Although I have read history books and historical novels about Lincoln, I felt I did learn more "background" info in this book. Almost didn't order it because I don't like O'Reilly but my interest in history overcame m prejudice and I'm glad it did. Have recommended it to friends.
Yes, Bill O'Reilly is good at it, you should get him to read other books.
After he was gun down, it was if I was a fly on the wall watching what was going on.
Yes, this is one of his best.
The making of the legend.
Sometimes it's the man or sometimes it's the event makes the legend. In Abraham Lincoln's case it was how he handled himself in the time that he lived in that made him more than a legend. Compromise means that no one is totally happy, and that all sides will think ill of the one that makes the tough decisions. Abraham Lincoln was such a leader and that type of leader is what America needs today. No on will love him but America needs him and needs him badly.
Retired Engineer; living in Bend, OR . I enjoy listening to Audible books while I hike and bike in the great trails here.
There is no other comparable book that I am aware of
Lincoln searching for someone to go to the theater: The President being tuned down?
A master historian tells the assination story like it was
Reilly should be hired for more book readings
Very educational, a must read.
Dedication of of the South stong will to resist the North.
Like being there.
Yes, the curel assassination of Mr. Linclon.
Every person should read this book and feel the dreadful events of the civil war and too feel how the South suffered unfairly in the aftermath .
It was eaiser for me to listen while I was long trip.
It was nice to hear it read by the author. He kept me iinterested.
I really made History come alive.
Yes! Enjoyed the story and details that I hadn't heard before.
I don't have a specific person in mind. Bill just read the book, he was harsh lisening. If it hadn't been for my husband reading the book and enjoying it so much I wouldn't have stuck with the audible version.
Bill keep writing ......no more narrating.
Love the book. Oreilly did a great job with the reading.
The first few chapters
I originally handed this audio to my 11 year old daughter, who brought it back a couple of hours later saying she probably shouldn't listen to it. I decided I needed to listen and sure enough there were a few parts I was uncomfortable having her listen to. I loved the book and I realize Bill didn't write the book for 11 year olds, but I wish there was a version for younger children because it was a wonderfully rich, historical book. It was done so dramatically I listened to the whole book in 2 days, and I have a pretty busy schedule.
It has been many years since my history class in high school. This was a good way to brush up on history while getting some great details never taught along with the drama of having it told in story form.
a history book
I always appreciate hearing a story form the authors lips. Context is more clear.
Lincolns compassion for the the
The book contains a lot about the civil war and how sad the results were for Lincoln, things would have been a lot different for the south if Lincoln had lived.
The deed itself was most memorable, the villain broke his leg during his escape, something I had never heard before.
First time to hear O'Reilly.
yes the book kept my full attention.
I will listen to it again.