The book is okay. It took 12-13 hours of listening for me to get into the story. The long section on the geography was not interesting to me.
The narrator is monotone the full novel. Making the audiobook less enjoyable.
I had read Centennial in the 70's and remembered liking it. It was a looooong book. I enjoyed reading/listening to it again while knitting, but got tired of listening and yearned for a change. In retrospect I would have been happier and wiser to break my listening with other shorter books and will do so with the next extra long book I "read". I could have easily done so at one of the "natural" break points as the story shifted from one time period to another. I enjoy history and historical fiction and feel the book gave a well researched glimpse of the issues and events that influenced the development of this area of our country. The characters, while bigger than life in some instances, were believable and likeable. It is worth listening to and I'm glad I did.