This has been one of my top 3 audible listens (of over 30 total) so far. I am in awe of how much attention to detail there was as well as how interesting all of the information was. If you've ever been curious about Abraham Lincoln and this fascinating time in history, THIS is the be-all, end-all book to read. LOVED IT!!!
I kept on thinking to myself--how could Lincoln always stay above the fray? never really get hung up on anything? So... superhuman!
This is more than a historical book--it is a leadership book. It makes you think about your own pettiness and shows that taking the higher road can not only be done but that it can have much better consequences than our petty tendencies. The book was top of mind for months (an upside from it being incredibly long) and often made me think about my own reactions to various situations at work.
A wonderful book. It gets bogged down in the Washington social scene a bit, but overall it was one I'm very glad to listen to.
Excellent recounting a important period of our history. loved the narrative. I've listened to it twice and plan to hear it again.
I have read several Lincoln biographies and this has to be one of the best. By telling Lincoln’s story by analyzing his rivals, you do gain a greater appreciation of how great a man Lincoln was. My overall all opinion is, that everyone should read this book at least once in their life. Simply put, it is very well written, in-depth without losing focus, brings historical accounts to life, and narration is superb.
This is an amazing book that provides an invaluable insight on details of Lincoln's administration. Suzanne Toren's narration is very skillful and easy on the ear. This has become.one of my favorite books.
I aud a lot of books.
With so-so execution. Definitely makes you wish every biography could be written by Walter Isaacson.