January LaVoy narrated an impeccably researched biography of the philanthropist and unsung hero married to Alexander Hamilton, one of our 2018 Best Audiobooks in Biography & History. Tilar J. Mazzeo’s ELIZA HAMILTON: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton is a richly detailed audiobook concentrating on Eliza’s life after Alexander’s death. January’s skilled narration brings to life her dynamic character with personality, wit, and intelligence.
“As it turns out, there are two sides to every story—even a story that’s the biggest Broadway phenomenon of our time.”—Narrator January LaVoy
ELIZA HAMILTON: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton
By Tilar J. Mazzeo, read by January LaVoy
Simon & Schuster Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award
This richly detailed audiobook attempts to explore all aspects of the life of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of Alexander Hamilton. The author concentrates on Eliza’s life after Alexander’s death, particularly her efforts to help families, especially children, in need. January LaVoy takes the many facets of Eliza described and creates a fully fleshed-out character with personality, wit, and intelligence. She engages listeners by creating voices for each of the characters involved in the telling of Eliza’s story through Eliza’s correspondence.
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