I've read/listened to biographies on Adams, Washington, and Hamilton, and each painted a negative picture of Jefferson. While this may err in the other direction, it is good to hear both sides of the discussion on one of our most important leaders. Meacham does attempt balance; he's not totally one-sided on TJ, so this is not propaganda, it's still good history. Well-written and narrated, it is worth the time.
If you are strictly looking for information given to you in a straightforward manner without any attempt to entertain the reader, then you will probably like it, but I like bios with some sense of tone, mood and basic writing craft. The author seems to often just regurgitate information with very little regard to order, organizational structure or storytelling that might please the reader.
Spent way too much time discussing his personal relationships and affairs. I turned it off when he described the physical attributes of a woman he encountered in France. The story of one of the most important people in the history of the world does not need to be spiced up with useless tidbits.
Great performance, good author, paradoxical man. Really enjoyed the reader. Author is not quite as strong as McCullough or Chernow
Addicted to reading traditional books. Overwhelmed by backlog of books to read. If it's early Americana then I want it.
Books, such as this, should be required curriculum in schools. I very much enjoyed this audio book.
This was a wonderful book and a delight to listen. Meacham has written a glorious picture into the life of one of America's greatest icons and given restoration to his just work and deeds.