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I think I have read too much about Eleanor and the Roosevelts in general over the years--enough in fact to last me a lifetime. The most recent depiction of Eleanor in the excellent bio Truman by David McCullough really squelched it for me when it comes to hearing more on this subject for a while.
But, more than the subject matter, I am swearing off any narration done by Suzanne Toren. I have gone from feeling neutral about her reading voice and style to prickly--to where I find myself now--despising. I can't bare one more minute of listening. Others have found this book a delight--I can't join them. Tedious is all I can say.
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I enjoy biographies and this was another well written one. The authors did a good job of organizing the abundant information about two very interesting women. Both Eleanor and Alice had their good traits and bad. I will say I still admire Eleanor much more than Alice. Despite Alice's intelligence and opportunities she still seemed to live her life as a "spoiled brat".
Suzanne Toren does a mediocre job as narrator. I don't really care for her interpretations (I have listened to several books read by her) but not enough to NOT listen to this book. I think I would have enjoyed it a bit more if it had been read by a different person.
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