Enjoyed this book immensely. Wonderful portrait of this complex man. Clear and straight forward. Author did not appear to have an agenda. Helped me to better understand this important period of our history. Narration was superlative. No negatives.
This is one of the best book anyone - Male or female, student or worker, businessman or worker, can and should read or listen. The story was so captivating, it was hard to put it away.
Amazing man he was, with flaws and virtues of a common man. But with extraordinary qualities.
Would listen again.
This was more a political look at Jefferson than I wanted. the author himself stated that Jefferson's life was much more then just his politics. I wanted to get a more in-depth look at his science and philosophy and home life and this just really didn't do that.
the story of Jefferson is told interestingly and thoroughly from thorough research. The epilogue is excellent. We would like more summary and evaluation as the story unfolds. what happens when a certain action is taken. why was that action taken.
this portrayal of Jefferson is accurate, and that it portrays both his pros and cons. It doesn't shy away from the relationships that he had throughout his life. But it also highlight some of the important things that he did to found America. A good read, and a good performance.
Jefferson too complex to write a single volume. This was a wonderful portrait with details painted with a broad stroke. Plus the wonderful reading by the late Edward Hermann makes it a memorable treat
I am a live storyteller who devours huge amounts of audio books to study classics and new books so I can tell new stories.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend interested in and passionate about learning more about a key Founding Father. I had held off reading the Jefferson biography because of his hypocrisy of championing freedom while owning slaves, but I am glad I finally relented and listened to this one because I learned more about the man of contradictions.
My favorite character was Jefferson because of his brilliancy of thought and his inquisitiveness. He expressed himself well and with depth and erudition.
Yes, I wanted to listen to this book all in one setting. I had recently completed biographies of Adams, Hamilton, Franklin, and Washington. Jefferson was the one Founding Father whose biography I had not read. I am glad I listened to this one because Jefferson gave his view, his perspective of the American Revolution. He also played pivotal roles in shaping the country that was to come. I highly recommend this biography.