This was a classic case of a 16-hour book that should have been 10 or 11 hours. There were way too many distractions and side trips, plus I felt like the storming of the island and fort in Brazil took up half the book. And we all knew what the outcome would be.
yes. He is a good reader -- the only saving grace.
cut the "boys in Brazil" segment down to about an hour
This was a great book. I knew little about James A Garfield (other than his middle name, which is a frequent crossword clue). The author clearly admires him and that admiration is infectious. This book was an excellent blend of politics, scientific advancement, and history. Beyond Garfield, the picture of Alexander Graham Bell and the controversy over medical treatment made this a must read. The reader brought the history to life!
it was confusing and way too long. The final scene of a boat chase seemed to take hours to unfold, without any real reason.
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