I have both read this book and listened to the audio version. Listening to it really brought it to life. Bill O'Reilly is an excellent narrator. His timing and inflections made the words really pop. My 14-year old grandson is reading/listening to it now for a book report. He has learned more about the Civil War and the people involved than in any other book he has read. He is a history buff himself and the insights he has gleaned from
O'Reilly's narration of Lincoln himself was great. I felt the character of the man better than I had ever before.
I think the book's tag line says it all,
This book brought the conspirators to life for me. They had just been names and faces before. Not just Booth, but the others as well. This is history as it should be taught, the people were real, not just cardboard figures in some dry, dusty volume found hidden in the back corner of the library.
I couldn't answer this question because I didn't read the print verson.
I couldn't compare this book to another, it is unique in its own version.
I have not listened to other Bill O'Reilly performances before. I have read the reviews of others and a lot of people criticized Bill O'Reilly's performance, however, I think he did a great job. I have listened to many other audiobooks and some narrators can be bland, but O'Reilly really did a good job.
I didn't have an extreme reaction, but the book and the narration had me coming back for me. At the end of the book, I believed that the story was well done and I commend the narration.
This is my first time really learning about the history of this conspiracy so I was really drawn to the story. This might be different from someone who has more knowledge in the area, but I thought that story was well done.
It would take at least two listenings to absorb all the myriad of details outlined in the book.
Don't have a favorite yet. Would have to listen again.
Again, just finished listening. A second time around might pinpoint one out.
Couldn't put it down from page 1. Was particularly amazed at the detail of research that went into this book.
O'Reilly's narration was outstanding. Didn't realize until I turned it on that he was the narrator. Voice was crisp and clear. I could hear all the syllables and consonants. Great job.
Yes. I find I always miss something the first time through.
It was written like it was a thriller instead of history, and that made for easy listening.
He seemed to know what he was talking about.
I would recommend this even to those who don't find history interesting.
The audio version by Bill O'Reilly was a great story. I thought that he did a very good job delivering the story. His tone and tempo was just right.
It is interesting to me that I did not know a lot about the story of Lincolns assassination and hearing all of that detail and behind the scenes information really brought the story to life.
The best part of O'Reilly's reading was the way he was able to move the story along. His tone and tempo was even and contributed to the story line. I have heard other audible books where the readers voice was so annoying that it detracted from the story.
I wanted to listen to this book in one sitting. It kept me on edge with each chapter. Although I
yes. Exciting book
you thought you knew Lincoln
A few factual errors but a great book
Yes because there was a lot of information and would like to make sure I did not miss any
The history that is not common knowledge and the detail about the people involved
No I have not
The entire booked moved me.
I was struck by the fact that not much has changed in the way government works. Learning about all the in-fighting and sniping at the president and his policy amazed me. This man along side George Washington was selfless and wanted to heal the country with compassion rather then an iron fist and we can all learn from him.
So many details of this major event are lost in history. This book brings the reader into the moment. Excellent reading. Fascinating book.