We rarely write a review but this reader, Suzanne Toren, was so good that we feel compelled to call attention to her performance. She was able to use different voices for different people without us ever feeling that the performance was contrived or artificial. She is truly an excellent reader.
The book is worth reading on its own merit. Doris Goodwin brings life to Lincoln's mastery and context to the events we learned about in school. We thank her for making these histories come alive.
This book was recommended to me and I highly recommend it to you! It is a beautifully crafted masterpiece that combines superb storytelling with intriguing history that left me stunned by it's brilliance, as well as that of the great people in the story, most of all, the unequalled President Abraham Lincoln!
Wonderful to hear about the life and political wisdom of Abraham Lincoln...especially when we live in such a dark time. A great trip into a different time, different problems, and a kind way of handling challenges.
This was one of the best books I've ever listened to or read for that matter! Great performance and an even better story! Very good narrative that pushes the listener to know the great powers and actors of the civil war, empathize with them, and somehow relate to powerhouses from another century! This was the first book by Goodwin I have listened to and cannot wait to start listening to her other books on the Roosevelts.
I was looking forward to this audiobook so much but after about 10 minutes I tuned the narrator out. Her voice was very monotone and extremely boring. I unfortunately was unable to complete this book.
Such a thorough review of our greatest president (in my opinion) and how he was able to guide and save our country through our greatest struggle! Any history buff and certainly any fan of Lincoln will devour this book.
I liked getting to learn more about Lincoln's cabinet members, and how they felt about, and the pressures they put on, their President. I did not need so much information about the rivals' wives and children, which became tedious and obstructive in comparison to what Lincoln and Seward and Stanton were doing.
Maybe. She writes well. But this new angle on Lincoln did not work well for me.
I did. It was called Lincoln.
This was a wonderful biography of a man who actually seems politically sound and morally upstanding. This type of person is unfortunately lacking in our current country. The war he lead and won seems so far above and beyond the current conditions facing the union. And his solutions or amazing. We have such educated people now that it seems Education can lead to uselessness