If I could have read the entire book--I would have likely rated the story higher I am sure--however the narration made it impossible for me to pay attention to the text and I could not complete the book.
Well-written and narrated. Writer / historian has intimate details of the events around the colonial era, particularly the Boston, Lexington and Concord events. There is awkwardness and confusion when events seem to abruptly move from one to another, as is frequently the case when a 25 hour book is cut down to 6-8 hours. It would be terrific to have this available in unabridged format in the Audible library.
...but where is the unabridged version? If this book was only allotted 3 hours, the almost one-third of the book spent on basic biographic information should have been eliminated in place of greater detail in the 'last days' of Marilyn. Still, this is a truly fascinating read.
After reading Audible's interesting book on Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, I was inspired to learn more about Krakatoa. However, this book appears to spend the first few hours discussing trading practices of the Dutch and Portugese in a slow and pedantic fashion. I can't comment on how interesting or not the author's writing on the eruption and its impact on life in the region was--I simply couldn't hang in there for that. This is dull and monotonous reading and was a very disappointing selection on my part.
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