Author delivered a thesis for a professional audience. I needed a story for person interested in history. Also needed a map to "see" the Myan world
Yes. A delivery to a professional audience. Dull.
First audio book I was disappointed in.
The depth of history covered. Not only was Hamilton painted completely and richly but other famous and not so famous people of the time were well developed. This comparison and contrast of many characters defined the complex Alexander Hamilton. A full and rich history that left the reader to decide not only about the contributions of early Americans, but also their character. The many letters and other first person contributions helped define not only Hamilton but also his friends and foes. Chernow's rich vocabulary and style made the story easy and enjoyable to read. Reads like a novel. Hamilton is defined by what he did, who he was and the words and actions of those who loved and hated him. A rich history of the founding our our country in which Hamilton established himself as one of the fathers of our country.
Brick was the narrator more than a performer. His style was well suited to the rich and complex story told by Chernow.
I wish Chernow would have refrained form concluding form the copious research he presented. It was easy for the reader to form opinions from form the presentation. Hamilton was a brilliant, visionary man who did great things. A strong character of many positive traits but not absent of negative traits. In the back and forth of Jefferson and Hamilton, (and other stories) it was not necessary for the author to conclude for the reader.
Hookham spent more time on over dramatic language and facts and skimped on important contrasts between dynasties. Old names for cities were used with no connection to names used today making it difficult for reader to place location. No effort was made to provide reader an understanding of China's geography and changing boundaries. I think author spent more time on style than on clear writing.I wish Hookham had reported on each dynasty using the same elements and not bothered with the rambling quotes she used.
No. As with the book, performance was over dramatic. Griffiin's over dramatic, echo chamber enhanced presentation during direct quotations was more distracting than useful.
Only by a writer more interested in the reader than their ego.
The story of the Jefferson--a very interesting person, politician and more
The story of Thomas Jefferson and the writing of Meacham compare to the best fiction I have read. The story of Jefferson is as interesting as the best fiction. I have not read another non-fiction that can compare to Thomas Jefferson
Too many to list.
Should be required reading for high school US history students.
Yes. Facts of Columbus's adventures important to understanding of history.
Not likely. Bergreen spent too many words reporting Columbus's moods, thoughts, motives. Would like a less dramatic presentation
Would depend on title and author. Jerome also dramatic in emphasizing Bergreen's dramatic words.
No. I think Bergreen did summarize what the records have to say about Columbus
Narrator George Guidell's voice painted an image of Walt and Bear that went beyond the author's words. Wish I had listened to my first Walt Longmier mystery.
Perhaps Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee books are close. Both have characters that use economy of words with abundance of meaning. I think Johnson does a better job of developing complex and interesting characters who are tremendous people but not perfect.
Bear. Guidall's voice created an image of a interesting and complex worrier that onl words did not convey.
For the last half of the book, I found excuses to listen to the book and being away from people.
Since Kindness have lester to Moccasins and started Dark Horse.
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