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  • His Excellency

  • George Washington
  • By: Joseph J. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

Acclaimed author Joseph J. Ellis penned the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers, a fixture on The New York Times best seller list for an entire year, and one of the most popular history books of all time. Now this master historian turns his attention to the most exalted American hero, Founding Father and first President George Washington.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Distracted By Narrator

  • By Gerard on 01-15-05

Horrible narration

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-05

The book offers an interesting insight into George Washington's life. But the narrator's long breaths, loud swallowing and stomach gurgling made for a total distraction. It's obvious that the producers of this audiobook were asleep at the switch. The swallowing and breaths could have easily been edited out electronically. As for the gaseous gurgling, they should have told the narrator to just read the line over.

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