I picked this because I enjoy history. Wow! A surprisingly good story. The author gives interesting details about the characters and events.
I would never have selected this book if I had not listened to the author's work on George Washington. I was impressed by the overall story telling and the details. It is long, but held my interest. The author gives a lot of the backstory and we see the human character (and failings) of the "founding fathers". I learned a lot about Alexander Hamilton and did not realize how much he contributed to the founding of the U.S. I also learned that politics haven't changed much since the founding -- which gives me hope for the future. And, it is "G" rated for family listening.
The narrator was slow, the text gave too many insignificant details. I think this was noted in other reviews. I've made it to their second meeting. Don't know if I can take much more.
This was made from tapes and the sound quality was poor (hard to understand while driving). The book was recommended by a friend. She liked it, but I didn't. Unnecessary descriptions of sex.
It was very interesting to see the relationships of Europe's leaders before WWI. I did spend a lot of time on Wickipedia and other sites to keep the genealogies straight -- very good story to inspire more research in history
A good listen when you're driving 5 hours, or just doing housework -- pretty much G or PG rated
The story is pretty good -- a bit long, I was more interested in the history -- I doubt that human sex habits have changed, and I don't want to have to listen to all the details -- I did discover the skip feature of my iPod. I wish there was a rating system for audio so I don't have to waste my money on trashy novels.
must be one of his first books -- the sex part was completely unnecessary and unrealistic
The story keeps you involved -- the author evidently does a lot of background research and weaves it into the story with unexpected twists. He keeps you interested without "sex scenes"
Great book for history buffs, aviation buffs -- also a great story. Makes you want to buy the paper edition
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