The nearly universal praise for David McCullough's book is very well deserved. Adams was an amazing gentleman and we owe so much to him for his service to our country. Listening to this excellently narrated (abridged) audiobook made me long to know more about our 2nd president and his remarkable wife and family. So much so that I went out and bought the book to read it unabridged. I especially enjoyed the extensive quotes from personal correspondence in the story line. It gave wonderful insight to who these people really were and what they thought about our country, each other and life. If you haven't gotten around to hearing this one yet, do not hesitate to hear it!
I highly recommend this audio book for the story and the skill of the reader! I have read most Grisham books and this is my first time hearing one as an audio book. Michael Beck is the perfect reader - I think he must be from Mississippi. It's as if he's telling his own story. I grew up in Mississippi and really enjoyed the story - very colorful descriptions of the area and people - very well done! This story has helped me come to terms with the place where I grew up realizing that even for all its flaws, Mississippi is a very interesting place with very colorful characters!
Hearing this via Audible is my second time through the book. The narrator starts out a little monotone but really warms up to the subject very quickly. I have really enjoyed hearing this during my commute and will look forward to listening again and again. One interesting thing about the recording... they left in two flubs early in the program. The reader so flawlessly moves into the second take, the editors didn't notice and take it out!
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