I owned this book for more than five years but was unable on several
occasions to become engaged successfully. As an audiobook I found it compelling and irresistible. Bravo author, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Audible.com. Thank you for the gift of this book.
I don't rate a lot of books, but I had to write this one. This book felt like a self-help book on leadership as well as an awesome historical narrative. The story is great America doesn't excellent job
Anyone with an interest in liberty, moral courage, and inspired leadership should listen to the history of Lincoln as told by Ms Goodwin in this fantastic book. Painting a picture of Lincoln alongside his chief rivals and eventual counselors brings into sharp relief what a truly great man Lincoln was. The book is replete with details woven together in a way so engaging that you hardly realize you are receiving a collegiate-level education on one of the defining times in American history. Ms Toren's reading is admirable, with an intonation and feeing that bring Lincoln and his contemporaries to life. I have listened to the whole book twice since selecting it a few months ago, and I expect to return to it again in the future.
Excellent insight into the working of the Lincoln cabinet, and his desire for diverse opinion and the mastery of his ability to mold this thought into cogent action.
Did not enjoy the narrator, she was some what stilted.
Would recommend this title to anyone.
What insight into political angeling and strategy.
Like being a fly inside the White House. Know Lincoln better than ever.
I tried to read it initially, but it was to dense for me. The narrative was fine, but I read it at a snail's pace. The listening experience was much more enjoyable to me. I could comprehend and enjoy listening so much more than reading. It's sensible to listen to this wonderful story, the strongest narrative not only of Lincoln, but his amazing team, and their times.
Lincoln was the master of times. His ability to respond to the crisis staggers my imagination. Steward a close second, again a man of times, and yet beyond it.Salmon P Chase was also an amazing character because he stood apart from President to the point that Lincoln let him leave.
Her voice is that of so many teachers I have had. She makes the narrative work with grace. No pretense as she reads a truly male story flawlessly.
Longer stories, like this put a smile on my heart. I've been moved to listen to it, twice and love it.
Have to hunker down to listen to it.