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  • These Truths

  • A History of the United States
  • By: Jill Lepore
  • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
  • Length: 29 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. In riveting prose, These Truths tells the story of America, beginning in 1492, to ask whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths or belied them.   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book. Terrible narration by the author

  • By Jack McLean on 11-16-18

Fantastic, Unique Performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

As a historian, Jill Lepore is a master at recreating individual events to tell a larger story. Dr Lepore is not a actor with a smooth delivery and a sonorous voice, but because she is intimately familiar with the subtleties, connotations, connections, context and historical significance of the quotes that fill the book, she is able to convey the ideas, thoughts, feelings and emotions of the people she discusses, in a way that no actor possibly could. I have listened to a lot of audible histories, but I've never had an experience like this -- so vivid, so alive.

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