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  • John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Evan Thomas
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    John Paul Jones is more than a great sea story. Jones is a character for the ages. John Adams called him the "most ambitious and intriguing officer in the American Navy." The renewed interest in the Founding Fathers reminds us of the great men who made this country, but John Paul Jones teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones' spirit was classically American.

    Bruce says: "Swashbuckler or Saviour"
    "Very poor narration"
    Overall

    The story was fractured and lacked the depth I expected. The narration was atrocious. The narrator made numerous attempts at a Scottish accent throughout his narration. It is unthinkable that a narrator who cannot correctly pronounce Culloden would be successful using a Scottish accent. My wife is Scottish and I know a Scottish accent and he didn't pull it off. His excessive use of a Scottish accent is distracting to say the least. The Audible sample is real cute, Dan Cushman with a rare portion of the book where he doesn't attempt a Scottish accent.

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