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Audiobook CD - 2010
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Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2010.
Edition: Library ed.
ISBN: 9780307876461
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO BIO Washingt G.
Characteristics: 33 audio discs (41 hr., 54 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott


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Melissa - 4 to 5 stars. Melissa would have preferred to read the Hamilton bio by the same author but settled for Washington and attacked it as a challenge - all 41 hours of the audio book (over 900 pages as a text). She liked the narrator - Scott Brick - and the book certainly included some exhau... Read More »

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Jun 01, 2018

I’ve read one other book by the author...Grant, which was fantastic. So fantastic that I read it and then immediately listened to the audio book and wished that I could somehow save certain passages to listen to over and over again. I was expecting the same for Washington. Instead, I was pretty bored through out this book. It was very dry and text booky to me. I’ve read other books that are much more entertaining and better color commentary on Washington.

I listened to at 1.75 speed to power thru to the end.

May 01, 2012

I agree wholeheartedly! Now my hero as well. His story brought me to tears in several places, this book should be required reading in American schools. Washington was not unusual for his home state of Virginia in his views on slavery -- I noticed he always had misgivings about the practice.

My daughter listened to it and loves it as well. Ron Chernow has proven to be a great biographer -- I enjoyed reading Hamilton a few years ago, then House of Morgan.

Jun 01, 2011

Excellent talking book if you can manage to get through 33 disks. Washington is now one of my few heroes, even though the book tried to white wash him as a slave owner. Yes, it was wrong to own slaves, but in my opinion, what Washington did for the US was incredible.


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