Gordon S. WoodThe New York Review of BooksBy far the best biography of Adams ever written...McCullough's special gift as an artist is his ability to re-create past human beings in all their fullness and all their humanity. In John and Abigail he has found characters worthy of his talent.
Walter IsaacsonTimeA masterwork of storytelling.
Michiko KakutaniThe New York TimesLucid and compelling...[Written] in a fluent narrative style that combines a novelist's sense of drama with a scholar's meticulous attention to the historical record.
Marie AranaThe Washington PostMcCullough is one of our most gifted living writers.
I had heard amazing things about David McCullough's research and writing abilities but hadn't read anything by him until John Adams. I bought it purely because I was looking for some audio books to listen to during my long trips visiting family. Lucky for me, I found an unabridged copy on sale for $9.99 at Borders. Since buying this audio book, I've seen the collection sell for as much as $40+ dollars, so I'm especially elated at the price of the purchase. … more
Click here to read the book review. John Adams by David McCullough was my favorite audio read from 2010. There are so many things I enjoyed about this book that I can't wait to pore over the text version in the near future. I recommend that people listen to the audio book when they are alert and awake, so none of the facts/narrative is missed. It's a really compelling read, and everyone will learn something new about John Adams, the second … more