Lincoln. He was and is a man who stands above all others.
Even though I knew how it ended it made me weep.
There is no way so many insights and so much knowledge could be gained so pleasurably, but there is no getting around that this very long book requires attention. For anyone who remembers Lincoln as a string of cliches from elementary and high school, this book is a revelation. Lincoln is still a hero, but he's personalized and flawed, grappling with political realities in a challenging time. I listened to this book prior to seeing the new movie, and I'm glad I did, because the two complemented each other nicely. LIncoln is human and the cliches are no longer cliches but intriguing lessons that aren't that different from the intrigues in the daily news today.
No because it's really long. Don't usually listen to things of this length more than once.
Although the audiobook is considerably more convenient, I still prefer to have the actual text to refer back to if I miss something. However, Goodwin does a very nice job of reminding the reader who the characters are.
No. Her annunciation is great, but after 40 hours of the same tone, it gets a bit old.
It gives you the entire picture of what Abraham Lincoln did as a politician. More importantly who he truly was as a man.
How content and happy he was at the very end of his life. What a great way to live before you die.
I have not... yet.
"He was more than a man. He was... Abraham Lincoln."
Yes, very entertaining and well read
cry, so tragic, so crazy and so telling of the random power of guns to change history for the worse.
some mispronunciation, i.e. carotid and stirrup
I have not read the print version, but the audio edition was great for long car rides.
Lincoln, because of his honesty, integrity and shrewd insight into the character of others.
I found it fascinating.
Great history and insight.
This is one of my favorites listens thus far with audible. I found it captivating from beginning to end. Even though I clearly knew much of the outcome, I cried like a baby through parts of this book as it read like a story.
My favorite attribute of this book was its ability to create a storylike setting that made sense to me as a average person accustomed to reading fiction.
A more critical and realistic analysis of the facts could have improved this book. Often the expressed claims are unsubstantiated to the point that if somebody voices the counter claim, there is nothing in the presented facts to distinguish which claim is correct.
The choice of narrator is very subjective; I personally did not like Suzanne as narrator for this book
I have always had very critical opinion toward the efforts to defunct some of the most influential leader, such as G. Washington. After listening to this book, however, I begin to understand how an over zealous glorification based on epithets and not facts can trigger a desire for a more critical approach to analyzing historical facts.
I would not recommend this book for critical thinkers. It might be a good book for people who want to hear about a great idealized hero.
t p prince esquire international-- Switzerland / USA --Author publisher of adult and children's literature.
If you want to know and understand the complexities of the times of the civil war and abolition of slavery youi will not find a better written and explicit acccount than this one. Though it is sometimes slanted a bit more to the femist point of view of some of the female charachters, cloths and white house decorations and parties ect. It is a full and noble account of how times change but don't change. Politics is a complicated business and one can see how our times reflect the same feelings but for differrent subjects like women's rights and abortion. Susan Toren was steady and easy to listen too, even over such a long account.