this may be one of the best books i have ever read. the character development was excellent, the twists and turns in the story very well done. The romance excited me, made me cry, I just loved this book. Looking forward to more by the same author!
The information is invaluable, unfortunately it has signficantly less of an impact due to the dramatic voice of the narrator.
The narrator reads very dramatically. This isn't fiction...it doesn't require any drama.
Caroline as always was spot on. She offered a lot of information about the Saints who have influenced her and ways to access what they've experienced. She explained herself well. She was thorough and very easy to follow.
Andrew Harvey, on the other hand, had me very close to screaming "WILL YOU JUST SHUT UP," more than a few times. It is unfortunate because he had some very valuable experiences and insights, but because he does not respect his listener enough to say it in as few words as possible, he is almost impossible to follow. The words "And" and "Because" should be banned from his vocabulary...permanently. They do not serve his message. I get that he is passionate, but to have more of an impact, or in my case, an impact at all, he needs to pare down his message, distill it, as Caroline does, most of the time.
Just Caroline, not Mr. Havey.
Yes, learn to be concise.
The narration is flawless...Mr. Brick's voice is how I would imagine Washington's would be.
I passed every history test I ever took, and retained nothing. Now at this stage of life I desire knowing how this great country came to be, and this book gives that information from the perspective of its father.
Washington! Also the dynamic between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington was portrayed magnificently. Mr. Brick gave by far the best audiobook performance I have experienced to date.
I often cried at the impeccable work ethic and moral fortitude that gave birth to the free life I know today. I am infintely grateful to this book's author and the narrator for devoting themselves to producing it.
I no longer feel utterly ignorant about my country's history, and now am enjoying a newborn curiosity about what happened next, after the era of President Washington. I also wish I could learn to speak as eloquently as they all did then...our language has gorgeous roots.
Depends on whether the friend would be interested in its particular subject matter
the narrator's voice probably ruined this book for me. It was monotone and it was hard to tell when different characters were speaking
wonder about the pulitzer requisites
I think the writing is exceptional, and I think the narration on this audiobook did detract from its story. Overall though I am not sure why the book was so praised, it offered a dance of tangled characters whose connection wasn't always clear till too late in the particular story. Suspense was done well throughout.
i had difficulty enjoying this book because the characters went from being introduced to being in love in lightspeed. now granted, love at first sight is a very appealing idea, but if that is what was trying to be achieved here even the description of it was so lacking that i found myself saying, "oh, i guess they're in love? hmm i wonder when that happened?" in addition to that the narrator, to me, sounds like a middle aged woman who smokes too much. this is my first novel by the author, and i believe it will be my last.
I've read all of Ms. Weiner's books--and this one is the first and only to disappoint me. It was very predictable and felt as if I waited too long for the characters to develop, and once they did the ending was cut short into a few paragraphs. Didnt get to see the main relationship evolve at all, there were many many details missing from the first kiss to the end of the book. I still love Jennifer, I hope her future works provide more of the storytelling in her other work.
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