Fond of the author as a public figure and businessperson, but this story didn't hold my interest. Also, I felt like the performer was reading to a kindergarten class, so the repetitive bickering of the story became very slow and tiresome. I think I'll postpone finishing it for another day.
I have listened to one other book section which was far more engaging.
Probably once more, to see if the experience improved. Can't tell if it was the reader or story that put me off.
I found this book wonderfully entertaining. While we know quite a bit about the professional history and contribution to American life of many of the families named, I didn't know so much about their social interactions with its considerations, limits, and encouragements.
I think, also, the book adds color and better understanding of the Downton Abbey phenomenon, as we watch characters develop season after season.
The snooty tone of the reader was also perfect for a work of this nature, and lent a certain sense of comedy for me.
Recommended by a friend, and I am so glad she encouraged me.
Good performance, although difficult to hear the changes in volume to emphasize the drama. Still, a good reader, appropriate to the story.
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