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Carrlee

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  • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (346)

    In Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

    Book and Movie Lover says: "Good mix of fiction and history"
    "Just an OK read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The description of this story led me to believe that it would be an engaging, insightful story about Mrs. Lincoln and her dressmaker. It felt more like a very long lecture in a history class. There were way too many facts and not enough storytelling. The characters lacked a true connection and though the story seemed thoroughly researched, it didn't keep my attention. I finished it simply because I bought it, not because I was really interested in it.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jennifer Chiaverini before, how does this one compare?

    First one I've read and probably my last.


    What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

    Always enjoy Christina Moore. She is a fantastic narrator.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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