From start to finish this book captured the essence of Mr. Jefferson. It did not pretend that he was more or less than what he actually was. This country could use another Jefferson at the helm.
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