I love non-fictional first hand tales like this and this writer was really good.
Sister Monica Joan made me laugh, think and want to cry.
Nicola Barber seemed to have the rare talent of a great voice and an understanding of the material that allows her to read the story with the right emphasis on the right things. Her various accents were brilliant. I would actually choose anther book on the strength of her reading it alone.
I love the personal side of history and this certainly was a personal story. You get a good account of his triumphs and his failures with the hows and whys of both,
The death of his second son at the hands of the indians in a battle that should not have taken place except for bravado and pride was most memorable.
The reader mispronounced some words which I found distracting, however on the whole he was very good. I listen to books in the car while driving and I coldn't be reading myself so readers like Todd are essential.
I wanted to listen to all of it at once. The details in it were not things I already knew and I found it facinating.
The research of this material must have taken a long time and I really appreciate the authors effort in bringing these facts to me iin such a concise and entertaining way.
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