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.
This is the first of THREE books. The author did a great job of describing the life of Theodore Roosevelt. If you have the time, this is the series to read. Very entertaining. I like biographies, but this series was better than most. Teddy was amazing and this book did his crowded life justice.
The book bounds from one unbelievable true story to the next. Teddy's story is both inspiring and entertaining.
Mark Deakins is an excellent narrator, proving a spot-on impression of Teddy's voice throughout.
I've listened to this volume twice now, and enjoyed it even more the second time. Morris' treatment of the early life and career of Theodore Roosevelt is masterful, intriguing, and a well-told story.
Narrator was great too!
Actually, My name is Joan. Michael is my husband and this is his account. I'm a long-time romance reader.
Roosevelt's life was amazingly interesting, never a dull moment. His vitality was astounding. He never stopped or paused. That's one reason this book grabs you from the beginning and never let's you go. Edmund Morris' details and insights give the book tremendous depth. No wonder he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The narration is also stellar. This is one of those better than fictions stories everyone can enjoy.