10 Best Edward Herrmann Narrated Audiobooks Review

Edward Herrmann was a famous narrator for the most popular audiobooks. I think many of you have listened to his narrated audiobooks. And some of you just listened to his name but never listen to his narrated audiobooks yet. In this post, I have to help this like people who haven’t read his books yet. You all must love his audiobooks, yes, I assure you that. Just read once some of his writings. Here is given the most famous Edward Herrmann audiobooks for you.

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1. The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

Author: Daniel James Brown

The Story

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936.

The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together – a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism.

Drawing on the boys’ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, The Boys in the Boat is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times – the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant. It will appeal to readers of Erik Larson, Timothy Egan, James Bradley, and David Halberstam’s The Amateurs.

My Thought

It is a fantastic book which has a fascinating topic. Yes, it is one of the best books of Daniel James Brown. If you read it once, you can understand why it is the best. But you have to read the full story. Otherwise, you Won’t understand the story.

And it is not only a look into what people were going through while having depression. It also shows many other sides.

Whatever, I don’t want to tell you the main theme here otherwise you’ll dissipate your attraction to reading this book.

2. The Greater Journey

The Greater Journey - Americans in Paris

Author: David McCullough

The Story

The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring – and until now, untold – the story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans embarked on a greater journey in the City of Light. Most had never left home, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. That they achieved so much for themselves and their country profoundly altered American history.

As David McCullough writes, “Not all pioneers went west.”

Nearly all of the Americans profiled here – including Elizabeth Blackwell, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Harriet Beecher Stowe – whatever their troubles learning French, their spells of homesickness, and their suffering in the raw cold winters by the Seine, spent many of the happiest days and nights of their lives in Paris. McCullough tells this sweeping, fascinating story with power and intimacy, bringing us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’s phrase, longed “to soar into the blue”. The Greater Journey is itself a masterpiece.

My Thought

The Greater Journey is another one of the best creations of Edward Herrmann. The entire story upholds an enthralling, inspiring. And until now it can be said an untold story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high positions who set off for Paris between 1830 and 1900. It’s really a different type of book. For those who want to know about America’s past, this book is mostly for them.

I personally suggest the Americans read it once to get a clear conception about their past.

3. No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Story

Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, Doris Kearns Goodwin describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records, Goodwin paints an intimate, detailed portrait not only of the presidency during wartime but also Franklin and Eleanor themselves, as well as their friends, advisers, and family. Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, No Ordinary Time relates the unique story of how FDR led the nation to victory in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor’s essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society.

My Thought

It is a remarkable book as much about America today as it spans the history of America. And it is told delightfully and effectively as well as largely through narrative dialogue. So, anyone can imagine the period of time of research that is required. A few other historians could represent this history like it. Hence, this one is really marvelous, and you’ll love it!

4. The Path Between the Seas

The Path Between the Seas - The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

Author: David McCullough

The Story

Winner of the National Book Award for history, The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.
Like his masterful, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography John Adams, David McCullough’s The Path Between the Seas has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested in American history, international intrigue, and human drama.

My Thouht

After reading the story, you must say ‘What an incredible story!’ This book deserves to say the best one because of the vast amount of information and research. Really! McCullough has done a great job!

However, I wanna say that it would be difficult to read at the time. Yet, I want to tell you one thing that you can get a trip through the Panama Canal by reading this book. This book will give you the same experience of having a tour of Panama that I approach. Thus, read it once.

5. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

The Story

On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.

My Thought

Firstly, I must say that I’m very encouraged to read the book as I’ve listened to THOUSANDS of positive sides of this book by others.

The bravery, unbelievable sacrifices, devotion, patriotism, and tenacity of “The Greatest Generation” won’t ever be forgotten.

I really feel it is relevant. Therefore, I highly recommend you to read this book once.

6. Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

Mornings on Horseback

Author: David McCullough

The Story

Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood.

His father, the first Theodore Roosevelt, “Greatheart”, is a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. His mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and celebrated beauty.

Mornings on Horseback spans 17 years, from 1869 when little “Teedie” is 10, to 1886 when he returns from the West a “real life cowboy” to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit.

This is a tale about family love and family loyalty; about courtship, childbirth and death, fathers and sons; about gutter politics and the tumultuous Republican Convention of 1884; about grizzly bears, grief and courage, and “blessed” mornings on horseback at Oyster Bay or beneath the limitless skies of the Badlands.

My Thought

I’ve heard this book is good but not great. Though I believe it is more than good obviously.

