United States | Member Since 2012
Hetty Green was an incredibly fascinating woman who was well ahead of her time. I would have enjoyed listening to the account of her life had it not been for the narrator's very poor performance. From the beginning, she speaks in a quick monotone that flies over the text with nearly no inflection. Repeatedly, significant events in the book are spilled out with little affect. It was as if the narrator was reading the book for the first time as she was recording, with no interest in the subject matter whatsoever. I abandoned the book one third of the way through in order to read the hard copy myself.
This story is a delight from beginning to end. Moreover, the author's writing style is sophisticated and captivating. By far, my favorite read so far. How I wish it were part of a series!
This is a richly narrated account of a fascinating American family. The book not only takes into account the deeds of the two Roosevelt presidents, it opens the curtain on their first and most intimate relationships.
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