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Peter

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  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1505)
    Performance
    (1266)
    Story
    (1298)

    On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

    Jeremiah Duncan says: "Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative"
    "A Reluctant Read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My wife recommended me read this book for close to a year before I gave in. I figured that since my new drive to work was long I could read a presidential biography and make her happy at the same time. I'm VERY glad I listened to her. The book was amazing and though I always knew Lincoln was a great man, I did not know just how great until after this novel.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Lincoln - The Untold Story


    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (221)

    No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.

    BB says: "A rich and entertaining history"
    "Interesting Look Into a Presidency"
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    What did you love best about No Ordinary Time?

    I chose this one because I enjoyed Team of Rivals so much. The story is told with the intricate historical facts you expect from Doris Goodwin and really tells the story of what made FDR and Mrs. Roosevelt the icons they were. However do not expect it to be quite as fast paced as Team of Rivals. Its a good listen - just slow and steady.


    What aspect of Nelson Runger’s performance would you have changed?

    His pronunciation of certain words was a bit off-putting. For example - he says "live" (as in Saturday Night Live) when it should be live (as In "The President lived in Hyde Park growing up").


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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