I love Jane Austen and read her in the '70s when I was a struggling actress. So it was great to hear this book from the perspective of a once-snarky New York bigoted male, who came to love her too! I would recommend this to anyone. You'll love the Jane Austen ending!
Doris Kearns Goodwin knows politics from the inside. She was a real "insider" during her White House internship with LBJ. Because of that, her understanding of how the personalities of the men and women of the tumultuous years before and during the Civil War affected, influenced what might have happened. Even though you know the outcome, the book will surprise you. "Lincoln," the movie is based on a snippet of this stunning book. Please send your congressperson a copy!
Laura Moriarity's writing style keeps the listener engaged by using all her writerly tools. She grounds you in the minutia of a leaf falling and then expands outward into the social situation that our "Chaperone" finds herself in.
It's a really great listen, especially if you know the history of the 20th Century, which the book uses spectacularly well! Eleizabeth McGorvern's performance rocks!
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