AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Mark Bramhall

Biography & Memoir • 40 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Ulysses S. Grant is too often stereotyped as a drunk, a brutal general, and an inept president, but none of these is true, as the author shows in this detailed biography. Mark Bramhall offers a capable narration, keeping the narrative flowing despite the work's extraordinary length. He maintains a generally even tone and pace, and uses strategic pauses to help the listener digest complex passages. When reading extended direct quotes, he varies the pitch of his voice--higher for Julia Grant, lower for newspaper accounts. He also slows his pace slightly in these passages. While his Southern accent is slightly less successful, this is a minor flaw. The audiobook is detailed, but diligent listeners will be rewarded with a more complete view of this important historic figure. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2017]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9780525529217 $75.00 • Thirty-eight CDs

DD ISBN 9780525498643 $40.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2017

CD ISBN 9780525529224 $75.00 • Thirty-eight CDs

DD ISBN 9780525498650 $95.00

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×