If you enjoyed Team of Rivals, you will greatly enjoy this book since it is a natural follower to continue after Lincoln is killed, to see how and why Booth did what he did and how his conspiritors tried to help him. I also enjoyed the Q/A session at the end with the author. This book was well done and well read. You feel as if you are on the run with Booth and one is amazed how many times he managed to slip by the authorities. You will enjoy this book!
This was the first audible book I listened to. I selected it because of the reviews and I was not disappointed. It built in excitement up to the time when Booth was taken. The broad presentation was well-spaced and the details were very good. The last hour, which covered the events after his capture, was a little bit of a let-down. I enjoyed this book so much I listened to it again five months later.
Having visited the Ford Theatre and Museum
The quality of research was excellent and woven into a good story form
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I could visualize every scene, the narrator was terrific and I learned so much about John Wilkes Booth and the entire cast of characters involved in his escape from Washington and eventual capture.. A must read book for anyone who loves this country's history and a must read for anyone who loves a good story, written well. Bravo Mr. Swanson!!
There was so much information that I did not know regarding the death of Lincoln and the pursuing of Booth. Excellent listen.
In all the accounts I have seen on the history channel no account had in such detail described the details of J. Booths flight to the South. I also always assumed that John Surrat was in DC at the time of the assination. This is the first time that I have known that he was 20 miles from my home town. Richard Thomas did an excellent jobe of narration. I recommend this book to all those who value the History of Americas Civil War.
Excellent story and well written. Lots of details and information about the events of the assassination and manhunt of Booth. Great story for history buffs and for those like who done its even if when we know the ending.
I found this book to be quite interesting, as it is somewhat different from what I remember in history class. Sometimes after listening to a nonfiction, historically themed book, I'll go to the local bookstore and look at the book for photos, etc. I was surprised how much of the bood had been deleted in order to record this abridged version. Really wish I could have heard an unabridged version. Richard Thomas was OK as a narrator, but certainly not the best I've heard.
It was a good story, well researched. Not a lot of new material if you are already quite knowledgeable on the subject. John Boy Walton does a good job as narrator as well. I would give it a 3 1/2 if I could, but it's closer to a 4 than a 3. I do recommend it and would put it in the top 50% out of 70+ listens. I was just looking for something new and it didn't happen or I would have rated it higher.