful, stark verbal imagery, factual and well told. A true masterpiece.
What an amazing story told beautifully by David McCullough, who tells us not only the history but emotion and perseverance of an army that never should have been able to do so much.
This is a very enjoyable listen. I found it enlightening. It does a good job of showing the hardships faced by the early fathers of the revolution. A relatively small percentage of men changed the course of our history. There are some incredible leadership traits portrayed in the anecdotes throughout this book. We see Washington dealing with indecision, backbiting, desertion, as well as natural disasters. All the while, keeping the end in mind and persevering for his cause. McCullough does a nice job narrating, but he's more of an author the narrator. You're not going to be captivated by the narration as much as the story.
Good but tedious!!
Very fascinating depiction of a very important moment in history. Takes a lot of concentration on the listener's part. But I just came off of "Unbroken"!
Great book but I would of liked to have more history regarding the events that ended the war. It could have been a teaser for another volume.
Like an episode of America Experience on PBS. Lots of good history set to life.
A good read. Thank you.
This book is a must for history buffs. Honestly I could go on and on but let it suffice to say that this is a great book and it was narrated splendidly. I highly recommend it.
This book was very interesting and educational. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about George Washington as a person and a General. I can't wait for my children to listen to this as well. Thank you Mr. McCullough
Expertly written and narrated definitely worth the read! I'm going to check out other books by David. A great book!