I hadn't read this so I can't say. However, the audio experience was engrossing.
The pacing and phrasing, the matter of fact delivery that still conveyed great affect.
What an extraordinary work of historical fiction and what brilliant narration!
Extreme reaction was of being completely engrossed!
Yes. There are so many historical details and personal elements that it's difficult to fully absorb in one reading/listening experience. Also, it's so lovingly crafted that it's poignancy is worth re-experiencing.
The author and her parents feelings and emotions make them all favorites.
It is relaxed yet conveys great feeling.
It didn't make me laugh or cry but it did haunt me and stay with me. It was fully engaging.
The Presidents appear to be men working hard to do their jobs. They are portrayed in human terms with all their strengths and weaknesses.
The amount of cooperation between the Presidents.
No. It's too long.
Yes, I enjoyed the scientific history of the early vaccines. The history of the policy decisions of the Wilson administration was fascinating. And the description of the devastation of the influenza epidemic was mind boggling. The history of the development of modern medical education was unknown to me even though I went to medical school in Baltimore (U of Maryland) and was dimly aware of the role John's Hopkins played.
The story of the epidemic in Philadelphia.
I actually didn't enjoy the "acting" by the reader.
I felt sorry for the researcher, I can't bring his name to mind, who left his fund raising job in Philadelphia, returned to the lab without success and eventually died of yellow fever in South America.
I thought the reader was a little slow in his delivery.
How we drank. The influence of the Anti Saloon League.
None. I didn't like his narrative style. Too slow.
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