O'Reilly reads like it's a race - really fast with no inflections. I've gotten 2 1/2 hours into it (1/3 of the book) and we're still going over battles of the civil war, details about strategies and how generals were killed. Very, very little about the key leaders in the assassination with the exception that Booth was at the 2nd inauguration and that he had sex with his fiancee. I am very, very disappointed so far and don't know if it's worth continuing, which is sad, because I am very interested in this topic --- if only O'Reilly was as well!!!
Historically factual and I just could not stop listening. I would recommend this book to anyone at any age. A thrilling, informative and engaging book. This book will be one of your most interesting reads.
Everything! I thought Bill O'Reilly did an excellent job reading the book on the audio version.
The inflection in his voice at all the right places. His voice is easy to listen to.
A thrilling adventure into history.
I look forward to his next historical book.
It was like stepping back in history and being there and observing all that happened.
Great job! I love learning history this way....write another one!
This is a fascinating and historical account of Lincoln's assassination. It is told in a novel-like approach, but the historical documentation makes it live!
Booth's arrogance as an artist and his deception as a
In my view, it would have been better read by someone other than the other. While I have heard O'Reilly on his program many times, I was a bit disappointed by the reading. Perhaps, authors should not read their own works.
While I wish that I had had the time to listen to the book in one sitting, I specifically bought the audible version so that I could listen during my many hours of drive time in L.A. traffic.
A great book and a worthwhile
Very excellent listen
Yes, but there were too many to list
Keep up the great authoring, Bill O'Reilly
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.
Regardless of whether you agree with Bill O'Reilly's political views or not, this book has NOTHING to do with them. It is simply a good book on the assasination of Lincoln. It is well written and well performed (by Mr. O'Reilly himself, who is a good reader of his own material). Many will buy it or not buy it simply because it is written by Bill O'Reilly. Remember that he taught history long before he became a political pundit. This book is about history, not political views (except those in place during the Civil War). Even speculations of a conspiracy theory are presented as just that - speculation. I strongly recommend reading 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!