Ultimate Audible=Stephen King reading Stephen King!
Two Special Treats
TREAT ONE...it is an accurate, rivoting account of a moment in history which changed the course of our country. TREAT TWO ...READ BY BILL O'REILLY the author...do not miss this if you are a fan!!
This is the first!
No extreme reaction ....a sense of knowing how it ends but NEVER hearing the reconstructed day by day account of the events leading to one of two (my opinion only) disasters (the other being Oswald's killing of Kennedy) which altered forever the history of our country!
Interesting that the books were released this fall! Also both events lead to a President named Johnson who had difficulty completing the term of office!
The fact that I knew how it was going to end did not detract from the story in the least. Loved loved this book. Bought it for my sis for Christmas.
I have not read the print version but the audio book is excellent!
Bill O'Reilly's narration made history come alive.
No, I enjoyed listening to it while traveling.
Keep this book style coming!
the timeline format made the story flow and kept you in place and moving right along
the most memorable moments were astounding facts i didnt know prior to reading the book. Its like discovering a new aspect of history that was always there.
Bill uses the word
I was frankly embarrassed for Bill listening to the book.
Overall, the book was historically (factually) accurate, and his treatment of Booth was fair. Lincoln was the best friend the South had in the North. Booth not only murdered a good man, but he insured a despotic reconstruction in the South. That point wasn't ever made in the book.
I haven't read the print version yet. The audio gave you the feeling of
One of the most memorable moments in the book was hearing about the devastation of Richmond VA caused by the citizens and not the armies.
The narration could have been a little more enthusiastically read. At times it seemed to need more influctuation in O'Reilly's tone of voice.
As a great fan of Lincoln's, the whole suspense of Booth's actions at Ford Theater and then moving Lincoln's body across the street brought tears to my eyes and gave me a heavy heart. O'Reilly's descriptive narrative made you feel the emotions as if you were an eyewitness, but unable to do anything to stop the inevitable outcome.
I would highly recommend this book. You learn as much about the political atmosphere and Civil War battles of the time, as you do about the assassination itself. The detail is amazing and I can only imagine the hours, months and years of research that went into such a detailed descriptive narrative of true history!
Bill's cadence gets too quick at times. He often narrated faster than I could absorb the content.
Little known facts
Booth preparing for the assasination
The mystery behind the story
Unique Perspective on the Lincoln Story
listened to it with my husband on a car trip---it was very enjoyable.
good history lesson
I enjoyed hearing Bill O'Reilly read it and didn't mind that he wasn't as polished as perhaps some
I enjoyed getting a closer glimpse of the man Lincoln and his impeccable character while struggling to keep a nation together during its darkest days.