For the first 30 minutes or so I was pretty worried that this was going to be very dry and disappointing. After getting into it, however, I found that it was extremely informative. Rather than just providing sterile facts, it really goes into the laws and history and helps the listener understand what contributed to creating the environment that the Hemingses lived in. I would highly recommend this book.
Like most everyone I liked the book, and the music would not have been bad between chapters, but it didn't stop when the narration started and it make it difficult to hear sometimes, so it was a very, very bad idea. Whoever listened to it before putting this book on the market should have been shot, or at least fired :-)
It really, really surprises me when I read reviews that felt that the narration was bad. I thought Mr. Muller did an oustanding job and I am now listening to Black House, which is equally well narrated. This is a great book and I would highly recommend it.
I found that there really wasn't anything in this book that I didn't already know and it really wasn't about the murder case so much as it was about the formation of the Republican Party. Pretty dry at that.
Very well constructed, written and narrated, I had a hard time putting it down.
The narrator reminded me of the voice of Rudolph in the old claymation cartoon, but the book was well written and informative.
Although the author makes many good points, some of his assertions are, in my opinion, sheer nonsense. It always amazes me to hear people try to pass off the crap about the war not being about slavery, and I was born and raised in the South. If you listen to this, do so with an open mind and remember that these are his opinions, then listen to some of the good Civil War books :-)
This book was very well written and the narration was outstanding. What made this my favorite Revolutionary War book is that it answered questions that most books do not: What was the history of the Howe brothers prior to the war? Who were some of the Hessian leaders and how did they come to be in America? And some basic questions like what is enfilade fire? These are the kind of questions that are generally not answered in other histories, but is one of several things that separates this from other books. The author just does an outstanding job of drawing the complete picture. I would highly recommend this book.
I couldn't possibly disagree the previous reviewer more. I think that the narration was outstanding and that this was a great buy. More than just a telling of the story of the burning of Atlanta, it is much more comprehensive, relating the history of Atlanta and the background of the main characters. I enjoyed this very much and would highly recommend it.
This was a great story and not only did it tell a very interesting story about Jones County, MS, but also the nasty truth about the racism not only during the war, but also before and after.
I actually thought that this one was pretty good. Yes there was some minor repetition, but only when necessary. This was an easy listen and was interesting.
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