This story is more relevant now than ever, with our country once again divided along lines that seem irreconcilable. Lincoln proved that one good man can make a difference, one honest man can change history. This is the rest of the story we didn't hear in school, the man who turned failure into victory, adversaries into allies, and guided a country back from the brink of ruin. You won't be disappointed that you spent the hours taking in this great book.
This is by far the longest audio book I have completed, but it was well worth every minute (though I did listen at 1.5 speed). I am by no means either highly interested in politics or history but was fascinated by them both in this incredible portrayal of Lincoln.
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
I had this book on my shelf for a long time, and couldn't make a dent in it. Audiobooks are a different story, though, and audible saw me through.
It's a fascinating story, and I learned a lot about leadership, politics, and history.
The book probably could have used a good editor, but the subject matter intrigued me. I would bet that most people would find it very tedious at parts, but I didn't, so my review reflects that.
Highly recommend everyone to read this masterpiece. The audiobook version was dreary in the beginning but so addictive once you get used to the narration. I am getting a physical version of the book for my collection.
Impressively researched. The characters really came to life for me. Sometimes though the amount of detail felt unnecessary and annoying. The narrator was formal, perhaps a bit stiff, but for me this fit the feel of the story and was not distracting. Overall, I very much enjoyed this book.
I just recommend this book to everyone and anyone wanting to go back and remember a part of history. This book is long, but as I said, very much worth the investment of time.
I thought it was somewhat long but in the end it was all worth listining. His life was a true insperation to me and it was hard to listen to the details of his unjustified end. highly recomend.