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No, I always consider the print version to be the best!
No, but I really liked this one.
I did want to listen to as much as possible at every sitting.
I bought 3 hard copies of this book after listening to it. I gave them to family members. All agreed that this was an excellent book. The stories of the 7 men are long enough to give in depth details, but short enough that you want to know more about each person. George Washington and the Pope were fascinating.
Yes, each lecture is only 30 minutes in length and they can all stand alone.
It covers all of the topics that I teach in 7th grade, so it provides accurate and interesting tidbits for my class.
Good voice and pace.
Not that kind of book.
Sure wish the Great Courses people would get rid of the annoying music and applause at the beginning of each lecture.
I didn't see the movie, but thought this would be very dry. In fact, the story comes to life and I was engrossed in yet another Lincoln book (I read the Carl Sandburg volumes many years ago, plus other Lincoln biographies).
The political intrigue of his rivals (and their in depth, personal stories) and of course, Mary Todd Lincoln...he seemed to love the nut!
If I don't notice the reader, then I'm happy. She did an excellent job.
For those who are fascinated with Lincoln, but think they've read all they can stand on the man. This book breathes a fresh breath onto the historical facts of his presidency, his friends and enemies, the Civil War, and his family.
I really had no knowledge of Theodore Roosevelt (other that the big stick thing and teddy bears) much less Taft. Both were very interesting men with different styles of governing. Love the background stories on each and how Kearns intertwines their lives. An excellent read for history buffs.
Doris Kearns goes way beyond the norm in her research which allows the reader to really get to know the characters. I've often researched minor characters in her books because she has piqued my interest.
His voice is perfect and doesn't get in the way of the story.
If you haven't read this and you're a Doris Kearns fan; you'll have many hours of focused listening. Every chapter is one you'll want to be sure to hear all of the details.
I like this ok, but the voices of some of the characters are pretty lame...especially Moses, never even got to Jesus!
It makes the Bible more of a story with music (which is sometimes distracting) and sound effects (which are sometimes dumb).
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