- Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
- Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-24-01
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale - an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.
Audie Award Winner, Non-Fiction (abridged), 2002
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Biography or Autobiography, 2002
"The portrait that emerges is altogether fascinating." (Amazon.com)
"Brilliant...a winner." (Publishers Weekly)
"McCullough writes to be heard as well as read." (AudioFile)
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By Thomas on 07-06-06
great, book, and I loved the narration. Only qualm is I ended up buying full version, as there are huge gaps, which I you really want to understand the Adams-jefferson relationship, full length version is much better.
24 of 25 people found this review helpful
By Douglas on 09-20-03
Listening to this book is the best encouragement to make an impulse buy from time to time. At a book store or library, I would normally avoid a biography on John Adams. But, given the ability to listen to this book, I impulsively downloaded it....and, I'm very happy I did! I was reminded of American history I had long since forgotten, and learned new and fascinating facts. The author does a wonderful job of keeping the reader/listener's ears glued to his MP3 player. I never realized how great a man John Adams was, and what a colorful life he led.
20 of 22 people found this review helpful