I enjoyed listening to this on my way to work. May have missed some key points due to distractions but this kept me interested. This is a book I would like to also have the hard copy of in order to go back and check facts or look up a map. Maybe I will listen a second time to make sure I did not miss anything. It made me interested enough to search on the internet for more information. It read like a good story and not just a factual account.
The story of the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln many times misses the perspective of times and the emotion involved before and after. While the book does not do a great job of showing the repercusions of the assassination, the story of the conspirators was well done. Many little known pieces of information were given in an entertaining way. Definitely would recommend to anyone interested in history.
Yes. This book is totally different from his other books and enjoyed the history completely.
Yes as it was a lot to take in.
That it captured your attention to the point you wanted to keep listening.
I was born and raised in a foreign country and I have never taken American history in college, but this is a great book about the last days of Lincoln. The book covers much more than just the assasination plot, it goes in to the battles that lead up to General Lee's surrender. Read like a thriller, Killing Lincoln is a book that you don't want to stop listening to. Convieniently broken down into small chapters it is great for listening to on your drive to work or anytime that you have a few minutes to stop and listen.
Yes...As read by Bill O'Reilly, it was hard to turn the reading off.
Obviously President Lincoln. we're reminded why he is one of the most inspirational leaders, of all time.
Although, we all know how the story ends... it's hard to shake off the sickening feeling, of such a loss.
It takes skill to make histroy come alive.
Details that led up to and after the assinaton.
President Lincoln because of his vision for unifying the United States from a Christian world view.
What a great deal of information on the top players during the War between the states.
Lincoln of course. He was the reason I got the book and there have been several new shows on this subject.
I like it when the person that wrote the book does the reading. You hear it the way they wanted the story told.
I was amazed at the amount of information that I had not heard about Lincoln's wife and General Grant's wife and what life was like in Washington DC at the time.
This is a good story, historically accurate, based on other books I've read about Lincoln's assassination. O'Reilly is distracting as a narrator because he doesn't always look ahead to the end of the sentence to provide the proper emphasis on words as he reads. The most distracting part is that either he doesn't know the difference between "Calvary" and "cavalry" or he just can't say "cavalry". He pronounces it "Calvary" throughout the book.
C'mon Bill -- you went to Harvard, didn't you?
This was the most interesting and easy to read history work I have ever read. So many details I will need to re-read!
O'Reilly's read was passionate
Abraham Lincoln. He was such a great man with so much integrity.
Too long for that, but I couldn't wait to get to the end.
It was such a contrast of good versus evil, in a real setting. Even though I knew Lincoln would be killed, the way it was written in story form and with so many details, I kept hoping history could have changed. It had me crying. I enjoyed learned so much of history that isn't known.