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kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-Ken, JP
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  • John Adams

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,545

McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lip smacking good

  • By Randall on 08-29-16

Boring figures make boring reading

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-18

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I enjoy McCullough's narration and he writes well. Unfortunately, in John Adams he has chosen a subject who is inherently boring. Not even being close to the center of the greatest revolutionary event in history can remove the starch. Try 1776 instead; a much better read, and listen.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • French Level 3

  • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

French Level 3 includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction and is designed to be used after completion of levels one and two. The beginning lessons of French Level 3 offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent méthode audio

  • By Michael on 10-25-13

No text function

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

The program is excellent overall, as long as you already have a good working knowledge of French grammar. It is perfect for a so called "false beginner".
The weak point is that there seems to be no access to the PDFs via the Audible app. These PDFs do, however, download automatically in iTunes. In short, the Pimsleur program is very useful but the audible app needs to be improved to accommodate supplementary PDFs.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful