I chose this book/listen because of its setting-an Orthodox Jewish family/community. I found
it an enjoyable way to learn.
I expected a more detailed and insightful account by CV of her life as a member of the British nobility. I was disappointed. She offered little.
Audio better than print? No, depends on your mood
I thought of Grisham's The Litagator--serious subject but handled deftly and with some humor..
I finished this listen with some reservatiosn--until I heard Grisham's own closing remarks. They set things straight-- and I set my doubts aside..
Ruth Rendell has been better, much better.
A very good author not at her best.
Yes, it introduced me--as promised--to Washington himself. And actually confirmed the validity of his iconic status.
The vivid portrayal of Washington himself. I am only half-way through but have appreciated the prsentation of him as a young man, his not-so-smooth relationship with his mother and the effect of his childhood upon him--he regretted his lack of a deep education, his love for Martha. The biography offered a vivid picture, too, of Martha..
He read smoothly and clearly.
I have not finsihed yet so I can't answer this.
So far this biography has lived up to the reveiws. I learned about the era as well as the man.
I had never read Edith Wharton. Whether in printed form The House of Mirth would engage someone so deeply today as in Wharton's era I don't know. However, in audible format it was excellent. The author's command of language and psychlogy is remarkable. The reader was excellent and gave the characters "voices of their own"--better in some instances than in others but always "listenable." I very much enjoyed my "read."
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