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
I enjoyed this book -- it's well written and well narrated. O'Reilly brings some new, interesting takes on the story--for me, it probably was a bit too brief in the "meat" of the story--the assassination, the events following, and the after affects--but there were several points I'd never heard before, which is saying something because I'm well read in Lincoln lore and the assassination in particular. If you like reading about Lincoln, if you like history, specifically Civil War era history or Presidential history, this is well worth the time to listen.
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.