Good narration and an interesting set of characters.
Moves along at a good pace but the end was a let down. Needed more twists to make it compelling listening.
Good character voices--on sounded like Walter Brennan!
The connections between historical figures is always fascinating and this book is full of unexpected ones. It is worth a listen just to understand that.
Maybe could use a little editing as it would be impossible to listen in one sitting. But worth it just to understand a small part of 20th C history
This book is probably the basis for the new movie Gangster Squad, which made no sense at all. So good to get the back story to that movie.
I had heard how wonderful this book was and it was good, just not what I had expected. It was a bit melancholy. The main character is interesting and tells his story well. A bit too sad for me but very well done.
Another great history book that widens my global view. I didn't know anything about this era and was impressed with the culture of the Mongols and the women in this story. I will be reading more from this author.
While a little long, this book tells about the rise of one of our greatest entrepreneurs. I really did not know much about the Vanderbilts and Cornelius' influence on modern transportation. I am a bit of a history fan so may not be for everyone but I highly recommend it for a detailed discussion of the beginnings of the Vanderbilt fortune. Narrator is good so it is easy to listen.
In spite of living during the Vietnam era, I never could put all the pieces into a coherent whole. This book really helps listeners to understand just how the war developed. Narrator is very good and makes it easy to listen.
This is a great story with lots of interesting background. The author as narrator was excellent.
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