The story and writing were great! For the most part the narration was good too, but there were times when the narrator's mouth sounded so dry you could hear the crackling of a mouth in serious need of hydration or a break. Kind of grossed me out a couple of times!
This is an excellent historical piece. It not only captures a great deal of history but also gives great insight into the man John Adams. For those who complain about the silent gaps and the breaths of the narrator I can only say : really?
excellent book to grow your knowledge of the founding of America. the author paints a very vivid picture of Adams role in forming what this country was founded on.
I rated the book 5 stars because it was fantastic. I finished the book and felt as if a friend had passed on, and I was remembering him fondly. I rated the narration 1 star because it was awful. There were constant audible lip licking, breaths, and awkward pauses. It was very distracting.
This was wonderful in every way. I believe we tend to think of people from Adams' period as dry and distant; it's hard to think of them in modern terms with emotions as we experience them. This, however, humanizes Adams like no other book I've read has done of the time. You feel like you knew him when it's over. Some of this can be attributed to the reading, which was equally as good. Highly recommended.
The book reads like poetry while telling a vivid story of the birth of our nation through the love affair of letters between John Adams, his wife Abigail and other notable personalities of the that time.