Even though much of the story of the assination of Abraham Lincoln is very well documented. Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard make the story come alive. I learned things about that time in our history I did not know.
Much of what is believed about the people who aided Booth has been clouded by the passage of time. People have made much of the trials of the conspirators. Even though the trials were military the verdicts were just. Mr O'Reilly strips away the years and transports the reader to that time.
I have listened to other Bill O'Reilly books. The previous one was an abridged version of his first book. Because this book is unabridged I enjoyed every detail of the story.
Some reviewers have said,
A professional voice actor. A coherently written story.
Not on your life.
It was stilted with no dramatic quality. Bill reads the book with some strange sing song inflection; a completely unprofessional attempt at finding the beginning, middle and end of every sentence. It sounds like he is reading to a class of first graders. Horrible.
Don't waste your money. This Audible effort is not up to par.
Well written and easy to understand
The battles leading up to the death of Lincoln
easy to understand
The well-researched details that
Since Bill O'Reilly is one of the authors of this book, I expected his narration to be that of a story teller--especially since he claimed in the prologue that it would be presented as a
I have four times ,its better to know history than be history.
The killing it self and how easy could have been voided .
It was dry.
In my spare time
What made listening to this most enjoyable?
Well it definitely wasn't the review I read on the front page of Audible.com.
The narration by the author is what makes this book that much more enjoyable! Unfortunately, some offensive commentator wrote on the front page a review saying we need to
This book should be required for all history classes. I was impressed with the amount of research and how well the story was told.
I most enjoy books that teach fundemental and foundational religion, world history, and the character of founding fathers and historical military figures; how we became as we are now.
No, unless you want to listen to Bill mispronounce cavalry each and every time he reads it. Great Book – well done except for pronouncing cavalry as “Calvary.” Probably because of Sister What’s Her Name ingraining those religious principles.
The detail of Lincoln's death.
Most everything except the Calvary distraction.
The descriptive narrative of the war between North and South gave me a real sense of being there.
Booth ... what a pinhead.
Excellent historical reenactment of the end of the civil war and Lincoln's role. Written in a way that people like myself that don't read much history can learn and enjoy simultaneously.
fast paced...feel like you are there
reveals things not addressed before
Boothe, the killer
Yes, would if I could