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.
Yes, book was well written, interesting story, historially and on a personal level. Performance by narratior was excellent.
AS the book progressed I did not like the main character, I thought she betrayed Mrs. Lincoln.
It was very natural, as thou you were telling a story to a friend.
Yes, as I was listening to it on weekend of Presidents Day, I felt like I was surrounded by the Lincoln family, as this book proves they were a family with many of the same problems todays family face..
This book seemed to be much more of a written detail of events than a narrative about Mrs. Lincoln. Not what I was expecting.
Yes! As always, Jennifer Chiaverini does not disappoint. She takes an explosive subject and place in time and brings it to life so that you feel you were there.