... But rather displays prominently, the whole grand scale of Lincoln, in all his widespread glory, down to the individual leaves of machinations. Like the beautiful old southern oak tree that Lincoln, upon seeing, remarked to Mary "when my days are done, lay me to rest in such peaceful a place as this" so do we now sit under the magnanimous shade of his leadership and legacy... I wept for him, I cheered for him, I felt his pain and shared his joy. Author Doris Kearns Goodwin and narrator Suzanne Toren cultivate a complete and voluminous picture of the life, love, and political strength of 16th President Abraham Lincoln. It was truly an honor to read.
Yes. You know as well as I do that this is biography is both sophisticated and gripping. Phyllida Nash, the reader, is the best I have heard on Audible.
There are thousands of books about Lincoln. Whats unique about this book are the different views about Lincoln from his cabinet and those closest to him.
Unsurprisingly Lincoln radiates almost divine insight and prudence, thats what makes him my favorite. However Sewart is a close second as he was considered a more likely pick for president at the time.
NO. It compares well to other narrators.
Lincoln anecdotes and jokes usually make me laugh.
this book has solidified my stance of lincoln being one of the best presidents in the US. However this book delves much more than that, it shows you his peers in a light i had not seen before. Both in generals and cabinet, this book gives you a grand play of sorts with multiple characters and several views. I highly recommend getting this book, especially if your wanting to kill several hours.
Fantastic history of Lincoln and the main players in his administration. Doris Kearns Goodwin does an excellent job of portraying the many aspects of Lincoln that make him one of the very greatest human beings in human history.
This book and the wonderful narration invoke a wide range of emotions - admiration, awe, excitement, joy, laughter, sadness, tears, and so many more. I found myself holding my breath, laughing out loud, and near tears throughout this book. After listening to this book, I have even more respect for the wit, wisdom, intellect, political savvy, moral character, and genius of Abraham Lincoln. Prepare yourself for a roller coaster ride. I love history, and I learned so much from this great book. I recommend this to everyone, especially during this time in our history. I believe so much can be applied to the events of this current day. Great read and listen!
Would recommend. Very thorough. Told in such a way that one could feel what Lincoln felt.
What a marvelous endeavor by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The research, the dialogue and history make it seem like it is happening in the present time. Makes you wish that we had individuals like Lincoln in these days of challenge.
of course, Abraham Lincoln. It is all about him.
at first I thought she sounded like a grammar school principal. But her rich delivery and strong commitment to the story over the more than 41 hours made me a believer in her dedication and excellence.
too many to choose one.
A well known biography that I enjoyed reading and listening to on a recent trip was great.
I recommend it.
The irony of the man who made difficult decisions and has been so shrouded in myths was an incredible man who rose to Heights that just wouldn't be possible today.
I write that thinking about how much influence TV has on the choices and sound bites on politics and it's unfortunate.
This book is fascinating though on how he made his former opponents for President cabinet members and that's well worth reading about regardless of the rest of the excellent book.
I saw that this listen was 40+ hours and almost didn't download it, I'm glad I changed my mind! I worked in politics for many years and Lincoln has always been an inspiring figure for me. I already knew much of his history but this read provided so much more with the rich interactions of those closest to him. I found myself looking up photos as I listened to better form a picture of who these figures were. I was left feeling even more inspired than ever by Lincoln and quite unexpectedly found several new heroes in his cabinet members.