No Ordinary Time

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Narrated By: Nelson Runger

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2011

Duration: 39 hours 46 minutes


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States.

With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.


  • nab6215

    I listened to an abridged audiobook, which could not do the book justice. I left it with mixed feelings, believing the author spent a lot of time justifying the behaviors of Eleanor or Franklin. She didn't need to do that. She had effectively portrayed them both so well I felt they could have been sitting down next to me. They breathed. Who could want for more in a biography?

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