No Ordinary Time

  • by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by Nelson Runger
  • 39 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize Winner, History, 1995
No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.
Using diaries, interviews, and White House records of the president's and first lady's comings and goings, Goodwin paints an intimate portrait of the daily conduct of the presidency during wartime and the Roosevelts' extraordinary constellation of friends, advisers, and family.
Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, No Ordinary Time relates the unique story of how Franklin Roosevelt led the nation to victory against seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor's essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society.

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Customer Reviews

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Great at 1.5 speed

What about Nelson Runger’s performance did you like?

I liked the voice alright. However, I think 10 hours of the 40 hour book were the narrator's pauses between sentences. I listened at 1 and a half speed and loved it then.


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- Brett

Wonderfully written history of a pivotal time

Great story which more than stands on its own. No need for the annoyingly exaggerated rendition of the character's voices.
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- JudithLeenovBooks

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio