I find the whole Civil War Era to be very sad. I have always admired Lincoln, and learned much about his last week in office and in life. Bill O'Reilly writes clearly and makes the history come alive. I enjoyed the audio book, and will now also get the book itself to read for myself.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. It is an interesting point of view and it is written at a level that teens and young adults can understand the book. I wish Bill O'Reilly, as a reader, would enunciate all of his words... after awhile I was becoming so distracted by this that it took away from the story.
This was a great book if you have not read many of the other Lincoln books. "Blood on the Moon" & "Manhunt" were both also well done. The means of telling the story in a novel type context made this audio-book enjoyable. I always enjoy hearing the author of the book reading the book. No president, and few other people have had as much written about themselves as Lincoln. New information is hard to find. This account was very well done. I would recommend it.
Killing Lincoln is an excellent book. It reads like a novel, but it follows facts that most of us have never known. Because of the intrigue of finding out all of those secrets, it's hard to put down. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in US History or in Lincoln. It follows events that brought it all together, much like any such incident in this world today. Having been given facts, "Booth killed Lincoln in the Ford Theatre while he and his wife were watching a play. Booth jumps off the balconey where Lincoln sat and broke his leg." History book information minimized the President and the plot to kill him, this book makes it a real event that we do need to know about. History is always written by those who win. We need to re-write history to cover the facts and the truth! Bill O'Reilly does the read well, in his usual style, which is pleasant but factful. Good BooK!!!
O'Reilly reads like it's a race - really fast with no inflections. I've gotten 2 1/2 hours into it (1/3 of the book) and we're still going over battles of the civil war, details about strategies and how generals were killed. Very, very little about the key leaders in the assassination with the exception that Booth was at the 2nd inauguration and that he had sex with his fiancee. I am very, very disappointed so far and don't know if it's worth continuing, which is sad, because I am very interested in this topic --- if only O'Reilly was as well!!!
Have no idea
I didn't finish
Because Bill O'Reilly is such a well known news commentator, who sells his ideas and viewpoint, I found my familiarity with his voice got in the way of my believing/enjoying the book. I was looking forward to is, but I just couldn't get by the idea that once again we might gloss the facts to sell the point/story.
Yes and I have already recommended to several readers.
First one and I was quite impressed.
Killing Lincoln was a compelling, entertaining and thought provoking audio book despite the narration by Bill O'Reilly, author of the book. I'm not a fan of him in general so I was hoping that he wouldn't narrate his book. But all in all, I would recommend it. Would I listen to it again - No. Too many other books on the list!!
upper middle of the pack
the pace - easy listen
You have to like Bill O'Reilly to like this book.
Although I did pay attention to my history class studies, I evidently either didn't get all the details or failed to remember them. O'Reilly does a good job of setting up the scene and filling in the characters. I was completely unaware that William Seward, of Seward's Folly was also attacked. There were many details like this that were brought out in the book. It was such a good read, that I had to read Killing Kennedy, which also proved to be thought provoking.