The book was great, and O'Reilly's reading voice is excellent, but can somebody please teach him the difference between
Don't let me discourage you; it's a great story.
Enthralling, spell-binding, accurate
Abraham Lincoln -- O'Reilly's portrayal of the mind, heart, and soul of Lincoln was fascinating. True insights into one of the pivotal personalities of the United States, if not mankind.
The timeline of events surrounding the most shocking assassinations of history
This book is built for making into a movie. O'Reilly's movement between the stories of history's most important characters of the era is magnificent. The details of the facts and emotions and their interplay is worth the read... Even if you know the basic facts already.
I knew that I would probably enjoy this book, being the history buff that I am. And Bill O'Reilly did not disappoint with this well researched account of Lincoln's assassination, particularly the detailed battles and events surrounding the end of the Civil War.
The idea of combining the end of the war with the assassination plot.
No, his reading of his book was fine. Might have benefited from a third party reading, however. But, I still enjoyed the book.
Well researched account with details that I had never heard before.
Having the voice inflections of Bill O' Reilly connected to such a historic time and drama, made the experience terrific.
all of them
History is a retelling of the past. It's all about people and their
It was truly based on known facts.....you were left to come up with your own conclusions and conspiracy theory.
A personal and professional touch.
Everyone knows this segment of history.....everyone knows what's going to happen.....yet you listen in awe as Bill O'Reilly recounts the steps. I was particularly moved to learn how long Lincoln survived after the gun shot and the amount of pain he endured. He was a strong man who held on to life as long as he could.
Informative, some purshments where not fair
Booth thought he was doing good, he thought he would be famous and that the South would make him a hero
Booth's personal life, toknow what was on these people's mind
The Doctor had to go to jail, how much Linvoln loved his wife
This book started off with a lot of interest and I thought it would dive deeply into Lincoln's assassination. Turned out to be more a monolog of the civil war and was interesting but unexpected. In the end what I was intrigued to learn about never materialized and the book ended as somewhat of a let down. It might have been a bit more entertaining had a professional narrator been involved.
Bill O'Reilly's voice adds a dimension of hero worship to a text that gives irony and texture to the deep emotions that ran through Washington in 1865. I find it easy to relate to the history when Bill O'Reilly shows his take on the conspirators, the southern sympathizers, and the generals on both sides. I'll bet that Martin Dugard did great research, but I think Bill O'Reilly's narration adds greatly to the storytelling.
Abe Lincoln is, of course, the hero of any story of his hopes and dreams for welcoming the South back in to the union without acrimony.
This is the first Bill O'Reilly book I have listened to.
I found myself anxious to get back into the car so that I could hear the next snippet of the book on my commute to and from work.
Killing Lincoln is an awesome book, for as far as we went in listening to it. Why Bill O'Reilly narrated his own book, I will never understand. His unique diction and reporter's manner of ending his sentences might be okay for his TV show, but it DOES NOT work for book narration. In fact, it is so terrible that we had to turn the book off. My husband, who is a big Bill O'Reilly fan and was really looking forward to listening to him read the book, was the one who finally said, "turn it off, I can't stand it anymore." So our recommendation is buy the book and read it for yourself. If Audible or O'Reilly ever gets a qualified and credible narrator to read his work, we will try listening to it again. At this point, it was a waste of a credit.
This is the first book I have had an audiobook. I would say Bill O'Reilly did a great job in telling the story. Very interesting.
The story was all about Lincoln