I am reading all the presidential bios. I must say that I find it almost redundant to read all the founding fathers bios. they spent so many of their peak years togther that you end up hearing 5 slightly different versions of a story that typically was very interesting their first time but didn't need repeating. I personally find this exercise more rewarding for the mid 19th century presidents.
An extremely well-researched work, with excellent narration. And it will definitely make you rethink the supposed greatness of Jefferson and Adams.
Chernow's narrative is great, although many times the story gets lost in the minutiae of Washington's comings and goings and detailed descriptions of the management of his estate.
Not sure who to recommend instead of Mr. Brick's exceedingly pompous and affected narration.
I'm soon to be 60. I love Audible as I can listen to books and still do my chores.
Even though this was a long book to listen to, It took 2 weeks and 2 days to listen to the whole book. But, it was so wonderfully written and read to me that it passed by way too quickly. It was quite the revelation on Washington both the bad sides and the good sides. No stone was left unturned in this wonderful recounting of George Washington's history, from childhood to grave. You will not be wasting your time in listening to every single minute of this book.
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.