Yes. Usually authors are unable to fully elaborate the supporting characters in a story. In this case, you come to understand the depths of motivation and character of a sizable number of people who influenced Lincoln's political and personal life. This of course means that the book is exceptionally lengthy. And I am enjoying all of it.
Yes, in numerous places.
I am not usually a reader of histories. But I am enjoying this one thoroughly.
Learned that President Lincoln and his rivals achieved what people today couldn't achieve. They made history.
About the eprsonality about Presidemt Lincoln.
Telling the story as if it was unfolding in front of me.
It made me appreciate the ever-lasting meaning of the Civil war.
A great book about great people. I hope the world had more leaders like A. Lincoln and his rivals.
Yes, I only hope that an update can be done to fix the missing sections!
Lincoln is of course, the focus, but this book alsop brings to life Lincoln's rivals and their families.
Suzanne Toren is an excellent reader, bringing both power and poise to recreate historical events and attitudes.
I only wish the editing job was better. I am 80% done and have already counted over 10 sections where the audio simply cuts to another section - losing who knows how much material. Sometimes in the middle of famous speechs too - I feel as though my historical knowledge still has gaps.
I started to read this after watching the Lincoln movie, and I am glad I did. I never knew much about him, what an amazing man. Everyone should read this to find out what a real President should be like. One of the best Audible books I have ever listened to.
This is the best audiobook I've listened to by far.
I love the immense detail and intriguing history of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's inner cabinet and his mindset throughout one of the most trying times in history.
Reunited and it feels so good.
Thank you for the opportunity audible to listen to this audiobook was a great joy!
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."