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  • Mornings on Horseback

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (97)

    Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy -- seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma -- and his struggle to manhood.

    bonnie says: "speed i[ up your player"
    "Tedious"
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    What would have made Mornings on Horseback better?

    A focus on Roosevelt’s more interesting exploits. Well over an hour of this 19 hour tome is dedicated to every nuance of asthma. We get a detailed account of what asthma suffers experience along with a collection of historical & contemporary opinions on its causes. I get it was an important aspect of his character development but please... The book also suffered from horrible narration. Highly recommend you double the speed as it will make the narration cadence appear normal. If nothing else it cuts the pain in half. When they get to asthma turn it up to 3x.


    Has Mornings on Horseback turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No I really enjoy historical biographies.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nelson Runger’s performances?

    Not if I can help it. Unfortunately he seems to narrate many of the books I gravitate to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was good to get an inside look at one of America's legendary families. Just wished the author spent more time on the entree and less time on the appetizer


    Any additional comments?

    I was deeply disapointed in this book. I have enjoyed many of McCulloughs other works; John Adams, 1776 but can't recommend this one. He has managed to make one of our more influential and dynamic presidents a complete bore. Need to think long and hard about that Runger narrated 54 hour Truman book on my wish list...

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