The book was really very well written and very well researched like the other writings of McCullough. However, I think you would find it more interesting unlike many other audiobooks narrated by Edward. The main character’s name is Teddy. The whole story is about the life journey of the characteristic.

Whatever, I don’t want to tell you the entire story. If I did, You’ll miss the ambition of reading this book.
However, if you want to taste something new, you must read this one.

7. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Story

As she focused on the relationships between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in No Ordinary Time, and on Lincoln and his team in Team of Rivals, Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the “muckraking” press – including legendary journalists Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, William Allen White, and editor Sam McClure – Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture between the two led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that resulted in the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the diminishment of Theodore Roosevelt’s progressive wing of the Republican Party.

My Thought

By reading this book, you’d get to know about the presidents and issues at the beginning of the 20th century.

It is a long book with a collection of photographs. And it is a book in which you’ll discover that the Republicans were the progressives in that era.

If you read it, I believe you’ll especially enjoy the story of the Muckraking Journal at the beginning of the 20th century.

I suggest you read this book if you’d like to know the 20th century’s short and important history.  

8. The Empty Land

The Empty Land

Author: Louis L’Amour

The Story

For thousands of years, the lonely canyon knew only wind and rain, wild animals, and an occasional native hunter. Then a trapper found a chunk of gold, and everything changed overnight.

In six days, a town called Confusion appeared… and on the seventh it could disappear, consumed by the flames of lawlessness and violence. On one side are those who understand only brute force. On the other are men who want law and order but are ready to use a noose to achieve their ends. Between them stand Matt Coburn and Dick Felton: one a hardened realist, the other an idealist trying to dig a fortune from the muddy hillside.

Outnumbered and outgunned, Felton and Coburn can’t afford to be outmaneuvered. For as the two unlikely allies confront corruption, betrayal, and murder in an attempt to tame a town where the discovery of gold can mean either the fortune of a lifetime or a sentence of death, they realize that any move could be their last.

My Thought

I emphasize it’s a great story. From beginning to the end, it’s written about how gold is found to the growing of a town, and how the people decided to get the gold from the town. Whatever, you must enjoy the story by reading it.

Definitely, it was a great story. I think you all should read this once.
I guess you won’t feel bored while reading this and you’ll love this book like me.

9. Washington: A Life

Washington - A Life

Author: Ron Chernow

The Story

In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the listener through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America’s first president.

Despite the reverence his name inspires, Washington remains a lifeless waxwork for many Americans, worthy but dull. A laconic man of granite self-control, he often arouses more respect than affection. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow dashes forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man.

A strapping six feet, Washington was a celebrated horseman, elegant dancer, and tireless hunter, with a fiercely guarded emotional life. Chernow brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Probing his private life, he explores his fraught relationship with his crusty mother, his youthful infatuation with the married Sally Fairfax, and his often conflicted feelings toward his adopted children and grandchildren. He also provides a lavishly detailed portrait of his marriage to Martha and his complex behavior as a slave master.

At the same time, Washington is an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people. Not only did Washington gather around himself the foremost figures of the age, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but he also brilliantly orchestrated their actions to shape the new federal government, define the separation of powers, and establish the office of the presidency.

My Thought

This one is Ron Chernow’s first book that I’ve read. It’s a really great book. I’ve learned so many things about George Washington, and I couldn’t understand how this book affected my opinion of George Washington’s thoughts. You’ll be surprised to know that I’m still sinking in. Here is also written about the French and Indian War and of course the Revolutionary War.

Whatever, if you’d like to know about George Washington, you must read it once.

10. Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein - His Life and Universe

Author: Walter Isaacson

The Story

How did Einstein’s mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.

Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate, became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.

These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.

My Thought

The author has successfully conveyed the ideas and life history of Einstein in this book. And I think that, the author is particularly adept at simply explaining Einstein’s Ideas and also his unique processes of thinking. By reading this book, you’ll get to know why Einstein was called a genius and why he had a crazy life.

Besides, it also covers the personal stories of Einstein’s life. Including his relationship with colleagues, family, and friends.

Whatever, the book is fully described about Einstein. Therefore, if you’re very interested to know about Einstein, you must read it once.

I recommend this book for those who badly want to know about Einstein and his life. Furthermore, you’ll get to know by reading this book that is also one of the most famous Edward Herrmann audiobooks.

If you really like Edward Herrmann’s audiobooks, then you must read my suggested books at once, and I believe you’ll love him like me. Therefore, if you don’t like his works, then you would just take a taste above the books once only to feel the creativity of Edward Herrmann. I believe you’ll start loving him like me.

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