This is the first book I've read by Erdrich. What an excellent use of language! She offers richly developed characters and language that beautifully ties them together. Her insights into a number of fields makes the book engaging. I highly recommend this read!
A delightful story with a typical Dickens' twist. Dickens presents a good cast of characters who offer a tale of hope and perseverance.
I especially liked the steady carrier.
I commend this book to those who could use a bit of 19th century hope.
This is a great book, with rich historical detail. I love how Caro sets the right context by offering numerous historical sketches in which to set the moments of Johnson's life. Gardner's reading is superb, warmly bringing the subject to life. However, this wonderful book and presentation are marred by the audio recording in which, on a regular basis (sometimes once a chapter), sentences are repeated. Overall, an excellent product!
An excellent historical biography that underscored the central theme--Jefferson as one masterful in marshaling and using power.
I liked the intricate details that highlighted the biography as told through letters and anecdotes.
Herrman's craft in telling the story is exemplary--very easy to listen to and very entertaining!
Though I liked Herrman's reading (as I always do), the story left much to be desired. It seemingly had no point other than a vacuous notion of one of the disappointments of youth.
An excellent story! Engaging. Martin offers a stimulating method of narrative--having us see the events unfold through the eyes of the different characters. The reading is very good; however, it seemed as if the reader, at first, was out of breath often. This got better as the reading progressed.
This is a wonderful book, well researched by the renowned Stephen Ambrose. The reading or audio performance was outstanding--perfectly suited to the story--quiet, reflective, subtle. However, the content of the book was frequently redundant (as I have found in other Ambrose works) as the author repeats facts and points many times. I like Ambrose and his work--it is well researched and interesting. Moreover, Ambrose often makes salient observations that are historically significant in and of themselves. I just wish that he had written better.
A great classic with much wisdom regarding passion, religious fervor, prejudice, racism, and other issues. Well read, also.
Excellent telling of Monroe's story! The author offers great background material. The book is well read.
Meacham offers an excellent and accurate and balanced story of religion in America. He offers a true account of how the two forces of faith and politics danced with one another in the history of the nation. Thank God we have good historians like Meacham!
A helpful retelling of the important forces and events in Lincoln's life. Artfully portrays Lincoln's true genius as a leader--more so that other biographers. A good reading, also. Thank you!
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