This is an interesting book in many ways. If you like history - and I mean full, unedited hitory then this book is for you. It has an ineresting premise that is dragged on for hours and hours going through seemingly every year starting from the founding fathers to today. I kept asking myself - what is the big deal about the lost constitution? It's a rough draft, but the characters seemed to think it would change everything we know about history.
I really wanted to like this book and I do to a point, but it became my life's goal just to finish the book after getting to part three. The last hour/hour and a half is very good, which was a bonus.
I understand what the author tried to do, however it just didn't work for me due to the time commitment I had to put into it.
Bottom Line: Too many characters that get all smashed together. Too many generations to go through. Too many hours for this book. Godo attempt by William Martin, but just too much of a book.
I liked this short story and thought it filled in enough blanks to make it worth reading. Nothing stunning, but a good read.
You really appreciate Mike and Mike on the radio after hearing this book. They do a tremendous job each and every morning, however their rendition of this book was a little dull. This is the first audiobook that I felt the readers were actually reading from a script - you could tell the two are not used to doing this. What makes them great is there honest, off the cuff reaction to each other's thoughts and, of course, these thoughts were a little forced.
It's a quick book (only a little over 4 hours) and it comes at a good price (around $8 for members) so it is a nice, quick read. I would say it was worth the purchase, but don't expect Mike and Mike to sound like Mike and Mike.
Solid book filled with suspense throughout. I enjoyed this tremendously and am sorry I didn't know about it sooner.
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