My goal is to read 52 books in 1 year! I read 33 last year!
The book was wonderful, but not easy to listen too for long periods of time. It isn't so much of a story as a series of facts and mini anecdotes.
intelligent, un engaging, not colorful.
It was worth it. He was an amazing man.
Story of how a person is used when and where they are to affect the world. Great History lesson
Failure does not mean ultimate defeat, just part of the journey toward success
If ever one is called to greatness, this is the man
Have any of us come to where we are for a purpose?
I've listened to several biographies in the past couple of years. I sometimes can't wait for the person to die so the book will be over. On this one I cried when Wilberforce died. I think this book is as good as Metaxas' book on Bonhoeffer.
I expected to like it and there were some good stories. I found after a while, I just wanted to stop listening and read a Wikipedia article about Wilberforce instead, which I did. The narrator's voice was annoying and made me appreciate the incredible skill that we get used to in most audiobooks.
I found this book very well written and very interesting. I WILL recommend this work to all of my friends. I was only generally familiar with the work of this great,yet humble man. How is it that this generation is unaware of the work of this remarkable individual. I am going to listen to this again right away!
This book is more of a hagiography than a biography. Wilberforce was an important and interesting character, but a biography by a writer who did not so closely seem to identify with Wilberforce's religious beliefs would be more interesting.
"Gloucester" = /ˈglɒstɚ/, not "Glosschester." The '-i' at the end of "vox populi" is pronounced like '-ee.' This stuff is driving me nuts.
As wonderful as Wilberforce is, this biography does not pretend to be objective. A bit uneven.