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Richard

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  • Washington: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1525)
    Performance
    (1024)
    Story
    (1019)

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    ButterLegume says: "A sad day when my book was done!"
    "Great Book!"
    Overall

    As a relative amateur Revolutionary War Historian, I found this book to be fascinating! I have read in the area of 35 books on the period and have not found the detail that the author has offered in this book. It gives on a far better understanding of the life in this era than any other book that I have read, and I have tried to read them all! A must read.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mimi Alford
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    In the summer of 1962, 19-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived by train in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. The Kennedy Administration had reinvigorated the capital and the country - and Mimi was eager to contribute. For a young woman from a privileged but sheltered upbringing, the job was the chance of a lifetime. Mimi made an impression on Kennedy's inner circle and, after just three days at the White House, she was presented to the President himself....

    faye says: "Disturbing"
    "One person's story. Very personal!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Don't think that could happen. Just a very sad story. Especially when someone is talking about their own shortcomings.


    Would you recommend Once Upon a Secret to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I do not think it was a memroble book..


    What didn’t you like about Susan Denaker’s performance?

    Don't recall


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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