Amazing ability to inhabit the voices and personalities of the various and diverse main characters: an uncommon accomplishment. Astonishing portrayal of Richard Burton.
Impossible to discover absolute truth and identity. Lapidary prose, meaningful but highly nuanced; ending is impressionistic.
Disliked the book, love Arthur Morey
The headline says it all; even Arthur Morey (whom I love) couldn't salvage this one
A great reader. Good inflection, soothing voice; one of your best
An extraordinarily and unexpectedly interesting biography of an important but little known or understood man.
Hard to believe that anyone could make a life of Churchill boring, but Jenkins has managed
One of your best narrators. Hard to do on what is essentially non-fiction, but he has a style and verve that enlighten the book
His reading is lively, engergetic and engaging. He reads history like a novel. Very entertaining as are all his books.
Goodwin (as always) is an entertaining, yet fully informed historian. This book is as close to "un-put-downable" as a biography/history book is likely to get. Her abilty to grasp the interesting coupled with the important is equaled by few.
Ranks in my personal top 10 history books. Hastings' writing is deeply researched but presented personally with his own interpretations.
Yes, he's one of my favorite readers. His dialogue in other books is great. While he has less opportunity for dialogue in a narrative history, he makes the book come alive nevertheless.
A+ book and narration
A great book; excellent personal portrait, long on legal, shorter than hoped on science; fleshes out a complex, complicated man and his times. One the best biographies I've read.
Extremely revealing esp. to those of us who know only a little of this period of our history.
I read "Agony and the Ecstasy" and loved it: more thorough, detailed, accesible and revealing of Michaelangelo's character, work and times. This, comparatively, is less so and thus a bit disappointing.
Steve West is one of your 2 or 3 best narrators. I wish he did more "literary" books.
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