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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 452
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

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

Chapters out of order

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Reviewed: 10-17-18

This is a wonderful book. Jill Lepore is both a dedicated historian and gifted storyteller, which makes this book phenomenal. It’s as dense and rich as Charles Mann’s 1491 (which was very informative but, in my opinion, dry and difficult to read for long period of time). But it’s engaging like a novel! I highly recommend *buying the book*

I bought both the audible and kindle versions so I could experiment with enjoying the book I different formats. Reading the book on the kindle is a delight. I am unable to listen on Audible, however, because the chapters are totally out of order, which completely ruins the purported seamless experience of having the book on both audible and kindle. I’ve tried redownloading the book multiple times, but I keep reaching the same result.

In conclusion, I recommend actually reading this one, rather than listening.

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