This was an exceptional audiobook. I knew a little about Charlemagne going in, but this is a comprehensive biography that is very colorful and highly interesting. I did not know that Charlemagne had such an influence on the church. I also didn't know what a lady's man he was. The writing is as good as you could want in a biography like this, scholarly but not pedantic. The author keeps it interesting, though he really packs a lot into this work. The description of his struggle with the Saxons was memorable to say the least. Don't miss this if you like medieval history. Great narrator.
Tim Russert is one of my favorite TV news analysts. His subject here is heartfelt and honest. His father was a stand up guy and so is Tim. But the points he makes about fatherhood and the way he grew up are reminiscent of many other similar works. I enjoyed his delivery and felt the power of his sincerity. If you like "how I grew up" biographies, you'll like this one. I would recommend it.
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