I, Eliza Hamilton

Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (352 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, best-selling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton's wife, Eliza - a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history.

"Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness."

As the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler is accustomed to socializing with dignitaries and soldiers. But no visitor to her parents' home has affected her as strongly as Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry quickly, and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. But it is in the aftermath of war, as Hamilton becomes one of the country's most important figures, that she truly comes into her own.

In Washington, Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she astutely manages their expanding household and assists her husband with his political writings. Yet some challenges are impossible to prepare for. Through public scandal, betrayal, personal heartbreak, and tragedy, she is tested again and again. In the end, it will be Eliza's indomitable strength that makes her not only Hamilton's most crucial ally in life but his most loyal advocate after his death, determined to preserve his legacy while pursuing her own extraordinary path through the nation they helped shape together.

©2017 Susan Holloway Scott (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great for those who really like HISTORICAL fiction

I put ‘historical’ all in caps in my heading because, in addition to having a good storyline in and of itself, ‘I, Eliza Hamilton’ has lots of history built in—up close history about the latter part of the Revolutionary War through the creation of the Constitution and beyond. As far as history goes, though, it’s written in a way that pulls you in and helps you see very interesting things about the time period and behind the scenes of important events. Scott’s writing and Maarrleveld’s narration are both wonderful!

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loved it, but I wish it would have focused more on Eliza as a person.

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Excellence

Excellently woven story, read clearly, enjoyed fully. Written as the wife and lifelong partner of the passionate Alexander Hamilton.

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The book made me want more.

I only absorbed asmall amount of History in school. The perception I took away was that the United states were indeed United. I don't know if it was my inattention or the way the materials were presented. It reminded me of reading the Bible for the first time. Sunday school as a child barely scratches the surface of the ideas in the book. I am sure this historical romance hardly scratches the surface of the true history. It peaked my interest on the subject. I am currently listening to a non fiction book about Alexander Hamilton to learn more.

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Excellent Book

I don't give many 5 star reviews, even if I love a book. I look for depth of character, how well it is written and in this case, how well it is narrarator. this book was done masterfully!

The story is amazing and gives the reader a glimpse of what life was really like during our nation's early years. I am a history junky and just love how the story was presented!

As for Alexander Hamilton, I always knew the details and timeline of events, but I never really thought about how his poor wife was affected. He really was a selfish man with an amazingly loyal wife!

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Deeply moving

This was a deeply moving and engaging novel. The narration was skillfully done and pulls you into the tale completely! One of the best books I've read so far this year.

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Incredible Love Story

This is first book I have ever reviewed and I listen to audiobooks 12 to 18 hours a day. As I am disabled this is the joy and pleasure of my life.
This author pulls you in and you are that fly on the wall. A great love story that ended too soon. This was not sappy nor was this a weak woman standing by her man. This was a heartwrenching story of an imperfect couple and less than perfect children. Just like the rest of us. A man of truth in the world of politics. Seems the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Good but not great

Where does I, Eliza Hamilton rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was a good book but I felt like so much for it was not original. I had just seen the Broadway musical Hamilton and felt like so many of the lines came from the play

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There is so much more to this beautiful women and to end the book at the death of her husband cheats the reader out of knowing the whole person of ElizaHamilton

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I,Eliza

Although it was a historical piece, in places the plot dragged. All in all it gave insite into the life of Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza.
It explained what led to the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr, resulting in Hamilton's death.

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History at its best

I loved the realness of the story . It showed Hamilton’s strengths and weaknesses and the great love he and Eliza shared. It also showed her as a valued companion and partner in his life! She was an excellent and admirable women! I loved the narrator

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