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  • John Quincy Adams

  • By: Robert V. Remini
  • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

While John Quincy Adams' natural tendencies were toward a contemplative life filled with art and literature, his path was predestined - the law and then public service. It is no wonder that later, as a grown man, accomplished and admired, he was spoken of as cold and austere, even misanthropic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Average President, but extraordinary man

  • By buffaloboy on 05-01-12

Too short. No emotion in reader.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I’ve listened to a few presidential biographies, in order. This one hinted at more interesting stories but failed to tell them, except in a sentence or two. Very little description of what happened during Adams presidency or afterwards. And not enough description of his relationship with his wife and children. The reader’s voice was flat. Disappointed. Should have been better book.