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There were a couple of dry points but all tolled a good book. If you enjoy knowing a little of the details of history and the interplay of some of the great names we've heard about all our lives it is a very good story.
Amongst my favorites.
Verifies my notion that the best audio books are those read by professional voice actors. The readers voice was clear and the pace was perfect. At first his female impersonations were a little distracting but I got use to his transitions. Overall I really enjoyed listening to this book
Destiny of the Republic was as entertaining as it was educational.
Very interesting story. Very interesting twist of famous inventer, Alexander Graham Bell, trying to save the life of President Garfield. I did not know much about James Garfield, but found him to be a very interesting person. It is sad that he was murdered, in that he may have been one of the better President's.
The descriptions of the times, the fair, Edison and Alexander Graham Bell and the disaster of the practice of medicine were amazing.
This was a very good book. My only complaint is that the medical descriptions were a little TMI for my taste. But, these are easily skipped over. Fascinating book. It is written in a way that you want to keep listening. I listened to this with my husband and we both enjoyed it together.
Destiny of the Republic was well told, amazingly well researched and a far more fascinating story than I would have guessed before I listened to it. The combination of human greatness, tragedy, madness, genius and even notes of redemption make it a compelling book I strongly recommend to anyone with even a small interest in history, medicine, invention, crime or psychology.
I wish I could forget this book just so I could have the pleasure of hearing it again for the first time.
Live life smell the roses and rejoice.
Absolutely it was riveting and inspiring story
Getting a view to the character and spirit of James Garfield
All were well done.
It is good and certainly worth the credit but just a little bit too gushy over a President who was President for so short a time. A Tragic figure to be sure but the pedestal the author puts him on is a little much. The Assassin could've used more stage time - very interesting that one.
The narrator did an excellent job. No problems there.
No regrets over purchasing this one.
What a surprise
Garfeld's egomaniacal and yet medically backward attending physician was the most fascinating, since it was difficult to believe such a tragedy could be created by one person.
Bell's attempts to locate the bullet with his machine and how he was limited in his examination by the preconceived conclusion of the doctor.
While it didn't make me cry, the book built a sense of impending doom and depression.
A terrific story of what we all were taught in elementary school incorrectly was merely an assassination by a mad man.
One of the best book I've listened to. When I mention Garfield, friends say, "the cat." I've learned he was a great president and was sadly killed by a mad man and his own doctors.
It is so much more than just about the president as the story is intertwined with the historical figures of the time.
Paul Michael's makes the words come alive with his inflections.
When the doctors probed the president right after he was shot in the train station.