The time line connecting people and events made it very enjoyable..
I think he did an excellent job of presenting the story and his tying events and people together made the story very interesting.
There were to many to mention. I listened to this book in one day and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It is an excellent read and I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Lincoln, his death and the events that took place the last few weeks of his life.
I would highly recommend this audiobook. It flows well and provided lots of history on Abe and family that we never read about in our history books. Mr. OReilly kept it very interesting and I like the way he reads his audios.
The details after Lincolns death.
Once we got started we wanted to be able to finish it.
As a certified High School Social Studies teacher I found this thoroughly satisfying. If I were still teaching History I would use this book in my class.
It ranks the highest of all the books I've listened to
Many biographies tell the story as if it is totally true. Where the truth is sometimes at the author's discression, Mr O'Reilly says so. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee comes to mind when I think of books that held my attention throughout.
Bill does have a loud voice as some pointed out. However, I never once found myself daydreaming, or drifting off, having to rewind to where my last recollection was. He was like a GOOD professor. He held my attention throughout and my recollection of what he said stayed with me. I consider that the hallmark of a good reader. Yes, some people may try to interject that a person says a word incorrectly like Cavalry....but I sum that up as Tomato/Tomatah and don't rank a person's credibility off of how he pronounces a word or two. That's simply the ability to not be too rigid when listening to what is important here and that is, the story.
Yes, I would look for openings of TIME where I could hear several or many chapters at the same time. I carried my Ipod around with me all the time, which I don't regularily do.
This may have been a book written by a Fox news commentator, but it was not a Fox News commentation. It was a well written, well researched book that just happened to be written by a Fox New commentator. I found out things I never knew. Most people know Lincoln was assassinated but why, how, when and just how close was the civil war won? Often history doesn't get into the details, and the details were the most fascinating part of this book. Well done!
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.