I wish Audible would provide a better product. I continually have to go back and try to find my place to listen. Audible apparently disables the ability to burn a book to even one disk so I can listen to it. The iPod just doesn't do well on audiobooks (probably unless you buy them from Apple). It is impossible to get a book burned to CD so I can listen to it and it never plays right on the iPod.
This is a wonderful performance and also provided a lot of insight into this event in history. Although I have read a lot about Lincoln, this included many events and facts I hadn't heard before.
Very well written (at least for an audio listen), it really kept my attention. I will listen to it again.
Thank you Mr. O'Reilly, as usual your insite was most enlighting. This is definately one of the best books that I have had the good fortuine to listen to. I enjoyed your naration and learned many things that were not taught in school many years ago.
It would have been nice to have the opportunity to know how America would have faired had this fanatical assination not been successful.
This book gives perspective to the tremendous amount of change that has occurred in American History. Lincoln was the ultimate representation of
Yes! It contains important details of a critical time in our history.
The Confederate attempt to get back to the Carolinas.
Yes, this one is best!
If Bill O'Reilly said that the sky was blue, people would come out of the woodwork to disagree with him. Likewise, anytime a historical book is written, people have disagreements. I enjoyed the book and learned from it.
Am now 80 and been avid reader since childhood. Have 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Narrated Talking Books for Vision Australia 35 yrs.
The narrators are very important to my listening and can make or break my enjoyment, so I was disappointed with one of the author's presentation. It was static with a repetitive speech pattern that shot out the facts as though he was reading lists of bulletins. It is the only book in my audio library which I would have preferred to personally read but at least I now have knowledge of the machinations leading to the violent and untimely death of this great man.
Great story, well woven. I'm always taken with books, whether non-fiction or historical fiction, that revolve around Lincoln. So I was a sucker for this book, and would absolutely recommend it to all of you who are similarly smitten. But be aware, it's O'Reilly himself reading it. And if you find his antics on FOX to be at all distasteful, you'll enjoy yourself through this book, despite his tone...that same snotty, punk. If you are not a Lincoln-phile, you'll probably not be that interested. Detail is good in most places, and since it's an audio book, I can't read citations. Since it's O'Reilly, I have no idea if the facts are real, or if he's just making them up, since he seems to do that on TV (or perhaps, better said, his opinion or version of the facts are stated as fact).
For Lincoln junkies, I actually appreciated the description of Booth.
Made it feel, as if I was right there with Lincoln seeing him struggle with his decisions.
That President Lincoln stood by his convictions instead of playing politics.
I bought the book also. I wanted the narration to go along with the printed words. I felt it made the experience very enjoyable.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This is the best book I've ever read on Lincoln or the war. I've bought it for a Christmas gift. The details and the way it is presented was wonderful. Everyone should read this. Well done.
Very good book, loved the style of writing for the story. I learned more about the Civil War era than I ever learned from a college course.