I have not read the written version of this book and thus cannot compare it with the audio version. However, the audio version allowed me to paint two rooms while enjoying a great book.
A book this size needs to be consumed in pieces.
History can best be understood through biographies of great men. This audio was an enjoyable look into the life of one of this countries founding fathers.
No, not better, but a wonderful adjunct
Almost any other by the same author. It is wonderful the way he brings life and breath to historical figures without putting them on a pedestal or demonizing them. All the humanity,all the joys, all the grief that made them who they were and how they helped shape the world we know.
The death of Abigail
For those who rather have made up plots, or reality tv versions of the human story, this is not for you. This is real life. I love the detail of this biography. I am better able to understand our mutual history and appreciate what shaped MY world. If you love this country, or even if you think it could be better, or if you think it can help the world be better, here is an "Owner's Manual" for citizenship. The lives of those who dared to reach to something better, even at great personal risk.
I love to learn and share whatever excellence I discover in the process
Epic biography. Brilliantly crafted. Among the best biographies I have ever read.
See the DVD of this as well. It is on a par with the book, if not better.
I really like David McCullough and I expected this to be an historical work, but it just seemed to go on and on with too many details. Took me weeks to get through it.
I would have enjoyed it much more if were read by the author. (e.g. 1776)
The narration only added to the slow movement of the book.The narrator paused frequently and made annoying noises that were distracting.
It already has.
I love books about history but this one was not a favorite. I doubt I would try to get through it ever again.
This was a long but well put together interesting life sotry. John Adams would have been proud of this colelction.
A good biography of a great man who lived during interesting times. It was well narrated, but I kept listening to other more fast paced books rather than listening to this one, perhaps because there seemed to be too many direct quotes from Adams. Also, the events leading up to the declaration of Independence were the most fascinating, so much so, that Adam's subsequent activities as Ambassador, Vice President and President seemed less important in comparison, but this is not the author's fault. Abigail Adams was a fascinating character, and I truly enjoyed learning about her. I liked the book, only wished I had not found it slow going at times.
Truly great American
Account of John Adams' diligent service in France despite opposition
John Adams meeting with French government minister.
Each letter he wrote to his wife!
The book is superbly performed!
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend interested in the story of the founding of our country and the obstacles to becoming independent and winning the war against England.
No, it is too long and I wanted to take a break. The story is interesting, partly bacause you know the end, but you don't know the road traveled between the beginning and the end. Also offered in this book is a good description of Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.
My first audiobook, so naturally the best.
I've read another book by McCullough. Both great books.
He reads as if just telling me the story. Very easy to understand.
Yes, but that's impossible. It's very, very long.