More like a diary or chronology of events than a story. Could have been more dramatic in the storytelling even though it was true. My attention was kept more by the importance of the historical event than the drama, character development, or narration.
Entertaining and educational from beginning to end. Everyone would benefit from knowing about the stark harsh reality of the extremes of our planet, and what people have endured to explore and survive to tell about it. Amazing how man can adapt and overcome. A rewarding listen no matter what your genre. This one is worth the time.
I enjoy any history book and probably ignore more than the average reader in story or performance shortcomings. This book contained a wealth of history and unique perspective, although I found it somewhat repetitive. The performance and production was good and easy to follow and listen to, but I don't think many non-history buffs would have stuck with it.
Very entertaining and informative presentation of this period in history. Lots of interesting facts and relationships I learned about for the first time. The narration was at first annoying, but it either got better as the book went on or I ignored it because book was so interesting. Author/Narrator sounded like he does in his TV show, the factor, talking fast to get as much in as possible before the next commercial. Lacked cadence, timing, and properly placed pauses, and was difficult to listen to at first, until I got used to it. Listeners are not in a race to get through a book quickly; we want to have time to savor and digest the information or story, and to be entertained. Listening was not easy, but interesting look at inside history made up for it.
Narration got a little better in the next book, Killing Kennedy, or maybe I just knew what to expect. But Kennedy book was just as informative as Killing Lincoln. Note to Author - next book, please hire a professional narrator.
Maybe, depending on the subject. Not just for author or narrator.
Billy Cobb, excellent character portrayal with surprising underlying intellectual component.
Seemed a little too quick and over dramatic.
Not really. Too many already done.
Unless I missed it author almost entirely left out Picket's Charge. This is a book that definetely needs maps. Fortunately I was familiar with battlefield but still would be nice to have refresher on territory. Wish there was some way to get maps and photos that come with the printed or ebooks, along with the Audible version.
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