This was my first audiobook ever and I am hooked!
It's not like I didn't know how Lincoln died, but the death of Lincoln had me crying all the way home from work. I was so into the book and characters it was like being there witnessing it first hand.
I love reading a print page, so can't answer this. My husband and I listened to this book on a long car journey so it was perfect for that purpose.
We loved hearing the past history of all Lincoln's Cabinet, and how they made it to the White House.
Haven't listened to her before.
It's very long. It had to be broken up over the course of several weeks.
this book was very informative and really a fun book to listen to
it made the war come to life and showed truly how great lincoln was. just imagine had he lived.
Lincoln who is arguably the most hilarious, compelling and shrewd character of the 19th century.
This was my first selection. It has made me want more!
the concise manner in which the story progressed.
Both emotions were experienced. Both from the realization of Lincoln's struggles with achieving his goals and he tragic death.
This will be a book I will read again and again. As well as recommend to friends.
I am a from Denmark and my interests are wide spread. Scary stories, Crime stories, Sci-fi, and more, you name it. One of my greater interests is historical fiction, and my favorite author are Jeff Shaara.
As the title indicates, I am not an American. That is why my knowledge of Lincoln was severly limited. Had it not been for the film, I would never have read this book. I never heard of his rivals, seen the memorial.
But even for a European from a small nation, this book proved to be exiting and the carecters captivating. Getting the feeling for theese men, from childhood and forward, was a great help for someone like me. That it is written in an exiting way, helps one get through, the less interestining pages. Surely a captivating book. That we get to Americas crossroad in this book, is of course a help. Unfortainly a president at time of war is quite exiting to read about. Truelly a great book, with descriptions of the people around Lincoln, with great deccriptions. Sometimes names get a little confused, for me, but as a rule, you get the picture very well.
If only politicians, yours and ours would be more like Lincoln, the world would be a better place.
It is said that democracy is based of collected wills. I disagrees. In a true crisis, it is importened to have a leader rise above the rest, taking charge. Making sure internal struggle does not rip us apart. Lincoln was such a man. A good man, in difficult times, raising above petty party politics to lead the country through the struggle.
The story of Abraham Lincoln is fascinating and spellbinding.
Lincoln - a warm, compassionate, incredibly smart man who led our country through a very turbulent period.
Lincoln - Ms. Toren's reading was perfect for this book.
Yes, but way too long. I loved it all.
Kindergartners used to being read to in a sappy, slow, hagiographic style. I kept expecting her to pause and show us the pictures.
Any video from Troy Maclure.
Good Lord, no. No, no, no.
I didn't want to rate down the book, and in all honesty, I couldn't make it past the first half hour. Please do not interpret my low rating against the book itself. 4 stars is a guess from someone who didn't make it more than a half hour in.
Letme be clear: I'm not an idiot or an ADHD-sufferer who can't listen to dry prose. When I gave up on this, I switched to The Decline and Fall of teh Roman Empire by Gibbon. I have enjoyed a great many works most people would call dry as the Sahara. This reader, however, was sssssooooo slow and drawn out. The entire style felt like a bad infomercial, speaking in exalted tones to oversell the product.
Please, just read the GD book. Stop trying to sing the text like a diva who drags out the singing of the Star Spangled Banner into a half-hour ordeal.
I'm sorry I waited so long to listen to this book. So rich with details that bring history to life.
Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?
This audiobook was something that I truly looked forward to everyday. It was superbly narrated with a clear sound quality. Ironically, I completed the book on Lincoln's birthday. Wonderfully narrated and crystal clear.
The narrator takes time to differentiate the different historical characters "voices" so you know who is talking at all times. I also liked how it was unabridged. I prefer my books to be complete.
William Stanton, the Secretary of War under Lincoln. She was able to capture the gruff and amazing character of this man that I knew very little about.
They already made a film about this book and it was fantastic!
This audio book would be ideal for long car rides, commutes to work or going to the gym.