We travel often and have, for years, listened to Audible books on our trips. I received a tip at work that my wife would enjoy "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" so I suggested it. We downloaded and began listening.
While this is not an "edge-of-the-seat-page-turner" it was very well written and gave great insight into one of the greatest president's we have ever had. Since I do the majority of the driving I need something that will keep my interest and keep me awake. This book did just that.
The best part? For a guy: It didn't dwell heavily on the dressmaking aspect of things!
Her inflections as well as her well thought out voicing of the characters were very good. Sometimes narrators go over the top and voice a character in a manner that seems ridiculous. Christina Moore seemed to capture most of the characters quite well.
President Abraham Lincoln...duh! LOL. Who would choose to go with any of the other characters???
This is a very thought provoking narrative. I appreciate the short addendum at the end of the book explaining what part was fictionalized in order to tell a better story, but over all it was a very true telling of actual events.
I wanted to stay away from saying things like "A root canal would be more enjoyable" and "It made my ears bleed." I purchased this because it was supposed to a thrller. The biggest thrill was when I finally turned it off. It was difficult to follow, it lacked substance and, ultimately, sounded like the ramblings of a delusional woman who needs major psychiatric therapy and new purpose in life. (Anything but writing.)
I bemoan the fact that I wasted an entire credit on this particular misrepresentation of literature. The best I can do is warn others: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME ON THIS.
Boring. Boring. Did I mention boring? Oh, and the fact that it was hard to follow and incredibly boring.
Monotone, like a neurotic woman on a high dose of Xanax attempting to describe her delusions.
Do not waste your money or time.
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