Like being able to listen in on the personal, loving family stories of Americans of so many different walks of life. Deeply touching and fascinating! I would highly recommend this to anyone!
An amazing man, not without his flaws, but who rose to greatness at a time our country needed real greatness to survive its birth. I enjoyed the epic approach to Washington's entire life, from youth through his death, and the ranging coverage of the events and other personalities that shaped the times. I learned so much history that I had missed as a young student, but was presented here in such an interesting, indeed riveting at times, biography. I am generally a fan of historical fiction, and this was far more compelling than most fictional works. Although it is quite long, I grew attached to the story as I listened, and was sorry when it ended. I wish every American child could hear/read this story as part of their US history education. Narration by Scott Brick made it all the better! It was wonderful!
I was looking for a good crime thriller, with perhaps a bit of intelligent romance. Unfortunately, this wasn't it. The main character is unreasonably bitchy and arrogant, without superior skills or traits to warrant her conceit. I found her very unlikable, and the men who uniformly adore her come across as ridiculous wimps who put up with her abuse inexplicably. Making this unpleasant experience worse, the author regularly injects wholly unnecessary liberal editorializing throughout the story. This is the first time I've used Audible's excellent return policy.
It was very personal, especially because it was read by the author, and it was like listening to him tell me the story himself. I was genuinely touched by the personal, human side of his story, but riveted and satisfied by the depth of his scientific, professional knowledge and his striking ability to blend the two aspects into a very moving, thought-inducing story. I have to listen to it again, because I want to hear the details I missed going through the first time. Adding to my list of all-time favorites!
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