I enjoyed the book quite a lot however, I was annoyed by the author's incorrect pronunciation of many words throughout the text. The most grievous error was using the word "Calvary" when he meant "cavalry". Calvary is a name Christians use for the location of Where Jesus was crucified. A cavalry is a group of soldiers mounted on horseback. Since there is a lot of mention of mounted soldiers in the story, this error was frequent and annoying for such an educated man as Bill O'Reilly. If this frequent mispronunciation of this word and several others were not present I would have only great praise for the book as I have enjoyed all of the "Killing of..." books by the same authors. Please continue to make more like these of prominent figures in our country's history.
Not really a Character Type book
His passion for the subject matter made a historical book seem like a suspense novel
The last days of the Civil war & the Death of an American Hero
I was so engrossed by this book that it led me to spend a whole Saturday researching more of Lincoln, Boothe, and the other people associated with the story of Abraham Lincoln
The book overall is great. While it doesn't measure up to the eloquent writing of McCullough, Dugard presents the tale in an intriguing overlapping time-line that grips your attention from start to finish...
I particularly enjoyed the background stories of the characters, which provided a depth to the story and the murky still-unknowns to this day surrounding the Lincoln Assassination.
The disappointment for me was in the reading by Bill O'Reilly. His tone, cadence and over use of annunciation left much to be desired (especially since the story was so compelling).
If the reading performance was better, I would listen again and again...as it is, I probably will not listen again. It was hard to stomach that poor reading. It smacked of someone who lacks a skill and tries way too hard when climbing a tree to touch a branch beyond their reach, but falls instead when they meet their limitation...
I was reccommended this audiobook as I like historical fiction and non-fiction. I was both disappointed by the story and the narrator. The story presumes too much during moments where the private thoughts of individuals are concerned. The narration is very rushed and stays the same pace no matter how somber the moment may be. I will not bother with the other books in this series as a result.