I bought this book in preparation for the upcoming movie. It helped to decide NOT to see the movie. Story line is preposterous, characters vapid, some subtle british humor, and scenes are overwrought with inane descrptions. After finishing the book, my only thought was " Where shall I have lunch ?".
For anyone interested in biography, high finance and nineteenth century european history this is a must listen. Chronicles the lives of the founding father, five sons and numerous notable descendents and how they amassed untold fortunes. Great story material and stylishly written. My only negative is the narrator has a ,at times hard to understand, british accent.
I thought The Last Lion, American Cesar, and John Adams were the best biographies Audible had to offer. I was wrong, Howard Hughes is a must read !
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