Burnt Hills, NY, USA | Member Since 2001
This is a fascinating book about a man that is seldom mentioned in history texts but contributed a great deal to the world. The book gets off to a slow start, the first hour or so devoted to praising Wilberforce before getting on with the story of his life. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this book!
I would listen to this book again because I find English history from this period quite interesting. There is a sufficient amount of detail about the lives of people of this era to make the story worth reading from that point of view.
Morgan Hayes (the protagonist) is my favorite character. She seems to be the most believable - at least for those of us reading the story in the 21st century.
I also read A Knight in Central Park. Both books are very similar in that they are clearly written by and told from a woman's point of view. That is, the characters are in the middle of what could be a very action-packed scenario and the author goes on at great length about the various emotions Morgan Hayes, and other characters are feeling before continuing with the fighting, escape or whatever. This is okay, it's interestingly done, but as someone reading a review of this book, you may want to know this ahead of time.
This is an interesting story with many exciting moments, not one stands out above the others, particularly.
I liked both of the author's books that I have read so far. I have seen that she has written a third, similar book, and I will probably read that as well.
This is an exciting story with a good ending.
It's hard to select one moment as being particularly memorable - rather, the story is constantly intriguing. I just wanted to keep listening and not put it down.
Hearing this book was interesting, the narration was very good. However, there are occasional British words or phrases that will make an American listener stop and think "what does that mean?".
I'd recommend this book to most listeners. I may have found it particularly interesting because I am, like Harold Fry, in my mid-sixties and recently retired.
I would listen to this book again. It's a nice story, nothing overly serious. One can just sit back, relax and enjoy. Those of us who have watched Saturday Night Live through the years will find those sections of the book interesting.
I've never listened to other books by Rachel Dratch before, but after listening to this one, I would be interested.
I've never listened to other performances by Rachel Dratch before.
I never listen to an entire book in one sitting. I prefer 1 to 3 hours at a time.
If you are undecided about what book you want to purchase, this is a good choice. I think you will find it a fun listen.
In the future, people (mainly youngsters) and forward-looking corporations will collaborate and accomplish amazing things. There, I just saved you 13 hours of listening to this book. Talk about having one idea and beating it to death over and over and over. Also, the narrator uses the same inflection for every single sentence he reads making it just that much more painful to listen to. My advice: skip this book.
This is an interesting story of a time in history well known to everyone, but from the perspective of a housewife. This makes it more interesting because of the focus on matters that are not always discussed in other books or on TV in documentaries.
The reason I only give this book 3 stars is because of the narration. The person reading the book annoyingly switches between a normal speaking voice and whispering *very* frequently. Since I listen to books while driving, I can't be constantly adjusting the volume and so either the volume was so loud that the book was shouted at me or I missed half of what was being said.
Otherwise, this book presented a nice personal side of this time in English history.
Very funny. As a former New Yorker I enjoyed every minute of it.
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