I liked this book because it is well written. It gives a detailed portrait of the formative years of T.R. And goes into great detail. Edmund Morris researched his topic exceedingly well and writes in a way that transports you to the events he is describing.
The Performance is not my favorite on Audible but it gets the job done well.
It's a great story if you like American biographies. The attention to detail is amazing.
Performance was superb. The accents helped differentiate between the different speakers when letters and diary entries were read and helped give feeling to this story. The main narration was clear and easy to listen to.
No, it's too long and takes time to digest.
Though a bit lengthy at 26 hours, Mark Deakins did a wonderful job in keeping the narration both energetic and consistent. I thoroughly enjoyed his Roosevelt imitation whenever applicable (dialogues and quotation).
Morris goes into great detail without being dry or tiring.
Highly recommend if you're interested in Roosevelt or the time period in general!
Yes, actually. Mark Deakins does a wonderful job impersonating various characters throughout the book, giving the story more life than it would otherwise have. His T.R. impression made me smile in pleased amusement more than once.
Well, Theodore of course. A man well deserving of his fame, and then some.
No, it's 26 hours long. You have to break it up; anything will become dry after 26 hours!
I was skeptical that there would be enough flavor and content to keep this titanic Teddy tome fresh all the way through, but I was wrong. TR's story is so fascinating, and brought to life so vividly by Morris's writing, that I couldn't help devouring the entire thing as quickly as possible. It is, without question, the best biography I've ever read. I can't wait to jump into the next two entries.
I will also note that the narrator was outstanding and did a wonderful job of weaving color into an already colorful text.
I thought I knew alot of TR; however, this book taught me that I knew little. I highly recommend this book. I now realize TR is highly worthy of study. I wish we had leaders like this today.
Don't know since I have read the print, but Mark Deakins did exceptionally well narrating.
Theodore Roosevelt of course!
Although it was all outstanding, I really enjoyed his battles in the Spanish-American war
Hearing about the tragedies he endured early on, and how he still vigorously exercised when the doctors told him not to.
This is definitely one the best books I've read (heard). And I highly recommend it to anyone would like to learn about one of the most fascinating men in the history of the US
Mark Deakins does a great job with acting out Roosevelt and others, but his narrator voice adds an emphasis to almost every sentence, that is just unnecessary.