I have young children. They listened intently. We used this audible in the car and our home. The children listened in short spurts and on long trips. We followed up with Liberty Kids for visual effects to make the history they heard and we discussed, come alive. Great Educational piece!
We enjoyed the relational aspects that made these historical figures real. We loved the facts that shared their personal likes and all the details about locations. It felt like we were there with them. We could paint our own visual pictures with our imaginations.
No this was our first time listening to Nelson Runger.
No it is too long to listen to in one sitting. We listen to it in our home and in our car.
We would recommend this book to EVERYONE! It is a great tool for learning the history about John Adams and the people in his life. We look forward to listening to other books by David McCullough. We think the next will be "The Johnstown Flood".
I don't think you can compare the two. I both read parts, and listened to parts. It was a matter of what suited my needs at the time.
He was one of the slowest readers I have come across so far. The abnormally long pauses between paragraphs started to become infuriating. Because of this it started to drag on.
This book is great! After reading other biographies of presidents in Adams' time, I was worried that it would be a very dull read (because he had been portrayed so by biographers of his contemporaries). I was very pleasantly surprised and learned a lot!
One of the most enjoyable and engaging biographies I've ever listened to. Like many of McCullough's books, I found myself spacing out less than with other historical works.
I loved the use of the letters between the Adams to tell the bulk of the story
Yes. This is on par with his other narrations in McCullough's books.
No. I felt it was better digested in increments.