I think the narration left A LOT to be desired. Sarah Vowell may want to stick to writing and avoid narration. I found her voice hard to listen too.
I just think her book needed some re-thinking. Although the subject matter was of importance, I think the way it was presented in the book needed to be re-evaluated.
I found her voice very difficult to listen too for any length of time and additional voices a distraction.
I will not listen to a book that Sarah Vowell narrated again. I can't say the first book I downloaded of her has made me any kind of fan. I felt the money was not well spent at all on this one.
I think the AMAZING Lincoln made the subject matter wonderful and a MUST for any Lincoln fan. This was/is on my top 5 list at this point.
I think the book putting together the story of Lincoln using his rivals to assist him and befriend them shows what a man he was. What was even more fantastic was how each of his rivals changed their views of him over time. The book bring to light yet more what a person Lincoln was. I can't say enough about the book or the man.
I have no single favorite. The entire book is a favorite.
'Words can not describe the man'.
This book was 40 hours long and the truth is I was never wanting to stop for the day. I also think that any movie of this book could NEVER put into 2 or 3 hours that the 40 hours of listen value. I highly recommend this book!!!!
I really loved this one. You must pay attention as not to loose track of the family tree and players, but if you can keep all that straight, it is very great to listen too.
It is of coarse about Henry VII most of all. Learned a lot about the man and although he is not a beloved character, he was sure a king that a person would be interested in.
I found Simon Vance a good listen. Very good.
No, I think the book is long and needs digesting in steps, but I sure did not want to be away from it more then a day or two.
I found the book was a good addition to my information on Lincoln. Enjoyable enough that I do recommend a listen.
Not much of way for a spoiler to the ending of this book.
I likely would if the subject matter is fact based and not political in nature.
It needs no follow-up. It is what it is.
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