A great book with simply too much minutiae. I did enjoy it but often felt bogged down by it. I'd highly recommend it but would totally understand giving up on it.
I toughed this out (yes, the marathon of it). Not as well written as a McCullough bio, but good in exposing all sides of our first president. And he clearly had many sides. And Washington grew into someone with more character, something we all strive to do.
Probably - Is a long book so will be a while.
Very well done. Was as if a close friend was telling me the story. Highly recommend this.
Yes, I loved to listen to the use of the words used at that time.
Chernobyl has produced a work that is exhaustively researched, incredibly detailed, emotional and informative. Admittedly long, but well worth every minute. The narration fits the subject in its emotionally detached, yet perfectly inflected tone. A must listen.
Captivating historical work. The writing is magnificent. The reader is outstanding. The quotations from old letters are truly remarkable.
I really enjoyed this biography. I would take each bit in small bites... sometimes more as time permitted. Listened also to his biography of Hamilton. Interesting to put them side by side in my head as I was listening to the Washington biography second.
Between the writing and production, I felt engrossed by what I was hearing and felt even a tad challenge by some of the dialog because I didn't know, by definition, all of the vocabulary. I was able to piece it together via syntax.
I am looking forward to more books by Mr. Churnow and more performances by Mr. Brick.
Scott Brick is a favorite narrator of mine. I don't normally read biographies as most people just aren't that interesting. George Washington, however, still surprised me after everything that I thought I knew (and was proven false) and by the mountains of things I would've never have known about the man without this superbly written and researched book. A standing O to the writer, and a lifetime of gratitude and respect for the true Father of our Nation.
This was the best book and reading about the Man, the Myth and the Legend! I had to go buy a picture of George Washington to honor this great American Legend! This book presented him in such a way as I never could of envisioned. He became someone who is very real and personable. I shed a tear when Washington died, I cared that much about the man. Bravo Ron Chernow!
I liked the fact that this presented Washington as just a man who tried to live his life to the best of his ability and it just happened to be at the birth of the nation. The story just flowed and there is so much detail but not overbearing or boring.
Scott Brick reads so well, his voice ever so carefully changing tones at the right times. Well done.
I did get genuinely moved when Washington died, having become so invested in the person as presented by Mr. Chernow.