This was an entertaining book that takes a subject we all know and gives the reader a peak into the backgrounds & personalities of the players and their strategies to become president and later, a presidential cabinet. Could not get enough of it.
Amazing clarity into men that led the United States through tumultuous times. Makes you feel like you are there, feeling what they must have felt.
I finished listening to this today and feel I have lost not only President Lincoln's companionship, but also that of Ms. Goodwin and Ms. Toren, with whom I have travelled now for scores of lunch hours. Thank you all.
By the end, I felt like I knew Lincoln. Goodwin is the definitive authority on Presidential history and this work is a masterpiece.
I read this book at least once a year. It is stuffed with a wealth of Lincoln's character driven behavior, we would all do better to follow. We must learn the detailed behaviors of those leaders in history who truly moved people and influenced positive social change based on fundamental principles.
This was a fantastic audiobook. Well researched, and well-read I think this book will be enjoyable for almost any listener. I personally was unaware of many of the historical event and relationships described in the book. I'm grateful to the author for her amazing treatment of this amazing story. Her story truly brought Lincoln to life for me.
I have not read the print version, but suspect it would be too dry and long for me to attempt. Listening in chunks on my commute to and from work is perfect.
There are a ton of characters, but I found that I could keep them all straight.
It's a little long for that!
The only downside to this audiobook is that the chapters are separated in strange places, which makes it more difficult to stop and start than I'd like. There would be a few sentences on a brand new topic, then the chapter changes. For such a long book, it's impossible to do in one sitting, so this became a real inconvenience. But that's to the editors, not at all the book itself!
a very enjoyable and informative read. Lincoln was one of a kind. I find myself wishing America could find another president to match his genius and compassion.