This was a fascinating story and great listen. The performer did a fabulous job and the writer made Mrs. Eckley, Mrs. Lincoln and their relationship come to life. By the end, however, I found Mrs. Eckley (spelling?) a little too innocent and selfless to believe. I can't believe such a smart businesswoman would be taken for so many rides.
Say something about yourself!
Although the perspective was interesting, I would've liked more interaction with the rest of the characters. The small snippets with the President were just a tease. If this dressmaker truly was a witness to historic moments, it would've been fascinating to hear/read more (even if it is fictional) of that experience. Unfortunately, he was just a passing character for most of the book... Mrs. Lincoln just got to be annoying toward the end and I just wanted it to be over.
This book gives you a view of the White House from the inside. My boyfriend is reading in "A Team of Rivals". We compared things and events that happened. Amazing book, Amazing performance. Love this book. Will recommend this book.
Say something about yourself!
In my opinion, this book wasn't actually about Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker as much as it was about Mrs. Lincoln and her emotional distress. I had presumed the story was going to follow the life of the dressmaker, but the dressmaker's story was secondary to Mrs. Lincoln's story.
Prior to reading this book, I knew that Mrs. Lincoln had struggled with emotional issues throughout her life. This book gave the impression that Mrs. Lincoln was a self-centered basket case. I do not know which is the more accurate picture. As for the dressmaker, the little we learn about her life in this book is fascinating. She would be considered quite an accomplished person in any era.
This book was interesting, but I thought it dragged on for too long. I'm glad to have listened to it, and I was glad when it was over.
This book was written for me to read. My love of history, especially the civil war. I am also a seamstress, so that part of the book peaked my interest also. I have to say it did not disappoint me in anyway. Totally worth it.
We travel often and have, for years, listened to Audible books on our trips. I received a tip at work that my wife would enjoy "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" so I suggested it. We downloaded and began listening.
While this is not an "edge-of-the-seat-page-turner" it was very well written and gave great insight into one of the greatest president's we have ever had. Since I do the majority of the driving I need something that will keep my interest and keep me awake. This book did just that.
The best part? For a guy: It didn't dwell heavily on the dressmaking aspect of things!
Her inflections as well as her well thought out voicing of the characters were very good. Sometimes narrators go over the top and voice a character in a manner that seems ridiculous. Christina Moore seemed to capture most of the characters quite well.
President Abraham Lincoln...duh! LOL. Who would choose to go with any of the other characters???
This is a very thought provoking narrative. I appreciate the short addendum at the end of the book explaining what part was fictionalized in order to tell a better story, but over all it was a very true telling of actual events.
The original book
Far too many to list.
Perhaps a few more than one.
Excellent listen with history and fiction.
This was one of the best historical books I have read! Great history with a terrific story
i am a quilter, and i listen to as many books as possible. i can and do read some things but it is a chose to just free my hand to do work on my quilts. or any type of crafts.
Mid-level I'd say. I don't usually read these type of books.
The personal interaction of characters.
She was very good.