I definitely thought there were some very interesting portions of this book, however I thought much of it was dry/slow, etc and it failed to keep my interest in a number of spots. Some of the other reviewers said this is the best biography they have ever read; not even close for me. Fortunately the narration was fantastic so it did not detract one bit from the story like I have found with other books of this type. Three stars is all I could muster.
I only listen to biographies and tend to stick with great scientists/engineers because I think they are the most interesting. Every once in a while I pepper in an interesting thinker/philosopher to get other perspectives. Theodore Roosevelt is absolutly fascinating and I can't get enough. I might have to expand my library for true folk heros like TR. Highly recommended.
I throughly enjoyed listening to this book. The author did a a lot of research for it before writing and it shows in all the examples given. Lots of examples can give for slow/long reading, but they all played a part.
A wonderful portrait of such an inspirational historical figure. This book should be read by every young man as they enter college as its message is timeless. My only complaint is this book is not great when at 3x speed - but it was still amazing.
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.