I have listened to this book twice now and will probably listen again. I like Chernow's writing. I like the depth and breadth of the research and that he tries to include every detail that is known about the man's life. What I miss by listening are footnotes and citations but it is obvious that Chernow is working from primary sources and that he has spent a lot of time reading and researching. If you are having trouble reading it, try listening to it.