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Dana

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  • Being George Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (454)

    If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

    Dell says: "My hero has been brought back. Thanks Glenn."
    "Like being there"
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    Would you listen to Being George Washington again? Why?

    Yes. I have listened to it twice already and will listen to it again. Performance is excellent and the content is outstanding. Better than a history book.


    What other book might you compare Being George Washington to and why?

    Haven't read or listened to anything that compares. Glenn's comments throughout the book about "Being George Washington" are inspiring.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was in awe of the story of George Washington, the man. The dramatization of the accounts in the book made the story enjoyable without detracting from the facts. Whenever there are inconsistencies in the accounts or if historians are not sure of how certain things happened, it is pointed out so as not to be presented as the complete truth.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was written in a fashion where the reader/listener can live the story and relate to such a great founding father. He was fallible and above reproach at the same time. I listened to this book right after a trip to Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Having just visited Valley Forge, Christ Church in Philadelphia and Constitution Hall and walking the grounds, I listened to the story of the struggles and triumphs that happened there. Sure wish I had listened before the trip.

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