Yes and I have. For history fans it is seldom we get an accurate book that reads like a novel. There are some points of conjecture, rather than detract, they make the book better.
Not applicable, rather, the character development of the historical figures was extremely well done. I learned something about each of them I did not know before.
Whenever the author reads his/her own book they provide emphasis where they intended it; if you will, O'Reilly adds depth to the book.
You thought you knew John Wilkes Booth?
Audible should figure out how to make the pictures from texts and non-fiction available to its listeners.
There's been a lot of controversy surrounding this book which seems to me entirely undeserved: there is nothing in this book worth arguing about. The beginning of the book where the authors talk about the last battles of the war and the surrender of Lee is interesting and well done. Unfortunately, after that it is dull.
This book does not proffer any new theories nor add any new historical revelations. As history, it is bland.
As an audio book, it is pretty bad. Bill Reilly is not a good narrator. His voice isn't pleasant and his reading is flat as a pancake. Flatter than a pancake, actually. Celebrity is not enough to make a good narrator.
There are many other books written on this subject that are much better than this one. There are much better analyses of the available materials. If it weren't a Bill O'Reilly project, the book would have been dismissed as inconsequential. But I did enjoy the first couple of chapters ... pity the rest of the book was so dismal.
Most annoying to me was Bill O'Reilly's pronunciation of cavalry which was in the book at least 100 times and never correctly spoken. Perhaps Bill should have allowed someone else to narrate his book. I've read many books about Lincoln and this one didn't really provide any new or different insight but it was interesting enough to keep me listening. A better choice would be "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer".
This is one of the best accounts of the the final months of Lincoln's life I have listened to or read. The research and telling of the actual conspiracies in killing Lincoln AS WELL AS just how far the conspiracies MAY HAVE actually gone is the Home Run part of this book and story.
If you have read or listened to other books and accounts of the Civil War and/or Lincoln's involvement, you will find as I did that about half of this book is simply a repeat of the same old facts. However, with the focus on the conspiracies, O'Reilly and Dugard offered something unique in a story that has been told and retold many times.
Also, the authors were very good at delineating what they believe are proven conspiracies and fact, and actual speculation. They never once push a possible occurrence as fact and make those points clearly.
O'Reilly did a very good job as narrator, good voice inflection, ups and downs at the right moments, which creates a pace that is entertaining and addicting.
Overall, Highly recommended!!
Back in time.
The character depiction of Booth and Lincoln and Grant.
The book was very well written and performed by Bill O'Reilly and I would recommend it to all United States citizens.
My first audible book
the whole conspiracy group
His ability to emphasize with emotion and yet narrate the truth
no, just very interested in the history and bringing the characters to life
Teach me more history Bill!
Chargin' hard cuz there too much diem to carpe!
Well written, well read and historically fascinating. The level of research will entertain and educate the listener.
While it's important for students to learn to read and evaluate critical commentary, "Each reader has a right-and even a responsibility-to form his or her own opinions, based on that reader's reading and understanding of a piece of literature, and to be able to support those opinions with solid reasons"
If you are anything near a historical buff you need to read this book. The authors present a complete picture, in you mind, and you feel like you are behind the news cameras as it happens.
This books deal with the facts. Pure and simple. The authors takes these facts and presents them in a plain and simple style that captures the reader's interest.
An extremely entertaining telling of the conspiracy to kill President Lincoln. The information presented about prior attempts to capture or kill Linclon and the possibility of a conspiracy within the government was very enlightening. A must for history lovers.